Stage and Screen Vet Lucie Arnaz to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut
Award-winning star of stage and screen Lucie Arnaz will bring An Intimate Evening with Lucie Arnaz to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, September 16 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, September 17 (7 p.m.).
Making her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut, Arnaz - joined by her longtime Musical Director Ron Abel - will present an eclectic mix of pop songs, Broadway showtunes, American standards, and hot Latin numbers...as well as some brand-new songs! Honoring her roots, her career and the songs close to her heart, An Intimate Evening with Lucie Arnaz is a feel-good evening filled with some of the best stories ever put to music.
For the nearly three decades, Lucia Arnaz has toured her critically acclaimed nightclub acts throughout the United States and Europe making stops in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno, Miami, Feinstein's at The Regency, the Cafe Carlyle in New York, to name a few. She has performed the opening number on The Academy Awards and at The White House. CDs include Just in Time, (Concord Jazz) and Latin Roots (LML Music).Lucie Arnaz began her career on television at 12 years old in a recurring role The Lucy Show, starring her mother, Lucille Ball. At 15, she became a series regular on Here's Lucy. In 1985 she starred in her own series, The Lucie Arnaz Show and, in 1989, the critically acclaimed Sons & Daughters, all on CBS. On film, Lucie co-starred in The Jazz Singer with Neil Diamond and Sir Laurence Olivier, in several made-for-television movies, including Who Killed The Black Dahlia, Washington Mistress, The Mating Season, Who Gets The Friends? with Jill Clayburgh, and Down to You, with Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Henry Winkler. Lucie's heart has always been in the live performance arena and she has been the recipient of a number of theatrical awards, including The Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Award, Outer Critic's Circle Award, Theatre World Award, and Chicago's famed Sarah Siddons Award for creating the roles of Kathy in the west-coast premier of Vanities at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, Annie Oakley in the Jones Beach production of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, for her Broadway debut as Sonia Wolsk in Neil Simon and Marvin Hamlisch's, They're Playing Our Song, in national tours of Seesaw, (directed by Michael Bennett), Social Security, (directed by Mike Nichols), opposite her husband, actor/writer Laurence Luckinbill, in Whose Life is it Anyway? and opposite Tommy Tune in My One and Only. In 2014, Lucie was named Broadway.com DC's Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her work as Berthe, the trapeze hanging, daredevil grandma in the First National Company of Pippin. Lucie has received rave reviews for her portrayals of Bella in Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Lost in Yonkers, Maria Callas in Terrance McNally's Tony-Award winning, Master Class, and as Ruth, in the pre-Broadway revival of Wonderful Town. Ms. Arnaz made her UK debut as Alexandra in the Cameron Mackintosh musical, Witches of Eastwick and returned to Broadway in 2006 as Murial in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.Lucie Arnaz and Larry Luckinbill formed ArLuck Entertainment which has produced all of her concert work, his four one-man shows, and been the recipient of an Emmy Award for their television documentary, Lucy & Desi: A Home Movie. Together they share five beautiful children. 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, through Restaurant Anzu. Cheese and dessert platters will also be available in the showroom. 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. For additional information on Lucie Arnaz, visit www.luciearnaz.com. For additional information on Feinstein's at the Nikko, go to www.hotelnikkosf.com/feinsteins.