From Oct. 12-23, the jazz trio will take up residence at the New York cabaret on Park Avenue. Cabaretgoers can expect to hear such Coleman standards as "Witchcraft," "The Best Is Yet to Come" and "I've Got Your Number" as well as tunes from Coleman's many Broadway musicals. The engagement will also see the premiere of new material from Like Jazz (Coleman's collaboration with Alan and Marilyn Bergman) and Pamela's First Musical (Coleman's new work with playwright Wendy Wasserstein).
Coleman, on vocals and piano, will be joined by Gary Haase on bass and Buddy Williams on drums. The trio will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:30 PM with late shows on Friday and Saturday nights at 11 PM.
Cy Coleman won Tony Awards for his scores to The Will Rogers Follies, City of Angels and On the Twentieth Century. He was also Tony nominated for his scores for The Life, Barnum, I Love My Wife, Seesaw and Little Me. Some of Coleman's other Broadway musicals include Wildcat and Welcome to the Club.
Feinstein's at the Regency is located within the Regency Hotel at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street. There is a $60 cover and a $30-40 minimum. Call (212) 339-4095 for reservations or visit www.ticketweb.com.
* Robert Klein, best known to Broadway audiences for his Tony-nominated performance in They're Playing Our Song, heads to Feinstein's Sept. 28-Oct. 8.
Grammy Award winner Melissa Manchester — of "Don't Cry Out Loud" fame — will take centerstage at Feinstein's Oct. 26-Nov. 5. Tony and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone, who scored raves for her work last season in the Encores! mounting of Can-Can, will follow, playing Nov. 8-20. And, Karen Mason, most recently on Broadway in Mamma Mia!, will perform two shows only on Nov. 13 at 8:30 and 11 PM.
The 2004 season will conclude with Michael Feinstein himself, who will perform at the club he established Dec. 7-31.