Karen Akers Joins Line-up for All Singin' All Dancin' Concert

News   Karen Akers Joins Line-up for All Singin' All Dancin' Concert
 
Karen Akers, who has appeared on Broadway in the original productions of Nine and Grand Hotel, will be part of All Singin' All Dancin', the final offering in Scott Siegel's fourth annual Summer Broadway Festival.

Karen Akers
Karen Akers

Jeffry Denman, who starred in the original Broadway production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas and most recently co-starred and choreographed the Off-Broadway hit Yank!, will direct and choreograph the July 26 evening at Town Hall. 

Also scheduled to perform are Ron Raines, Julia Murney, Noah Racey, Lorin Latarro, Erin Denman, Kristen Beth Williams, Dennis Stowe, James Brown III, Brandon Rubendall, Helen Anker, Margot de la Barre, Bethany Moore, Mark Ledbetter, Jeremy Benton, Jennifer Rias, J. Austin Eyer and director-choreographer Denman. Show time is 8 PM.

All Singin' All Dancin', according to press notes, is an "exhilarating extravaganza of song and dance designed to bring audiences to their feet, cheering. Inspired by the legendary Broadway dance of The Astaires, Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, Gower Champion, Bob Fosse, and Jerome Robbins, this is a concert event like no other.  The show will consist of original choreography created exclusively for this concert and will be set to some of the greatest show music ever written including 'Slaughter on Tenth Avenue' and 'Cell Block Tango.'"

Karen Akers received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut as Luisa Contini in the original Tommy Tune-directed production of Nine and returned to Broadway in another Tune musical, Grand Hotel. Her feature film credits include "The Purple Rose of Cairo," "Heartburn" and "Vibes," and she was seen in an episode of the hit TV series "Cheers." It's been the concert/cabaret stage where Akers has been most praised. Her solo recordings — including "Like It Was," "Presenting Karen Akers," "In a Very Unusual Way" and "If We Only Have Love" — are available on CD.

DRG Records has also released Akers' newest recording, "Simply Styne." Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street. For tickets call (800) 982-2787 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

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