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Feinstein's at the Nikko welcomes Adam & Anthony Live, starring Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, original stars of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning rock musical, RENT which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. For this special intimate club engagement, original RENT stars Adam & Anthony come together in a pop/rock evening celebrating their individual musical careers as well as the Broadway cultural hit, RENT. Both stars come to Feinstein's at The Nikko direct from current Broadway star-turns: Anthony Rapp in Broadway's If/Then (currently on a National tour) and Adam currently starring in the hit musical Disaster. These two friends will share stories about the hit show that brought them together 20 years ago and perform songs from the Pulitzer Prize-winning show, as well as their individual material.
Regarded by many as the world's finest traditional Irish band, Altan is renowned for its heartwarming, dynamic live performances that range from touching ballads to hard-hitting reels and jigs. Throughout its career Altan has shown an unwavering commitment to the beauty of traditional music, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers.
Amy Hānaiali'i, Hawaii's top-selling female vocalist of all time, will bring aloha to Feinstein's at the Nikko this holiday season. Continuing the tradition of her ancestral roots, Hānaiali'i will take audiences on a musical journey – from 1930s New York City, to the silver screen of Hollywood, to the golden age of the Rat Pack, to present day Hawaii. Blending these genres with her contemporary original compositions, Hānaiali'i will also perform classic Christmas songs in Hawaiian.
Direct from Bahia in northern Brazil—a place where otherwise long forgotten gods are still remembered—comes this irresistible troupe famous for its explosive drumming, feverish dancing and uncontainable energy. Its display of Bahian folkloric dances of African origin was described as a "non-stop extravaganza" by the San Francisco Chronicle. Balé Folclórico da Bahia brings thrilling choreography, joyous rhythms, and a feisty, flirtatious exuberance to every performance.
The brainchild of Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt— two former principal dancers of The Royal Ballet— Balletboyz is London's hottest groundbreaking and distinctly masculine dance company renowned for their exciting and innovative blend of live performance and original filmwork. Featuring two new commissions by Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos, the evening takes an elegant, powerful and provocative look at life and death.
Show begins when the director asks the audience to suggest a popular film title and then the cast, right there on the spot, improvise the "black version" of that film complete with its improvised soundtrack, dance numbers, DVD extras, audition reels & more.
The Black Version is a completely improvised show that started at The Groundlings Theatre in LA in 2010 to sold out crowds and great reviews. Rolling Stone magazine calls the show "Hot" and the cast a "Comedic A-Team", LA Weekly says the show is "Red Hot" and "Scores more than it's share of belly laughs" while the LA Times calls the show "A Winner"!
Broadway actors, dancers and producers from Tony-Award winning and fan-favorite shows including South Pacific, The Producers, The Book of Mormon, Motown the Musical and Les Misérables have assembled the highest caliber of Los Angeles-based Broadway performers to offer Angelenos an intimate and heart-stopping taste of Broadway. The show features a live band, rotating program and special celebrity guests. The producers intend to continue the show on a weekly basis at W Hollywood.
Business Casual is rapidly becoming a fixture in the Bay Area vocal music scene. As their name suggests, Business Casual combines unexpected musical styles to produce fresh a cappella versions of vintage chart toppers and today's hits. Featuring powerful leads, floor thumping bass, and sizzling beats, you won't believe that this group is using only their voices! Business Casual explores a wide range of genres including funk, folk, pop, soul, swing, and R&B, guaranteeing that there is something for everyone in their energetic, all-ages shows.
Prime Time is an award - winning jazz - centered contemporary a cappella group from the Bay Area that specializes in heartfelt singing, exquisite musicianship, and an approachable, honest performance style. Separately, the singers have decades of experience spanning multiple styles and cultures. Together, they have one goal - to let the music shine in and through them, as they reach out to touch, inspire, and entertain the listeners.
The election may be over, but the laughter continues! The Capitol Steps return with brand new and up-to-the-minute political satire song parodies that take aim at the outrageous goings on—from the campaign trail, congress and other political hot spots! Their trademark no-holds-barred approach to the headlines of the day in song and sketch is guaranteed to keep both sides of the aisle laughing, bringing down the House…and Senate!
Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, supercharges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud celebration of spectacular mid-century car culture, space age style, landmark attractions, festive fashions, outrageous architecture, theme parks, and much, much more!
