A badly needed four-week vacation followed by a busy week seeing five films a day at the Toronto International Film Festival has left me way behind in telling you about Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye’s tuneful contribution to the final season at Feinstein’s at Loew’s Regency. If you haven’t joined the party yet, there’s one more week to go. What are you waiting for?
Among the things the cherished soprano Barbara Cook and the cabaret saloon singer and pianist Michael Feinstein possess in abundance—aside from the pleasure of singing, sharing the stage with other respected artists and spreading joy—is an undiminished passion for preserving the classics in the Great American Songbook. Their annual holiday shows at Feinstein’s at Loew’s Regency no longer have a seasonal bent. They’re just a welcome excuse for some favorite songs, served up in tinsel and holly. It’s not until the encore at the end of the evening that they examine their first and only nod to the festive season of eggnog and mistletoe, with Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” Still, if you can afford the outrageous prices, the show will leave you with a Yuletide glow through the end of December.
Nobody I know is ready for synthetic snow and popcorn balls, but the Rockefeller tree is already lit up like the front of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, so there must be a reindeer on the way. Michael Feinstein certainly delivers some early Yuletide cheer in his annual holiday show at Loew’s Regency. This one, Read More
The grand and largely theoretical joke of All About Me—the dueling-divas Broadway concert starring Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna Everage that opened at Henry Miller’s Theatre late last week—is that both performers believe the show, like their usual gigs, to be a solo act.
The concept for this paired show is credited to Mr. Feinstein Read More
Michael Feinstein & Cheyenne Jackson: The Power of Two
Feinstein’s at Loews Regency
It’s a new world, dude. If two men can raise their glasses to toast their own weddings, they might as well lift their voices to serenade each other with love songs. If Phylicia Rashad can now play Elizabeth Ashley’s Read More
Sometimes the universe delivers gifts we didn’t even know we wanted! To wit: Florence Henderson, better known as Carol Brady (or Wesson Oil lady) will be making her Feinstein’s At Loew’s Regency debut on November 5th with the show "All the Lives of Me…A Musical Journey". Holy. Cow. According to a press Read More
Celebrating 50 years of personal and professional partnership in the lives of lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Michael Feinstein’s new show at the Regency is a musical bonanza indeed. Each night features a special guest star. I was lucky enough to see the divine Mary Cleere Haran, who crooned “So Many Stars” with a sublime Read More
Michael Feinstein, the pianist and helmer of lounge club Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, is opening another cabaret space at the Shaw Theater in London. Feinstein’s at the Shaw will open Jan. 6 with a performance by Mr. Feinstein himself called “An American in London."
Feinstein’s at the Regency
540 Park Avenue
Through Dec. 29
“We need a little Christmas … right this very minute,” sings Michael Feinstein in the opening number of his annual holiday show at Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency (through Dec. 29). I don’t know about that. I haven’t Read More
Carol Woods, Pre- Follies
In bum times like these, when the movies lull and Broadway
naps, one can often find solace in music. Buxom and brassy, Carol Woods is a Broadway veteran (and one of the stars
of the upcoming revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies ) with a voice as big as her girdle Read More