The evening, which will, of course, also celebrate Marcovicci's 60th birthday, will be held at Town Hall in Manhattan May 16, 2009, at 8 PM. Shelly Markham will be the concert's musical director. "Join three-time Academy award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and Grammy award-winner Julie Gold," read press notes for the one-night-only event, "along with other noted ASCAP composers Francesca Blumenthal, John Bucchino, Craig Carnelia, Babbie Green, and Christine Lavin and as they celebrate Andrea's dedication to the Great American Songbook. The evening not only includes contemporary songs from these guest artists but Andrea performs classic standards from Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, and more."
Marcovicci's mother, torch singer Helen Marcovicci, will also make a special appearance.
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."
The Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street. For tickets visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org or, beginning Dec. 1, call (212) 307-4100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.