A staple of the NYC cabaret scene, DTM features comedy and cabaret acts, with a heavy bent toward musical theater. Since its opening in 1982, DTM has presented a bevy of performers who have gone on to fame and fortune, as well as acts who began there and still perform regular sets in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret.
The seven nights-a-week open mike in the Piano Bar is a old favorite for many in Midtown who just want a stiff drink and an audience participation experience that ranges from the absurd to the fabulous. Ever popular drag performers (Garland, Minelli, Streisand, etc.) frequently roll through for a rollicking good time. We recommend skipping the “just ok” dinner here, given the wealth of dining choices on the block, and stopping by Don’t Tell Mama for a whisky sour and a song.
Don’t Tell Mama Cabaret and Piano Bar Information
- Public Transportation: Very good (convenient to all Times Square-bound subway lines and buses M11, M16, M20, and M104)
- Handicapped Accessibility: No
- Performances/Programs: Two–three performances are presented every night of the week
- Ticket Prices: Generally no cover (except for benefit events), but a two-drink minimum. Occasional popular shows require a cover charge.