RECENT REVIEWS

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
Alexa Ray Joel

Alexa Ray Joel

Make no mistake about it, from the moment she takes the stage, she takes the stage. Her voice is strong and her musicality is secure. Her crisp eleven-song, fifty-minute set goes beyond eclectic, and she somehow seems to know that her audience is ready to make the journey with her. At age 28, Alexa Ray […]

April 8, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Shana Farr

Shana Farr

Following a 2011 show that featured the music of Julie Andrews, Shana Farr returns with an ambitious program highlighting the music and lyrics of Noël Coward and Cole Porter. Thoughtfully assembled and heartfully rendered, the show is a sort of extended musical monologue that examines the contours of one woman’s love life. It’s a fine […]

April 7, 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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