Photos from the 2015 Bistro Awards Gala

Photos by Jim Baldassare

BISTRO AWARDS NEWS

Oh What a Night

Oh What a Night

March 5, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

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 […]

Bistro Awards Tonight!

Bistro Awards Tonight!

March 3, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

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.   […]

Bistro Awards – Four Days From Now!

Bistro Awards – Four Days From Now!

February 28, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

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RECENT REVIEWS

Alice Ripley

Alice Ripley

August 30, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

In her “All Sondheim” show at 54 Below, Alice Ripley has managed to differentiate herself from the seeming plethora of cabaret performers who offer entire sets devoted to that particular deserving composer. She has done this by relating some charming personal anecdotes linking herself to most of the songs she sings here. As a kid […]

Melissa Hamilton

Melissa Hamilton

August 27, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

It’s an increasingly rare occurrence to encounter a vocal jazz performance at which, after only a bit of the first number, I can just relax in the realization that I am in the presence of a master of the form, that I will gladly put myself in his or her hands and let them take […]

Rita Rudner

Rita Rudner

August 27, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

A very persistent shoosh-ing could be heard throughout an extended portion of Rita Rudner’s final performance at her recent 54 Below engagement. It was unclear who, exactly, this self-appointed guardian of silence was trying to police—but the shoosh-er was certainly far more audible than the shoosh-ee. For a while, Rudner ignored the strange commotion. But finally, […]

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BISTRO PICKS

Melissa Hamilton

Melissa Hamilton

August 27, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

The Mixing Room at the Lexington Hotel Friday August 28, 6:00-8:00 pm Saturday September 5, 6:00-8:00 pm Friday September 18, 6:00-8:00 pm Friday September 25, 6:00-8:00 pm Masterful jazz singer entertains in the lounge of the Hotel Lexington in their early-evening music series, sponsored by the New York Jazz Workshop. For our review of a […]

Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway

Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway

June 30, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway Don’t Tell Mama Friday September 4, 7:00 pm Ricky Ritzel presents the third edition in his new series. The series is fashioned after Sylvia Fine Kaye’s “Musical Comedy Tonight” PBS programs from the ’70s, with each show highlighting songs and stories from a small handful of Broadway musicals. The cast changes with […]

KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar

KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar

July 6, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Laurie Beechman Theatre Tuesdays September 8, 15, 22, 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 […]

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