Fire fire fire fire and fire... #Broadwayregi memories... Still floating... photo by @danielryanvideo 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Happy 4th of July, friends! Here’s some fresh digital corn and a hug! Hope you are having a beautiful day and night!
Happy PRIDE! How hard people have fought to come this far- and how much further we have to go... Love conquers, and love heals! Equal rights, and hope for a rainbow bright future! #pride 👊❤️🌈
@calebteicher and @evita_in_sync flying! This is a dancer appreciation post! Caleb and Evita are beautiful humans and artists and friends and we’re all so lucky to have had the chance to hang and work with them on these shows! THANK YOU!!! ❤️ #broadwayregi *black and white photos of Caleb by @shervinfoto ✨
Oh the memories! This #Broadwayregi couldn’t fall asleep till 5:18am and the sky was light... Our home has been turned into a secret garden of flower arrangements and bouquets... We live in a happy flower shop now! @murkanpianist was our amazing special guest for the very last night!!! Thanks Ben!!! I can’t begin to express my gratitude to the most amazing music and dance and art collaborators, my entire team, the Lunt-Fontanne theater staff, the wonderful promoters and producers, and of course- the kindest and the most inspiring audiences... Extra super huge thank you to @jackdishel How lucky I am to have you in this crazy world! 🎶🎶🎶 Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue... And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true...🎶🎶🎶 I love you all! *Sent express mail from my overflowing heart... thank you thank you thank you❤️❤️❤️ Polaroid memories courtesy of the ever handsome and rad @shervinfoto 💃🏽 thank you @zaczacposen / @zacposen team for my Cinderella dresses
Last night was so DREAMY! Our penultimate show happened! Some glimpses from the show and soundcheck courtesy of @danielryanvideo Last bows, Marquee, Linda in silhouette during soundcheck, laughing with my pal during soundcheck, and piano hands;-) The beautiful and talented @lindacardellini was our special guest on her birthday! What an incredible experience all these shows have been! Everyone makes it such a joy- I can’t begin to express my gratitude! See you tonight for our last night of #Broadwayregi ❤️💃🏽🥰 We love you!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Oh friends! What can I say! 3 shows have been played, and 2 shows are left! I keep going to sleep at 3am cause I’m so emotional and adrenaline and it’s #broadway Here are some more glimpses! First couple from my amazing friend Christina @cdar_sea Then me and Mr. #linmanuelmiranda and Vanessa and sneaky side of stage pic he took that I love, then some shots of me and @lance_horne and @amandapalmer curtesy of @summerlalande and finally some beautiful flowers from my amazing voice teacher @wendyparr who has helped me so much getting ready to sing for you all... I have fallen madly in love with Broadway! I have fallen in love with the Lunt-Fontanne! I have 2 days off now... There are two shows left... June 25th and June 26th... This is magic! Thank you to everyone who has been coming to the shows and making my heart overflow! Thank you to all the incredible special guests we’ve had so far! 2 surprises left :-) I have so many more photos to collect and share. (For example I need to find something that will show the fun @eugene_hutz And @professorsergey of #gogolbordello brought last night!) ❤️👊 #broadwayregi #sundayfunday #love
Oh good morning Sunshine! NIGHT 3 of #Broadwayregi coming up! I can’t keep up with all the excitement/ fun/ photos- here are a few glimpses! Marquee courtesy of @shervinfoto All other photos taken by yours truly! What a dream and what a trip! Come hang out with us! 3 shows left! See you tonight! ❤️👊❤️ Cc @amandapalmer @jackdishel @brickcello @mathiaskunzli #monicadavis PS sorry to the @playbill truck and workers if you felt stalked as I took a million photos. I was just SO EXCITED! I’ve never had a playbill before!!!! And to have my special #pride🌈 playbill was amazing!!!
