Broadway's Christiane Noll goes back to jazz with three weeks of concerts at Arci's Place Aug. 15-Sept. 2.
"An Evening of Jazz" features jazz, swing and Broadway standards including Duke Ellington's "Satin Doll," Mercer's "Skylark," Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher" and Frank Wildhorn's "Once Upon a Dream" as well as the original tune "Taylor" about a woman in love with her Starbucks coffee server.
Backing Noll are jazz pianist and composer David Budway, bassist James Genus and former Bradford Marsalis drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts.
Noll made her Broadway debut as Emma Carew in Wildhorn's Jekyll & Hyde, followed by stints with the Off-Broadway musical Little by Little, It Ain't Nothing But the Blues and Paper Mill Playhouse's revival of The Student Prince. Her most recent album, "Live at the Westbank Cafe: Christiane Noll," is an evening of jazz similar to the Arci's Place performances.
For the Aug. 15 opening, Noll's former stage "fiance," Robert Cuccioli, is expected to attend. Tickets are $25 with a $15 food and beverage minimum. Arci's Place is located at 450 Park Avenue South between 30th and 31st Streets. For reservations, call (212) 532-4370.
-- By Christine Ehren