Andrea Marcovicci Will Workshop New Cabaret Act, Moonlight Cocktail, at The Gardenia

By Andrew Gans
March 25, 2013

Cabaret favorite Andrea Marcovicci, who made her Café Carlyle debut last fall in a critically acclaimed limited engagement, will debut her newest act this summer at The Gardenia in West Hollywood.



Entitled Moonlight Cocktail, the singing actress will offer performances June 20-22 at 9 PM.

Moonlight Cocktail, according to press notes, "celebrates that bygone era of sophisticated New York nightlife of dining and dancing at The Stork Club and the El Morocco. And at Tony's, Spivy's and The Blue Angel where the singers that enthralled you became household names like Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short, Julie Wilson, Hildegarde, Portia Nelson, Billie Holiday and more. 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. She reveals the backstage stories while capturing the joi de vivre of the era."

Song titles will include "Sunday in New York," "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.

The complete track listing follows:

1. It's Only a Paper Moon
2. Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries/Are You Havin' Any Fun?
3. Ain't We Got Fun?
4. 12th Street Rag
5. Umbrella Man
6. Isn't This a Lovely Day?/Pick Yourself Up
7. Zing A Little Zong/ Mairzy Doats
8. Beyond Compare
9. If I Had You/It Had to Be You
10. (I Asked) The Moon/Sometimes I'm Happy/It All Depends on You
11. Shakespeare Lied
12. Look at Those Eyes
13. Glitter in the Air
14. You Make Me Feel So Young
15. Smile

Marcovicci is the executive producer of "Smile"; producers are Shelly Markham and Lesley Alexander.

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."

To read an interview with Marcovicci, click here.

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The Gardenia is located at 7066 Santa Monica Blvd. For reservations call (323) 467-7444.