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Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire Performance of “One Step” at the 35th Bistro Awards

Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire Performance of “One Step” at the 35th Bistro Awards

April 26, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire closed the Bistro Awards’ 35th anniversary on March 9, 2020, by performing their own “One Step,” from their revue Starting Here, Starting Now that opened Off Broadway in June of 1977 at Barbarann, a bar/restaurant on W. 46th St.

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Liz Callaway Performance at the 35th Bistro Awards

Liz Callaway Performance at the 35th Bistro Awards

April 26, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Liz Callaway here singing “The Story Goes On,” from Maltby & Shire’s “Baby” that ran on Broadway from 1983-1984 with a book by Sybille Pearson and directed by Maltby. Callaway played “Lizzie,” one of the leads. Alex Rybeck accompanies.

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Sally Mayes Performance at the 35th Bistro Awards

Sally Mayes Performance at the 35th Bistro Awards

April 26, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Sally Mayes, another original cast member of Maltby & Shire’s four-hander Closer Than Ever, performing “Miss Byrd,” a song that has become practically identified with the singer. Alex Rybeck accompanies. “Closer Than Ever” was originally conceived as Next Time Now! at Eighty Eight’s, before expanding to become Closer Than Ever and presented at the Williamstown […]

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Lynne Wintersteller Performance at the 35th Bistro Awards

Lynne Wintersteller Performance at the 35th Bistro Awards

April 26, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Lynne Wintersteller, one of the original cast members of Maltby & Shire’s Closer Than Ever, sings “Life Story” from that show as part of the Bistro Awards’ tribute to the songwriting team on March 9 at the 35th annual Bistro Awards gala evening. Richard Maltby and David Shire are known for their story songs and […]

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Charlotte Maltby Performance at the 35th Bistro Awards

Charlotte Maltby Performance at the 35th Bistro Awards

April 19, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Charlotte Maltby sings “Autumn,” one of the first songs written by Richard Maltby and David Shire for a musical version of “Cyrano de Bergerac” while they were still students at Yale. It eventually became part of “Starting Here, Starting Now” which premiered at the cabaret space at Manhattan Theatre Club in 1977, and then transferred […]

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The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire

April 19, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire are one of the longest-running musical theatre partnerships in Broadway history, celebrating more than 50 years of musical accomplishments that include Baby, Big, Closer Than Ever, and Starting Here, Starting Now. The pair were honored with the Bistro Award’s top honor, the 2020 Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award, presented […]

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