Haran will bring her latest act, My Shining Hour — Movie Songs & Love in the 1940’s, to the famed Oak Room for five weeks, ending her run June 28. Don Rebic will accompany the singer-actress on piano with Chip Jackson on bass. Haran’s newest show spotlights songs that defined the forties in film and offers a tribute to Bing Crosby on the occasion of his centenary. Cabaretgoers can expect to hear Haran sing such tunes as “That Old Black Magic,” “Long Ago and Far Away,” “But Beautiful,” “Put the Blame on Mame,” “The Boy Next Door,” “Out of This World” and “Moonlight Becomes You.” Described by The New York Times as "the most literature chanteuse of her generation," Mary Cleere Haran has performed in some of the top cabaret venues around the country as well as in the original Broadway cast of The 1940's Radio Hour and the Off-Broadway companies of The Heebie Jeebies and Hollywood Opera. Her numerous recordings include "There's a Small Hotel: Live at the Algonquin," "This Heart of Mine: Classic Movie Songs of the 40s," "This Funny World: Lyrics by Hart" and "Pennies From Heaven."
Haran will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 9 PM, with late shows Friday and Saturday at 11:30 PM. There will be a $50 music charge at all shows with a $20 food/beverage minimum. The Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel is located at 59 West 44th Street; for reservations call (212) 419-9331.