Feinstein’s at Loews Regency will close its doors after 14 years in January 2013. Michael Feinstein’s supper club, known for its intimate cabarets and concerts, will find a new home in the new year, though no exact venue has been announced. The move comes shortly after the Regency’s longtime restaurant manager Rae Bianco retired after 17 years. According to The New York Post, the Loews Regency Hotel plans to install a new restaurant.
“We are excited that Feinstein’s will be moving to a new location in 2013 when the Loews Regency Hotel undergoes a major renovation,” Feinstein said in a statement. “We have several new opportunities that we are considering at this time. It’s been an amazing 14 year run with the hotel and I am extremely proud to have helped present some of the country’s greatest entertainers. I am grateful to the hotel’s management and staff for their hard work and dedication. We look forward to entertaining New York audiences at Feinstein’s for the month of September and then our annual holiday show in December, followed by a special toast to the future on New Year’s Eve.”
Michael Feinstein is a multi-platinum-selling, Emmy and five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook.” His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. He also serves as artistic director of the Center for the Performing Arts.
Some of Feinstein’s notable performers over the years include Betty Buckley, Lea Michele, Orfeh, Barbara Cook, Matt Doyle, Laura Benanti, Terri White, Lucie Arnaz, Kerry Butler, Jarrod Spector, Aaron Lazar, and Jane Krakowski.
Feinstein's is currently located at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street in Manhattan.