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Feinsteins at Loews Regency

Nicole Henry Redefines the '70s With Her Latest CD, So Good, So Right

Sean Martinfield | Posted 07.17.2013 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

There is nothing better than a live recording which captures the shine and pizzazz of a performer in real time. Jazz diva Nicole Henry's latest CD, So Good, So Right, takes us front and center at Feinstein's at Loews Regency, New York City.

First Nighter: Tommy Tune Invigorates Cabaret and So Does Ben Rimalower

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2013 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Thanks to Simon Cowell and to the scornful fellow's frequently equating "cabaret" with "old-fashioned," millions of televiewers have no idea that cabaret can be as fresh a form of entertainment as any others available to the hungry public.

First Nighter: Feinstein, Maye Swing the Night Away Brilliantly

David Finkle | Posted 11.06.2012 | New York
David Finkle

If hot music means more to you than heated politics, the place to be this past Tuesday wasn't Charlotte, North Carolina but New York City where Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye were -- as the title of their tandem show has it -- "Swingin' the Night Away."

First Nighter: Sheera Ben-David 'Rains' Supreme at Feinstein's

David Finkle | Posted 07.16.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Sheera Ben-David is, consciously or unconsciously, hewing closely to the small-room conventions that 1920s Germans called "kabarett." A dramatic mezzo, she's drawn to less well-known songs that plumb the darker emotional depths.

First Nighter: Andrea Marcovicci, Bebe Neuwirth Act Up in Cabaret

David Finkle | Posted 01.17.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Andrea Marcovicci and Bebe Neuwirth represent those who say that what's important for performers appearing in intimate rooms is not that the voice be considered first and foremost but that appreciation of a lyric is equally as important as vocal reproduction and projection.

First Nighter: Betty Buckley Goes for Men in a Big-Hearted Feinstein's at Loews Regency Way

David Finkle | Posted 12.06.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

As one of Broadway's absolute best singing actors, Buckley is used to having previews to work out what she's doing before tough-minded commentators descend. Unfortunately, that's not the cabaret case.

First Nighter: Cy Coleman's Best is Yet to Come is Here Now at 59E59 Theaters

David Finkle | Posted 07.27.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

The best is yet to come? Not this time. It's already here as it deliciously unfolds by way of singers Sally Mayes, Lillias White and Rachel York.

First Nighter: Brooke Shields Reviews Her Life at Feinstein's at Loews Regency

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

What she wants the world to understand is that she did have a happy childhood. She isn't the hard-bitten survivor her publicized past might suggest.

Michael Feinstein: Top-of-the-Heap Singer, Equally Important Music Archivist-Historian

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

If Michael Feinstein's American Songbook accomplishes anything -- it indisputably does -- it's that his commitment to the task of perpetuating the music is at least equal to his devotion to performing.

First Nighter: David Campbell From Down Under Goes Way Up and Over

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

David Campbell is back and anyone interested in what a singer can do to energize a crowd has to hope he sticks around this time. In other words, catch him if you can.

First-Nighter: Alan Cumming Acts Up, Acts Waaaaaay Up

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Alan Cumming lets it be known through a puckish yet no-uncertain-terms manner that he's not the type to modulate his behavior for anyone.

First Nighter: Thoroughly Entertaining Sutton Foster

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

If you had to pinpoint the leading leading-lady in musicals today, you'd have to say there's no contest: It's Sutton Foster.

The Real Tyne Daly Stands Up at Manhattan's Feinstein's at Loews Regency

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Tyne Daly has been acting for 49 years. She relays the astonishing fact during her current and irresistible cabaret act at Feinstein's at Loews Regency.

Feinstein and Hyde Pierce: A Bendel Bonnet, a Shakespeare Sonnet, Mickey Mouse

Kathryn McGarr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn McGarr

At one point, Hyde Pierce and Feinstein said they'd be doing a number originally done by Bing and Frank, "And if you don't know who Bing and Frank are, you're probably in the wrong show." This is true.

Hot New Night Club Duo: Michael Feinstein and David Hyde Pierce

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Pierce has a resonant baritone-bass that doesn't come as a total surprise after his stints in the one-word-titled musicals Spamalot and Curtains.