Tovah Feldshuh Comes to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Weekend

Acclaimed Broadway, film and television star, Tovah Feldshuh - nominated six times for the Tony and Emmy Awards-brings to San Francisco for the first time, her award winning one-woman show, Tovah: Out of Her Mind! at Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - this weekend, December 13 (7 p.m.) and December 14 (7 p.m.). In Tovah: Out Of Her Mind!, Ms. Feldshuh will perform songs from Gershwin to Judy Collins as well as portray a gallery of hilarious characters 8 to 80 from socialite Muffy Brooke Asthma Alsop on Park Avenue to Grandma Ada in the Bronx. Tickets for Tovah Feldshuh range in price from $45-$60 and are available now 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.

On the New York stage, besides earning 4 Tony nominations for Best Actress, Ms. Feldshuh won 4 Drama Desk Awards, 4 Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Obie, the Theatre World Award, and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actress in Golda's Balcony. On the West Coast she received the San Diego's Theatre Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance in a Touring Show for Golda's Balcony as well and two Drama Logue awards for her Juliet and her first one woman show: Tovah: A Rush Hour Revue!

Most recently, Tovah stopped the show as the trapeze-swinging Berthe in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Pippin. Last season, she played Lady Politic in the acclaimed revival of Ben Jonson's Volpone at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. As Jason Zinoman of The New York Times raved, "No one earns more laughs than the marvelous Tovah Feldshuh."

For her other work on the New York stage, from Yentl, Saravà!, and Lend Me A Tenor to Golda's Balcony and Irena's Vow, she has earned four Tony nominations for Best Actress and won four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Obie, the Theatre World Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actress. On October 3, 2004, Golda's Balcony became the longest-running one-woman show in the history of Broadway. Since then, Ms. Feldshuh toured Golda's Balcony to Los Angeles' Wadsworth Theatre, San Francisco's Geary Theater, London's Shaw Theatre, Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, Ft Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse, the Old Globe in San Diego (Theatre Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance in a Touring Show), Theater J in Washington, D.C., and 710 Main Theater in Buffalo. She just completed an engagement at the beautiful new New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Recently, Ms. Feldshuh starred as Abigail Brewster opposite Betty Buckley in Scott Schwartz's production of Arsenic and Old Lace and made her directorial debut in New York City with Naomi Ragen's Women's Minyan.

Other shows on Broadway include Cyrano (with Christopher Plummer), Rodgers and Hart and Dreyfus in Rehearsal. Feldshuh portrayed the title roles in the Roundabout Theatre's She Stoops to Conquer and Mistress of the Inn, BAM's Three Sisters with Rosemary Harris and Ellen Burstyn, and played in the long-running hits Love, Loss, and What I Wore and The Vagina Monologues. She portrayed the legendary Tallulah Bankhead in her own Tallulah Hallelujah!, which was chosen as one of the Ten Best Plays of the Year by USA Today. Among other roles, Ms. Feldshuh has portrayed Rose in Gypsy, Diana Vreeland in Full Gallop, Jean Brodie in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Sarah Bernhardt, Stella Adler, Sophie Tucker, Katharine Hepburn, three queens of Henry VIII and nine Jews from birth to death in Off-Broadway's Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh.

Film audiences recognize Ms. Feldshuh from Fox Searchlight's "Kissing Jessica Stein," for which she won the Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress; "A Walk On The Moon" with Diane Lane and Viggo Mortensen; "Happy Accidents" with Marisa Tomei, "The Corruptor" with Mark Wahlberg, "Daniel" with Tim Hutton, "The Idolmaker" (Dir. Taylor Hackford), "Brewster's Millions," "Cheaper to Keep Her," "Three Little Wolfs," "Friends and Family," "Old Love," "Nunzio," "The Believer," "Life On The Ledge," "The Alchemist," "Love Life," "Eavesdrop," "A Buddy Story" and "Toll Booth"(winner - Best Supporting Actress - Method Fest), among others. She appeared onscreen in "O Jerusalem" in which she plays Golda Meir opposite Ian Holm and Tom Conti, "Lady in the Water" for M. Night Shyamalan opposite Paul Giamatti and "Just My Luck" with Lindsay Lohan. Films soon to be released include Peter Bogdanovich's "She's Funny That Way" with Jennifer Aniston & Owen Wilson, "Angelica" with Janet McTeer, "The Life" with Ryan O'Nan and Jerry Ferrara, and Laura Lopez's "Acts of Mercy" as ex-Vietnam and Korean War nurse Ruth Baker. Two marvelous short films soon to be seen: "Broken Pieces" (a study of Alzheimer's) and "Glinda Gristwald" for which she was awarded Best Actress in the Hollywood Shorts Film Festival.

On television, she received her first Emmy nomination for her portrayal of the Czech freedom fighter Helena in "Holocaust." She starred opposite Tommy Lee Jones in "The Amazing Howard Hughes," James Woods in "Citizen Cohn," Bill Cosby on "The Cosby Mysteries" and "The Cosby Show" and Richard Dreyfuss in "The Education Of Max Bickford." She was nominated for her second Emmy for her work on "Law & Order" as defense attorney Danielle Melnick. Last year, she completed filming "Covert Affairs" (USA Network), where she played the head of Israeli Intelligence. This year, she plays the exacting Russian ballet mistress Ivana in the Starz miniseries Flesh and Bone. She is currently filming for AMC in an undisclosed location for an undisclosed television series, in which she will debut in 2015.

Her one-woman show, Tovah: Out Of Her Mind!, sold out in London's West End at the Duke Of York's and culminated in a symphonic concert with Billy Crystal at Los Angeles' Royce Hall. The Boston Globe selected Tovah: Out Of Her Mind! as the best one-person show of 2000. Ms. Feldshuh created a new concert entitled Mining Golda: My Journey to Golda Meir which played the West End, Manchester, Leeds, Johannesburg, and Sydney, Australia. She was the first artist ever to be asked to extend at the renowned NYC nightclub Feinstein's at the Loew's Regency with Tovah: In a Nutshell! Her latest concert was entitled Tovah: On, Off & now UNDER Broadway with which she made her 54 Below debut.

On the US West Coast she starred at the Ahmanson as Regina in Lillian Hellman's Another Part Of The Forest and served as a leading lady for Jack O'Brien and Craig Noel at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in such shows as Romeo and Juliet, Two Gentlemen Of Verona, Measure For Measure, The Country Wife and Tovah: A Rush Hour Revue, where she was named an Associate Artist and won two Drama Logue Awards for her Juliet and for her first one-woman show.

Ms. Feldshuh, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, and a winner of the McKnight Fellowship to the Guthrie Theatre and the University of Minnesota, has taught at Yale, Cornell and New York Universities and was awarded two honorary Doctors of Humane Letters. She is a supporter of Seeds of Peace, a non-profit, non-political organization that helps teenagers from regions of conflict and is the recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award and the Israel Peace Medal. Ms. Feldshuh is married to New York attorney, Andrew Harris Levy. They have two children, Garson Brandon and Amanda Claire.

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.



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