Rebecca Luker Begins Feinstein's Engagement May 9

News   Rebecca Luker Begins Feinstein's Engagement May 9 Rebecca Luker's solo cabaret debut at Feinstein's at the Regency in December 2005 was such a success that the Tony-nominated actress is returning to the intimate cabaret May 9 for a two-week run.

Luker will play the posh nightclub through May 20. She will be backed by Joe Thalken on piano and Dick Sarpola on bass. Concertgoers will have the pleasure of hearing the talented singing actress wrap her lovely tones around such tunes as "The Best Is Yet to Come," "Getting Over You," "The Noises That Joy Makes," "Killing Time," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Come to My Garden" and "I Wouldn't Trade You." About her cabaret program, Luker recently told Playbill.com that the evening will spotlight women composers, including "some of my friends [as well as songs by] Betty Comden, Carolyn Leigh, Dorothy Fields, Kay Swift. . . . It's a mixture of styles also. A couple of funny, sweet ones and a couple of sad ones, and a little bit about my life. Not too much about my life — if you want to get to know me, you might get to know me through the songs or how I sing the songs, but I don't presume to think that I'm interesting enough to go into my life so much, so I prefer to just enjoy doing the show. And that's my cabaret thing. It's an hour-long [show], and I have some wonderful guys playing for me. . . . They were the same guys that were with me last time, and it's just the three of us, and we have a ball.

Rebecca Luker was most recently on The Great White Way in the Tony-winning revival of Nine. She starred opposite Craig Bierko in the acclaimed revival of The Music Man, garnering Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for her role as Marian. Luker also appeared with Michael Cerveris and Judy Kuhn in the Kennedy Center production of Stephen Sondheim's Passion, and her other theatrical credits include roles in The Sound of Music, Show Boat, The Secret Garden and The Phantom of the Opera.

Feinstein's at the Regency is located in Manhattan at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street. There is a $60 cover and a $40 minimum for all shows. Call (212) 339-4095 for reservations or visit www.ticketweb.com.