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 “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 […]
In her current show at 54 Below, based on the work of an eclectic and worthy group of female singers and songwriters, Maureen McGovern evinces no diminution in her vocal and dramatic warmth and power. She may be, as she says on stage, “slouching toward 66″ and suffering from “CRSS (Can’t Remember Shit Syndrome),” but […]
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 […]
Birdland Sundays, 6:00 pm Natalie Douglas has taken over this weekly spot from Jane Monheit. She’s joined by guest artists and by her band, led by longtime musical director Mark Hartman.
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.