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BWW Recap: The 32nd Bistro Awards Honor Best of Cabaret, Comedy and Jazz at Gotham Comedy Club

BWW Recap: The 32nd Bistro Awards Honor Best of Cabaret, Comedy and Jazz at Gotham Comedy Club

Head over to BroadwayWorld.com for their fabulous take on the awards gala.

March 14, 2017 | By | Add a Comment
Paul Shaffer,  Maurice Hines, Justin Vivian Bond and Jim David Set as Presenters at the 32nd Annual Bistro Awards

Paul Shaffer, Maurice Hines, Justin Vivian Bond and Jim David Set as Presenters at the 32nd Annual Bistro Awards

Musician Paul Shaffer,  Performer Maurice Hines, Artist-Activist Justin Vivian Bond and Comic Jim David Set as Presenters at the 32nd Annual Bistro Awards (New York City, March 2, 2017) — Veteran entertainer Maurice Hines, “trans-genre” artist Justin Vivian Bond, comedian Jim David, and musician Paul Shaffer have been set as presenters at the 32nd annual […]

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Love Is in the News on Valentine’s Day

Love Is in the News on Valentine’s Day

(New York City, February 14. 2017) — The Bistro Awards Committee is pleased to announce that ASCAP, the performing rights association and longtime Title Sponsor of the Bistro Awards, has just chosen to lend its name to the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award being presented to Darlene Love at the 32nd Annual awards gala on […]

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32nd Annual Bistro Awards Winners Announced!

32nd Annual Bistro Awards Winners Announced!

Rock and Roll Diva DARLENE LOVE and Singer-Actress CAROL WOODS Among the Honorees at the 32nd ANNUAL BISTRO AWARDS GALA Monday, March 13, 6:30 pm at Gotham Comedy Club Jazz Singer Spider Saloff, Vocalist-Recording Artist Natalie Douglas, and Actor/Musical Improv Artist Jason Kravits Among the 16 Award Winners (New York City, January 30, 2017) — Rock […]

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