Tony Award winner Elaine Stritch will help kick off the Short celebration June 5, according to a spokesperson for the cabaret. Feinstein's line-up of guests follows.
June 5: Elaine Stritch
June 6: TBA
June 7: Loston Harris
June 8: Marti Stevens
June 9: TBA
June 12: Wynton Marsalis
June 13: TBA
June 14: Jane White
June 15: Barbara Carroll
June 16: Charles Cochran
Feinstein's June 5-16 engagement will also feature an all-star band led by musical director John Oddo.
In a previous statement Feinstein said, "It is an exciting challenge to create a show that will properly pay tribute to Bobby because his dazzling career simply cannot possibly be encapsulated in a single program. My hope is to capture the essence, glamour and spirit of his music as well as present a cross section of his vast repertoire coupled with special guests who will share their own personal reflections of Bobby. Bobby's favorite songwriter was Cole Porter, so expect a generous helping of him in addition to other signature songs."
A four-time Grammy nominee, Michael Feinstein is often credited with reinvigorating the American popular song. The crooner has performed in concert halls around the world and on Broadway and now co-owns his own nightclub, Feinstein's at the Regency. His numerous solo recordings include "Michael and George: Feinstein Sings Gershwin," "Big City Rhythms" "Romance On Film, Romance On Broadway," "Michael Feinstein with The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra" and "Only One Life: The Songs of Jimmy Webb." Feinstein's most recent recording is titled "Hopeless Romantics." Bobby Short, who was one of the cabaret world's most revered performers, became a vaudeville entertainer at the age of 12. The singer specialized in the works of Cole Porter and Noel Coward, and his numerous recordings included "Songs of New York: Live at the Cafe Carlyle," "Bobby Short Loves Cole Porter," "How's Your Romance?," "Jump for You," "Nobody Else But Me," "Piano" and "Speaking of Love"/"Sing Me a Swing Song." Short died March 21, 2005.
Show times are Tuesday-Friday at 8:30 PM with late shows Fridays and Saturdays at 11 PM. There is a $75 cover charge for all performances and a $40 minimum.
Feinstein's at the Regency is located in Manhattan at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street. Call (212) 339-4095 for reservations or visit www.feinsteinsattheregency.com.