Saturday, June 15, 2024

Chris Noth: Plans for New Rock Club on East 32nd St.


Chris Noth--Mr. Big to you, but also star of “The Good Wife”– and Steve Walter are planning to open a new Cutting Room this fall. The second edition of their famed rock club will be on East 32nd St. and Park Avenue, across the street from Artisanal Restaurant.

The old Cutting Room, on West 24th St., was one of the city’s most popular music spots. But I’m told a greedy landlord–as usual–made it impossible to stay open. At the original spot, Noth and Walter hosted lots of big name acts like Sheryl Crow and Sting, but also introduced tons of new performers. One of them was a dark haired piano player named Stephanie Germanotta. She’s now known as Lady GaGa.

The Cutting Room was also home on Wednesday nights to Joan Rivers. With any luck, she’ll be back and in rare form!

So brace yourselves: a new Cutting Room may have a late fall-early winter opening. I say, the earlier the better. New York needs it!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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