Michael Feinstein Celebrates the Writer of ‘Lullaby of Broadway’ in London July 11

Cabaret & Concert News   Michael Feinstein Celebrates the Writer of ‘Lullaby of Broadway’ in London July 11 He’s also headed to California, Indiana, Connecticut, Carnegie Hall—and a cruise on the Danube River.
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Having recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of Feinstein’s/54 Below nightclub, entertainer Michael Feinstein has returned to the road for a series of concerts in California, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, Iowa—and on July 11, London.

He will perform as part of the long-running BBC series Friday Night Is Music Night at The Mermaid Theatre. Feinstein is saluting composer-lyricist Harry Warren (1893–1981), who wrote songs mainly for Hollywood movies and earning 11 Oscar nominations along the way, and winning three—for “Lullaby of Broadway,” “You’ll Never Know,” and “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe.”

Warren was co-writer of standards including “Shuffle Off to Buffalo,” “I Only Have Eyes for You,” “September in the Rain,” “Jeepers Creepers,” and “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby.”

Despite the variety of dates he has lined up, Feinstein told Playbill he doesn't stick with one single set list. “I customize every single song list uniquely for each show and keep my synapses very busy. Often it’s a theme show if it’s part of my series for Jazz at Lincoln Center or Carnegie Hall and I’ll choose the theme and then set out to create an interesting list of songs, both new and classic.”

Feinstein said he’s looking forward to his 2017 globe-hopping itinerary. “This summer is one filled with a lot of activity and many different kinds of shows and that has me very happy. Creating music and art in this time is keenly important, and as I travel to England and Australia I am mindful that bringing something positive from our country is important. Music is a good will ambassador. I love my summer conducting gig with the Pasadena Pops and am most excited about presenting some world premiere performances of some vintage orchestrations that have never been played publicly, written by such diverse composers as Dimitri Tiomkin, Victor Young, and Bronislau Kaper. Then there’s the Gershwin shows, the BBC Tribute to Harry Warren, and of course my annual summer singing gig at Feinstein’s/54 Below, to make sure that my musical expression will be as schizophrenic as ever!”

Here is his current schedule, subject to changes and additions:

July 11 Tribute to Harry Warren, The Mermaid Theatre, London for the long-running BBC series, Friday Night Is Music Night.

July 16 The Morgan School, Clinton, Connecticut

July 17–22 The Songbook Academy, summer music intensive, Carmel, Indiana

July 23 Stories & Songs from the Great American Songbook, Ventura Music Festival, Ventura, California

July 29 Michael Feinstein Sings Swing, Pasadena Pops Concert, Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia, California

August 6 Michael Feinstein Performs the Great American Songbook, The Mahaiwe Theatre, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

August 8–12 and August 23–September 3 Michael Feinstein: Showstoppers Feinstein’s/54 Below in Manhattan

August 19 Gershwin and Friends, Pasadena Pops Concert, Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia, California

September 9 Universal Studios Favorites, Pasadena Pops Concert, Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia, California

September 23 American Song New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey

September 30 Annual Gala at Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana

October 2 Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, OH

October 13 North Community Auditorium in Mason City, Iowa

October 21 Jorgenson Performing Arts Center in Storrs, Connecticut

October 25 Standard Time with Michael Feinstein Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City

November 3–13 Playbill Presents Broadway on the Danube River with Michael Feinstein

Read: Playbill Welcomes Michael Feinstein to Broadway on the Danube River

December 8 A Michael Feinstein Holiday Celebration Valley Performing Arts Center, Northridge, California

February 14, 2018 Standard Time with Michael Feinstein Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City

March 21, 2018 Standard Time with Michael Feinstein Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City

March 28–29, 2018 Michael Feinstein: Celebrating Frank, Dean & Sammy The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City

April 5, 2018 The Crooners, Parts 1 & 2 McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert, California

May 2–3, 2018 Michael Feinstein: The Enchanting Lena Horne The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City

May 30–31, 2018 Michael Feinstein: Swinging with the Count The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City

Feinstein will be a special guest performer on Playbill Travel’s November 2017 cruise Broadway on the Danube River with Michael Feinstein, also featuring Carmen Cusack, Christopher Fitzgerald, Marc Kudisch, Julia Murney, Christopher Sieber, Brandon Uranowitz, and Seth Rudetsky, as well as other exciting talent to be announced. Cabins are also still available for Playbill’s Rhine River cruise in August 2017, featuring Andréa Burns, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d’Amboise, Santino Fontana and Rudetsky. Tickets are also now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas July 2018 cruise to Iceland, accompanied by Judy Kuhn, Christine Ebersole, Rob McClure, Jarrod Spector, and Sierra Boggess. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.

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