Regina Spektor & Amanda Palmer covered “My Favorite Things” on Broadway (watch)
Regina Spektor began her Broadway residency at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Thursday night (6/20), playing a 25-song set that spanned her career and included a surprise appearance from Amanda Palmer, who came out to accompany Regina on a cover of "My Favorite Things." From Gothamist:
Toward the end of the set, after playing many of her classics like "Grand Hotel," "Firewood," "Blue Lips," and "You've Got Time" (with Jack Dishel back on drums), Spektor, stating that she intended to "homage the fuck out of this stage," brought the house down with the aforementioned "A Few of My Favorite Things," from The Sound of Music, alternating piano and accordion with Amanda Palmer and Lance Horne, who gamely did their best parody of musical theater voicing.
Watch a video clip of that cover below.
More about Regina's Broadway debut from Gothamist:
Throughout the night, Spektor seemed delighted with the chance to play a storied stage, which has featured shows like The Sound of Music and Hello, Dolly!, and has recently been featuring limited runs by Morrissey, Mel Brooks, and Yanni. She frequently exclaimed "Broadway!" in a sing-song sendup of a theater voice, and waved the requisite jazz hands. The production is distinguished from her normal concerts by a more elaborate stage-set; a colorful LCD backdrop showing abstract animations and drone shots; and the presence of Caleb Teicher, a graceful tap-dancer who provided percussion and visual accompaniment on songs including "Prisoners," "Somedays," and her new single "Spacetime Fairytale."
There are four more nights of Regina's Broadway residency still to come, June 21, 22, 25, and 26, and tickets are still on sale.
Amanda released the excellent There Will Be No Intermission, her first proper solo album in seven years, back in March. Her tour in support of it picks back up in September with international dates, which you can see here.