Photo Coverage: Hal Linden Plays Cafe Carlyle

Tony award-winning actor/performer Hal Linden returns to the New York stage for six performances with his "Hal Linden Live in Concert" cabaret style, big-band classics inspired live show at Manhattan's Café Carlyle - 35 East 76th Street, NY, NY 10075 - now though May 24th. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you coverage from last night's show!

These performances mark Linden's first time back on the New York stage since appearing at Feinstein's close to seven years ago. Linden, along with his seven piece band, will treat audiences to Big Band favorites, jazz numbers and a selection of Broadway hits, along with theatrical musings highlighting memorable moments from his life and career.

He has been touring with this new show across the country and overseas, with dates continuing throughout 2014 and into next year. In 2011, Hal Linden released his first CD, titled It's Never Too Late, a mix of 14 tracks that range from classic pop to jazz standards. The Los Angeles Times wrote that It's Never Too Late is not only the title of Hal Linden's first CD of songs, it's also his mantra!"

Linden has enjoyed a career as an actor, singer and musician, spanning over 65 years. He may be most familiar to audiences through his many roles on television. He recently appeared on Fox Television's The Mindy Project and Supernatural on the CW Television network, in late 2013, while he's also guest-starring on the popular CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls in April 2014.

After starring as police precinct captain Barney Miller in the hit television series that aired on ABC from 1975-1982, earning multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for his work, he went on to star in several more series for network television: Blacke's Magic (1986), Jack's Place (1992-93) in which he played a retired jazz musician, and The Boys Are Back (1994). He also made numerous guest appearances on some of television's most popular shows including: Hot In Cleveland, Gilmore Girls, Will and Grace, The Drew Carey Show, The Nanny, The King of Queens, Touched By An Angel and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

As many New Yorkers and theater aficionados are aware, Linden made his Broadway debut in 1957 in the musical Bells Are Ringing opposite Judy Holliday. He later starred in the 1962 Off Broadway revival of Cole Porter's 1930s hit Anything Goes and has performed in more than 20 Broadway and Off Broadway productions. His 1971 Tony Award for "Best Actor in a Musical" was for his performance in The Rothschilds.

Along with a full theater and television career, he also appeared in films including Bells Are Ringing (1960), When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979), Starflight One (1983), Out To Sea (1997) with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, A New Life (1988) with Alan Alda and Time Changer in 2002.

When not touring with his live concert show or making television and film appearances, Hal Linden has also served for many years as spokesman for the Jewish National Fund. This work continues as he will be making appearances in Israel in June of this year on behalf of the Jewish National Fund.

Photos by Stephen Sorokoff
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Photo Coverage: Hal Linden Plays Cafe Carlyle
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Photo Coverage: Hal Linden Plays Cafe Carlyle

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Deborah Weisz, Hal Linden, Jamie Dauber

Photo Coverage: Hal Linden Plays Cafe Carlyle
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Photo Coverage: Hal Linden Plays Cafe Carlyle
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Photo Coverage: Hal Linden Plays Cafe Carlyle
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Photo Coverage: Hal Linden Plays Cafe Carlyle
Deborah Weisz, Hal Linden, Jamie Dauber

Photo Coverage: Hal Linden Plays Cafe Carlyle
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Photo Coverage: Hal Linden Plays Cafe Carlyle

Photo Coverage: Hal Linden Plays Cafe Carlyle
Deborah Weisz, Hal Linden, Jamie Dauber

Photo Coverage: Hal Linden Plays Cafe Carlyle
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Photo Coverage: Hal Linden Plays Cafe Carlyle
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Photo Coverage: Hal Linden Plays Cafe Carlyle
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Photo Coverage: Hal Linden Plays Cafe Carlyle
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Photo Coverage: Hal Linden Plays Cafe Carlyle
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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.