Diahann Carroll Extends at Feinstein's through March 24
FEINSTEIN'S AT THE REGENCY continues its Spring 2007 season with the return engagement of award-winning entertainerDiahann Carroll.The new show, "Both Sides Now" - featuring songs and stories from her legendary career - has been extended by popular demand another week to March 24. Her engagement last year, which marked the first time Ms. Carroll performed in a New York nightclub in four decades, played to sold-out houses. All performances are at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street).
Carroll has appeared on the Broadway stage, in nightclubs, motion pictures and television. Ms. Carroll is a Tony Award winner, an Emmy and Grammy nominee, a Golden Globe winner and a Best Actress Oscar nominee.
In 1968, Ms. Carroll became the first black actress in television history to star in her own series, "Julia " for NBC, which soared to the top of the Nielsen rating and received an Emmy nomination in its first year on the air. In 1989 she was nominated for an Emmy Award for the successful NBC TV series, "A Different World," as outstanding actress in a comedy series. In 1984 Ms. Carroll became the first black actress to star in the award winning night time series "Dynasty ," which is still in syndication around the world.
She had a recurring role in Showtime' s hit series "Soul Food,"playing the outspoken 'Aunt Ruthie,' for which she was nominated twice for a NAACP Image Award. She guest starred in Lifetime TV's "Strong Medicine" and in NBC's TV show " Whoopi," playing Whoopi Goldberg's mother. In 2004 she starred on stage in the musical Bubbling Brown Sugarreceiving critical acclaim. In 1995 she starred on stage as 'Norma Desmond' in the Toronto premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical Sunset Boulevard, staged by director Trevor Nunn and the show's entire original creative team. Sheplayed to sell-out crowds and her Canadian cast recording outsold all other recordings of the show.
Diahann made her Broadway stage debut starring in Harold Arlen and Truman Capote's House of Flowers. After seeing her in this production, Richard Rodgers created the Broadway musical No Strings as a starring vehicle for Ms. Carroll, for which she won the Tony Award. She also starred on Broadway in theplay Agnes of God. Her film work includes Claudine, for which she received a 1974 Best Actress Academy Award nomination, Carmen Jones, Paris Blues, Porgy & Bess, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings andEve's Bayou.
Ms. Carroll's new memoir will be published by Harper Collins in 2007. A new PBS documentary on her life, An Evening With Diahann Carroll, recently aired on PBS stations around the country.
FEINSTEIN'S AT THE REGENCY will play the following schedule for this engagement: Tuesday through Saturday at 8:30 PM. All shows have a $75 cover and a $40 minimum. Jackets are suggested but not required.PLEASE NOTE: there will be no performance on Thursday, March 22, but there will be a special added late show on Saturday, March 24 at 11:00 PM.FEINSTEIN'S AT THE REGENCY is located at 540 Park Avenue at 61 stStreet in New York City. Forticket reservations andclub information, please call (212) 339-4095 orvisit us online at feinsteinsattheregency.com and TicketWeb.com.