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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Marlene VerPlanck

Marlene VerPlanck

July 26, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

In a one-nighter at Jazz at Kitano recently, Marlene VerPlanck reminded audiences of why she’s so greatly respected as a musician. Her singing has a kind of matter-of-factness, and yet it seems to befit a special occasion. There’s an effervescent quality in her timbre that evokes the feeling one may get upon hearing sleigh bells […]

Charles Busch

Charles Busch

July 20, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Charles Busch’s current show at 54 Below is called “That Girl/That Boy”—a title that points to something essential about his longtime approach to drag performance. Unlike some drag guys, Busch has retained his male identity when it comes to billing. Had he chosen, he could easily have come up with some outrageous, giggle-inspiring female nom de […]

Lauren Fox

Lauren Fox

July 12, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

With her recent Metropolitan Room show, “Groupies—The Muses Behind the Legends of Rock & Roll,” Lauren Fox brought her considerable theatrical mystique and dramaturgical smarts to a show about the sometimes indomitable and sometimes pitiable young consorts of 1960s and 1970s rock musicians. Two of the muses whom Fox showcased—Marianne Faithfull and Stevie Nicks—became household names […]

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Charlotte Patton

Charlotte Patton

May 26, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Metropolitan Room Friday July 31, 7:00 pm “Celebrating Men (Bless Their Hearts)” Charlotte Patton is an actress-singer who takes a fresh perspective on nearly every song she tackles, and she does so deftly, with lightness and grace—but also with considerable assurance. The evening has been directed by Karen Oberlin, with musical director Barry Levitt on piano, […]

Sally Darling

Sally Darling

July 21, 2015 | By | 1 Comment

Don’t Tell Mama Monday July 27, 7:00 pm Friday July 31, 7:00 pm “Perspectives” Darling is witty, wry and optimistic—and she loves a good epigram (be prepared for quotations from everybody from Aeschylus to Frank Zappa). “Perspectives,” she says, looks at “the way we perceive and receive.” Citing Henry David Thoreau, she adds: “The question […]

Fran Leonardis

Fran Leonardis

July 14, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Metropolitan Room Wednesday July 29, 7:00pm Saturday August 1, 7:00 pm Sunday August 16, 1:00 pm Saturday August 22, 4:00 pm “Follow Your Arrow” A runner-up in the 2011 MetroStar Talent Challenge, Fran Leonardis hasn’t done a show in New York since she made her solo cabaret debut in 2012. This is a most welcome […]

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