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Ben Vereen at the 2014 Bistro Awards

Ben Vereen at the 2014 Bistro Awards

Watch Lifetime Achievement Award winner Ben Vereen perform “Here’s to Life” at the 2014 Bistro Awards!

April 22, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
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

RECENT REVIEWS

Richard Holbrook

Richard Holbrook

Fred Astaire’s relaxed grace on the dance floor spilled over into his whole onscreen persona—including his work as a singer. For Astaire, the bridge between speaking and singing was really nothing but a couple of steppingstones, over which he lightly skipped. There’s nothing jarring when, in a film scene, he suddenly breaks into song—or, of […]

October 24, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Jim Speake

Jim Speake

In his recent two-night return engagement, this time at The Duplex, the amiable Jim Speake once again gave himself the prodigious task of presenting the music of Cy Coleman, one of the most prolific and challenging composers of Broadway and jazz music. Although Speake was a little tentative and stiff in his opening number, a […]

October 21, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Charlie Rosen’s Broadway Big Band

Charlie Rosen’s Broadway Big Band

In this one-off performance at 54 Below, young artists from New York’s musical theatre community teamed up with director Max Friedman, bassist/bandleader Charlie Rosen, and Rosen’s large ensemble of musicians (counting Rosen, 18 were listed in the program, though I somehow never managed to count that many together onstage at one time). The show offered songs from […]

October 20, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Amanda McBroom and George Ball

Amanda McBroom and George Ball

Amanda McBroom and George Ball’s recent show at 54 Below was titled “Some Enchanted Evening: An Evening of Love Songs for Grownups.” Even more importantly, this was a cabaret show performed by grownups. McBroom and Ball had last sung together in a club in New York City in 1969. (“He was a child, I was in […]

October 20, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Carol Fredette

Carol Fredette

Carol Fredette has decided that she is not going to sing any more downbeat songs, at least when it comes to their lyric content. That sweeping decision has eliminated all of the blues and a large swath of country music, at a minimum, from her possible repertoire. But this show at Jazz at Kitano, taken […]

October 11, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

BISTRO PICKS

Ruth Carlin

Ruth Carlin

Saturday, November 8th @ 3:00pm at  Don’t Tell Mama 343 W. 46th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.) Ruth Carlin will reprise her new show, “A Light in the Window – Songs of Judy Collins For reservations: www.donttellmamanyc.com; or (212) 757-0788 (after 4:00pm daily) Directed by Scott Barnes Musical Director: Paul Greenwood, with Dick Sarpola on […]

October 7, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Eric Comstock

Eric Comstock

Tuesdays from 8 pm to midnight at Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea

September 5, 2014 | By | Add a Comment