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Regina Spektor ’01 Debuts on Broadway

She’s playing a five-night residency featuring her early songs.

Regina Spektor ’01 (studio composition) went from Purchase to Manhattan playing clubs and songs she never wrote down and never recorded. She’s revisiting those songs during a five-day residency at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

Spektor was recently honored with induction into the Bronx Walk of Fame and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio declared June 11, 2019 Regina Spektor Day at a Russian heritage event at Gracie Mansion.

“After studying composition at Purchase College’s Conservatory of Music, she began playing in clubs in downtown Manhattan, including the SideWalk Café and the Knitting Factory, and in 2003 self-released the album “Soviet Kitsch.”

For her Broadway concerts, she has been revisiting her club-playing years to revive songs that never made it into a recording studio. Since she always played from memory and didn’t write her songs down, she’s been relying on fans who have uploaded amateur recordings online.”

Excerpt from “Regina Spektor Tunes Up for Broadway” on new