Stylist and ambassador of American song Michael Feinstein will celebrate the release of his latest CD, "Romance on Film & Romance on Broadway," with a private party at Feinstein's at the Regency on Oct. 30.
Production sources describe the CD as a "collection of the most memorable, romantic songs from the stage and screen." Included in the recording are such tracks as Herman Hupfeld's "As Time Goes By," Irving Berlin's "Always" and Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers' "My Funny Valentine."
At the invitation-only event, Feinstein is expected to perform selections from his new recording.
Feinstein started his career in music 20 years ago with an encyclopedic knowledge of American popular song. He worked as Ira Gershwin's archivist in the early '80s and then went on to establish himself as a successful interpreter of standards. Having worked with many of the world's top songwriters, singers and musicians including Jule Styne, Rosemary Clooney and John Dankworth, Feinstein filled the gap left by the closing of the venerable Rainbow and Stars by starting his own room, Feinstein's at the Regency last year. Since then, Feinstein's has hosted numerous sold-out runs for a variety of cabaret, Off-Broadway and musical theatre artists.
-- By Murdoch McBride