29th Annual Bistro Awards, Featuring Ben Vereen and Stephen Schwartz, Held March 4
By Carey Purcell
The 29th annual Bistro Awards, honoring excellence in New York cabaret, jazz and comedy and featuring Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked) as a presenter, are held March 4.
The awards, which are presented at the Gotham Comedy Club, honor Ben Vereen, Anita Gillette and Robert Creighton, among others.
Bistro and MAC Award winner Jeff Harner emcees the 6:30 PM event that is directed by Shellen Lubin. Producer Sherry Eaker hosts the evening that features performances from the Bistro Award-winning artists.
Vereen (Pippin, Jesus Christ Superstar) is the recipient of the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Schwartz.
Jazz musician and Grammy Award winner Paquito d'Rivera will present the honor for Outstanding Programming to Amy Niles, accepting on behalf of the nonprofit radio station WBGO.
A complete list of the 29th annual Bistro Award winners follows:
Ben Vereen, Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award
The Bistro Award was established by Bob Harrington in 1985; this year marks the seventh year at Gotham Comedy Club.
The Gotham Comedy Club is located at 208 West 23rd Street (between 7th and 8th Aves). For more information and tickets, call (917) 239-5467 or visit BistroAwards.com.
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