One of the true hit makers of the 1990"s, Collin Raye still continues to crank out soulful, heartfelt material with the honesty and richness that is signature to his vocals. With 21 top 10 singles including four number one hits: "Love, Me", "In This Life", "My Kinda Girl", and "I Can Still Feel You," Collin Raye has long been considered as one of Country music's most passionate and energizing showmen!
Complexions makes it "sensationally, jaw-droppingly clear that we live in the age of the super dancer, at a time when technical virtuosity is being redefined as an expressive state" (Dance Magazine). Under the artistic direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions continues to lead the way with its unprecedented approach to contemporary ballet. A show that literally rocks—with the So Cal premiere of Strum, set to the music of Metallica, plus a piece on unrequited love set to J.S. Bach's Chromatic Fantasy!
Get your entire family into the spirit of the season with a Carpenter Center holiday tradition of cherished Vince Guaraldi tunes and more—starring jazz pianist David Benoit, featured vocalist Sara Gazarek, and special appearance by the All-American Boys Chorus!
The Broadway star (Wicked, A Light in the Piazza) returns with a strong, confident baritone that soars into the tenor range, and a charm that's undeniably magnetic!
Discover extraordinary ways that ordinary people are changing the world with an evening of insight by Nicholas D. Kristof—human rights advocate and an esteemed columnist for The New York Times. Kristof will discuss his celebrated book, A Path Appears, as he motivates through captivating stories of individuals and organizations applying research, evidence-based strategies, and innovative ideas to make the world a better place.
A stellar cast of four sensational entertainers perform the hits from four of the most iconic musical styles in pop music history! This Vegas style revue is complete with fun costumes, and choreographed production numbers like "Twist and Shout," "Stop in the Name of Love," "Surfin' USA, "Stayin' Alive," and more!
Broadway veteran Franc D'Ambrosio returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance of his acclaimed show, I'll Be Seein' Youz…A Bronx Boy's Musical Perspective of World War II. Featuring lively tunes made popular between 1939–1946, the evening will also include charismatic stories from Mr. D'Ambrosio's colorful Italian family.
Franc D'Ambrosio is best known as "The Iron Man of the Mask" having played the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award winning musical The Phantom of the Opera for more than 2300 performances; a record he held for a decade. From this notoriety, D'Ambrosio was cast by Barry Manilow as the lead in his touring production of Copacabana.
Join George Takei—the noted actor and activist with a signature wit—as he offers insight into his rise to celebrity as a sci-fi icon, his remarkable journey as social media luminary, and his passionate role in the fight for LGBTQ equality in America. Dedicated to empowering others to beat the odds and make a difference, Takei reveals his personal story of his family's forced internment as Japanese Americans during WWII in this intimate evening.
J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation combines text, music, stunning projected video and images to explore the world of the artisans—papermakers, violin carvers, string spinners, and performers—who helped J.S. Bach realize his musical genius. This latest multimedia creation by the acclaimed Alison Mackay redefines the concert experience!
As America's hottest illusionist, Jason Bishop mystifies with stunning and original state-of-the art magic, award-winning sleight of hand, and one-of-a-kind grand illusions delivered with a totally modern energy and an outstanding rock soundtrack. From exclusive grand illusions to close-up magic projected onto a huge screen—no other touring illusionist showcases such a diverse array of talents and virtuosity!
Jim Brickman, award-winning songwriter and pianist, brings his most entertaining and romantic concert of the year, Pure Piano: The Greatest Hits. Brickman's engaging stage presence seamlessly blends emotion and humor with music that touches the heart. Brickman leads the audience on a personal escape with stirring solo piano and vocal collaborations, including hits like "Angel Eyes," "Valentine," "If You Believe" and "Love of My Life." Jim Brickman in concert strikes the perfect balance of musical intimacy, compelling storytelling and a personal connection with every audience member.
Kick off the holidays as The Jive Aces deck the hall with high energy music, wild stage show, and irresistible humor! The UK's No.1 jive and swing band performs energetic renditions of Christmas Classics and fresh arrangements of classics—from such greats as Louis Prima, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin and more—leaving the audience cheering!
Comedic master John Cleese—often regarded as the funniest man alive—returns to share hilarious anecdotes about his colorful life and career, which spans more than 50 years! Best known for his idiosyncratic turns in Monty Python's Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers and A Fish Called Wanda, John Cleese enthralls audiences worldwide with his wit, his charm, and his unique brand of unrelenting humor!
