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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

Natalie Douglas

Natalie Douglas

“Hello Dolly,” Natalie Douglas’s recent tribute to Dolly Parton at Birdland, provided a memorable cabaret experience. Her vocal instrument is incomparable; she segues easily from a smoky contralto to a pinging, piercing mix that is as rich and resplendent as early Streisand. What makes her especially unique is her sunny disposition. She knows it and […]

September 30, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Teresa Eggertsen-Cooke

Teresa Eggertsen-Cooke

There’s a particular challenge for cabaret performers who are singer-pianists. When they come to the stage and sit down at the instrument, the very configuration can suggest a “piano bar” sort of show. Such singers face the ivories as much as they face the audience. Their hands are primarily occupied with the keyboard and are […]

September 29, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Georga Osborne

Georga Osborne

On opening night of her new show, “back,” beloved cabaret singer and comedienne Georga Osborne was greeted like a rock star as she made her way to the stage through a packed room at Don’t Tell Mama—she was “back” for her first solo outing in ten years, and fans and well-known cabaret scene-makers hadn’t forgotten. […]

September 25, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Ira Lee Collings

Ira Lee Collings

There could hardly be a more appropriate song for Ira Lee Collings to open his show “Off the Charts!” with than “I Want to Be Happy” (Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans), which he performs with a childlike energy and joy, even inviting his audience to share in his enthusiasm. Now 79, Collings immediately gives the impression […]

September 24, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Louis St. Louis

Louis St. Louis

The cabaret act as backers’ audition is not a brand new concept. But Louis St. Louis took it to extremes in this outing, with generous selections from five of the shows for which he has written music (and mostly co-written lyrics) that have yet to make it to Broadway—apparently not for lack of trying. Collectively, the […]

September 23, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

BISTRO PICKS

Eric Comstock

Eric Comstock

Tuesdays from 8 pm to midnight at Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea

September 5, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Rebecca Kilgore

Rebecca Kilgore

Thursday, Sept. 25 at 6 pm at Birdland

September 5, 2014 | By | Add a Comment