THE QUEEN OF CABARET
REVISITS HER LANDMARK SHOW WITH A NEW EDITION
“MARCOVICCI SINGS MOVIES II”
THE PROGRAM MAKES ITS NEW YORK DEBUT AT
THE OAK ROOM OF THE ALGONQUIN HOTEL
NOVEMBER 11 – DECEMBER 27
ANDREA MARCOVICCI – the celebrated singer and actress lauded as “the greatest cabaret star of her generation” by The International Herald Tribune and “the epitome of elegance and showbiz savvy” by Variety – will return to the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th Street) for an exclusive seven-week run from November 11 to December 27 with a special new program “Marcovicci Sings Movies II.” She will be joined by Musical Director Shelly Markham on piano and Jered Egan on bass. Please call (212) 419-9331 for reservations.
“Marcovicci Sings Movies II” – which leads the audience through a dazzling array of movie songs from the 1930s through the 1990s – is a special reworking of one of Andrea’s most celebrated programs of popular song. Since the original show “Marcovicci Sings Movies” was presented over 20 years ago, her song interpretation has deepened and flourished. Using stories about film legends like Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Fred Astaire, she digs deeper into the Hollywood catalog to explore how the musical language of film has influenced our concepts of life and love.
“Movies connect us to our romantic souls,” comments Andrea. “Their music reminds us that romance exists and that taking time to express romantic thoughts and deeds is an absolute necessity in life. They’re more than a soundtrack – they are part of our cultural history.”
Not only does Marcovicci include beloved Golden Age standards like “Cheek To Cheek” from Top Hat (1935) and “Swinging On A Star” from Going My Way (1944) and “Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo” from Lili (1952), but she also takes us into the present with gems from more recent films like “It Might Be You” from Tootsie (1983) and “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2 (1999).
The next year will be a whirlwind period for Andrea as she celebrates her landmark 60th Birthday. To mark the milestone, New York’s Town Hall will present an unprecedented concert event in April 2009 with special guests including three-time Oscar winner Stephen Schwartz, Grammy Award-winner Julie Gold, among others. In conjunction with the show, Andrea will release her new CD “As Time Goes By: The Best of Andrea Marcovicci,” featuring out of print favorites and three newly recorded tracks. She also serves as Executive Producer for “seems like old times,” the touching new CD by her mother, Helen Marcovicci. The recording, which features standards by Cole Porter, Dorothy Fields and Irving Berlin, commemorates Helen’s 90th Birthday.
Andrea will be appearing in the upcoming Henry Jaglom film Irene in Time, also featuring Victoria Tennant and has been commissioned by the Savannah Music Festival to celebrate Johnny Mercer’s centennial in March. In addition, her new perfume, AndreaSONG – designed specifically for Andrea – will be available starting on November 11.
“Marcovicci Sings Movies II” plays at The Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th Street), Tuesday, November 11 through Saturday, December 27, 2008. Performances are at 8:30 PM with additional late shows Friday and Saturdays at 11:00 PM. There are special 7:30 PM shows on November 27 for Thanksgiving, December 24 for Christmas Eve and December 25 for Christmas Day. For reservations call (212) 419-9331 or (212) 840-6800 and ask for Oak Room Reservations.
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