This Week in Nightlife: Lisa Howard's Solo Debut and Lea DeLaria Gives David Bowie a Jazz-Over! | Playbill

News This Week in Nightlife: Lisa Howard's Solo Debut and Lea DeLaria Gives David Bowie a Jazz-Over! offers the best of after-hour shows; click on the links to take you to the events' websites and to purchase tickets directly.


Sunday, Oct. 4: The cast and creators of The Worst People You Know ask that you stop tindering on Sunday and come out to see the show. The musical revue returns to 54 Below and offers a comedic look at the people you love to hate, from Times Square Elmos to pervy subway commuters. Among the performers are Hamilton's Ariana DeBose and Wicked's F. Michael Haynie. Tickets from $30; 9:30 PM.

Monday, Oct. 5: Friends and Broadway stars gather at 54 Below to pay tribute to Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the Les Miserables cast member who tragically passed away Aug. 29. In what is sure to be a sad, but beautiful evening, the Bring Him Home concert features cast members from Broadway’s Les Miserables, along with alums of Baldwin Wallace, singing Jean-Baptiste’s favorite songs from his repertoire book. Tickets are $50; 11:30 PM.

Kyle Jean-Baptiste Photo by Laura Marie Duncan Photography

Tuesday, Oct. 6: Four-Time Grammy nominee Karrin Allyson debuts her tribute album to celebrated Broadway composers Rodgers & Hammerstein over five nights at Birdland Jazz. Allyson infuses the classic musical theatre tunes with a late-night Paris jazz club vibe. Oct. 6-10; Tickets $40; 8:30 PM. 

Wednesday, Oct. 7: "Orange is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria celebrates her new album "House of David: delaria + bowie = jazz" at famed uptown jazz club, Smoke. The album is dedicated to reexamining the work of music icon David Bowie. Oct. 7-Nov. 23 on select dates; tickets from $12; 11:30 PM.  Thursday Oct. 8: Following her show-stopping role in It Shoulda Been You, Lisa Howard returns to the New York stage, this time making her solo debut at 54 Below. If her performance at this year's Tony Awards is anything to go by, the concert is guaranteed to be an evening of extraordinary singing. Oct. 8-10; tickets are from $35; 7 PM. Read Playbill's recent Cue & A with the Broadway star

Lisa Howard

Friday, Oct. 9: Catch Buster Poindexter, the alter ego of New York Dolls frontman David Johansen, before he concludes his limited engagement at Cafe Carlyle. The rock singer adopted the pseudonym in the mid-80's for his semi-comic nightclub singer act that continues to delight. Through Oct. 10; Tickets $90; 8:45 PM. 

Saturday, Oct. 10: What better way to celebrate your weekend than with Broadway belters Ciara Reneé and Rebecca Naomi Jones accompanied by a 17-piece jazz orchestra? Following multiple sold-out runs, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band returns to 54 Below with a host of Broadway guest performers singing classic show tunes in the tradition of Big Band. Tickets from $30; 9:30 PM. 

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