Akers, who triumphed last season with her critically acclaimed program "When a Lady Loves," will play the posh cabaret April 4-May 13, 2006. Show times are Tuesday-Thursday evenings at 9 PM and Fridays and Saturdays at 9 and 11:30 PM. Details about her upcoming engagement have yet to be been announced. Before she makes her Algonquin return, Akers will play the Barcelona Opera House Feb. 2 and 4, 2006, and The Barns at Wolf Trap March 3 and 4. After her Algonquin run, the singing actress will return to the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck, NY, for concerts on June 2 and 3.
Karen Akers received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut as Luisa Contini in the original Tommy Tune-directed production of Nine and returned to Broadway in another Tune musical, Grand Hotel. Her feature film credits include "The Purple Rose of Cairo," "Heartburn" and "Vibes," and she was seen in an episode of the hit TV series "Cheers." It's been the concert/cabaret stage where Akers has been most praised. Her eight solo recordings — including "Presenting Karen Akers," "In a Very Unusual Way" and "If We Only Have Love" — are available on CD.
The Algonquin Hotel is located in New York City at 59 West 44th Street. For more information, call (212) 419-9331.