Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Tony Winner Linda Lavin, 9/18-19
Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein announced today that Tony Award-winning actress, Linda Lavin, will bring her acclaimed show, Possibilities, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Thursday, September 18 (8 p.m.) and Friday, September 19 (8 p.m.). Following her starring role in Too Much Sun - reuniting her with playwright Nicky Silver (The Lyons) - at the Vineyard Theatre, Lavin makes her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with an eclectic mix of Broadway standards and cabaret songs from her extensive portfolio. Grammy Award-winning composer, famed musical director, and incomparable performer, Billy Stritch, will serve as Musical Director for the evening. Tickets for Linda Lavin range in price from $45 - $60 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.
Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein's at the Nikko presents a wide range of entertainers from stage and screen all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. There is 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.
This past season, she starred as Sean Hayes' mother in the NBC comedy "Sean Saves the World." In the past few years, Linda has remained busy with concerts, TV and theater, including her role in the Kennedy Center production of Follies; the Lincoln Center Theatre production of Other Desert Cities and the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of The Lyons, where Linda was nominated for a Tony for Best Actress in a Play, as well as Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play and Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award.
Ms. Lavin has been nominated for several Tony Awards and won in 1987 for Best Actress in a Play for Broadway Bound. Other nominations include Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 1970 for Last of the Red Hot Lovers; Tony Award nomination in 1998 for Best Featured Actress in a Play, The Diary of Anne Frank; the 2001 Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife and the 2010 Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play, Collected Stories. Additional roles on Broadway include Hollywood Arms, written by Carol Burnett and her daughter, the late Carrie Hamilton.
In addition to theater and concerts, audiences know Linda from her TV roles on "Barney Miller," "Damn Yankees!" opposite Phil Silvers and Lee Remick and as the waitress and mother in the sitcom "Alice" based on the award-winning film "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore." During the nine seasons (1976-1985) "Alice" was on the air, Linda nabbed two Golden Globe awards and an Emmy nomination. Ever the singer, she even sang "There's a New Girl in Town" over the opening credits of the show to the delight of her fans.
Linda's acclaimed concerts, from classic nightclubs to theaters and symphonies, include Songs and Confessions of a One-Time Waitress and her new show, Possibilities!, based on her recent CD, featuring "Two for the Road", "Rhode Island is Famous" and the title track, "You've Got Possibilities."
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.
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.