Following two previous sold-out engagements, Jonathan Poretz returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his newest show, Sinatra, Dino, Darin & Davis – When Vegas Was Vegas! Backed by the six-piece Fil Lorenz Orchestra, Poretz will recreate the heyday of a young Las Vegas, bringing a 60s vibe to the Feinstein's at the Nikko stage. His authentic, big band arrangements of everyone's favorite songs from the vast catalogs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Sammy Davis, Jr, includes such celebrated songs as "I've Got You Under My Skin," "I've Got the World On a String," "Ain't That A Kick In The Head," "Everybody Loves Somebody,""Beyond The Sea," "Mack The Knife," "Mr. Bojangles," "Candy Man," "My Way," New York, New York," and many more. This show is a swingin' big band tribute to the icons of a generation and the men who transformed a desert's heat into an oasis of cool.
A true living legend, José Feliciano delivers an exhilarating and magnetic performance while displaying remarkable dexterity on the guitar, and a voice that resonates with strength and power. Accompanied by his band, Felciano shares his trademark ability to re-invent rock classics with a Latin spin, as demonstrated in one of his biggest hits, "Light My Fire." Truly a night to remember, don't miss your chance to see him doing what he does best!
Although still considered the Bay Area's best kept jazz secret, Kenny Washington has managed to earn a stellar reputation among his peers like trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, pianist Geoffrey Keezer, vibraphonist Joe Locke as well as singers Kim Nalley and Mark Murphy who declared "Kenny's got the gift." The Pacific Mambo Orchestra featured Washington on their eponymous 2014 Grammy-winning album and Joe Locke designed a gorgeous program of standards around him on" For the Love of You" (El Music).
Direct from her Tony Award-nominated role in Roundabout Theater Company's critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of She Loves Me, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her new show, Tales from Soprano Isle. In this humorous evening, Benanti will perform songs from throughout her celebrated career, as well as share stories and personal anecdotes from her life on and off the stage!
She took the Broadway stage by storm at age 18 as Maria in The Sound of Music opposite Richard Chamberlain and won the 2008 Tony Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical in Gypsy also starring Patti LuPone with Direction by Arthur Laurents. Other Broadway credits include Women of the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Tony Nomination) In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, The Wedding Singer, Nine starring Antonio Banderas, Swing! (Tony Nomination), and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods (Tony Nomination)
The sumptuously talented Leanne Borghesi returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko in her new comedic show, BDSM (Beautiful Dirty Sexy Me). 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 (NYC), this powerhouse femme leads the audience through songs from prim and proper to sexy from the 20's- 40's, Broadway, Jazz & Pop, with significant focus on the original Red Hot Mama- Sophie Tucker. Accomplished Musical Director, Michael Ferreri (NYC) joins the evening to lead a swingin' trio featuring SF's finest- Roberta Drake on drums. A one of a kind comedic musical evening not to miss
Feinstein's at the Nikko is pleased to present the acclaimed Los Angeles musical theatre series A Little New Music. This fast paced presentation of the best new or unheard musical theatre songs is performed by a talented cast of West Coast performers and is guaranteed to not only entertain but to keep your finger on the pulse of the future of the artform.
Since 2013, A Little New Music has introduced an impressive array of over 150 songs by established and emerging composers alike, presented by stars of stage and screen including Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden); Tony Award Winning Writer Jeff Marx (Avenue Q); Tony, Drama Desk and Emmy nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, Shrek the Musical); Tony Award Nominee Kevin Chamberlin (Seussical the Musical, Disaster The Musical) Shoshana Bean (Wicked); Eric Peterson (Shrek the Musical); Barrett Foa (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; NCIS: Los Angeles) Nicole Parker (Wicked, MADtv) and Michael Sheppard (Little Shop of Horrors).
Believe it or not Lucie Arnaz is celebrating more than 50 years in show business. She began her long career in a recurring role on The Lucy Show opposite her mother Lucille Ball before becoming a series regular on Here's Lucy and later starring in The Lucie Arnaz Show and Sons & Daughters. In 2001 Lucie and her brother, Desi Arnaz, executive produced the I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special which received an Emmy Nomination.
On the big screen Lucie has has starred opposite Neil Diamond and Sir Laurence Olivier in The Jazz Singer for which she received a Golden Globe Nomination.
Feinstein's at the Nikko continues the celebration of Composer and Lyricist Jerry Herman with a concert production of Mame on the 50th Anniversary of this beloved musical which won three Tony Awards including nod for Best Performances by a Leading and Featured Actress for Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur.
Based on the book "Auntie Mame" Mame is set in new York during the Great Depression and tells the story of Mame Dennis, an eccentric bohemian whose life is interrupted when she becomes the guardian for her nephew Patrick.