Posters signed ✔️(thanks @shervinfoto for this amazing shot:-) We’re making the Lunt-Fontanne our home for the next week (5 shows!) Come visit us and run away from the June rains into a world of songs and dances and foggy lights and special guests and little dreams! #Broadwayregi 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
Cutest damn dancers @calebteicher & @evita_in_sync You never have to wonder what instrument @mathiaskunzli plays @brad_whiteley is finding spacetime sounds while wearing his rad Only Son shirt cc: @jackdishel That time of night rehearsal when bows get balanced on faces @brickcello Beth Meyers and Monica Davis And there is no more kind act than to tape down a pedal real good. REAL GOOD! Seriously. Thank you to all for these rehearsals! #broadwayregi
What a fun show with @sethmeyers on @latenightseth tonight! Playing Loveology with strings and welcoming the Broadway Shows that start EXACTLY A WEEK FROM TONIGHT! The first 3 photos are taken by Jon Pack/NBC, the black and white collage of me getting ready is by the one and only @shervinfoto and the other fun photos (me in a Fred and Seth sandwich, me laughing hysterically with Fred Armisen aka @sordociego , me ever so casually strolling over to the Lunt-Fontanne and standing by my Marquee and twirling in the incredible dress by @zacposen / @zaczacposen 💃🏽 - all those pictures were taken by the one and only @jackdishel ❤️ I call that last one “What do you think is up there?” 🎻
@sethmeyers here we are rehearsing. That lovely sneaky first photo courtesy of the brilliant and ninja vibe photographer @sordociego 😉🎶 The dressing room with keyboard is the same room @lindacardellini was in last night. It’s empty without her beautiful smile and heart... the jagged camera work is all me but the amazing string players somehow could withstand it! And I don’t seem to know which way to wave at the camera. That wave was meant to you- but waving at a grand @steinwayandsons works too. Pianos love little hellos ✨🎶✨💕🤗
Last night with my incredible and talented and beautiful and glowing friend @lindacardellini. What are the chances that we’re on @latenightseth 1 day apart! I can’t wait to play tonight! I’ve never before left a late night TV studio and said “See you tomorrow!” #loveliestlinda #rainyday
What a day! How do I begin... Today I was honored at the Gracie Mansion by @nycmayorsoffice / @nycmayor as part of their 17th annual Russian Heritage event! There was a proclamation and June 11th, 2019 was officially declared “Regina Spektor Day in New York City”. I’m pretty much speechless- but the joy radiating from my face might have to speak for me... what a magical evening with the New York Russian Community... the mayor was so gracious and the drinks were just the right amount of vodka 😉 I will post more pictures but for now there’s some video curtesy of @jackdishel and some pictures too. Also there’s no one I love laughing with more than Jack- can you tell? It was a magical night and as all magical nights must- it ended up in the kitchen with an after party of delicious Russian food (reheated- and those are my mama and papa reflected in the glass of the stove by the way ❤️) Everyone who works with the mayor and in Gracie Mansion are lovely, fun and awesome! Also- any party that ends in the kitchen is a great party! I got to feel like a real Russian Cinderella thanks to this beautiful @zacposen / @zaczacposen dress! For a night celebrating immigrants it felt like a wonderful homage to wear this incredible dress, which just so happens to echo our great green “Mother of Exiles” standing in the harbor. Let’s keep lifting our lamps “beside the golden door” and welcoming next waves of immigrants to our great city of immigrants! Whoever you are- wherever you are traveling from- We love you and we welcome you here! Спасибо!!! #thankyou #adayofonesown #russianjewishcinderella #mamaandpapailoveyou #immigrants #didimentionTHANKYOU
And just like that, after the rain ☔️ it’s bright flowers again! NYC you give gooooood face! 🌷❤️💃🏽
😎🎥🎻🎻🎻🎹 I’m a musical guest on Seth Meyers this coming Thursday June 13th, oh and strings 🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻🌷
Here's a lil' #wcw @nancyandbeth after their hilarious/touching show at the Carlyle! The band is amazing- all the playing and singing and dancing! I missed writing about it at the time, but friends in Australia- they are coming your way! Thanks @meganomullally @nickofferman for being so damn lovely! And thanks @jackdishel for taking the 📸 I accidentally coordinated with some #pink 💕🌷Even the paintings in the backdrop seemed to want to coordinate with us. It's all harmony all the time with these peeps. Seriously. There were three part vocal harmonies that night, these kids don't mess around 😎💃🏽💕
