On April 18 (at 5 and 8:30 PM) and April 19 (at 8 PM), the witty chanteuse will offer her most recent cabaret act, "If I Were a Bell." The evenings will be recorded live for Marcovicci's upcoming solo CD. The recording will mark the singer-actress' 11th solo recording: Her other titles include "Marcovicci Sings Movies," "What Is Love?," "I'll Be Seeing You: Love Songs of WWII," "Just Kern," "Always, Irving Berlin," "Live from London," "Some Other Time," "Here, There and Everywhere" and the Maury Yeston song cycle, "December Songs."
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.
Born June 29, 1910, Frank Loesser was a producer, lyricist, composer, writer and musical supervisor. His most famous musicals include Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, Where's Charley? and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Loesser also wrote The Illustrators' Show and Greenwillow, the score to the film "Hans Christian Andersen" as well as the lyrics for more than 100 films.
The Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel is located at 59 West 44th Street. There is a $50 cover for all shows as well as a $20 minimum for the 5 PM performance and a $50 dinner minimum for the 8 and 8:30 PM performances. For reservations, call (212) 419-9331.