If She Were a Bell: Andrea Marcovicci To Tackle the Songs of Frank Loesser

News   If She Were a Bell: Andrea Marcovicci To Tackle the Songs of Frank Loesser Cabaret leading lady Andrea Marcovicci recently completed a lengthy stint at New York's Algonquin Hotel where she saluted the music of Cole Porter in her acclaimed show So in Love: The Songs of Cole Porter.

Over the past decade the celebrated singer-actress has delved into the works of Porter, Jerome Kern as well as songs from classic films, tunes made famous during the World War II era and even songs by more modern composers—Joni Mitchell, the Beatles, James Taylor and others. Marcovicci will now turn her attention to the work of Frank Loesser, whose musicals include Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, Where's Charley? and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Marcovicci will workshop her newest show, If I Were a Bell: The Music of Frank Loesser, this April at The Gardenia in Los Angeles, CA. Her official website says that she will then present a month-and-a-half-long run of the Loesser show at San Francisco's Plush Room, Sept. 9-Oct. 18.

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, and she has spent over a decade performing at the Algonquin's Oak Room. 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."

Born June 29, 1910, Frank Loesser was a producer, lyricist, composer, writer and musical supervisor. In addition to the aforementioned musicals, he also wrote The Illustrators' Show and Greenwillow, and the score to the film, "Hans Christian Andersen," which gets a revised stage version by librettist-arranger Maury Yeston (briefly taking off his composer's hat) at Maine State Theatre in summer 2003.