Karen Akers Will Sing Sondheim This Fall at the Algonquin

News   Karen Akers Will Sing Sondheim This Fall at the Algonquin
Karen Akers, who appeared on Broadway in the original productions of Nine and Grand Hotel, will turn her attention to the songs of Stephen Sondheim this fall.

Karen Akers
Karen Akers

Akers, according to the actress' official website, will offer  Live, Laugh, Love: Akers Sings Sondheim Sept. 27-Oct. 29 in the Algonquin's Oak Room.

Eric Michael Gillett directs the new show, which features musical direction by Don Rebic.

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 solo recordings — including "Like It Was," "Presenting Karen Akers," "In a Very Unusual Way" and "If We Only Have Love" — are available on CD.

DRG Records has also released Akers' newest recording, "Simply Styne."

The Oak Room is located within the Algonquin Hotel at 59 West 44th Street. For reservations call (212) 419-9331.

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