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 […]
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. […]
In his new show at the Metropolitan Room, Kristoffer Lowe presents a dazzling tribute to a relatively forgotten composer from the first half of the 20th century, Harry Warren. Because he was not the publicity hound that so many of his songwriting contemporaries were, Warren wasn’t that much of a celebrity even in his lifetime […]
It’s been suggested that one of the more important things an actor can do to maintain a professional career is to have a sense of his or her “type.” If that sounds limiting and horribly commercial-minded, so it may be. But if you’re serious about actually working as an actor, then accepting with grace the […]
In his recent autobiographical show, “Romantic Notions,” at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Jason Danieley’s song choices and performance styles covered several decades and ranged from sweetly touching to wildly energetic. This solid and eclectic singer was abetted in this ambitious enterprise by a superb trio led by music director and pianist Tedd Firth, and including bassist Pete Donovan […]
Don’t Tell Mama Mondays September 28, October 5, 12, 19; 7:00 pm “Shameless” A multiple award-winning vocalist, director, and teacher, Lennie Watts is one of the most talented people working in cabaret; when he performs, attention must be paid. He describes this new show as an unapologetic plea for his re-entry into the world of […]
Laurie Beechman Theatre Monday October 12, 7:00 pm “Another Hundred People” After last year’s very successful “Our Time,” the duo have returned with “Another Hundred People,” giving us more fresh takes on Sondheim, with musical director Jon Weber on piano. While “Our Time” was quite good, this new offering is stunning. Most of the selections […]
The Duplex Tuesdays October 6 & 13, 9:30 pm “Alive and Well at The Duplex” Powerhouse singer, artist, showman, and personality, returns to New York for two encore perfromances of the terrific show she presented this summer. With Ian Herman at the piano.