Yesterday I didn't get to wish you all a Happy Memorial Day... Pictured is my grandpa Misha, and on the next photo my grandpa Boris and grandma Basya. World WarII was the war of their time... both my grandfathers fought, my grandpa Boris was wounded on the front lines, my grandma Basya had 6 brothers who fought, and 3 were killed in the war. Grandpa Misha was in the Navy, a navigator de-mining the ocean even after the war ended... I think about them all the time, and miss them. The darkness of war, and the desire for peace are always with us. To have peaceful lives and to one day be past all these needless conflicts is a hope we all carry with us from generation to generation... it's right there, next door to the gratitude for those who gave and give their lives to keep a precarious peace during precarious times... the complicated predicament of our ancient tribal systems that we can't seem to get untangled while living in a type of future. It seems somehow coded into existence of all nature, especially into our human nature... Love and peaceful wishes to everyone. Thank you to our soldiers then and now, lives lost and hard battles fought... #memorialday
What an amazing weekend in the BRONX! I'm so grateful to the borough of the Boogie Down Bronx, and to our- hell of a dancer- borough President @Ruben_diaz_jr for honoring me during Bronx Week and even naming a street sign after me. What?!? A STREET SIGN!???? AMAZING! It was an emotional, beautiful, and fun time celebrating along with the other honorees Iran Barkley and Carolyn Porco! In the photos you'll spot me with some of my biggest smiles ever. Here they are in order of posting: with the honorees Iran and Carolyn and Ruben Diaz, Jr. throwing up the Bronx X, getting my award before the street sign unveiling, hugging Samuel Marder- my beloved friend and the husband of my piano teacher Sonia Vargas who is no longer with us (as many of you already know, Sam and Sonia gifted me the music education that allowed me the chance to become a musician. They are unbelievably brilliant, kind, generous, and beloved...)The next photos show me hugging my rad husband @jackdishel (I hugged him so tight I ripped my dress sleeve haha), unveiling the street sign, then the street sign, all smiles at the camera, then the red carpet from the Bronx Ball, Jack and I with the award I received that night, and then Jack posing with the large poster of me at the cocktail hour during the Bronx Ball ( @shervinfoto took that shot of me on the poster, btw!) Thanks to the kick ass ladies of fashion @orleenyc and @newyorkvintageinc for getting me dressed in the lovely vintage satin dress for the black tie gala! I'm definitely the most proud and honored Bronxy Bronx girl you've ever met! Speechless- even for a person who loves to ramble :-) Thank you to my sweet home- to everyone who took us in and made us feel welcome when we didn't speak English, to everyone who shared their time, love, attention, and secondhand clothes and other very much needed things with us. Communities are where it's at- and The Bronx is a beautiful, diverse and inspiring community! Love love love and gratitude, regi #daBronx #love #thankyou
Just me and a Steinway grand... hanging out in the Metro newspaper... talking about Broadway. Happy Friday! 🌷 *June 20, 21, 22, 25, 26 songs, dance, special guests, strings, pianos, lights, projections, scrims, & other lovely theater vibes! Come hang out with me and my pals on BROADWAY! Link in bio ❄️🌷❄️
Hi friends! I found this little fragment from an old Bronx newspaper- they had us and another family on the cover because we were among the first Soviet transplants to The Bronx in 1989. Thousands of USSR Jews soon moved to The Bronx in search of connection with their heritage, and to experience religious and political freedom. It was a wonderful time, and though it wasn't easy to learn English, and to struggle economically and culturally, we were so excited to be in our new home- THE BRONX!!! Maybe my papa has the whole original article- I will look. This is me a couple of months after arriving. I'm playing handball (of course!!! ❤️) in front of our old building on Kingsbridge. I can't describe the excitement and gratitude at being named one of this year's honorees by Borough President @ruben_diaz_jr during Bronx Week! Along with prize winning boxer Iran Barkley and planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, I can't wait to celebrate my deep and profound love of The Bronx! Boogie Down all the way, forever, and always 👊❤️!!! #bronxweek2019
Of course we had to go to see this (49th& 7th!) Jack and our awesome agent Marsha Vlasic freaked out happily! Broadway we're on our way! *And if you haven't yet- get your tickets ASAP! Link in bio.
