Drood Tony Nominee Heads to Le Jazz Au Bar in April

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Cleo Laine, who received a Tony Award nomination for her performance as Princess Puffer in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, returns to the New York cabaret scene next month.
Cleo Laine
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From April 9-11 and April 13-16, Laine will perform at Le Jazz Au Bar on East 58th Street. Laine's husband, famed jazz musician John Dankworth, will also join the singer for her engagement at the new jazz club, which opened for business in February. 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."

Le Jazz Au Bar is located in Manhattan at 41 East 58th Street. The new jazz space is the work of impresario Howard Stein, who owns the nightclub Au Bar, where the new jazz room is housed. There is a $50 cover charge for Laine's shows; call (212) 308-9455 for reservations.

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Le Jazz Au Bar, which seats 175, will combine "the luxe of the Café Carlyle, the legacy of the Oak Room and the chops of the Blue Note." In a statement owner Stein said, "I've always loved jazz music and saw Au Bar as the perfect place to present the best and brightest in jazz talents, both legendary and legends-in-the-making. It has the intimacy and decor unlike any other jazz venue in town."

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