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The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Jack Bartholet

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Jack Bartholet

April 4, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Presenting Jack Bartholet, winner of the 2020 Ira Eaker Special Achievement Award, singing “Lady With A Song” (written by Ethel Merman and Rodger Edens. performed by Merman); “Lavender Song” (Mischa Spoliansky, Kurt Schwabach. English translation by Jeremy Lawrence).

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Some Notable Bistro Award Honorees

Some Notable Bistro Award Honorees

March 31, 2020 | By | 1 Comment

We’ve honored many notable artists over the past 35 years.  Relive some of those moments by leafing through the slide show below. (Many but not all photos by Maryann Lopinto.)    

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The New Cabaret Artist’s Handbook (From the First Note to the Encore)

The New Cabaret Artist’s Handbook (From the First Note to the Encore)

March 29, 2020 | By | 2 Comments

  EDITOR’S NOTE: Twenty years ago, I compiled and edited The Cabaret Artist’s Handbook – Creating Your Own Act in Today’s Liveliest Theater Setting (Back Stage Books). The text was based on the hundreds of “Bistro Bits” columns that Bob Harrington wrote in Back Stage where I was his editor. The chapters covered all the […]

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Bistro Picks will be back…

Bistro Picks will be back…

March 23, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

… when our stages are once again filled with talent. Until then, take care of yourselves.     The Bistro Awards Committee  

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2020 Bistro Awards

2020 Bistro Awards

March 21, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Another successful night at the Bistros! Check out photos below: photo credit: Maryann Lopinto

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A Conversation with Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire

A Conversation with Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire

March 15, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

By Shellen Lubin SHELLEN Let’s start with what led to Starting Here, Starting Now, and how you used cabaret to showcase your songs and get exposure for your work. RICHARD It’s funny. We actually started at Upstairs at the Downstairs, with Julius Monk’s and Billy Barnes’s shows. That was where writers broke in, with cabaret […]

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Save the Date!

Save the Date!

January 13, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

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2020 Bistro Awards Winners Announced

2020 Bistro Awards Winners Announced

January 30, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Celebrated Songwriting Team RICHARD MALTBY, JR. and DAVID SHIRE Among the Honorees at the 35th ANNUAL BISTRO AWARDS Gala Monday, March 9 at Gotham Comedy Club Charles Busch, Lorna Dallas, Michele Brourman, and Spencer Day Also Recognized Among the 19 Winners New York City, January 30, 2020 —One of the longest-running musical partnerships in Broadway […]

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The Bistro Awards Honored with Board of Directors Award from Manhattan Association of Cabarets

The Bistro Awards Honored with Board of Directors Award from Manhattan Association of Cabarets

January 25, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

The Bistro Awards are being honored with a Board of Directors Award from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets for its 35 years of recognizing, encouraging, and nurturing cabaret and jazz artists through its insightful reviews, online articles,  and its annual awards. The presentation will take place at the annual MAC Awards on Monday, March 30.

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Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire to Receive the 2020 Bistro Award for Lifetime Achievement

Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire to Receive the 2020 Bistro Award for Lifetime Achievement

January 22, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

New York, NY – (January 21, 2020) —Lyricist and director Richard Maltby, Jr. and composer David Shire will be honored at the 35th annual Bistro Awards where they will be receiving the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bistro Award’s highest honor, for their more than 50 years of musical accomplishments. The songwriting team, one […]

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