Author Archive: Jonathanm Mandell

Jonathan Mandell has been a digital native for 15 years, with extensive experience as a journalist, theatre critic, copy editor, and editor. He was a producer for CBSNews.com and CNN.com, editor-in-chief of GothamGazette.com, and a staff writer and critic for Newsday and the New York Daily News. He holds a BA from Yale and an MA from Columbia University, and has taught at the Columbia School of Journalism and New York University. Follow him on Twitter at @NewYorkTheater, or visit his blog at www.NewYorkTheater.me.

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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 […]

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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.   […]

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Bistro Awards – Four Days From Now!

Bistro Awards – Four Days From Now!

February 28, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

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Farr and Lowe: Concepts in Cabaret, Twitter Chat Transcript

Farr and Lowe: Concepts in Cabaret, Twitter Chat Transcript

February 20, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

2015 Bistro Awards winners Shana Farr and Kristoffer Lowe discus Concepts in Cabaret – how to create a focused show. [View the story “Concept Cabaret Twitter Transcript” on Storify] Shana Farr‘s Bistro award is specifically for her outstanding concept show “In the Still of the Night: A Poetical Journey Through the Music, Lyrics and Verse of Noel […]

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Spotlight: Jeff Harnar, Appearing March 4

Spotlight: Jeff Harnar, Appearing March 4

February 19, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Jeff Harnar is one of the 10 past Bistro Award winners who will be at the 30th annual gala March 4th. Beginning his career at age 10 as a television jingle-singer, Harnar replaced clients Mattel and Kentucky Fried Chicken with Noel Coward and Cole Porter, two of the American Songbook composers he has made his […]

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Spotlight: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Performing March 4

Spotlight: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Performing March 4

February 18, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Dee Dee Bridgewater is one of the 10 past Bistro Award winners who will be performing at the 30th annual gala March 4th. A New York fixture on the jazz scene since 1970, Dee Dee Bridgewater is a consummate and versatile artist who has racked up awards — a Tony Award as best featured actress […]

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