IN HIS OAK ROOM DEBUT, JOHNNY RODGERS PRESENTS

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“WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD” MAY 11 – 29

Johnny Rodgers, internationally celebrated singer-songwriter and pianist will transform the Oak Room into a sophisticated upbeat party, taking audiences on a pleasure tour of American music from May 11th thru 29th. With his boy-next-door charm and creamy crooner’s voice, Johnny and his band will offer Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World”, Hoagy Carmichael’s playful “Huggin’ and Chalkin”, Johnny Mercer’s “Too Marvelous For Words”, Tex Williams’ “Smoke!, Smoke! Smoke!,” the classic “Birth Of The Blues” and Randy Newman’s “You Can Leave Your Hat On.” Rodgers will also include his award-winning songs “Home To Mendocino”, “One More Moment”, and the tribute ballad “The Best Of You In Me.” The show is directed by Mark Waldrop with Brian Glassman on bass, Danny Mallon on drums and Joe Ravo on guitar.

Johnny Rodgers’ “What A Wonderful World” will play Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 and Friday and Saturday at 8:30 and 11. There is a $50 cover charge per person ($25 for late shows Friday and Saturday) plus either a $30 food and beverage minimum per person or a $60 prix fixe dinner. Reservations: (212) 419-9331 or bmcgurn@algonquinhotel.com.

Johnny Rodgers is a recent recipient of the NY Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist”. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Feinstein’s at the Regency, The Colony Hotel Palm Beach, Los Angeles Ford Amphitheater and throughout North America, Europe, and South America as Liza Minnelli’s featured guest artist. He starred on Broadway in Liza Minnelli’s Tony Award-winning Liza’s At The Palace which was presented by PBS and released on DVD.

The Johnny Rodgers Band departs for the renowned Rhythm Road tour in November to Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands sponsored by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. Johnny’s recordings include CD’s “Box of Photographs”, “Bound Together” and “Let’s Make A Date.”

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MITZI GAYNOR HER NEW YORK CITY DEBUT

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FEINSTEIN’S AT LOEWS REGENCY

PRESENTS

AWARD-WINNING HOLLYWOOD LEGEND

MITZI GAYNOR

HER NEW YORK CITY DEBUT

RAZZLE DAZZLE! MY LIFE BEHIND THE SEQUINS

NOW EXTENDED MAY 18 – 29,  SECOND WEEK ADDED

WINNER OF THE 2010 NEW YORK EMMY AWARD FOR “BEST SPECIAL”

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 its star-studded Winter/Spring 2010 season with the New York City debut of Hollywood legend MITZI GAYNOR in a limited engagement from May 18 – 20.  After decades of television, film and touring, she is excited to make her New York performance debut in an intimate setting like Feinstein’s to get up close and personal with her fans. In her show, Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins, Ms. Gaynor will bring her incomparable brand of showmanship to the stage in a glittering multimedia one woman tour-de-force of music and memories from her show-stopping life and career. The evening will feature classic elements of her fabled concert performances interspersed with video footage culled from her television, concert and film work and rare personal photos embraced in an all new, up-to-date setting. This multimedia theatrical extravaganza is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the electrifying magic and incredible spirit of a true entertainment icon. The show runs at the Regency Hotel Ballroom (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street).
Gaynor says “over the years I’d been asked to play New York on numerous occasions but the stars never quite aligned. That’s why I was thrilled when Michael Feinstein asked me to bring my show to his club and said I could have the Regency’s Ballroom so I’d have more room to play. I really can’t wait to be there. There’s no city in the world like New York.”

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ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY presents SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM

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Photo: Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams and Tom Wopat in "SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM"; Directed by James Lapine; presented by Roundabout Theatre Comapany ; Performance photographed: Wednesday, April 14, 2010;  2:00 PM at  the Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54 Theatre, New York;  Photograph: © 2010 Richard Termine.
PHOTO CREDIT - Richard Termine 

Barbara Cook Vanessa Williams  Tom Wopat       I

in the new original Broadway musical

             SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM

with

Leslie Kritzer     Norm Lewis        Euan Morton ErinMackey                               Matthew Scott

        Music & Lyrics

            Stephen Sondheim

                Conceived & Directed

           James Lapine

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                       “Rating A Major”

                                               Punch In International

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As long as there is a ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY, there will be a vibrant and meaningful Broadway. Sondheim’s lyrics and music soar, as a world class ensemble cast lights up the stage. A brilliant conception, this production is strikingly staged by James Lapine.  The Great White way is alive and well at Studio 54. Not to be missed!

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Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway production of Sondheim on Sondheim stars Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat, Leslie Kritzer, Norm Lewis, Euan Morton, Erin Mackey & Matthew Scott. Music & lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim and the production is conceived & directed by James Lapine.

Sondheim brought us Into The Woods, Company, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, West Side Story and Gypsy (to name a few). By writing songs that reflect the complexity of his characters, he has changed the way we define a great musical. But even though millions of fans know his songs by heart, few know much about Stephen Sondheim himself. Until now. Roundabout presents Sondheim On Sondheim, an intimate portrait of the famed composer in his own words… and music. Through the use of exclusive interview footage, you’ll get an inside look at Sondheim’s personal life and artistic process. An world-class ensemble cast performs sparkling-new arrangements of over two dozen Sondheim tunes, ranging from the celebrated to the obscure. Brilliantly directed by frequent Sondheim collaborator James Lapine, Sondheim on Sondheim  is a unique theatrical experience that will carry you to emotional highs and leave you with a sense of fulfillment rarely experienced in today’s theatrical universe.   Rating:A Major

The Sondheim on Sondheim creative team includes David Loud (Music Direction & Arrangements) and Dan Knechtges (Musical Staging). The design team includes Beowulf Boritt (Sets), Susan Hilferty (Costumes), Ken Billington (Lights), Dan Moses Schreier (Sound) and Peter Flaherty (Projections).

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TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets will be available exclusively to American Express® Cardmembers beginning Monday, January 4th at http://www.roundabouttheatre.org, by phone at (212) 719-1300, or at the Studio 54 Box Office (254 West 54th Street). http://www.roundabouttheatre.org 
blic on-sale begins Sunday, January 10th, by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at http://www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Studio 54 Box Office (254 West 54th Street).  To become a Roundabout subscriber visit http://www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300.  Ticket prices range from $36.50-$126.50.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Sondheim on Sondheim will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM. 
Photo: Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams and Tom Wopat in "SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM"; Directed by James Lapine; presented by Roundabout Theatre Comapany ; Performance photographed: Wednesday, April 14, 2010;  2:00 PM at  the Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54 Theatre, New York;  Photograph: © 2010 Richard Termine.
PHOTO CREDIT - Richard Termine

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