Tony Winner Hal Linden Coming to Cafe Carlyle, 5/20-24
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 - from May 20th though May 24th.
These much-anticipated performances will 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.
Coming back to appear for his New York City fans and friends, where it really all started for Linden, makes these Café Carlyle shows all the more significant. Linden reflects that "All performers dream of playing The Café Carlyle, which has always been one of my very favorite rooms in Manhattan, and certainly the most elegant. I'm really looking forward to these upcoming shows in May and I hope everyone can come out to help me celebrate."
Originally opened in 1955, Café Carlyle is New York City's bastion of classic cabaret entertainment, a place where audiences experience exceptional performers at close range in an exceedingly elegant setting. Since composer Richard Rodgers moved in as The Carlyle's first tenant, music has been an essential part of The Carlyle experience. Other talents who have made the Café Carlyle their musical home include Woody Allen, who regularly appears to play with the Eddy Davis New Orleans jazz band, and, for three decades, Café Carlyle was synonymous with the legendary Bobby Short, who thrilled sell-out crowds for 36 years. His spirit lives on through the music at Café Carlyle.