Feinstein's at the Regency — the posh New York cabaret headed by singer pianist Michael Feinstein — has announced the remainder of its winter and spring schedule.
"An Evening with Stan Freberg," featuring special guest Hunter Freberg, will play the New York hotspot from Jan. 28 through Feb. 1, 2003. The duo will be followed by Kenny Rankin and the All Star Jazz Trio, Feb. 4-15.
Tony Award winner Ben Vereen, most recently on Broadway in the revival of Herb Gardner's I'm Not Rappaport, will join Marla Gibbs for "NYC Music Roots," Feb. 18- March 1. The evenings will celebrate Black History Month and will also feature the talents of Frank Owens, Grady Tate, Byron Stripling, Jay Leonhart and Marc Vinci.
Renowned vocalist Maureen McGovern, who starred on Broadway in The Pirates of Penzance, Nine and 3 Penny Opera, will headline Feinstein's from March 4-15. Michel Legrand, whose short-lived musical Amour recently closed on Broadway, will make music with Alan Bergman and Patti Austin from March 18-29.
Pop star Marilyn McCoo will team with songwriter Jimmy Webb and Billy Davis, Jr. for a series of concerts, April 1-12, and they will be followed by singers/composers Melissa Manchester and Paul Williams, April 15-26. Legendary jazz singer Keely Smith swings into Feinstein's from April 29 through May 17, and the season concludes with a return engagement of The Pizzarelli Family, including The John Pizzarelli Trio, Bucky Pizzarelli and musical theatre's Jessica Molaskey. The Pizzarelli Family will play Feinstein's May 27 through June 21.
Feinstein's at the Regency is located in New York City at 540 Park Avenue at 61 Street. For more information, call (212) 339-4095. Columbia Records recording star Steve Tyrell plays the cabaret Dec. 9-14 as well as New Year's Eve.
—By Andrew Gans