Algonquin Season to Feature Akers, Ross, Wopat, Marcovicci and Whitfield

News   Algonquin Season to Feature Akers, Ross, Wopat, Marcovicci and Whitfield The 2009 cabaret season at the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room has been announced.
Karen Akers
Karen Akers

The New Year will kick off Jan. 2 and 3, 2009, with four shows by Wesla Whitfield and her pianist husband Mike Greensill. Whitfield has titled her latest offering, Love Walked In. The year will continue Jan. 6-31 with Steve Ross performing I Remember Him Well: Songs of Alan Jay Lerner. Tony DeSare's Moon River, Mercer and Me will be presented Feb. 3-21, and Sheera Ben-David will exclaim Let Me Sing and I'm Happy Feb. 24-March 7.

Theatre favorite Tom Wopat will take to the intimate stage of the Oak Room March 10-21, and he will be followed by KT Sullivan, who will offer the songs of Dietz and Schwartz in Dancing in the Dark, March 24-April 11.

Maude Maggart will return to the famed venue April 14-May 23, and she will be followed by Claire Martin and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (May 26-June 6) and Jack Jones (Sept. 9-19).

Cabaret favorites Karen Akers and Andrea Marcovicci will also play lengthy engagements in 2009. Akers will offer her Cole Porter evening Sept. 22-Oct. 17, and Marcovicci will return with her newest show Nov. 10-Dec. 26. Also scheduled is Paula West (with George Mesterhazy) for Oct. 20-Nov. 7.

The Algonquin Hotel is located in Manhattan at 59 West 44th Street. Call (212) 419-9331 for reservations; visit www.algonquinhotel.com for more information.

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