OAK ROOM SEASON NOVEMBER 15-DECEMBER 30
The Queen of Cabaret holds the record for the longest continuous run at the famed Algonquin Oak Room. Our most sophisticated performer is the only female entertainer ever to reach such a milestone in the history of cabaret. The New York Times dubbed her “the high priestess of the American Songbook,” falling “under her spell,” while the Wall Street Journal called an evening with Andrea “the most immersive experience you will ever have.”
Everyone looks forward to getting away from it all. To celebrate Andrea’s unprecedented achievement, her latest show, “No Strings,” does just that! Andrea takes the audience on a wonderful trip around the world. It’s a journey about life on the road—a warm, funny, heartfelt and candid tale of Andrea’s travels from city to city and what that bittersweet journey has meant for her as a singer, an actress, a wife and mother.
Marcovicci looks especially dazzling and her voice is more in control than usual. The big this, as always is her sensational acting ability and impeccable timing. Highlights include “Sunday in New York,” “Two For the Road,” “How Are Things in Glocca Morra?,” “Under Paris Skies” and “A Foggy Day.” In addition, Andrea recreates her celebrated rendition of “These Foolish Things.” It’s an odyssey that flows from the romance of Andrea’s favorite places to unexpected bumps in the road producing some pretty wacky and wonderful stories…a fun, sweet and romantic saga as only Andrea can tell it! A nostalgic look at a quarter century of a singer’s life. Andrea is skillfully accompanied on piano by Shelly Markham with Jered Egan on bass.
“No Strings” will run November 15 through December 30, with shows Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 and Friday and Saturday at 8:30 and 11:00. Holiday shows are Thanksgiving at 7:30, Christmas Eve at 7:30 and Monday December 26 (Boxing Day) at 7:30. There is a $60 cover charge per person Tuesday-Thursday and late Friday-Saturday, and $65 for the 8:30 shows Friday and Saturday, plus either a $30 food and beverage minimum or a $60 prix fixe dinner.
Note: The Algonquin will close Jan. 1 for a four-month, $15 million renovation.
Let us hope the The Oak Room will remain virtually unscathed and that the powers that be will have come to their senses and allowed the fabled hotel to re-install the latest feline (Matilda lll), in a beloved chain of ten mascots, dating back to 1933. New York has survived street fairs, bicycles monopolizing our sidewalks and a demoralized Times Square. Let the pussy cats work in peace.