Notre Dame still stands. She still holds on and hopefully will keep holding... After centuries of keeping the dreams and hopes and despairs and questions of those who passed through her, or by her, she again needs us. Like in the beginning so long ago. Of course she will be rebuilt soon. If she ever wondered before, whether she was really needed- if she ever questioned her own worth or value to France, or to the world... Well at least she knows now. Your beauty is needed more than ever. Thank you for still standing with us... Gather your strength, and we'll gather ours. We love you Notre Dame. Paris, we will rebuild with you. Bisous to Our Lady! ❤️✊️regina
Woah! NYC! This is getting more real by the minute & by the billboard 🙊🙈😝 *runs back to practicing your requests 🎶 #regibroadway #fiveshows
NYC you look so good and you smell good too! Yesterday I visited an old mousy friend and Alice. Beauty all around. *If you want to visit New York and need a reason, I can think of FIVE: June 20,21,22,25,26 at the Lunt-Fontanne on Broadway 🎭 #Broadway #practicing #thanksforhelpingwiththesonglists #haveafunfriday #agirlcantbelockedawaywhentheweatheristhisgood #getyourbuttoutside #breathe #fbf
Nobody puts baby in the corner. Unless it's posters for baby's shows in the corner. 5 shows on Broadway, babies. Get them tickets, babies. Ok now I'm just gonna go listen to "Hungry Eyes" 3 times in a row, cause I gave myself teen nostalgia... Laters baby alligators! 🌷 * @shervinfoto having a meta experience, double photo credit cause he took this photo of his photo. Overachiever 📸📷📸📷
Hi Friends, I wanted to share some very lovely news with you. I’m coming to Broadway! For 5 shows this June, I’ll be playing at the Lunt- Fontanne Theatre! June 20, 21, 22, 25 and 26. These days I go to sleep and wake up thinking about the many details and ideas I can try. It's such an exciting and fun way to play music! I hope to see you there! Cheers, regina ✨
Happy Purim! Wear your best masks, and eat a Hamentashen cookie as big as your face :-) Bravery, honesty, community, and a genocide crisis averted, are just a few of the things celebrated during this Jewish Holiday. Anyone can join in! #Purim #JewishHalloweensortof #peaceandlove *you really, probably, at this point, should go and sign up to my mailing list, if you're not on it already, because I will be sharing some very special news very very (very) soon and it will go there first. Just sayin' 🙊 Link in bio.
Hi friends! Well, @jackdishel and I got to see one of @amandapalmer’s friends and family shows at @joespub. It was an experience of great emotional depth and truly special. This new record is beautiful! I highly recommend catching her when she plays @beacontheatre (*One of my favorite places to hear/see/play in NYC -- I love you Beacon!) April 20th is the show. I definitely want to come back and listen again! And if you want to hear a new song go check out "The Thing About Things." Cheers, regi
Music education is a gift, but it should be a free gift to all kids! Singing/playing brings joy & confidence! 3.8M kids don't have access to music in schools. Let's support @grammymusiced in helping schools! #MIOSM
Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all the amazing, strong, loving, and inspiring women of the world! This international woman loves you! ✊️👊💪❤️
Hi friends! @fiddlernyc! I've been wanting to write about it since I saw the premiere in its new theater home- Stage 42. Last week @jackdishel and I cried and laughed at this beautiful, timely, timeless, hilarious, heartbreaking music. It's one of my favorite musicals ever- but this one is in Yiddish with subtitles you can follow. Hearing it all spoken and sung was an extra layer of magic- cause it's such a rare special thing in our world. The language has a music all its own, and seems to impart a lot about Jewish heritage, just by hearing it... If you haven't seen it yet downtown, go now. It won't be on forever since this is a special engagement- so don't miss it! Sending a snowy hug and some klezmer melodies your way, regina *Fun Fact: Zalmen Mlotek, the musical director and conductor of the show is a family friend from the Bronx! I used to babysit his toddlers when I was 13/14! (I was a pretty rad babysitter at the time, if I do say so myself 😃) #fbf #FiddlerNYC
2.18.19 Thank you & Love regi
The Tibet House Concert at @carnegiehall was so special! Years ago I played it, and now I got to sit in the audience and take it all in! We listened to @philipglassmusic join and introduce a stream of contrasting performances. Monks chanted blessings for the new year—Year of the Earth Pig! The wonderful cellist @brickcello, who had invited me (and I was joined by @aleksa_palladino my amazing actor musician friend :-) played beautifully with @laurieandersonofficial! She also had everyone in the audience scream for a minute—I gave it my all to try and get the frustrations and confusions of our life and time to resonate through the resonant acoustics of Carnegie Hall! I might start asking the audience to scream at my shows—it was one of the most beautiful sounds I had ever heard! @stephenathome read Bird Brain by @allenginsbergofficial while Philip Glass improvised on the piano. @thisispattismith read a poem and played with her band! So many incredible people came together to celebrate the gifts of Tibet—the religious, artistic and philosophical contributions. And to hope for a freedom for these long-oppressed people to practice how they need to and to celebrate their culture freely. I'm sure if you want to look up everyone who played (I highly recommend exploring the diverse music of that evening) you can on the official website. And if you want to support @tibethouse.us by seeing shows, gallery art, or other ways, you can find out how to do it! Happy Year of the Mother Earth Pig to us all! #freetibet #tibethouseus #thusbenefit2019
Found these works in progress from the Small Bill$ video. The first few are makeup and wig tests by the amazing @michelle_bankson and then, @anina_pinter designed the mermaid top and sewed and glued beautiful shells to it. The last photo is my crude sketch of the nesting doll dress матрёшка I had sent Anina's way. She rendered it amazingly! If you want to see how it all turned out, check out the full Small Bill$ video directed by @stevenstmertens on YouTube. Xo regina
Today, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I want to share again about this wonderful film. Go see it in your city if you get the chance... love, regina Link in bio.
