Karen Akers Will Be Dancing on the Ceiling at the Algonquin This Fall

News   Karen Akers Will Be Dancing on the Ceiling at the Algonquin This Fall Karen Akers, who has appeared on Broadway in the original productions of Nine and Grand Hotel, will turn her attention to the songs of Rodgers and Hart this fall.

Karen Akers
Karen Akers

Akers will present Dancing on the Ceiling Sept. 14-Oct. 23 in the Algonquin's Oak Room. Cabaretgoers can expect to hear the acclaimed singing actress' renditions of "Where or When," "Isn't It Romantic?," "Dancing on the Ceiling," "The Lady is a Tramp," "This Funny World," "Falling in Love with Love," "A Lady Must Live" and "I Could Write a Book," among others.

Akers will be accompanied on piano by musical director Don Rebic and Dick Sarpola on bass. Eric Michael Gillett directs.

Show times are Tuesdays-Thursdays at at 8:30 PM with two shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 and 11 PM.

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."

There is a $60-$65 music charge for all shows plus a $30 minimum. The Oak Room is located within the Algonquin Hotel at 59 West 44th Street. For reservations call (212) 419-9331.

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