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2016 Bistro Awards Press Release

2016 Bistro Awards Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jazz Greats Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, and Janis Siegel are among the winners to be honored at the 31st ANNUAL BISTRO AWARDS GALA Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 pm at Gotham Comedy Club Favorites Christine Andreas, Sharon McNight, Jarrod Spector, Kelli Barrett, KT Sullivan, Jeff Harnar Also Recognized (New York City, February 2, […]

February 1, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Save the Date!

Save the Date!

The 31st Annual Bistro Awards will be on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Details to follow.

January 13, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

BISTRO BITS

I had no idea what I was letting myself in for

I had no idea what I was letting myself in for

Over the past several weeks, I attended a couple of shows not knowing what lay in store for me. On the other hand, there were two other shows I went to with high expectations.   Shawn Moninger For twenty-one years, Shawn Moninger was a technical director at Don’t Tell Mama. Several years ago, he packed […]

December 2, 2015 | By | 1 Comment
Heart to Heart: Carol Fredette on communicating with an audience…and much more

Heart to Heart: Carol Fredette on communicating with an audience…and much more

By Wendy Lane Bailey To interview jazz singer Carol Fredette is to get a master class in the art of musicianship taught by a smart savvy woman who is passionate about her craft. Bronx born and raised, she says what she thinks and her thoughts are always worth hearing.   WENDY LANE BAILEY: What was […]

February 27, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

RECENT REVIEWS

Brandon James Gwinn

Brandon James Gwinn

Brandon James Gwinn is a pianist at Marie’s Crisis piano bar. He is a Dramatists Guild Fellow and a Richard Rodgers Award finalist. He has been artist-in-residence at Ars Nova. He is a popular music director in cabaret and theatre and a composer of numerous shows and songs. He has been performing a series of […]

February 3, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Jason Kravits

Jason Kravits

Jason Kravits is one of those good, reliable television character actors whose name might escape you, but whose face has you saying, “Oh yeah, that’s the long-suffering district attorney from The Practice,” or “I remember that guy from Grey’s Anatomy” or from one of the seemingly endless list of shows on which he has co-starred […]

January 28, 2016 | By | 1 Comment
Marcus Goldhaber

Marcus Goldhaber

First, let’s talk a bit about Frank Sinatra. A musical icon (maybe THE musical icon), he has influenced a few generations of male vocalists. There are some who want to do his songs, some who want to emulate his style, some who want to capture that “Rat Pack” cool of a bygone era, and some […]

January 27, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
John Epperson

John Epperson

You might think that John Epperson, having been for decades in the employ of the glamorous and imposing stage sensation Lypsinka, would have picked up some of his mistress’s grand manner. But that’s clearly not the case. The eponymous star of “John ‘Lypsinka’ Epperson: An Evening with Lypsinka’s Maid” (at Feinstein’s/54 Below) isn’t exactly mousy. […]

January 21, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

BISTRO PICKS

Eric Comstock

Eric Comstock

Metropolitan Room Tuesdays February 9 & 16, 9:30 pm With a seemingly encyclopedic repertoire of musical material, Eric Comstock—winner of a 2015 Bistro Award as Outstanding Singer-Instrumentalist—is one of the most thoughtful and sensitive interpreters of good songs you’re likely to find. He’s filling in for Annie Ross for two Tuesday evenings. At each of these […]

February 21, 2015 | By | Add a Comment
Jeff Macauley

Jeff Macauley

Jeff Macauley Metropolitan Room Saturday February 13, 7:00 pm “MWAH! The Dinah Shore Show” Jeff Macauley brings his 1988 Bistro Award-winning tribute to Dinah Shore back for one more performance as part of the New York Cabaret’s Greatest Hits series. His shows are always delightful and entertaining, meticulously researched and informative. In this offering he […]

February 7, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Raissa Katona Bennett & Kenneth Gartman

Raissa Katona Bennett & Kenneth Gartman

Laurie Beechman Theatre Wednesday February 17, 7:00 pm Sunday February 21, 4:00 pm “3 Decades in the Dark—Raissa and Kenneth Go to the Movies” A merry celebration of songs from films of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. To read our review of the show when it premiered in 2015, click here.

February 17, 2015 | By | Add a Comment