Feinstein's at the Regency will present singer Dame Cleo Laine and her husband, John Dankworth, in a limited engagement starting Sept. 12 and running through Sept. 23.
Compared to such singers as Betty Carter and Rosemary Clooney, Cleo Laine began her career in 1952 with a big band led by Dankworth. Together they recorded for such labels as Esquire, MGM and Pye. Married in 1958, the Dankworths made a mid-'60s transition to pursue Laine's solo career which led to such highlights as Laine's Carnegie Hall recordings. These earned wide acclaim, including a 1983 Grammy Award (the first to a Brit) for her Carnegie Hall recording, The 10th Anniversary Concert.
On stage, Laine has had a variety of roles in such plays as Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, the title role in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler and a starring role in the Broadway musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood which earned her a Theater World Award and Tony and Drama Desk nominations.
In addition to his work with Laine, Dankworth has composed, arranged or recorded music with such artists as Mel Torme, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dizzy Gillespie and Al Hirt.
For more information and reservations call (212) 339-4095. -- By Murdoch McBride