Photos from the 2015 Bistro Awards Gala

Photos by Jim Baldassare

BISTRO AWARDS NEWS

Oh What a Night

Oh What a Night

March 5, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Jason Graae sang an original song, “Nothing Rhymes With Bistro Blues,” written specifically for the occasion of the 30th annual Bistro Awards, at the outset of the gala that included performances by such past Bistro Award winners and legendary cabaret artists as Marilyn Maye (who sang a medley of rainbow songs), Karen Mason (“Almost Like […]

Bistro Awards Tonight!

Bistro Awards Tonight!

March 3, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Jason Grae plays host to the 30th annual Bistro Awards gala, which features 11 winners of this year’s awards – such as Carol Fredette and Lillias White —  plus a cavalcade of past winners – some of the biggest names in the cabaret world, including Marilyn Maye, Karen Mason, Dee Dee Bridgewater, John Fugelsang.   […]

Bistro Awards – Four Days From Now!

Bistro Awards – Four Days From Now!

February 28, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

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Tony Danza

Tony Danza

June 26, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

His terrific current show at Café Carlyle, “Standards and Stories,” finds Tony Danza in a state of what I can only describe as grounded exuberance. This seeming oxymoron combines the wisdom and taste of an impossibly lithe man on the cusp of Medicare Advantage who maintains his apparently lifelong childlike enthusiasm for just about everything. […]

Jeff Macauley

Jeff Macauley

June 25, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Film composer Henry Mancini (1924-94) was able to adapt nimbly to whatever professional assignment was at hand. He could write music with a hip, cool sound—for instance, the themes from TV’s Peter Gunn (1958-61) and the big screen’s Pink Panther films. But he could also create striking ballads—most famously, of course, “Moon River” from 1961’s […]

More Music by Alex Rybeck

More Music by Alex Rybeck

June 19, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Composer tributes are a staple of cabaret shows, but in most cases the composer him- or herself is either deceased or otherwise unavailable to take part in such ventures. In his recent outing at 54 Below, directed by Sara Louise Lazarus, Alex Rybeck proved to be an exception. Not only did he write the music for […]

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Karen Mason

Karen Mason

February 27, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Don’t Tell Mama Sundays and Mondays June 21, 22, 28, 29, 7:00 pm Karen’s latest show, “Mason at Mama’s in March,” was such a hit that she’s scheduled four additional performances.  The evening features fresh arrangements of classics, new songs, and music she and her longtime composer/arranger Brian Lasser performed in the early days at Mama’s—and […]

Charlotte Patton

Charlotte Patton

May 26, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Metropolitan Room Monday June 29, 9:30 pm “Celebrating Men (Bless Their Hearts)” Charlotte Patton is an actress-singer who takes a fresh perspective on nearly every song she tackles, and she does so deftly, with lightness and grace—but also with considerable assurance. The evening has been directed by Karen Oberlin, with musical direction by Barry Levitt, […]

Thomas Honeck: Dancing with Death

Thomas Honeck: Dancing with Death

January 4, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

The Duplex Tuesday July 14, 7:00 pm Thomas Honeck did his first solo cabaret show a decade ago, his second three years later,  and last year he debuted his third, “Dancing with Death.” Like the previous two, it was presented at The Duplex and directed by Lisa Moss; he’s been performing it from time to time since […]

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