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Ben Vereen at the 2014 Bistro Awards

Ben Vereen at the 2014 Bistro Awards

Watch Lifetime Achievement Award winner Ben Vereen perform “Here’s to Life” at the 2014 Bistro Awards!

April 22, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
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

RECENT REVIEWS

Jon Peterson

Jon Peterson

With his recent show exploring the life and career of entertainer Anthony Newley (at Stage 72 at The Triad), British singer-dancer-actor-writer Jon Peterson reminded the audience just how thrilling a well-executed tribute performance can be. In part the success of “He Wrote Good Songs” (a title inspired by Newley’s chosen epitaph) can be attributed to […]

November 6, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Barb Jungr

Barb Jungr

Barb Jungr is a great interpreter of songs. She is every bit as iconic as the singer/songwriters she chooses to translate and reinterpret. She’s a rock star; she looks and feels like the girl next door or your mom—if your mom were Patti Smith or Joni Mitchell. In her current show at 59E59 Theaters, the […]

November 5, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
The 25th Anniversary NYC Cabaret Convention

The 25th Anniversary NYC Cabaret Convention

The 25th anniversary edition of the NYC Cabaret Convention, presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation, took place October 20-23 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Robert Windeler, Kevin Scott Hall, and Mark Dundas Wood covered the four nights for us. Following are their thoughts.   I LOVE A PIANO: Celebrating the Great […]

October 27, 2014 | By | 1 Comment
Richard Holbrook

Richard Holbrook

Fred Astaire’s relaxed grace on the dance floor spilled over into his whole onscreen persona—including his work as a singer. For Astaire, the bridge between speaking and singing was really nothing but a couple of steppingstones, over which he lightly skipped. There’s nothing jarring when, in a film scene, he suddenly breaks into song—or, of […]

October 24, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Jim Speake

Jim Speake

In his recent two-night return engagement, this time at The Duplex, the amiable Jim Speake once again gave himself the prodigious task of presenting the music of Cy Coleman, one of the most prolific and challenging composers of Broadway and jazz music. Although Speake was a little tentative and stiff in his opening number, a […]

October 21, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

BISTRO PICKS

Joshua Dixon

Joshua Dixon

The Duplex Thursday November 20, 7:00 pm

November 18, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Martha Lorin & John Weber

Martha Lorin & John Weber

Don’t Tell Mama Thursday November 20, 7:30 pm “A Celebration of Harold Arlen”

November 18, 2014 | By | Add a Comment