Karen Akers to Release "Like it Was" CD in May

News   Karen Akers to Release "Like it Was" CD in May Former Grand Hotel and Nine star Karen Akers will release her ninth solo recording in May.

Entitled "Like it Was," the CD will be available on the DRG Records label. Akers' newly redesigned official website says the recording will feature such tunes as "Comes Love," "Just One of Those Things," "Stormy Weather" and the title tune, which was composed by Stephen Sondheim for Merrily We Roll Along. Advance copies of "Like it Was" will be available during Akers' upcoming engagement at the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room. Akers will perform the songs of Kander and Ebb April 4-May 13 in the famed cabaret. Her newest show is titled First You Dream: The Songs of Kander & Ebb.

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 "Presenting Karen Akers," "In a Very Unusual Way" and "If We Only Have Love" — are available on CD.

For more information visit www.karenakers.com.