FEINSTEIN’S AT LOEWS REGENCY

PRESENTS

THE RETURN OF

MARY CLEERE HARAN

“MAD FOR MANHATTAN”

OCTOBER 7 – 18MARY CLEERE HARAN

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 continue their 10th Anniversary season with the return engagement of MARY CLEERE HARAN from October 7 – 18. The world premiere of her new show “Mad For Manhattan” will celebrate Mary’s adopted city through songs from the Golden Age of Broadway and Hollywood. All shows are at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street).

“’Mad For Manhattan’ is a paean to New York from a California native who first saw the city through the magic of Hollywood movies,” says Mary. “This is a tribute to uptown and downtown, Busby Berkley and Fred and Ginger.” We see the glitz and glamour of New York through songs by Leonard Bernstein (“New York, New York”), Rodgers & Hart (“A Tree In The Park” and “Manhattan”) and Cy Coleman (“I Walk A Little Faster”), in addition to numbers by George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, among others. She will be joined by Musical Director Don Rebic on piano and Chip Jackson on bass.

MARY CLEERE HARAN, one of the most renowned singers of “The Great American Songbook,” has garnered rave reviews from audiences and critics alike for her witty, sophisticated performances. The San Francisco native, who has been compared to Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Rosemary Clooney, evokes the charm, style and wit of 1930s movie stars like Myrna Loy, Irene Dunne, Jean Arthur and Carole Lombard. She has performed at some of the most prominent venues in the country, including Lincoln Center, Rainbow & Stars, The Russian Tea Room, The Cinegrill in Los Angeles, The Plush Room in San Francisco and the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia. Her previous critically-acclaimed shows at Feinstein’s include “Mary Cleere Haran Sings Doris Day” (2007) – recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning – and “Lullaby of Broadway: The Harry Warren Songbook” (2005).

 

It was Haran’s love affair with classic movies of the 1930s and 1940s – most notably the black and white Warner Bros. films bursting with brassy, sassy Gold Diggers and Jazz Age Gershwin music – that sparked her love affair with American popular song. She cites Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Doris Day as primary sources of inspiration, but Hollywood’s Golden Age has made an indelible impression on Ms. Haran’s singing. She also boasts an impressive list of theater credits, making her Broadway debut in The 1940s Radio Hour and appearing Off Broadway in Manhattan Music, Swingtime Canteen and Heebie Jeebies. On TV, she had a recurring role on Sidney Lumet’s drama “100 Centre Street” on A&E.

In addition to her illustrious performing career, Ms. Haran is a respected writer and researcher who has brought her talents to numerous PBS specials, including Michael Feinstein’s “The Great American Songbook,” “Remembering Bing,” “Irving Berlin’s America,” “When We Were Young: The Lives of Child Movie Stars,” “Satchmo,” a documentary about Louis Armstrong, and the aforementioned “Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey.” She was one of a select group asked to write on Frank Sinatra’s death in The New York Times. Her CDs have been praised by Entertainment Weekly, People Magazine and The New York Times. Her most recent release is Crazy Rhythm: Manhattan in the ‘20s.

FEINSTEIN’S AT LOEWS REGENCY will play the following schedule: Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 PM. The new weekend schedule will present shows on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM. All shows have a $60.00 cover with $75.00 premium seats. All shows have a $40.00 food and beverage minimum. Jackets are suggested but not required. FEINSTEIN’S AT LOEWS REGENCY 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 feinsteinsatloewsregency.com and TicketWeb.com.

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FEINSTEIN’S AT LOEWS REGENCY

UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

ASHFORD & SIMPSON

Now through September 20

NIKKI BLONSKY

Nightclub Debut!

“Coming Home”

September 23 – October 4

LYNDA CARTER

October 21 – 25

CRYSTAL GAYLE & LAURA BELL BUNDY

“Kentucky Girlfriends”

October 28 – November 1

BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL

November 11 – 15

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

Annual Holiday Show

December 2 – 31

GARRISON KEILLOR

“Man In Tux with Red Shoes and Piano”

Sunday Nights, December 7 – 28