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Jackie Mason to Return to Feinstein's at the Regency

Feinstein's at the Regency will continue its Spring 2007 season with the return engagement of the Emmy and Tony Award-winning comedy star Jackie Mason from April 10-21 in his last area appearance prior to Broadway. His show, All New: A Pre-Broadway Comedy Workout – which, according to press notes, "features his usual potent mix of political satire and insightful observations"– will be performed at Feinstein's before moving to the Great White Way. All performances are at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street).

Mason, "widely regarded as one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time, leaves audiences laughing until they cry and critics raving show after show. From humble comic beginnings in New York, the Borscht Belt, and comedy clubs around the country, he rose to be one the hottest comics in America in the early 1960's.  He reached the apex of American entertainment culture when he became a regular performer on the nation's preeminent television variety program, 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' only to fall into Sullivan's disfavor over the interpretation of a now legendary hand gesture during a live performance in 1962, an incident which cast a shadow over Mason's career for more than a decade."

Mason first emerged from that shadow in Los Angeles, where his one-man show, 'The World According to Me' originated in 1984 to wide acclaim. The show played a two and a half year run on Broadway in December 1986 and earned Mason a Tony Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, an Ace Award, an Emmy Award, and a Grammy nomination. It toured successfully in America and Europe for two years.  Mason returned to Broadway in 1990 with Jackie Mason: Brand New; in 1994 with Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect; in 1996 with Love Thy Neighbor; in 1999 with Much Ado about Everything; and in 2002 with Prune Danish. 

With these shows, Mason collected numerous nominations and awards from the Outer Critics Circle, the Grammy's, the Ace Awards and others.  An HBO special, "Jackie Mason on Broadway", earned him both an Emmy and an Ace Award. Over the years, Mason has appeared in a variety of films and television shows, most notably Caddyshack II, and the TV sitcom, "Chicken Soup."

Mason hosted a nationally syndicated radio talk show and together with his friend and collaborator, the divorce attorney Raoul Lionel Felder, he hosted both the weekly PBS talk television series "Crossing The Line" and BBC radio show "The Mason-Felder Report" three times each week. Mason and Felder also write together.  In 1997, Avon Books released The Jackie Mason, Raoul Felder Survival Guide to New York.  This followed Dove Books 'Jackie Mason and Raoul Felder's Guide to New York and Los Angeles Restaurants in 1996.  The authors have also been regular contributors to both The American Spectator and The Washington Times.

Feinstein's at the Regency will play the following schedule for this engagement: Tuesday through Saturday at 8:30 PM with late shows on Friday and Saturday at 11:00 PM. All shows have a $75.00 cover and a $40.00 minimum. Jackets are suggested but not required.  Feinstein's is located at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street in New York City. For ticket reservations and club information, please call (212) 339-4095 or visit us online at www.feinsteinsattheregency.com and TicketWeb.com.


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