Over the past decade the celebrated singer-actress has delved into the works of Cole Porter, Jerome Kern as well as songs from classic films, tunes made famous during the World War II era and even songs by more modern composers—Joni Mitchell, the Beatles, James Taylor and others. Now, she turns her attention to the work of Frank Loesser, whose musicals include Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, Where's Charley? and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Marcovicci, who workshopped her new program at The Gardenia, will play San Francisco's Plush Room, Sept. 9-Oct. 18. She will offer shows Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 8 PM and Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 and 10:30 PM. At the intimate cabaret, Marcovicci will be accompanied by musical director Shelly Markham.
Cabaretgoers can expect to hear Marcovicci wrap her rich alto around such Loesser tunes as "Heart and Soul," "I Don't Want to Walk Without You," "Two Sleepy People," "Baby, It's Cold Outside," "On a Slow Boat to China," "Says My Heart," "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year," "They're Either Too Young or Too Old" and "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"
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, and she has spent over a decade performing at the Algonquin's Oak Room. 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."
Born June 29, 1910, Frank Loesser was a producer, lyricist, composer, writer and musical supervisor. In addition to the aforementioned musicals, he also wrote The Illustrators' Show and Greenwillow, and the score to the film, "Hans Christian Andersen." The Plush Room is located within San Francisco's York Hotel at 940 Sutter Street. There is a $25 cover charge and a two-drink minimum for all performances; call (415) 885-2800 for reservations.