Barbara Cook and Michael Feinstein Join Forces for Feinstein's Engagement Starting Sept. 7

News   Barbara Cook and Michael Feinstein Join Forces for Feinstein's Engagement Starting Sept. 7
 
Tony winner Barbara Cook, who concluded her run in Broadway's Sondheim on Sondheim June 27, joins forces with cabaret veteran Michael Feinstein Sept. 7 for an engagement at his namesake club.

Barbara Cook
Barbara Cook Photo by Denise Winters

Feinstein, who had previously teamed with Cheyenne Jackson for an acclaimed cabaret gig, sings with Cook at Feinstein's at Loews Regency through Oct. 2. The two singers, whose new show is titled Cheek to Cheek, had previously joined forces for a New Year's concert at Feinstein's.

Cabaretgoers can expect to hear classic pop standards, rarities from the American songbook and selections from Feinstein's new CD "Fly Me To The Moon." Musical director John Oddo leads an all-star quintet.

Barbara Cook, a 2010 Tony nominee for her performance in Sondheim on Sondheim, has starred on Broadway in Flahooley, Candide, The Gay Life, The Music Man and She Loves Me. She received a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for her performance in The Music Man, and her one-woman show, Mostly Sondheim, was nominated for a Tony in the Best Special Theatrical Event category. Cook was also seen on the New York stage in Barbara Cook's Broadway. Both Mostly Sondheim and Barbara Cook's Broadway were recorded for DRG. Cook made her solo debut at the Metropolitan Opera, which was also released on DRG Records. Her newest CD, also on DRG, is titled "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder."

A five-time Grammy nominee, Michael Feinstein is often credited with reinvigorating interest in the American popular song. The crooner has performed in concert halls around the world and on Broadway and now co-owns his own nightclub, Feinstein's at Loews Regency. His numerous solo recordings include "The Sinatra Project," "Michael and George: Feinstein Sings Gershwin," "Big City Rhythms" "Romance On Film, Romance On Broadway," "Michael Feinstein with The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra," "Only One Life: The Songs of Jimmy Webb" and "Hopeless Romantics." Feinstein returned to Broadway this past season in the short-lived All About Me opposite Dame Edna Everage.

Feinstein's at Loews Regency is located at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street. For ticket reservations call (212) 339-4095 or visit feinsteinsatloewsregency.com.

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