PAULA WEST SWINGS FROM PORTER TO DYLAN IN HER NEW OAK ROOM SHOW OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 14

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The incomparable Paula West’s annual fall sojourn in the Algonquin’s Oak Room is always an occasion of happy anticipation. From October 27th through November 14th–. accompanied by the superb George Mesterhazy Quartet, with Barak Mori on bass, Ed Cherry on guitar and Jerome Jennings on drums–Paula will help celebrate the landmark Oak Room’s 30th anniversary as the city’s “best cabaret.” Her brilliant and varied set includes “the good old ones” Louis Armstrong) with the best of the new. Among her offerings are Bob Dylan’s “All I Really Want to Do” and “Maggie’s Farm,” Cole Porter’s “Nobody’s Chasing Me” and “You’ve Got That Thing,” “The 59th Street Bridge Song” [“Feelin’ Groovy”] by Paul Simon; “Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes,” by Ben Jonson from a Greek original; “Where Flamingos Fly” (Harold Courlander/El Thea/John B. Brooks) and “Romance In the Dark” (Lil Green), among others. Shows are Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 and Friday and Saturday at 8:30 and 11:00, with a $50 cover charge plus a $60 prix fixe dinner or $30 food and beverage minimum, all per person. Reservations: 212 419 9331 or bmcgurn@algonquinhotel.com

In Paula West’s hands the Great American Songbook has never sounded so captivating. Her affinity for Dylan and McCartney and other contemporary balladeers demonstrates her “refusal to be bound by categories,” according to The New York Times. In 2005 and 2006 Paula won the New York Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Female Jazz Vocalist,” having shared the award with Dianne Reeves in 2004. She has performed abroad in France, Italy, Switzerland and Turkey. Recent appearances include Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz Aspen and the White House in a salute to American writers. Paula’ critically acclaimed CDs include Temptation, Restless and Come What May, which won the California Music Award for Outstanding Jazz Album.

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KAREN AKERS DECLARES “ANYTHING GOES” IN HER NEW COLE PORTER SHOW SEPTEMBER 22-OCTOBER 24TH

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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 Dick Sanpola 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 bmcgurn@algonquinhotel.com.

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FEINSTEIN’S AT LOEWS REGENCY Presents JANE KRAKOWSKI

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TONY AWARD WINNER AND EMMY NOMINATED “30 ROCK” STAR

JANE KRAKOWSKI

IN HER NIGHTCLUB DEBUT

“JANE KRAKOWSKI SELLS OUT… TICKETS AVAILABLE”

OCTOBER 6 – 17

FEINSTEIN’S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine and "an invaluable New York institution" by The New York Post, will continue its star-studded Fall 2009 season with the nightclub debut of Tony Award winning actress and TV and film star, JANE KRAKOWSKI from October 6 – 17. Her new show “Jane Krakowski Sells Out… Tickets Available” will feature songs popularized by female performers who have inspired her such as Anita O’Day, Ann-Margret and Eartha Kitt. All shows will take place at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street).

Emmy nominated JANE KRAKOWSKI currently stars as “Jenna Maroney” in NBC’s Emmy Award-winning “30 Rock,” a workplace comedy where the workplace exists behind-the-scenes of a live variety show.  Krakowski, along with the “30 Rock” cast, won the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. She was nominated for a 2009 Emmy for the role.

The New Jersey-born beauty is an accomplished actress, dancer and singer with numerous awards and credits to her name from film, theatre and television. She won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics awards for her stunning and sultry portrayal of “Carla” in Broadway’s Nine opposite Antonio Banderas, and won an Olivier Award while starring in Guys and Dolls with Ewan McGregor in London’s West End.  She earned her first Tony nomination for her work in the production of Grand Hotel, and has also starred in Company, Once Upon A Mattress, Tartuffe and Starlight Express. Recently, Krakowski starred in Encores revival of Damn Yankees opposite Sean Hayes.

During her five-year stint on the Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG award-winning series “Ally McBeal,” she received a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of “Elaine Vassal.” Other television credits include appearances on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Everwood.”

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