Astaire Revue Extended at Birdland

News   Astaire Revue Extended at Birdland Singing Astaire: A Fred Astaire Songbook, created by Eric Comstock, Hilary Kole and Christopher Gines, has extended its run at the jazz landmark Birdland.

Originally scheduled to run through Jan. 9, 2005, the all-singing, no-dancing tribute to the late Astaire will now play through Feb. 13. Co-created and staged by Michael Bourne, Singing Astaire features songs by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, The Gershwins, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer and Arthur Schwartz. Cabaretgoers can expect to hear such tunes as "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Night and Day," "A Fine Romance," "Top Hat," "White Tie and Tails," "Funny Face," "Dancing in the Dark," "The Way You Look Tonight" and "Cheek to Cheek."

The revue plays Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 and 5:30 PM with a $30 music charge ($20 at the bar). There will also be a $10 food/drink minimum.

Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street; call (212) 581- 3080 for reservations.