Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for December 7-13, Featuring Christine Pedi, Daniel Reichard, and More!

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City.

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Christmas Carols with Chris McCarrell; Ethel Merman's Broadway Starring Rita McKenzie; Christine Pedi: SNOW BIZNESS; Daniel Reichard's "Under the Mistletoe"; Whistle Down the Wind: The Concert - NYC Premiere!

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Christmas Carols with Chris McCarrell

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: December 7th at 9:30 PM

Tickets: $40-75 at http://54below.com/artist/chris-mccarrell/

Ring in the holiday season with Chris McCarrell at Feinstein's/54 Below! He won the hearts of many as Marius in Broadway's Les Miserables, journeyed through Neverland in NBC's Peter Pan Live, and sold out his solo concert this spring. Now join Chris as he decks the halls with Feinstein's/54 Below! Expect your favorite Christmas Carols sung by one of Broadway's newest stars. Mark your calendars for Christmas Carols with Chris McCarrell. It's sure to be a holly, jolly, evening! Produced by Shoshana Feinstein.

Featuring special guest stars: Alex Finke, Jillian Bumpas, Adrian Bumpas, Jude McCormick, Mitch McCarrell, and Sam Wolf. Music Direction by Joshua Stephen Kartes.

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Ethel Merman's Broadway Starring Rita McKenzie

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: December 12th at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $25-65 at http://54below.com/artist/ethel-mermans-broadway/

Back by popular demand! It's Rita McKenzie's award winning performance in ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY, the country's longest running one-woman musical.

ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY is a love letter to the life and times of Ethel Merman, the Queen of Broadway's Golden Age. Ms. McKenzie brings to life 18 of the greatest hits of Broadway in this thrilling show which recalls the glorious days of the Great White Way and it's brightest Star. Under the direction of Christopher Powich and Musical Direction by David Snyder, McKenzie triumphs in a role in which she recreates La Merm and brings down the house. A night to remember!

Produced by Evan Sacks.

Rita will be joined by a 7 piece orchestra for her return engagement.

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Christine Pedi: SNOW BIZNESS

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: December 12th at 9:30 PM & December 26th at 11:30 PM

Tickets: $20-75 at http://54below.com/artist/christine-pedi-snow-bizness/

Featuring the Twelve Divas of Christmas!

All I want for Christmas is Barbra Streisand, Patti Lupone, Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Carol Channing, and my favorite divas stuffed into one big Christmas stocking.

Well, do you hear what I hear? Longtime SiriusXM RADIO personality and musical theater powerhouse Christine Pedi(Chicago, Forbidden Broadway, Newsical the Musical) conjures them up in her joyful and triumphant Snow Bizness.

With a voice as big as the sea (and a tale as big as a kite) she ushers in the holiday season with her award winning comedic flair, spot on impressions, and songs of good cheer. We may be in a recession, but let nothing you dismay, you'll find comfort and joy as you fall on your knees with laughter!

God bless her...every pun.

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Daniel Reichard's "Under the Mistletoe"

Where: Birdland NYC (315 W 44th Street)

When: December 13th at 6:00 PM

Tickets: $30-50 at http://www.birdlandjazz.com/event/999407-daniel-reichard-s-under-new-york/

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce Broadway star and concert singer Daniel Reichard will be bringing his holiday show, "Under the Mistletoe," to the historic music room on Sundays, December 13 and 20, with shows at 6pm.

All of the proceeds from the show will go to Broadway Barks, an organization founded 17 years ago by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, which helps New York City's shelter animals find permanent homes. Every year, Broadway Barks hosts a star-studded dog and cat adoption event in Shubert Alley, which is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Daniel Reichard, Broadway star and concert singer, returns to Birdland on December 13th and 20th with his eighth New York City holiday concert, Daniel Reichard's "Under the Mistletoe!" The yuletide celebration, featuring a rousing eight-piece band, will include holiday favorites originally popularized by artists like Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, and Johnny Mathis. Reichard's holiday show has become a yearly tradition in the Big Apple, offering nostalgic musical classics, heartfelt and often hilarious Christmas stories, and unexpected guest stars and surprises. Jesse Vargas will serve as musical director and arranger. Come see what NY1's Roma Torre describes as "an instant rush of holiday spirit. Reichard reclaims the pure magic of Christmas." If you don't want this heartwarming time of the year to pass you by, join us for this inspiring, joyful evening.

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Whistle Down the Wind: The Concert - NYC Premiere!

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: December 13th at 7:00 & 9:30 PM

Tickets: $40-95 at http://54below.com/artist/whistle-down-the-wind-in-concert-the-nyc-premiere/

Bringing together the music of the world's most successful composer with the lyricist behind some of the best-selling albums of all time in an unprecedented one night only concert event unlike any before, Feinstein's/54 Below is proud to present the New York City premiere of a landmark musical by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman, Whistle Down the Wind. Containing the biggest international chart-topper from a musical in world history, "No Matter What," originally popularized by Boyzone, the powerful and gripping tale of a Southern girl on the brink of womanhood and the dangerous, mysterious escaped convict that she encounters in her family's barn whom she soon comes to believe to be none other than Jesus Christ himself, Whistle Down the Wind is an unforgettable story brimming with poignancy, poetry, and provocation. Furthermore, it contains one of the most diverse scores ever composed, merging the sounds of moving gospel, thrilling rock, pop perfection, country crooning, and traditional musical theatre in a masterful melange of a musical masterpiece delighting young and old alike. Presented for the very first time in Manhattan with the generous participation of both Lloyd Webber and Steinman, Whistle Down the Wind is the must-see musical theatre event of the Christmas season. Comprising an all-star cast populated with familiar faces from Broadway and beyond - many of them famously associated with the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the epic rock of Jim Steinman - Whistle Down the Wind at Feinstein's/54 Below promises to be simply divine. A memorable story of faith and a momentous score way ahead of its time in a concert event for the ages.

STARRING:

Josh Young, Justin Matthew Sargent, Emerson Steele, Brian Charles Rooney, Jessica Waxman, Gregory Sullivan, Melissa VanPelt, Joshua Colley, Peyton Ella, and the Shapiro Sisters.

Produced by Van Dean. Musical Direction by Jacob Carr. Directed by Pat Cerasaro.

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