On Aug. 14 Anderson will perform Ten Cents a Dance, an evening celebrating the release of her CD of the same name. The 7 PM concert will feature standards and swing tunes of the twenties and thirties. The singing actress will be joined by Ross Patterson and his Little Big Band, and cabaretgoers can expect to hear hits by Artie Shaw, Rodgers and Hart, Dolly Dawn and Ruth Etting. Nancy Anderson was most recently seen on Broadway as Eileen Sherwood in the revival of Wonderful Town. She made her Broadway debut as Mona in A Class Act and starred in the West End production of Kiss Me, Kate as Lois/Bianca. Off-Broadway she was seen in Fanny Hill, Jolson & Co. and Fables in Slang. Anderson's regional theatre credits include Fanny Hill, Nicolette and By Jeeves.
Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. There is a $30 music charge and a $10 food/drink minimum. Call (212) 581-3080 for reservations or visit www.birdlandjazz.com.