Backed by musical director Shelly Markham on piano and Jered Egan on bass, Marcovicci is scheduled to play the famed room Nov. 14, 2006-Jan. 13, 2007. Marcovicci, according to press notes, will follow the career of the late Hildegarde "from the supper clubs of Paris and London in the 30's to the resurgence of New York cabaret culture in the 70's and 80's."
Cabaretgoers can expect to hear such tunes as "I'll Be Seeing You," "Lili Marlene," "There's a Small Hotel," "Wunderbar," "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup," "The Twelfth Street Rag" and "The Last Time I Saw Paris."
Marcovicci previously told Playbill.com, " I only saw [Hildegarde] when I was a little girl, and she was playing the piano with her gloves on. And I just watched her as a little girl and thought she was a little loony. And, years later, backstage at Carnegie Hall, I got to button those gloves, but I never got to know her the way so many of my friends did. Our paths just did not cross, [but] now I know her after a year's research. . . . Mostly what I discovered is that her early recording career — she was the fourth most prolific recording artist of all time — that is where the real gems lie. And her storyline is fantastic — it's a great story."
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. 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."
Show times are Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 9 PM with late shows Fridays and Saturdays at 11:30 PM. There is a $60-$65 cover charge as well as a food-drink minimum. Call (212) 467-7444 for reservations. The Algonquin Hotel is located in Manhattan at 59 West 44th Street.