Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut

Last night, February 25, one of England's most distinguished stars of stage and sceen, John Standing, made his Café Carlyle debut at the opening night of his acclaimed show, "Performing Noël Coward." He was cheered on by the likes of Judy Collins, Dana Ivey, Tovah Feldshuh, Euan Morton, Simon Jones, Karen Akers, Thomas Schumacher, Marti Stevens and more, with a special surprise appearance by Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, who took the stage for a curtain speech.

In "Performing Noël Coward," John Standing presents a witty and affectionate selection of Coward's songs and poems, interwoven with his personal memories and reminiscences of ‘the Master.' At the age of ten, he first met Coward when his actress mother, Kay Hammond, was playing ‘Elvira' in the original Broadway production of Blithe Spirit. The family connection has provided Standing with a plethora of stories and anecdotes about Coward, and the many celebrities he worked with, and in his racy style, Standing tells tales from Coward's life with the authentic touch of someone who actually knew him. The show includes the classics, ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen', ‘I've Been to a Marvelous Party', ‘The Stately Homes of England', ‘Don't Put Your Daughter on the Stage, Mrs. Worthington'. Standing will be accompanied by pianist Stuart Barr and bassist Frank Tate.

Standing performs through March 6, 2010, Tues.-Sat. at 8:45 p.m. General seating, $75 per person; VIP seating, $100 per person; Bar, $45 per person. For more information on "Performing Noël Coward," visit www.thecarlyle.com.

Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
John Standing

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
John Standing

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
John Standing

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
John Standing

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
John Standing

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
Stuart Barr and John Standing

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
Stuart Barr and John Standing

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
John Standing

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
John Standing, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, and Stuart Barr

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
John Standing

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson and John Standing

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson and Euan Morton

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, John Standing, and Sarah Standing

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
John Standing, Sarah Standing, and Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
Judy Collins and John Standing

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
John Standing and Thomas Schumacher

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
Marti Stevens and John Standing

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
Tovah Feldshuh and John Standing

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
Dana Ivey and John Standing

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
Mitch Erickson and John Standing

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
Karen Akers and John Standing

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut
Scott Alan Evans, Cynthia Harris, John Standing, and Simon Jones

Photo Coverage: Fergie Joins John Standing for 'Performing Noel Coward' at The Carlyle Debut


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