Nine's Karen Akers Returns to Algonquin in April; New CD, Too

News   Nine's Karen Akers Returns to Algonquin in April; New CD, Too
Original Nine star Karen Akers will return to the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room next month.
Karen Akers
Karen Akers

Akers, who received a Tony Award nomination for her work as Luisa in the original production of Maury Yeston’s Nine, will play the famed Oak Room April 6-May 15. The statuesque chanteuse has entitled her new show "Time After Time" and will feature songs by Stephen Sondheim, Alex North, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe. The spring will also see the release of Akers' latest solo CD. Entitled "If We Only Have Love," the recording will include tunes from her acclaimed concert act, "Theatre Songs."

In addition to her work in the Tommy Tune production of Nine, Akers also starred on Broadway in another Tune-directed 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, however, where Akers has garnered the most acclaim, performing in choice venues throughout the United States and Europe. Her seven solo recordings — including her most recent, "Feels Like Home" — are available on CD.

Akers will play Tuesday-Thursday evenings at 9 PM with late shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 11:30 PM. There is a $50 cover charge for all shows as well as a $50 (Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 9 PM) or $20 (all other performances) minimum. The Algonquin Hotel is located in Manhattan at 59 West 44th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Call (212) 419-9331 for reservations.

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