Cabaret veteran Andrea Marcovicci — deemed the "Callas of Cabaret" by the Philadelphia Inquirer — will bring her newest act to New York's Algonquin Hotel beginning Nov. 19.
Marcovicci will offer So in Love: The Love Songs of Cole Porter from Nov. 19, 2002, through Jan. 12, 2003. Cabaretgoers can expect to hear such Porter standards as "I Get a Kick Out of You," "So in Love," "Why Can't You Behave?," "You Do Something to Me" as well as rarities like "Weren't We Fools?," "Allez-Vous en" and "Let's Not Talk About Love." Marcovicci recorded the former on her debut solo recording, "Marcovicci Sings Movies." The singer-actress will be accompanied by Shelly Markham on piano during her Oak Room engagement; Markham is also the show's musical director.
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."
One of Broadway's most prolific songwriters, Cole Porter's musicals include Fifty Million Frenchmen; Anything Goes; Jubilee; Red, Hot and Blue!; Leave It to Me!; DuBarry Was a Lady; Panama Hattie; Something for the Boys; Kiss Me, Kate; Out of This World; Can-Can; and Silk Stockings.
Show times for Andrea Marcovicci's Algonquin engagement are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 9 PM with late shows on Friday and Saturday nights at 11:30 PM. There is a $15 minimum and a $50 music charge for 9 PM Tuesday shows and 11:30 PM Friday and Saturday shows. All other performances have a $50 music charge and a $50 prix fixe dinner requirement. There will be no performances on Dec. 24 and 25 or Jan. 1. The Algonquin Hotel is located in New York City at 59 West 44th Street; call (212) 944-1618 for reservations.
—By Andrew Gans