Night Music's Bergman Is Across a Crowded Room in Feb. and March

News   Night Music's Bergman Is Across a Crowded Room in Feb. and March Anna Bergman, who was featured in the Kennedy Center production of A Little Night Music, returns to Manhattan with her acclaimed cabaret act, Across a Crowded Room.

Soprano Bergman will offer her tribute to romance Feb. 13, 14, 27 and 28 and March 5, 6, 12 and 13 at the Stanhope Park Hyatt New York on East 81st Street. Show time is 8:30 PM with dinner at 7 PM.

Featuring direction by Sara Louise Lazarus and musical direction by Alex Rybeck, the concert will include songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein. Rybeck will accompany Bergman on piano in March; Joseph Thalken will be her accompanist in February.

Cabaretgoers can expect to hear such tunes as "Close as Pages in a Book," "Blah, Blah, Blah," "Juliet's Waltz," "I Still Believe in Love," "We're Gonna Be All Right" and "Con Te Partiro." In a statement, singer-actress Bergman said, "I am thrilled to be performing these songs that have enchanted and moved people for so many years, and I am delighted to be returning to a venue as magnificent and intimate as The Stanhope."

Bergman recently released her debut solo CD, "Souvenir," a collection of songs about growing up abroad as the daughter of an American diplomat. "Souvenir" is available on the LML Music label and can be ordered on-line at www.lmlmusic.com.

The Stanhope Park Hyatt New York is located at 995 Fifth Avenue at 81st Street. There is a $40 cover charge with dinner required. For reservations, call (212) 650-4737 or visit www.stanhopeparkhyatt.com.