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. […]
More than enough words have been spent remarking on gay men’s fascination with Judy Garland. But though Garland herself left the world nearly a half century ago, enthusiasm for her among this particular demographic seems to be stubbornly alive—that is, if the predominantly male turnout at 54 Below for an encore presentation of “Seth Sikes Is […]
When Lauren Stanford was developing her portrayal of Helen Morgan for her cabaret show “More Than You Know,” she must have paid special attention to lyrics from Louis Alter and Arthur Swanstrom’s song “(I’ve Got) Sand in My Shoes.” The song’s verse begins with the line “You see me smiling, but it’s not with my […]
In her show “Ordinary Miracles,” at the Metropolitan Room, Donna Hayes makes a strong case for her title’s seeming to be an oxymoron. In her view, it’s those unexpected miracles that matter most, and they are to be found all around us, not so much the major ones we pray or long for. These minor […]
The Town Hall Tuesday April 28, 6:00pm A memorial celebration of the great cabaret artist Julie Wilson. Presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation.
Cafe Nocatambulo at Pangea Tuesdays 8:00 pm – midnight With a seemingly encyclopedic repertoire of musical material, Eric Comstock—winner of a 2015 Bistro Award as Outstanding Singer-Instrumentalist—is one of the most thoughtful and sensitive interpreters of good songs you’re likely to find. Following a long run in 2014, he returns to this comfortable East Village supper club.
The Duplex Sunday May 3, 3:00 pm Friday May 8, 6:30 pm “Mama Drama” Natalie Arneson’s debut cabaret show is as impressive as it is entertaining. Although it covers territory that has been trod so often in cabaret that it’s become a cliché (moving to New York, trying to launch a career in show business, […]