Regina Spektor on Saturday Night Live and write music for “Beauty”

Having spent the last four months traveling the world, winning over legions of fans with her unmistakable song-craft, Regina Spektor is very excited to make her Saturday Night Live debut this Saturday, October 10th and premiere her second single, Eet, from her critically acclaimed album, far. An artist known for her uninhibited imagination and acute sense of detail both in music and words, Spektor has joined playwright / director Tina Landau (Floyd Collins & Superior Donuts) and lyricist Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) to create a new Broadway bound musical called Beauty. In addition, Spektor has recorded a duet with Grammy award-winning violinist Joshua Bell for his latest Sony Classical album, At Home With Friends, which you can hear below. Fans will get a chance to see Spektor perform songs from far as she’s currently on a headlining tour of the states. This two-month tour has already included sold out shows in Boston, Detroit, Chicago and Philadelphia, and has upcoming dates at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on October 14th and Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre on October 28th.

An expansion of Landau’s 2002 acclaimed one-act play, Beauty uses the 1812 Grimm fairy tale Sleeping Beauty as a jumping off point for a contemporary and hauntingly provocative story of beauty lost and beauty found. Aimed for the 2011-12 Broadway season, Landau will write the book and direct; Spektor the music, Korie the lyrics and it will be produced by Elephant Eye Theatrical (Stuart Oken, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions). This will mark the first time Spektor has co-written a song with another. Korie was nominated for the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards as lyricist for Grey Gardens.

far, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200, is the follow up to Spektor’s breakthrough album Begin To Hope which spent 5 weeks in a row at #1 on the Billboard new artists chart before moving to #20 on the Billboard Top 100 and selling 1 million copies worldwide (Gold or Platinum in 7 countries).

Regina Spektor & Joshua Bell duet, The Left Hand Song, can be heard here:
http://music-mix.ew.com/2009/09/15/regina-spector-joshua-bell/

TOUR DATES:

October 12th The Calvin Theatre Northampton, MA
October 14th Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
October 26th House of Blues San Diego, CA
October 28th The Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
October 30th Fox Theatre Oakland, CA
November 1st Roseland Theater Portland, OR
November 3rd Paramount Theater Seattle, WA
November 6th In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT
November 7th Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
November 10th Verizon Wireless Theater Houston, TX
November 11th Stubbs BBQ Austin, TX
November 12th Nokia Theatre Dallas, TX
November 14th Truman State University Kirksville, MO
November 16th Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
November 17th Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Asheville, NC
November 19th Louisville Palace Theatre Louisville, KY
November 30th O2 Academy Birmingham
December 1st Academy Glasgow
December 3rd Apollo Manchester
December 4th HMV Hammersmith Apollo London
December 7th Circus Stockholm
December 8th Cirkus Stockholm
December 10th Rockefeller Oslo
December 11th Lisebergshallen Gothenburg
December 13th KB Malmo
December 14th Huxleys Neue Welt Berlin
December 16th Gasometer Vienna
December 17th Kaufleuten Zurich