The veteran singer-actress will celebrate the centenary of the late composer July Styne as well as the 40th anniversary of her starring role in the original Broadway production of Styne's Funny Girl; Hines succeeded the show's original star, Barbra Streisand. In her Feinstein's engagement Hines will offer her renditions of Funny Girl's "People," "Don't Rain on My Parade" and "I'm the Greatest Star." Cabaretgoers can also expect to hear Hines belt out "Till There Was You," "And I Was Beautiful" and "My Shining Hour." Fred Barton is the musical director for the March 29-April 2 run. Mimi Hines first burst onto the entertainment scene in 1958 when she and her partner, Phil Ford, performed on Jack Paar's "The Tonight Show." After headlining in top clubs around the country, Hines made her Broadway debut when she replaced Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl, performing the lead role for 18 months. Since that time she has starred in several national tours, recorded numerous albums, and returned to Broadway as Miss Lynch in the Tommy Tune production of Grease!. Hines was also seen in the York Theatre Company's production of 70, Girls, 70, part of its "Musicals in Mufti" series. Her recordings are numerous.
Feinstein's at the Regency is located in Manhattan at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street. Show times are Tuesday-Saturdays at 8:30 PM. All shows have a $60 cover and a $40 minimum. Call (212) 339-4095 for reservations or log on to www.ticketweb.com.