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Shakina Nayfack

Shakina Nayfack

The legendary cabaret artist Marilyn Maye says of cabaret, “You don’t have to be anything but who you are.” Shakina Nayfack is the epitome of Maye’s comment. In her evening at Sophie’s at Broadway, she shares every inch of her six-and-a-half-foot, high-heeled, shaved head, tattooed, boy/girl, transgendered, feminist, Radical Faerie self with her audience. I […]

April 20, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
New York’s Next Top Drag Queen Contest

New York’s Next Top Drag Queen Contest

Perhaps taking his cue from the success of the club’s summer MetroStar Talent Challenge, the Metropolitan Room’s Joseph Macchia—one of the busiest cabaret producers on the scene—has come up with “New York’s Next Top Drag Queen Contest,” now in its second year. It runs every Monday night until the winner is crowned on May 5. […]

April 20, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Roslyn Kind

Roslyn Kind

Roslyn Kind has returned to her hometown with the debut of her new club act, appropriately called “It’s Been a While,” at 54 Below. On opening night, an endearingly nervous Kind shared a set with her receptive audience that alternately reflected both her notable strengths and unique challenges as an artist. Looking sexy and trim in […]

April 16, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Jane Monheit

Jane Monheit

Jane Monheit is a voluptuous beauty in the tradition of Jane Russell and Jayne Mansfield. The other night at Birdland, she came on stage dressed like a Christmas present in red lace with a big red bow around her waist. Her red hennaed, shoulder-length hair sexily flipped to accent the beats in this upbeat evening […]

April 16, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

NEWS

Ben Vereen interviewed by Tonya Pinkins

Ben Vereen interviewed by Tonya Pinkins

Multi-award-winning actress singer Tonya Pinkins interviewed Ben Vereen for the Bistro Awards. TP: You are legendary. Who do you emulate and say, “I’ll steal a little of this and a little of that?” BV: Oscar Brown Jr—I love Oscar, Little Jimmy Scott, Carmen McRae. These are my cats. Charles Aznavour!   TP: I don’t think […]

March 10, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Photos: 2014 Bistro Awards

Photos: 2014 Bistro Awards

Memorable Moments Captured by Photographer Jim Baldassare. Click on photos to enlarge.

March 7, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
2014 Bistro Awards Red Carpet Highlights

2014 Bistro Awards Red Carpet Highlights

The 2014 Bistro Awards Red Carpet, hosted by Kevin Scott Hall and Tanya Holt and recorded at Gotham Comedy Club on March 4, 2014. Enjoy these interviews with the winners, creative team, and others attending the show!

March 7, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Highlights from the 29th Annual Bistro Awards on StageBuddy.com

Highlights from the 29th Annual Bistro Awards on StageBuddy.com

Don’t miss Stagebuddy.com’s recap of the 20143 Bistro Awards gala – click here to view the full article!

March 6, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

BISTRO BITS

Bistro Bits

Bistro Bits

A few shows and a pet peeve This is my first Bistro Bits column since June 11, 1999. I trust you’ll forgive the slight interruption. In this return column, I discuss a few shows I’ve seen in the intervening years—more precisely, during the past few months. And I comment on a lamentable practice that has […]

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