Feinstein's at Loews Regency will continue its Fall 2012 season with the return of singer and television star Linda Purl, in her new show "Midnight Caravan: Travels through the Great New York Clubs." Recapturing the glamour of New York's swank hotspots like The Copacabana and The Blue Angel, Purl invokes the smoky, after-hours world of the 1940s and 50s. With musical direction by Tedd Firth, "Midnight Caravan" includes songs such as "Easy Living," "I Thought About You," and "My Romance," to name just a few.
Desi Arnaz, Jr. – the actor and musician known for TV appearances with his parents Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on "I Love Lucy" and "Here's Lucy," movies such as The Mambo Kings and his band Ricci, Desi & Billy – will be the show's special guest artist. "Midnight Caravan" will be performed on Sunday, September 30 and Monday, October 1 at the Loews Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street). Partial proceeds from the September 30 show will benefit The Actors Fund.
Linda Purl is an actress, singer, dancer and a mainstay of television. She has starred in over 40 television Movies of the Week, and currently is seen in the HBO series "True Blood." Other recent TV series roles have included Elizabeth Gaines in the Golden Globe winning runaway hit "Homeland" and Helene Beesley on "The Office," as well as "Lie to Me." She is probably best known as Charlene Matlock from the series "Matlock" and as Ashley Pfister, Fonzie's fiancée, from "Happy Days." Highlights of her Movies of the Week have been "Born Free," "The Last Days of Pompeii" (with Sir Laurence Olivier), "The Manions of America" (with Pierce Brosnan), "Like Normal People" the award winning docu-drama about a mentally retarded couple co-starring Shaun Cassidy. Linda's feature film credits include Disney's Mighty Joe Young, The Walking Major (with Toshiro Mifune), Crazy Mama (directed by Jonathan Demme) and Leo and Loree (produced by Ron Howard).
Stage credits include Broadway's Tony Award nominated The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Getting and Spending; Off Broadway: The Baby Dance; Hallelujah, Hallelujah!. Regional work: the original production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Dinner With Friends (Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville); Getting and Spending (Old Globe Theatre); The Road To Mecca (with Miss Julie Harris); John Brown's Body (Lobero Theatre); Nora (with Michael York), All the Way Home (with Miss Kim Hunter), The Three Penny Opera (with Miss Betty Buckley) and six seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Linda tours with her solo concert "Come Rain or Come Shine" nationally and internationally. Additionally she is currently touring in "A Night to Remember" with Broadway and television veteran Gregory Harrison. Linda's recordings include solo cuts on George and Ira Gershwin: A Musical Celebration; Cole Porter: A Musical Toast; Adler, Bock, Coleman; A Hollywood Christmas. Her solo albums are Alone Together and Out of this World Live (with special guest artist Desi Arnaz, Jr.) She is Founding Festival Director of the California InterNational Theatre Festival.