Fact: Grammy winner Michael Feinstein has signed up to succeed late composer Marvin Hamlisch as the lead conductor of California's orchestra house Pasadena Pops following his death earlier this month (Aug12). He says, "It will take an enormous amount of work and study on my part to prepare. It's a delicious challenge and I'll certainly be learning along the way."
Fact: American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein is teaming up with Australian drag queen Dame Edna Everage for an unlikely new Broadway show. The odd couple is planning a night of laughs and songs and hope to dazzle New York theatre producers with their routine when they begin shopping it around next week (begs27Jul09), reports the New York Post.