CLUB CORNER

FINDING FAME AT THE CINEGRILL

 

ALBERT HAGUE and wife RENEE ORIN bring their cabaret evening of humor, gossip and memories to the Cinegrill of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, opening Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m., and playing through Saturday, Jan. 31.

HAGUE has distinguished himself as a Broadway composer, teacher, lecturer, coach, and performer. His 1955 hit Broadway musical, Plain and Fancy, starred Barbara Cook and produced the classic song Young and Foolish. In 1958 Albert collaborated with Dorothy Fields on Redhead, which starred Gwen Verdon and Richard Kiley, and was directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. Redhead won nine Tony Awards, including "best musical" and a "best score" award for Hague. Redhead will receive a major revival this season at Goodspeed Opera House, with a subsequent New York engagement.

A highlight of the cabaret performance is his account of the tempestuous out-of-town run of Miss Moffat, which was directed by Broadway legend Joshua Logan, and starred Bette Davis. Miss Moffat contains some of Hague's best writing.

For television he composed the songs for the CBS Special How the Grinch Stole Christmas, in collaboration with Dr. Seuss, a project which enjoys multiple revivals every December.

HAGUE'S acting career was launched in the hit movie Fame, where he created an indelible impact as the shrewd and wily Professor Shorofsky, a role he reprised for the seven-year run of the TV series. Since then he has played in numerous movies and TV shows, including an appearance as Michael Jordan's psychiatrist in the comedy Space Jam.

ORIN is the sparkling veteran of six highly diverse Broadway shows, including Neil Simon's Plaza Suite and Tennessee Williams' Slapstick Tragedy. She co-starred with Jack Gilford in Fiddler on the Roof and played Gene Kelly's sister in an extremely successful revival of Take Me Along.

When the Hague's relocated to California for Fame, Renee found herself in demand as an actress on Chicago Hope, Divorce Court, Charlie and Co., and opposite her husband on Fame. She also launched a busy writing career, and has sold as episodic scripts for many television serious.

The Cinegrill is at Hollywood Blvd., in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. For reservations to Still Young and Foolish call (213) 466-7000