PHOTO CALL: Michael Feinstein Signs and Sings at Barnes and Noble
By Krissie Fullerton
23 Oct 2012
Cabaret icon Michael Feinstein made an appearance at the Upper East Side Barnes and Noble on Oct. 17 where he signed copies of "The Gershwins and Me" along with participating in a brief question and answer session and performed a small selection of Gershwin pieces.
The new book by Feinstein shares tales from his six-year partnership with Ira Gershwin, as well as stories and reminiscences from the duo who helped define American popular song and rare Gershwin memorabilia he has collected through the years.
The book contains twelve chapters - each highlighting a classic Gershwin song - and explores the brothers lives, what their music mean to them and tells stories about how their iconic songs came to be. Woven throughout the narrative is the chronicle of Feinstein's own life with the brothers and describes his vision for their presence today.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.