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Welcome back! … and other matters

Welcome back! … and other matters

Last month, after not having done new solo shows for a while, Lucille Carr-Kaffashan and Maureen Kelley Stewart unveiled their latest offerings. Making welcome returns is not all these vocalists have in common. Both are in top form and giving very strong performances in excellent shows with marvelous arrangements and exceptional instrumental support—and both are MAC […]

June 21, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Kurt Elling is “Doodlin’” away……

Kurt Elling is “Doodlin’” away……

Grammy winner Kurt Elling sings Jon Hendricks’ “Doodlin’” as part of his introduction to the jazz legend and ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the 31st annual Bistro Award show.

March 23, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Jon Hendricks Through the Years…

Jon Hendricks Through the Years…

Here’s a glimpse of the life of Jon Hendricks who received the 2016 ASCAP Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award. Known to many as the “James Joyce of Jive” and/or “The Poet Laureate of Jazz,” he was truly a master of his art and revered by all.

March 14, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Red Carpet Photos from the 31st Annual Bistro Awards!

Red Carpet Photos from the 31st Annual Bistro Awards!

Click through to see Red Carpet Photos from the 31st Annual Bistro Awards at Stagebuddy.com!

March 10, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

 

 

RECENT REVIEWS

Lady Rizo

Lady Rizo

Since her early days of “diva-dom” at the legendary Continental Baths, to her triumphs on Broadway and in Vegas, to her decades of touring and recording and filming, Bette Midler has influenced generations of performers hoping to capture her uniquely entertaining combination of broad, risqué humor, solid musicianship, and consummate showmanship. Often, particularly in the […]

July 22, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier

Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier

Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier have a sweet rapport with one another in their show “Late Nights in Smoky Bars” (at Pangea; directed by Barbara Maier Gustern). The two portray longtime friends who meet regularly over potent potables to sort out their lives and offer each other support. (At least that’s how it seems at […]

July 19, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Matthew Holloway

Matthew Holloway

It’s always great to be surprised in cabaret. Sometimes it’s one song, one story, one character that can shake you out of your club-going assumptions and expectations and genuinely enthrall you. More rare is an entire show that surprises you. That’s just what we have in Matthew Holloway’s remarkable “Mother Always Said!”, which just returned […]

July 19, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Lynda Rodolitz

Lynda Rodolitz

Truth in advertising is always welcome, when it comes to cabaret shows as much as anywhere else. For her recent show at Don’t Tell Mama, “Lynda Rodolitz Is Off Her Rocker,” the subject certainly nailed her self-description. Oh, she may not be certifiably insane, but she played a crazy lady very well, consistently (and delightfully) […]

July 4, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

BISTRO PICKS

Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway

Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway

Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway Don’t Tell Mama Thursday July 28 , 7:00 pm Ricky Ritzel presents the next edition in his delightful MAC Award-winning series. The series is fashioned after Sylvia Fine Kaye’s “Musical Comedy Tonight” PBS programs from the ’70s, with each show highlighting songs and stories from a small handful of Broadway musicals. The cast […]

June 30, 2015 | By | Add a Comment
Midnight at the Never Get

Midnight at the Never Get

42 WEST Thursday July 28, 9:00 pm Sunday July 31, 7:00 pm Monday August 1, 8:00 pm A smart, funny, and moving new musical chronicling the tumultuous birth and rise of the Gay Liberation Movement through the relationship of two men: Trevor, a singer; and Arthur, a pianist at a gay bar in pre-Stonewall NYC. […]

July 24, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Shawn Moninger

Shawn Moninger

Metropolitan Room Thursday July 28, 7:00  pm “Because I Can” The erstwhile technical director at Don’t Tell Mama, now an ordained minister, delivers an hour of stand-up comedy. Atheists and anti-mystics need not fear: the evening is frequently scatological and nearly always hilarious—so much so that his run has been extended repeatedly. Vocalist Krissy Ross […]

December 12, 2015 | By | Add a Comment