Meg Mackay, Jesse Cortez and Sharon McNight lead our cast that also features Darlene Popovic, Laura Arthur, Branden Noel Thomas and Teresa Attridge.
"From the first note, Mandy Harvey tames her audience into stunned appreciation," proclaims LA Times, as the jazz singer effortlessly glides from breathy jazz standards to growling blues!
Marilyn! is set in the present day - Michelle is a young journalist from England researching Marilyn Monroe to commemorate the actress' 90th birthday. She visits Charlie Page, one of Marilyn's drivers, who is now living a life of solitude. Two stories emerge as Charlie bonds with Michelle he recalls Marilyn Monroe's phenomenal life in flashback and reveals the real reason behind his living as a recluse for over forty years…
Join us as we chronicle the life of Norma Jeane on her epic path to becoming the unforgettable Marilyn Monroe. This one-night-only special event features celebrity Q&A guests, an exclusive exhibit of Marilyn's clothing and possessions, and is crowned with an original biographical musical, featuring the very best talent that Los Angeles, Broadway, and Las Vegas have to offer!
Marquee Five brings a spunky, intelligent flair with tight harmonies and exciting five-part arrangements as they visit hits by greats like George & Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and more!
Marquee Five brings a spunky, intelligent flair with tight harmonies and exciting five-part arrangements as they visit hits by greats like George & Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and more!
Melissa O'Keefe returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one glamorously star-studded night with the premiere of her brand new cabaret, When I Get Famous.
Exploring the wild world of fame and celebrity (in a glitzy, tongue-in-cheek fashion!), When I Get Famous is an intimate cabaret affair, featuring a selection of vintage and contemporary jazz, pop, rock and musical theatre showstoppers.
The hour-long staged adaptation—perfect for ages 3-8—features endearing puppets, stunning scenery, and evocative music of stories that have delighted generations. Goodnight Moon celebrates familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny tells a pretend tale of leaving home and a parent's love!
Griffiths pays homage to Cole Porter—and his legacy that continues to sparkle—with all of the provocative and witty lyrics as well as the sophisticated rhythms and melodies!
Mona Golabek intertwines some of the world's most beloved piano music in this poignant tribute to her remarkable mother, Lisa Jura, as she shares the true story of how the young Jewish pianist eascaped Nazi-controlled Austria and triumphed through her talent.
Paradox Vocal Band, having just celebrated their two year anniversary, is a professional San Francisco a cappella group, singing original arrangements and mash-ups of the current hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
Paula Poundstone is back with her legendary ability to create humor on the spot! Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Poundstone can find the hilarious angle of almost any subject—from the absurdity of the political world to the deviousness of housecats—and deliver it with impeccable timing and razor-sharp wit. Heard regularly on NPR's popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me, Poundstone is famous for her spontaneity where every performance is unique!
The cult favorite returns by demand after five sold out appearances! Experience two hours of thrilling visuals choreographed to one of the greatest bands of all time, Pink Floyd! With vivid multi-screen video projections, cutting edge laser technology, and the theatre's state-of-the-art sound system—it's got all the excitement of a live concert!
Ro Sham Bo is a dynamic sextet singing original arrangements of jazz, latin, and funk tunes, all a cappella. This award-winning group has been entertaining the Bay Area for two decades. In 2013, Ro Sham Bo took home the 1st place championship at the SF Bay Area Regional Harmony Sweepstakes.
Ro Sham Bo has performed to sold-out audiences at Anna's Jazz Island and the historic La Pena Cultural Center. You can also find them serenading listeners at the eclectic and personality filled Omega Salvage, the quirky Van Kleef bar in Uptown Oakland and at the family friendly Montclair Farmers Market.
Called the "burly tenor with a big, silvery voice" by Variety, Ronan Tynan, accompanied by his long time pianist Bill Lewis, bring to Feinstein's at the Nikko a repertoire that is diverse as it is entertaining: a mix of Irish, selections from the great American songbook, contemporary, as well as newly written material. The New York Times recognizes Tynan's "unornamented singing as distinct relief, who lets the lines of familiar melodies soar without fancy embellishment."
Introduced to American audiences in 1999 as a member of The Irish Tenors, Tynan continues to perform throughout the United States and record new material as a solo artist. In addition, he is currently the Alltech Visiting Artist in Residence at the University of Kentucky's Opera Theatre program teaching Vocal Performance and Voice and Repertoire classes with a focus in oratorio and opera at the undergraduate and graduate level.
