Karen Akers, one of America’s most arresting and successful concert and cabaret
stars, will transform the Oak Room Supper Club into a sophisticated party scene reminiscent of Cole Porter’s legendary soirées in Paris and New York. From September 22nd thru October 24th, Karen, with her ravishing looks and beguiling voice, will bring to vivid life such Porter classics as “I’m Throwing a Ball Tonight,” “Begin the Beguine,” “Too Darn Hot,” “I Concentrate on You,” “Just One of Those Things,” “Night and Day,” “It’s All Right With Me” and “Let’s Do It,” among others. The show is directed by Eric Michael Gillett, with Don Rebic as musical director and Chip Jackson on bass.
“Anything Goes” will play Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 and Friday and Saturday at 8:30 and 11. There is a $60 cover charge per person weeknights and late shows and $65 for the early weekend shows, plus either a $30 food and beverage minimum per person or a $60 prix fixe dinner. Reservations: (212) 419-9331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen Akers is a recent recipient of the NY Nightlife Award as “Outstanding Female Cabaret Vocalist in a Major Engagement.” She has appeared in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Café Carlyle, Rainbow & Stars, Hollywood Bowl, Wolf Trap and abroad in France, Russia, London and Barcelona. Karen’s career encompasses theatre, television, film and recording. On Broadway she was one of the original stars of the Tony Award-winning musical Grand Hotel and made her Broadway debut in the original production of Nine, for which she won a Theatre World Award and a Tony nomination. Her current CD, “If We Only Have Love,” is a collection of theatre songs. Other recordings include “Feels Like Home,” “Under Paris Skies,” “Just Imagine…” and “Unchained Melodies.” Her film roles include Mike Nichols’ Heartburn, Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo and Vibes.