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Leanne Borghesi Will Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko in August

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The sumptuously talented Leanne Borghesi returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her all-new comedic show, BDSM (Beautiful Dirty Sexy Me) for two performances only - Friday, August 5 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 6 (8 p.m.). After her sold-out appearances last Fall with the smash-hit show, LUSH, Borghesi returns with a twist...whipping her strengths, truths, fears and desires into shape with a daring new solo show! Under the direction of Nicolas Minas, this powerhouse femme leads the audience through songs from prim and proper to sexy from the 20's-40's, Broadway, jazz and pop, with significant focus on the original Red Hot Mama Sophie Tucker. Accomplished Musical Director Michael Ferreri joins the evening to lead a swingin' trio featuring San Francisco's finest Roberta Drake on drums. A one-of-a-kind comedic musical evening not to miss! Tickets for Leanne Borghesi range in price from $25- $45 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com.

Leanne Borghesi, bi-coastal Cabaret, Musical Theatre and Performing Artist, currently resides in New York and San Francisco. A California native, graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (PCPA), Leanne has enjoyed performing coast to coast over the past 20 years. A two-year participant and equity guest artist at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Cabaret Conference in Connecticut, Leanne debuted her one woman show, BAZAZZ under the direction of Michael Bush alongside power house performers as- Amanda McBroom, Penny Fuller, Marilyn Maye, LiLlias White in Accentuate The Positive, A Johnny Mercer Tribute. Leanne attended the International Cabaret Conference at Yale University under teachings of Tovah Feldshuh, Sally Mayes, Julie Wilson and Sharon McKnight and performed in the UK with fellow colleagues in This Summer I Lived, featuring the original music of UK songwriter David Kent. Creator of infamous Faux Queen-Anita Cocktail and an original founding member of the comedic cabaret trio "B.O.O.B.S" (Busty, Outrageous, Over-the-Top, Broads, Singing), she has played to sold out houses from San Francisco-Los Angeles to NYC at: Feinstein's at the Nikko, Rrazz Room, MBar Hollywood, Herbst Theater, Marines Memorial, Palace of Fine Arts, Metropolitan Room and The Duplex in New York City.

Borghesi's previous theatre credits include Smeraldina in The Servant of Two Masters (Sonnet Rep, NYC), Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (CFRT, NC), Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (CenterREP), Dora Bailey in Singin' in the Rain (Gateway Playhouse, NYC), Jan in Mr. Irresistible (LaMaMa, NYC), Up Your A$$ (PS 122, NYC), Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone, Mrs. Medlock in The Secret Garden (TheatreWorks), Nancy in Oliver (PCPA Theaterfest), Mrs. Bassett in Eccentricities of a Nightingale (Aurora Theater), Petrushka in Pearls Over Shanghai (Thrillpeddlers), MerEdith Parker in Bat Boy and Acid Queen in Tommy (ROLT, SF). Leanne is the recipient of best actress award from the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards for NCTC's Productions of Dames at Sea (Mona Kent) and DIVALICIOUS (Solo show).

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 $35 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, through Restaurant Anzu. Cheese and dessert platters will also be available in the showroom.

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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