Dear friends! For your hearts and minds I highly recommend this incredible film (today's Critics' Pick of the NYTimes) by Roberta Grossman (a wonderful director of documentaries). It is an amazing discovered history, a treasure for all time...and very important during this time. #WhoWillWriteOurHistory
Laughing with these great comedians and then singing a few songs was such a wonderful way to spend the night! Thanks to everyone who made us laugh & what a great cause! Xo regi . . #repost from @juddapatow . Great benefit for the Ronald Macdonald House in NY last night at the Gramercy with the cast of Crashing! @reginaspektor ! @reallyjamielee @johnmulaney @jaboukie @peteholmes Dave Attell. Crashing returns this Sunday! @hbo photos by @sachynmital
So fun to participate in this wonderful benefit show tomorrow in NYC! See ya there!
I've been away from here for a minute and didn't get to post a lot of fun photos. Will try to catch up as best as I can before I duck out again. (Wow- this is the first time I actually wanted to write the word duck on purpose. But now I feel like I should write the word fuck, just to show this phone that it didn't best me in the duck/fuck autocorrect battle.) This picture is from 12/8/18, still Chanukah, and I'm in a sandwich of love and woman awesomeness with @amandapalmer (she shared this photo with me!) and the one and only @cyndilauper from her wonderful #truecolors benefit show at #thebeacon theater 🎭 The @truecolorsfund raises money to help homeless LGBT youth in the U.S. * An LGBT teen has a 40% higher chance to end up homeless... It was a pleasure to play it again and to see so many people come together for this great charity event! Sending love and peace to everyone! Will try to post more soon! Xo regi-na-na-naaaaaa-na-na 🎶❄️🎶❄️🎶❄️🎶❄️🎶 *with delay the photo credit is for @hayleyfiasco 📸
Happy Chanukah! Tonight I’m playing a couple of songs for this great cause along with some wonderful musicians. 💕
Here is a new little "Birdsong" for you - written for “Panorama”, the 6th episode of a wonderful new show by Matthew Weiner called @theromanoffs. This episode felt like a love letter to the deep rich culture of Mexico & to people just trying to find and accept themselves as they are. Link in bio.
Grateful for the chance to vote. Let's make good choices with our hearts and actions! Please vote today/tonight! Sending a hug and LOVE over to you! #american #immigrant #refugee #gratitude #love #VOTE
Last night Jack and I saw a powerful, raw, tragically current, and wonderfully acted new play called "American Son". I highly recommend it, and will be thinking and feeling about it for many days to come...
1. Me, in a James Gaffigan and @murkanpianist sandwich. Doing my best Halloween pumpkin impression 🎃👻🍂 2. Getting ready for the orchestra 🎶🎵 *those dudes are AMAZING! Friday Show, NSO, Woah!
Very, very soon I get to sing with the incredible National Symphony Orchestra because my amazing and talented and generous friend @murkanpianist is a badass and created a special orchestral situation and invited me, and it will be really fun! Run on sentences be damned. If you are near D.C. or love road trips, then whatever tickets are left would be found at the link in bio. @kennedycenter, you beautiful music hall, you! *Just a major wow sigh of happiness from this girl over here, who loves classical music with all her heart. sending everyone an autumn hug 🍂 regi