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"
Friday, August 9 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 10 at 7 p.m.
"Sexy as Hell" is a bewitching evening of original music, unexpected covers and tell-all stories exposing the secret life of singer, actress and comedian Missi Pyle. Directed by award-winning solo performance/director Samantha Jones and produced by Patrick King, this show is fun, hilarious and sexy...as HELL!
Missi Pyle has appeared in several films, including the Academy Award winning film The Artist, Galaxy Quest, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Big Fish, 50 First Dates,Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. She has also appeared in various television roles, on shows such as "Friends," "Heroes," Two and a Half Men," "The Sarah Silverman Program," "Two Broke Girls," "Boston Legal," "Frasier" and "My Name is Earl." She is also half of Smith & Pyle, a desert country-rock band, with actress Shawnee Smith. Pyle has recorded her second album with producer Chris Goss and bandmate Jenna Price to be released early 2014.
Donna McKechnie · "SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME"
Friday, August 16 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 17 at 7 p.m.
Tony-winner Donna McKechnie's new show is a musical déjà vu celebrating the scintillating 70′s in New York City. McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair, On the Town, Company, Promises, Promises and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Donna will salute this remarkable era via the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch, Billy Strayhorn, and Stephen Sondheim.
Andrea McArdle · "70'S AND SUNNY"
Friday, August 23 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 24 at 7 p.m.
Andrea McArdle rocketed to stardom as Broadway's original "Annie", for which she was the youngest performer ever nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, winning both the Theatre World and Outer Critics' Circle Awards for her performance. On Broadway she originated the roles of Ashley in Starlight Express and Margy in State Fair and was seen as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and as Fantine in LES MISERABLES. On tour she starred in Jerry's Girls, LES MISERABLES as Eponine, The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan. Andrea has performed in concerts halls from Carnegie Hall to the best showrooms in Las Vegas to the MET Opera House as well as The White House.
"70s and Sunny" is a look at the music of the seventies. The voice that helped define a decade pays tribute to the music of the decade that helped define her as an artist and singer. From Broadway to Billy Joel, from disco to Motown, Andrea explores her musical roots and reveals how the girl who danced at Studio 54 evolved into the woman and show business legend she is today.
Christine Ebersole · "LIVE IN CONCERT"
Thursday, September 5 at 8 p.m.
Friday, September 6 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 7 at 7 p.m.
Two time Tony Award Winner and star of the hit TBS comedy series "Sullivan and Son" Christine Ebersole brings her all-new concert to San Francisco. Last seen in the City by the Bay in January 2012, Christine and Musical Director John Oddo will offer audiences a brand new evening of classic standards and Broadway songs. With the New York Times exclaiming Christine Ebersole's show "the Apex of New York" and The New York Observer calling Ebersole "sensational," Ebersole is thrilled to bring this evening of music and laughter to San Francisco.
Thursday, September 19 at 8 p.m.
Friday, September 20 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 21 at 7 p.m.
Jack Jones creates an evening that pays tribute to the Great American Songbook. Called "one of America's greatest singers of our time" by Frank Sinatra, Jack Jones' career has spanned more than 50 years. With a disarming smile, an effortlessly engaging wit and a vocal style that stands alone, Jack Jones is one of the greatest singers ranking with the legendary Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Vic Damone. A double Grammy winner, with 5 nominations as well, Jack performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from Performing Arts Centers to the London Palladium with musical perfection, vocal passion, phenomenal breath control and impeccable phrasing all unfailingly illustrate why he stands with the luminaries. Jack Jones is the very definition of a complete and total entertainer.
Tommy Tune · "TAPS, TUNES AND TALL TALES"
Thursday, September 26 at 8 p.m.
Friday, September 27 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 28 at 7 p.m.
Tommy Tune has enchanted audiences for decades with his charisma, vision, and innovation. He has been honored with nine Tony Awards recognizing him as an outstanding performer, choreographer, and director: Best Actor in a Musical for My One and Only, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Seesaw, Best Choreography for A Day in Hollywood/ A Night in the Ukraine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies, and Best Direction of a Musical for Nine, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies.
In Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales, Broadway's tallest tapper takes to the world's smallest stage, dancing, singing and tale-telling through 50 years of big time showmanship - all on only 4 square feet! "You have to see it to believe it." - P. T. Barnum