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 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 […]
In “Committed,” her new show at The Duplex, Stacie Koby ignores the old show-business warning about the dangers of being upstaged when working with animals or children. There are no critters in the act, but Koby is visibly pregnant with her second child, scheduled to arrive several weeks from now. Maybe she figured that because […]
In their current show at the Metropolitan Room, Delphi Harrington and Woody Regan, two pleasantly seasoned performers of a certain age, with help from director Ann McCormack, have managed to create the feel of performing ad hoc at a party in someone’s living room. This is mostly a good thing, as “Cowardly Swann,” their awkwardly […]
Birdland Monday March 30, 7:00 pm With songs and funny behind-the-scenes showbiz stories, Anita Gillette’s new show, “So, As I Was Saying,” is a continuation of her multiple-award-winning previous show, “After All.” Once again her creative team consists of musical director Paul Greenwood and director Barry Kleinbort.
Don’t Tell Mama Sundays and Mondays in March, 7:00 pm “Mason at Mama’s in March” is Karen’s new show featuring fresh arrangements of classics, new songs, and music she and her longtime composer/arranger Brian Lasser performed in the early days at Mama’s. (The very room that she and Nancy LaMott opened in 1982.) Directed by […]
Tuesday March 31, 7:00 pm Metropolitan Room Monthly jazz variety show. Performing this evening: vocalists Hilary Kole, Gabrielle Stravelli, Roseanna Vitro, and Susan Winter, accompanied by the Daryl Kojak Trio (Daryl Kojak, piano; Sean Conly, bass; Dwayne “Cook” Broadnax, drums). Hosted by Laurie Krauz.