Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, who concludes her acclaimed run at the posh nightspot Nov. 8, will be succeeded by Dame Cleo Laine, who begins her stint Nov. 11. Buckley played the title role in the aforementioned Rupert Holmes musical, while Cleo Laine was cast as Princess Puffer. Laine's husband, famed jazz musician John Dankworth, will also join the singer for her Feinstein's engagement, which ends Nov. 15. Laine is expected to perform songs from her legendary career, which includes Grammy nominations in three categories: Female Jazz, Popular and Classical. In addition to her Broadway Drood outing, Laine starred as the Witch in the national tour of Into the Woods, and she appeared in Show Boat and Colette in London's West End. Her numerous solo recordings include "Blue and Sentimental," "Cleo Sings Sondheim" and the Grammy-winning "Cleo at Carnegie: 10th Anniversary"
Laine and Dankworth will perform at Feinstein's Tuesday-Saturday evening at 8:30 PM with late shows on Friday and Saturday at 11 PM. All shows have a $60 cover and a $30 minimum; call (212) 339-4095 for reservations. Feinstein's at the Regency is located in Manhattan at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street.