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News Kismet's Adams to Debut Wanna Love Somebody at the Gardenia Neile Adams, who starred in the original Broadway production of Kismet, will debut her new cabaret act, Wanna Love Somebody, this fall at the Gardenia.

Adams, who also appeared in The Pajama Game, will perform at the Hollywood venue Sept. 29 and 30 and Oct. 6 and 7 at 9 PM each night. Her newest show, which celebrates life, love and laughter, will feature songs by Peter Allen, Billy Barnes, Irving Berlin, Annie Dinerman, Alberto Dominguez, Kander and Ebb, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Charles Strouse, Keith Urban and Maury Yeston. Ted Sprague directs. Adams will be accompanied by musical director Andy Howe on piano, Karl Vincent on bass and Dan Savell on drums. Cabaretgoers can expect to hear such tunes as "Somebody Like You," "Something Cool," "Arthur’s Theme," "What Did I Ever See In Him?" "Colored Lights," "Boys and Girls Like You and Me," "I Got Lost In His Arms," "New Words," "Perfidia" ("Unfaithful") and "All The Lives of Me."

Born in the Philippines, Neile Adams has appeared on Broadway, television and on film. Her screen credits include "Grubstake," "This Could Be the Night," "Women in Chains," "Fuzz," "So Long, Blue Boy," "Buddy Buddy," "Chu Chu and the Philly Flash," "Nightmare on the 13th Floor" and "Dead on the Money." Her book, "My Husband, My Friend," concerns her life with former husband Steve McQueen.

The Gardenia is located at 7066 Santa Monica Boulevard. There is a $20 cover charge and a two-drink minimum; call (323) 467-7444 for reservations.

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