NOVEMBER 16-DECEMBER 30
OAK ROOM PRESENTS
ANDREA MARCOVICCI GREETS THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH A
“BLUE CHAMPAGNE” TOAST
Blue Champagne Cocktail $20.00
1 OZ Blue Curacao
Top with Veuve Clicquot
For her record-breaking 24th year at the famed Oak Room Supper Club of the
legendary Algonquin Hotel, the “Queen of Cabaret,” Andrea Marcovicci, returns to her first love—the torch song! “Blue Champagne: The History of the Torch Song” runs November 16th -December 30th, with Shelly Markham on piano and Jered Egan on bass. To honor the occasion, the Algonquin has created the “Blue Champagne Cocktail,” its newest signature drink (combining Blue Curacao and Veuve Clicquot Champagne).
“Blue Champagne: The History of the Torch Song” not only revels in the heartbreak inherent in this most vulnerable genre of music, but the show is carefully balanced with zany numbers in a quest for comic relief from unrequited love songs, as well as wonderful stories of the legendary ladies of torch…Helen Morgan, Ruth Etting and Libby Holman, among others. With her latest show, Andrea brings her unique insight to this tale of longing, losing and gunplay!
Highlights: After a striking opening of “The Red Dress,” a Dorothy Parker poem, the glamorous Marcovicci combines “Someone to Watch Over Me,” with the lesser known “Mr. Right,” by Alan Jay Lerner and Kurt Weill. From that instant the audience is under her spell, While her voice was never her strongest asset, it has mellowed with the years and she has gained control over her range and has softened the rough edges. It does what it is meant to do . . . serve as a vehicle for her superb acting and indestructible delivery.
Other poignant moments include a spellbinding interpretation of “Love Me or Leave Me,” and a laid back version of “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” which acts as a foil to Irving Berlin’s “Say It Isn’t So,” which is arguably the high point of the evening. “Body and Soul,” “Just Like A Man” and “Shakin’ the Blues Away” round out the 19 song beautifully researched act.
If you are an Andrea Marcovicci fan, you will be delighted with her Oak Room flight, which will add special holiday matinees, so inquire. A legend in her own time, don’t miss one of the world’s three finest cabaret performers.
Shows are Tuesdays through Thursdays at 8:30 and Friday and Saturday at 8:30 and 11, with a $60 cover charge weeknights and late weekend shows and $65 for early weekend shows, plus either a $30 minimum or $60 prix fixe dinner. Reservations: (212) 419 9331 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be special holiday shows Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas at 7:30 pm, matinees at 2:00 pm December 22nd and 29th, and Monday December 27th at 7:30 pm. The Algonquin is inaugurating “New Year’s Eve Eve” December 30th at 8:30, an end of the year annual festive evening featuring camaraderie, great food and matchless entertainment, with Andrea hosting another Algonquin First.
Dubbed “a heartbreaker” by PEOPLE magazine, while the San Francisco Chronicle was “seduced by a temptress.” The New York Times stated, “She has a masterly balance between poignancy and wit,” and to the New Orleans Times-Picayune “she sings so beautifully that you find tears stinging your eyes.” Andrea Marcovicci has sold out Carnegie Hall and appeared in concert with numerous orchestras and at the White House. She has acted in films, television and theatre. Costars include Danny DeVito, Woody Allen, Sir Michael Caine, Sir John Gielgud and Sam Waterston. Her latest film, Irene in Time, has recently been released on DVD, and she has created more than 30 nightclub acts.
Special Holiday Menu
Thanksgiving at the Algonquin
A New York Tradition Since 1902
Round Table Restaurant & Oak Room Supper Club
Butternut Squash Bisque, Crème Fraiche
Field Greens with Roasted Beets, Maytag Bleu Cheese
And Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette
Roast Turkey with Mashed Potato, Gravy, Stuffing and Cranberry Relish
Herb Crusted Salmon Fillet with Garlic Long Beans, Whipped Potatoes and Tarragon Brown Butter
Pineapple and Brown Sugar Glazed Virginia ham with Sweet Potatoes and Stewed Greens
Grilled Jumbo Shrimp, Nicoise Warm Potato Salad, Micro Opal Bail, Lemon
Herb Crusted Beef Tender Loin, Cauliflower Goat Cheese Gratin
Crispy Shallot Spinach
Pumpkin Cheese Cake
Bourbon Pecan Tart
Red Velvet Ca key
Prix-Fixe Menu $80.00 per Person
Tax and A 20% Gratuity Will Be Added To All Checks
For Reservations Please Call 212-840-6800 Ex.122