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OAK ROOM’S NEW SEASON OPENS AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 11

WITH 10TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL CAST

PRODUCTION OF “OUR SINATRA”

It began in the Oak Room little more than a decade ago and has been performed

nearly 2,000 times coast to coast to universal acclaim.  Now, with its original cast of

co-creators Eric Comstock, Hilary Kole and Christopher Gines, OUR SINATRA returns to its first home for a limited two-week run from August 31st through September 11–a singing complement to Broadway’s current dancing tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes.  Kurt Stamm is director, and Richard Maltby, Jr., production supervisor.  Producer is Jack Lewin.

OUR SINATRA is a celebration of the magic and music of the legendary Frank Sinatra, and features over 50 Sinatra classics from his early years (“All or Nothing at All” –his first recording), from his movie career  (“My Kind of Town,” “All the Way”), saloon songs (“One For My Baby,” “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning”) and the hits of the 50s and 60s (“Night and Day,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “The Lady is a Tramp”), among countless others.  

This stylish revue is not only a tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes, but to the illustrious Oak Room, which remains the Grande Dame of New York’s classic cabaret rooms, managing to be classy without being trendy, elegant sans snob and ever improving its food, which now rivals some of the best to be found in Manhattan supper clubs. This season, new oversized china has been added and preparations are more carefully executed and seasoned with authority. (Best new dish are Pan Seared Scallops on Acorn Squash Risotto). Service is warm and considerate.

But the show’s the thing and thanks to Barbara McGurn, you can depend on the most consistent lineup of talent in the city season after season.

OUR SINATRA  is bursting with terrific ensemble performances from Eric Comstock, Hilary Kole and Christopher Gines, The act is beautifully timed, staged and executed. And this is one of the few times in recent memory that 90 minutes whizzed by and left a full house of happy customers clamoring for more.

The complete song list, below, gives just a hint of the professional pacing, striking arrangements of range of emotions (and vocal talent) of this tantalizing trio. Memorable moments worth the price of admission include: the best version of “Everything  Happens to Me” – (Eric) I’ve every heard; a stunning “Old Man River” – (Chris) and a laid back and poignant rendition of “It Never Entered My Mind” – (Hillary).  An ideal introduction to the Fall, 2010 season. Long live The Oak Room.

OUR SINATRA plays Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 and Friday and Saturday at 8:30 and 11, with a $50 cover charge per person plus either $30 food and beverage minimum or $60 prix fixe dinner.   Reservations: bmcgurn@algonquin hotel.

com or 212 419-9331 (after 8/23) or 212 840 6800, Ext. 122.

Following this engagement, OUR SINATRA will perform in the Oak Room Monday evenings at 8:30, with new casts.   The cover charge will be $40 per person plus $30 minimum or $60 prix fixe dinner

The Program List

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Dark paneled walls, white tablecloths, and a gleaming piano let you know you’re in for a treat at Algonquin’s famous supper club. Come inside and slip back in time to a more glamorous era. Enjoy dinner, then a show. The Oak Room was a launching pad for Harry Connick Jr., Michael Feinstein, Andrea Marcovicci, Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, Peter Cincotti, and Jamie Cullum. Learn more about the entertainment at The Algonquin or view the performance schedule.
Dinner and performances are offered seasonally Tuesday through Saturday, by reservation only. Dinner seating begins at 6:30 p.m. with an 8:30 p.m. curtain time. There is a second performance on Friday and Saturday evenings at 11 p.m. Guests may enjoy an á la carte menu at 10 p.m., prior to the second show.

On Sundays, enjoy a Jazz Brunch with Barbara Carroll (seasonally) with seating beginning at 11:30 a.m. and show at 1 p.m