Along with the Algonquin, Rainbow & Stars is perhaps New York's most famous cabaret night-spot, and this summer three Broadway performers will light up the 65th floor venue at 30 Rockefeller Center: Steve Ross, Davis Gaines and Ruth Brown.
Ross recently starred as the butler in Broadway's Present Laughter, where he also opened the show by singing and playing Noel Coward tunes. At Rainbow (July 8-July 19) he'll bring back his popular cabaret show, "I Won't Dance: A Fred Astaire Celebration," featuring songs like "Puttin' On The Ritz" and "Fascinating Rhythm."
After Ross comes music of the night (July 22-Aug. 9) -- from a man who's played Erik the Phantom (of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Opera) more times than anyone -- some 1,900. Davis Gaines will offer selections from his new CD ("Against The Tide") as well as Phantom's "Music Of The Night." Gaines' last NY appearance was in Encores!' Boys From Syracuse George Gershwin may have penned "I Got Rhythm," but Ruth Brown's got rhythm `n' blues, and she'll be bringing it to Rainbow, Aug. 12-Aug. 30. She's celebrating the release of her new CD, "Ruth Brown R&B." A legend at the Apollo Theatre, Brown also starred on Broadway in Black And Blue.
For tickets and information on Rainbow & Stars shows call (212) 632-5000. --By David Lefkowitz