Cooper and Marcovicci to Catch Glimpses of the Moon at the Oak Room

News   Cooper and Marcovicci to Catch Glimpses of the Moon at the Oak Room Tony Award-winner Chuck Cooper and chanteuse Andrea Marcovicci have been announced to guest star in Glimpses of the Moon at the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room.

Cooper, a Tony Award winner for The Life, will join the Jazz-Age musical on Dec. 22 and 29, while Bistro Award winner Marcovicci is set to appear Jan. 19 and 26, 2009.

Cooper and Marcovicci are the latest show folk to be announced as guests in the weekly Monday night musical. A Tale of Two Cities star Natalie Toro appears Dec. 8 and 15, KT Sullivan guest stars Jan. 5 and 12, 2009.

Currently playing the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, Glimpses of the Moon has music by John Mercurio and book and lyrics by Tajlei Levis. Legally Blonde's Autumn Hurlbert and Chris Peluso (Lestat) co-star in the production, which features direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Denis Jones. Glimpses of the Moon officially opened Nov. 3.

The cast comprises Hurlbert (Legally Blonde) as Suzy and Peluso (Lestat) as Nick with Jane Blass (Hairspray) as Ellie, Laura Jordan (Cry-Baby) as Coral, Daren Kelly (Crazy for You) as Nelson and Glenn Peters as Streffy.

Based on the novel by Edith Wharton, Glimpses of the Moon, according to press notes, follows "the jazzy whirl of Manhattan society, from champagne-soaked dinner parties, to luxurious vacation cottages and back to New York's elegant hotels. [The musical concerns the] popular but penniless Suzy Branch and her friend Nick Lansing [who] devise the ultimate fund-raising scheme: to marry and live off the wedding gifts while they help one another find suitable millionaires. The plan works perfectly — until they fall in love." The creative team also includes Ted LeFevre (scenic consultant), Deb Gaouette (props designer), Richard Winkler (lighting designer) and Lisa Zinni (costume designer).

Show times are Mondays at 8 PM. Tickets, priced $65 (plus a $30 food-drink minimum or a $60 prix fixe dinner), are available by calling (866) 468-7619 or by visiting Ticketweb.

The Oak Room is located within the Algonquin Hotel at 59 West 44th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. For more information visit www.GlimpsesOfTheMoon.com.

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