The Great Andrea Marcovicci Debuts at Cafe Carlyle
Rick Miramontez / Elizabeth Wagner / Marie Pace
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
THE CARLYLE, A ROSEWOOD HOTEL
WELCOMES THE GREAT
A N D R E A M A R C O V I C C I
IN HER HIGHLY ANTICIPATED CAFÉ CARLYLE DEBUT
“S M I L E”
OCTOBER 2 – OCTOBER 27, 2012
New York, NY (9/17/12) – The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is pleased to welcome one of the finest and most noted cabaret stars, Andrea Marcovicci, in her long-awaited Café Carlyle debut. Ms. Marcovicci’s four week engagement at the Carlyle’s iconic venue runs October 2nd through October 27th. “SMILE” was greeted with rave reviews during its national tour in preparation for the show’s east coast premiere at the Café Carlyle. She will be joined by her longtime musical director Shelly Markham on piano, Jered Egan on bass, and Jack Cavari on guitar. The New York Times’ Stephen Holden has said “To watch Ms. Marcovicci in action is to observe a great singing actress interpreting lyrics with every fiber of her body… you are under her spell.”
David C. Nichols of the Los Angeles Times called “SMILE” “Heartfelt… slyly bouncy… and a must-see”, and Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune agreed, “The seductive rhythmic sway unfolds like a dream… ranks among her best!”
“SMILE” has been released on CD by Andreasong Recordings, Inc. and will be available at the Café Carlyle. Beloved songs featured in the show: “You Make Me Feel So Young”, “Life is Just Bowl of Cherries”, “Ain't We Got Fun”, “It Had to be You”, and ”It’s Only a Paper Moon.” Also included, Ms. Marcovicci’s passionate version of Pink’s pop hit, “Glitter in the Air”.
For 25 years, Ms. Marcovicci has been a cabaret institution, residing annually at The Algonquin Hotel’s legendary Oak Room until its closing this year. She holds the record for her 25 years and 16 week run at The Algonquin.
“Andrea Marcovicci is one of the true greats of the cabaret art form, and we are thrilled to welcome her to her new home, the Café Carlyle”, said Giovanni Beretta, Managing Director of the Carlyle.
The Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle – 35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue. Andrea Marcovicci will play Tuesdays through Friday at 8:45PM, Saturday at 8:45pm and 10:45pm. There is a $75 music charge ($45 bar seating; $125 premium seating) for the Tuesday-Thursday performances and an $85 music charge ($45 bar seating; $135 premium seating) on Friday and Saturday evenings. Every Monday night at 8:45PM (September 10 through December 17), Woody Allen appears with the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. There is a $135 music charge ($95 bar seating + $25 drink minimum; $185 premium seating). For additional information, visit www.thecarlyle.com.
Andrea Marcovicci continues to entertain sold-out audiences from coast to coast whenever touring her numerous critically acclaimed shows which include the ever popular Marcovicci Sings Movies II, and Andrea’s most requested show, I’ll Be Seeing You… Love Songs of WWII; the delightfully entertaining songbook evenings featuring the music of Frank Loesser, Rodgers & Hart, and Johnny Mercer; as well Andrea’s tribute to her favorite movie star Fred Astaire; Blue Champagne: The History of the Torch Song, and No Strings, a journey about life on the road.
Andrea has created over thirty nightclub acts, has sold out Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, Lincoln Center, the LICEU Opera House in Barcelona, and appeared in concert with numerous orchestras and at the White House. She has acted in films, television and theatre, both regionally and on Broadway. Her co-stars have included Danny DeVito, Woody Allen, Sir Michael Caine, Sir John Gielgud, and Sam Waterston, among others.
2011 marked an unprecedented twenty-five years at the legendary Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel – the record for the most seasons ever played at the club and the final performer ever to perform there! In June Andrea celebrated Cole Porter’s birthday with Jeff Harnar in concert at Town Hall and twice conducted Master Classes in the Art of Cabaret in NYC. Prior to that Andrea returned to London’s Pizza-on-the-Park with Skylark: Marcovicci Sings Mercer, which was commissioned by the Savannah Music Festival for the centennial celebration of their native son – lyricist Johnny Mercer. Andrea played the title role of Coco for the York Theatre the previous year, and appeared on General Hospital. In addition, Andrea’s last film, Driving By Braille, is currently making the Film Festival rounds.
All of Andrea’s CDs have been released through her own label – Andreasong Recordings, Inc. The latest release, Smile, celebrates her show of the same name. Also available; As Time Goes By: The Best of Andrea Marcovicci celebrates over twenty years of solo CDs and includes a twelve-page color booklet; a tribute to Frank Loesser, (If I Were a Bell) recorded live at the Oak Room; a studio album of songs associated with Fred Astaire (Andrea Sings Astaire); My Christmas Song for You; and a CD based upon the show, Marcovicci Sings Rodgers & Hart. In addition, the label put out the cast album for Kurt Weill in America. CDs are available on-line at CDBaby.com
Andrea is the recipient of several awards and honors including the 2010 National Honoree of the Chicago Cabaret Professionals, the Mabel Mercer Foundation’s 2007 Mabel Award, and three Lifetime Achievement Awards – honored so by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, the Licia Albanese – Puccini Foundation, and by a Bob Harrington Backstage Bistro Award. In recognition of her accomplishments in the arts, Andrea has received honorary degrees from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and the Memphis College of Art. In addition, “The Andrea Marcovicci Suite” at the Algonquin Hotel, dedicated in 2006 on her twentieth anniversary at the Oak Room, contains memorabilia of her work in theatre, film, television, and on the concert stage.
For more information please visit marcovicci.com.
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