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News Marcovicci and Akers Set to Return to Algonquin's Oak Room Two of cabaret's finest performers, Andrea Marcovicci and Karen Akers, will return to the Oak Room of New York's Algonquin Hotel during the 2004-2005 season.
Andrea Marcovicci
Andrea Marcovicci

Marcovicci, who was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Back Stage, will return to her New York home at the Algonquin Nov. 16. Performing a tribute to Fred Astaire entitled "Andrea Sings Astaire," Marcovicci is scheduled to offer her latest cabaret act through Jan. 1, 2005. Chanteuse Akers, who just released her eighth solo recording ("If We Only Have Love" on the DRG label), will play the famed Oak Room from April 12 to May 28, 2005. 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."

Akers received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut as Luisa Contini in the Tommy Tune 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." Like Marcovicci, 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.

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