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Would You Pay $100 to Hear Brooke Shields Sing?



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    NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Brooke Shields attends the 45th Annual National Magazine Awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on April 22, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

    Brooke Shields' turn in the fall’s L.A. production of the musical Leap of Faith (yep, based on the 1992 Steve Martin movie) with tasty Raul Esparza didn’t inspire critics to imagine great things ahead for her singing career (like, say, whether she’d star in the show once it landed on Broadway, which is still the plan for fall 2011).

    So her upcoming performances at cozy cabaret room Feinstein's (February 1-12) should be an interesting experiment in seeing whether she can hold her own with a tune. We think she can probably pull it off, based on charm and wit for starters. Maybe she'll even whip out some Ice Cube. Problem is, it costs at least $100 to find out. Hm.

    Brooke Shields at Feinstein's at Loews Regency, 540 Park Avenue, 212-339-4095. Tuesday, February 1-Saturday, February 12, 14 performances. Times vary, check website for details. From $70 plus $25 food/drink minimum, tickets available here.