For The Record returns to Los Angeles to celebrate legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese. The acclaimed For The Record series is a unique, genre-bending form of live entertainment turning the soundtracks of iconic filmmakers into thrilling immersive theatrical concerts. American Crime Requiem explores more than 40 years of Scorsese's storytelling, his passion for music and the people who make it. The show stars an eclectic mix of artists from the worlds of music, stage and screen performing an epic set list from GoodFellas, Casino, The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street and more. Part rock concert, part drama, part nightclub. all legendary!
The Singing Bois is a queer pop quartet based in Oakland, California. Part boy band, part Rat Pack, they create spaces for masculine-of-center and POC musicians within new and classic styles such as R&B, soul, rock, jazz, and Latin genres. Twisting gender expectations, they blend musical precision, playful staging, and sexy swagger. Known for their unique interpretations of songs by everyone from Sam Cooke to Selena, The Singing Bois make audible a range of masculinities and tell queer, butch, and trans stories through song.
The Jeanettes are a Bay Area vocal quartet harmonizing to retro hits from iconic artists of the 1950s and 60s such as the Shirelles, the Marvelettes, and the Chordettes. The lively ladies sing in sweet harmony to original arrangements of doo wop, barbershop and girl group favorites. Audiences young and old swoon for their toe tapping beats and eye catching style.
Spencer Day invites you to join him as he travels through a 100 year period of music that has inspired him as a songwriter. This is the premiere of his new show, Western Standard Time, featuring several original compositions, as well as unique takes on songs from artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Paul Simon, Blondie to Gershwin, Cole Porter, and a few one hit wonders. By weaving together music from every decade of the last century, Day reveals how much these songs share in common and have informed his creative sensibility. Spencer is thrilled to return to San Francisco to perform this unique showcase for the first time ever!
Pop, jazz and blues Phenom Suede has been described like "Adele meets Diana krall meets Bette Midler-sassy, smooth and intoxicating." No pressure, right? Please. she was Joan Rivers' opening act, people. She's up to it. Expect to be swooned. Expect to be moved to tears. Expect to laugh. Expect the unexpected in her show Anything could Happen.
Suede plays piano, guitar and trumpet but voice is her first instrument and entertaining is clearly her first love. She is a consummate performer and song stylist celebrating her 25th year as an independent artist on her own label, Easily Suede Music.
After four previous sold-out engagements, Bay Area favorite, Tom Reardon, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with a brand–new show, The Ladies Who Lunch – a tribute to the great women who have graced the Broadway stage and our lives. Reardon will be joined on-stage by The Ladies: Eryn Allen (Musical Director), Roberta Drake (drums), Deborah Del Mastro (trumpet), Carolyn Walter (saxophone), and Amanda Wu (bass). Special guests include Morgan Breedveld and Jessica Fisher. Choreography is provided by Leslie Waggoner. Daren A.C. Carollo produces and directs.
Troilus & Cressida has been called Shakespeare's 'play for the 21st century'. A satirical comedy of the Trojan War, it is at turns a love story, a war story, a comedy, a tragedy and a history. A scathing dramatization of hotly contemporary issues: utter disillusionment with government not least.
Emmy Award-winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. Plucked out of total obscurity as a high school senior, Vicki went on to become part of the now-legendary cast of the "Carol Burnett Show." At the ripe, old age of 24, Vicki created her most endearing character to date, Thelma Harper, or "Mama" as she is better known to her fans. After the Burnett Show, Vicki went on to star in "Mama's Family." The multi-talented entertainer is mostly known for her acting and comedic talents, but she also earned a gold record for the 1973 hit, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia." Ms. Lawrence takes the stage first in this two-woman show. "My show is not a retrospective," she explains. "It is a mixture of stand-up comedy, music and my observations about real life. I think people will get a kick out of the things Mama has an opinion about. Where Mama is concerned, expect the unexpected."
Kicking off a three-season celebration leading up to Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday, LA Opera presents three semi-staged concert performances of Wonderful Town, a sassy and brassy love letter to the bright lights of the Big Apple! Filled with Broadway snap and jazzy sizzle, Bernstein's score crackles with electricity and energy.
Two sisters move to New York, eager to take the big city by storm. One can't find a man no matter what she does, and the other can't keep them away. Bernstein's beloved score, combined with brilliant lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, makes Wonderful Town one of the greatest treasures of Broadway's Golden Age.