Cabaret veteran Andrea Marcovicci will lend her voice to the evening, offering How's Your Romance? The Songs of Cole Porter. Kate Clinton will also be on hand to introduce MHRA emeritus board member Cyril Brosnan, who is being honored for his dedication to the organization. MHRA, which has been in existence for 48 years, is "dedicated to improving the lives of New York City's at-risk women, children and families."
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."
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill is located on West 42nd Street. Tickets, priced $250, $500 and $1,000, are available by calling Mike Dimpfl at (212) 285-0220, ext. 182 or by visiting www.datalink mhra.org/mhra/broadway2005.cfm. Some discounted seats will also be available for $150.