Jack Jones, Missi Pyle, Ariana Savalas and Join Lineup for Feinstein's at the Nikko, July-Sept 2013
Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein have announced the upcoming lineup- including newly added performers Jack Jones, Missi Pyle and and Ariana Savalas - at the all-new Feinstein's at the Nikko for the months of July, August, and September. Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein's at the Nikko will present a wide range of entertainers all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. Tickets for all performances are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.
There will be a $20 food and beverage minimum per person inside the showroom which guests can use towards cocktails as well as a variety of small plates crafted exclusively for Feinstein's at the Nikko by Executive Chef Philippe Striffeler, through Restaurant Anzu. Cheese and dessert platters will also be available in the showroom.
Guests of Feinstein's at the Nikko can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options before performances. Kanpai Lounge, located in Hotel Nikko's lobby, offers light cuisine, a full bar and specialty cocktails. Restaurant Anzu, Hotel Nikko's intimate restaurant located on the second floor, serves sustainable California cuisine enhanced with Asian flavors. Restaurant Anzu will also offer Feinstein's at the Nikko guests a special three-course prix-fixe dinner ($45 per person) prior to all performances. Reservations can be made by calling (415) 394-1100.
All seating at Feinstein's at the Nikko is cabaret style and available on a first-come, first-served basis within the section purchased. Guests who purchase the prix-fixe dinner at Restaurant Anzu will receive a complimentary section upgrade (subject to availability) and get to choose their exact seat locations within the upgraded section.
Friday, July 12 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m.
Called "...a pop-soul superwoman" by the New York Times, Nicole Henry has toured in over 15 countries and her international acclaim includes three TOP-10 albums on U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz charts. Ms. Henry will be performing music from her latest CD release, "So Good, So Right: Nicole Henry LIVE," showcasing her inspired interpretations of iconic songs of the '70s including those of Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, and James Taylor.
Emily Bergl · "UNTIL THE REAL THING COMES ALONG"
Thursday, July 25 at 8 p.m.
Friday, July 26 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 27 at 7 p.m.
Emily Bergl, best known for her role on TV shows such as "Desperate Housewives" and Broadway, brings her signature nouveau cabaret style to San Francisco with "Until the Real Thing Comes Along." Directed by Sarna Lapine (War Horse, Sondheim on Sondheim, South Pacific), and musical directed by Jonathan Mastro, "Until the Real Thing Comes Along," exposes the lengths we go to in our search for love and what we do to when we don't find it, or even more frightening, when we do. In her signature nouveau cabaret style, Bergl uses the past to illuminate the present, blending together Irving Berlin with Blondie, Rodgers and Hammerstein with Tracey Chapman, and even Noel Coward with Britney Spears. Audiences are treated not only to an evening of diverse songs, but a full cast of characters all personified by this veteran Broadway actress. For anyone looking for an evening of song that's heartbreaking, droll, and a little dangerous, this is your cabaret. Bergl burst on the cabaret scene in 2011, garnering raves from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She has performed at the legendary Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, Café Carlyle, and across the country.
Christine Andreas · "BEMUSED"
Thursday, August 1 at 8 p.m.
Friday, August 2 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 3 at 7 p.m.
This award-winning singer, Broadway star, and Tony nominee most recently completed a year in La Cage aux Folles with Kelsey Grammer, as well as a much acclaimed National tour as Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza. On Broadway, Andreas first captured NYC theatre-goers' hearts in the 20th anniversary production of My Fair Lady as Eliza Doolittle (Theatre World Award); followed by the revival of Oklahoma! as Laurey, working with Billy Hammerstein & Agnes DeMille, (Tony nomination); andOn Your Toes as Frankie Frayne directed by legendary George Abbott, (Tony nomination). She created the role of Marguerite St. Just in The Scarlet Pimpernel and received a Barrymore Award for her portrayal of Vera Simpson in Rodgers & Hart's Pal Joey.
"Bemused" is the tangy, sassy, musically eclectic new act Ms. Andreas has written herself ....a play on words 'to-be-mused' - the musical spark that ignites when just the right singer and just the right song-writer collide, giving the multi-talented song stylist myriad moods to explore, and a challenging repertoire of songs to explore them in.
Thursday, August 8 at 8 p.m.
Ariana Savalas may be a newcomer to the music scene but her sound echoes music of another era. As she makes her way to the stage, she evokes the sheer glamour and talent of movie star idols like Rita Hayworth and Veronica Lake, but when she sings, her voice and sound harkens back to the days of Etta James and Dinah Washington. The daughter of legendary film and television actor Telly Savalas (TV's "Kojak" and Birdman of Alcatraz), Savalas is a seasoned recording artist and live performer specializing in songs, songwriters and artists from the 1930s-1950s. Savalas will perform tracks off her newly released album, Sophisticated Lady, as well as classics of the Great American Songbook.
Missi Pyle · "SEXY AS HELL"