It's a new concept for the acclaimed singing actress, whose shows regularly explore the catalogue of a specific composer or the songs associated with a specific era or performer. During her May 16-June 10 run, audiences members will have the opportunity to hear Marcovicci perform the songs they most enjoy from her expansive repertoire. Before each show, attendees will be able to select songs from a list of Marcovicci standards. The selections will be placed into a top hat and drawn at random by the singer. Among the list of possibilities are such songs as "Spring, Spring, Spring," "The Nearness of You," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "My One and Only Love," "Finishing the Hat," "The Kind of Love You Never Recover From" and "Here, There and Everywhere."
Andrea Marcovicci starred on Broadway in the short-lived musical Ambassador and in Frank D. Gilroy's Any Given Day. Her screen credits include roles in "The Front," "Someone to Love," "Jack the Bear," "Who Is Henry Jaglom?," "The Water Engine" and "Trapper John, M.D." It has been the cabaret stage, however, where she has received the most acclaim. The singer-actress has performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and in concert halls throughout the world. Her solo albums are numerous and include "Marcovicci Loves Movies," "What Is Love?," "Just Kern," "December Songs," "New Words," "Live from London" and "Some Other Time."
Marcovicci plays Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 9 PM with late shows Friday and Saturday nights at 11:30 PM. There is a $60-$65 cover charge with dinner required at early shows, except Tuesday nights. Tuesdays and late shows have a $20 minimum.
The Algonquin Hotel is located at 59 West 44th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Call (212) 419-9331 for reservations.