Andrea Marcovicci Celebrates 65th Birthday with NYC Concerts Nov. 18
18 Nov 2013
Photo by Daniel Reichert
Cabaret favorite Andrea Marcovicci, who made her Café Carlyle debut last year in a critically acclaimed limited engagement, makes her Joe's Pub bow Nov. 18.
The 7 PM and 9 PM concerts at the intimate venue celebrate the singing actress' 65th birthday and also mark the New York debut of her newest concert act, Moonlight Cocktail.
Moonlight Cocktail, according to press notes, "celebrates that bygone era of sophisticated nightlife of dining and dancing. From coast to coast, from large clubs to intimate boites, (Café Gala, Los Angeles; The Mocambo, Hungry i, San Francisco; Palmer House, Mr. Kelly’s, Chicago; Stork Club, The Blue Angel, New York) the singers that enthralled you became household names like Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short, Julie Wilson, Hildegarde, Portia Nelson, and Billie Holiday. Andrea’s nostalgic spin through the forties and fifties, when an evening began at one club before winding down with fine champagne at another, is filled with her unique insight, charm and wit."
Songs featured in the show include "You Fascinate Me So," "Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup," "All in Fun," "Talk of the Town," "Some Other Time" and "Moonlight Cocktail."
Marcovicci released her latest recording, which is titled "Smile," via CDBaby.com. The new recording features musical director/arranger Shelly Markham on piano, Kevin Axt on bass, M.B. Gordy on drums/percussion, Grant Geissman on guitar, banjo and ukulele, Giovanna Clayton on cello, Jeff Brunnell on cornet, flugelhorn and trumpet and James Honeyman on soprano and tenor saxophone.
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."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.