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Photos: Karen Akers Makes Birdland Debut With New Concert WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE

Akers performed songs by Craig Carnelia, Maury Yeston, Edith Piaf, and Stephen Sondheim, among other treasures.

Birdland presented singer/actress Karen Akers, who premiered a brand new, very personal concert on Monday, April 25. The show, titled "Water Under The Bridge," was musical directed by Alex Rybeck, with Tom Hubbard on bass.

Check out photos below!

In this show, Karen Akers took a look back at some of the songs that first brought her acclaim in cabaret as well as on Broadway, television, and recordings - works by Craig Carnelia, Maury Yeston, Edith Piaf, and Stephen Sondheim, among other treasures. In short, this was an evening of classic Karen Akers.

Karen Akers is one of America's more arresting and successful concert and cabaret stars. She is the recipient of the 2005 New York Nightlife Award for Outstanding Female Cabaret Vocalist in a Major Engagement, as well as the 2009 Nightlife Legend Award. Ms. Akers has appeared in many prestigious venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall and The Hollywood Bowl, as well as New York's premiere nightspots, the Cafe Carlyle and The Oak Room at The Algonquin Hotel. She has taken her music to the south of France, Russia, Barcelona's Liceu Opera House and more recently, to The Crazy Coqs in London. Cabaret and concert performances are only a part of Ms. Akers multifaceted career, which encompasses theatre, television, film, and recordings. She appeared at the Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway as one of the original stars of the Tony Award-winning musical Grand Hotel, directed by Tommy Tune. She made her debut on the Great White Way in the original production of NINE, also directed by Tommy Tune, receiving a Tony nomination and a Theatre World Award.

Photos by Kevin Alvey


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