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Michael Feinstein and Barbara Cook Return to Feinstein's with a New Show Nov 29 - Dec 30









{module ad_left_body}FEINSTEIN’S AT LOEWS REGENCY , the nightclub proclaimed “Best of New York” by New York Magazine and “an invaluable New York institution” by The New York Post  will close their Fall 2011 season with the return engagement of the club’s founder MICHAEL FEINSTEIN and Tony Award winning Broadway legend BARBARA COOK from November 29 to December 30.  To celebrate Barbara Cook's 2011 Kennedy Center Honor, the club is rolling back prices to when the club opened in 1999 for the month of December : $60 cover and no minimum. Their show will feature gems from the great American songbook by Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington and Rodgers & Hart, in addition to Broadway hits and holiday classics. All shows take place at the Loews Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street).

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN , the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. He serves on the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board, which ensures the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America's sound recording heritage.

Feinstein’s earned his fifth Grammy Award nomination in 2009 for The Sinatra Project , his Concord Records CD celebrating the music of “Ol’ Blue Eyes.” A new PBS concert special, The Sinatra Legacy , is currently airing across the country; The Sinatra Project, Volume II: The Good Life , its companion CD, was released on October 25. Last year’s PBS series Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook – in which he uncovers treasures of classic American music – is now available on DVD, with an additional disc of bonus features. The series, the recipient of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Television Broadcast Award, will return with six primetime episodes starting in January 2012.

Recently, he released the CDs The Power Of Two – collaborating with “Glee” and “30 Rock” star Cheyenne Jackson – and Cheek To Cheek , recorded with Broadway legend Barbara Cook. On his recent recording We Dreamed These Days ; Feinstein co-wrote the title song with Dr. Maya Angelou.

Feinstein serves as Artistic Director of the Palladium Center for the Performing Arts, a $170 million, three-theatre venue in Carmel, Indiana that is home to an annual international Great American Arts Festival, diverse live programming and a museum for Feinstein’s rare memorabilia and manuscripts. In 2007, he created the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving its legacy for the next generation through Master Classes, educational programs, and exhibitions. In 2010, he became the director of Jazz and Popular Song at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center. Feinstein is working with MGM to turn The Thomas Crown Affair into a Broadway musical. He also has designed a new piano for Steinway called “The First Ladies,” inspired by the White House piano and signed by several former First Ladies.

BARBARA COOK – considered “Broadway’s favorite ingénue” during the heyday of the Broadway musical – launched a second career as a concert and recording artist soaring from one professional peak to another. Her silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. She is receiving the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, along with Meryl Streep, Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma and Sonny Rollins.

Whether on the stages of major international venues throughout the world or in the intimate setting of a New York nightclub Barbara Cook’s popularity continues to thrive – as evidenced  the celebration of her 80th birthday in the Fall of 2007 with three sold out concerts with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, her solo concert debut at the Metropolitan Opera (which made her the first female pop singer to be presented by the Met in the company's long history), and a succession of six triumphant returns to Carnegie Hall where she made a legendary solo concert debut in 1975.  Miss Cook's ever-growing mantle of honors including the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, as well as her citation as a Living New York Landmark, her induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame and Musical America's 2007 Vocalist of the Year award. 

A leading star during the Broadway musical's "golden age" of the 50's and 60's, her many Broadway credits include the creation of three classic roles in the American musical theatre: Cunegonde in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide , Marian the Librarian in Meredith Willson’s The Music Man (Tony Award) and Amalia in Bock and Harnick’s She Loves Me (Drama Desk Award). Last year she returned to Broadway for the first time in 23 years and received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Sondheim On Sondheim. Her latest CD is You Make Me Feel So Young , recorded earlier this year live at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency.

FEINSTEIN’S AT LOEWS REGENCY will present MICHAEL FEINSTEIN and BARBARA COOK  from November 29 to December 30 with the following schedule: Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:30 PM and Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM. Jackets are suggested but not required. The club is located at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street in New York City. For ticket reservations and club information, please call (212) 339-4095 or visit us online at and .