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“Oak Room to Welcome Cariou, White, Yazbeck, Goldyn and Challis”
by Adam Hetrick,, August 5, 2009
Tony Yazbeck Tony winner Len Cariou, Tony nominee Terri White and Tony Yazbeck will play the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel this summer.MAC Award winner and musical director Mark Janas is the host of the Thursday night open mic series — part of the Summer Oak Room Salon series — that promises a rotating lineup of Broadway show folk as special guests.

Gypsy’s Tony Yazbeck will be joined by his A Chorus Line co-star Jessica Lee Goldyn for the Aug. 6 evening that will also feature co-host Tanya Moberly and Bistro Award-winning performer Marianne Challis (Confessions of a Middle-Aged Party Girl).

Sarah Rice, of the original Broadway production of Sweeney Todd, will co-host an evening dedicated to the Algonquin cat, Matilda, in Waltzing Matilda on Aug. 9.

Tony nominee Terri White (Barnum), who will make a long-awaited Broadway return in Finian’s Rainbow this fall, takes to the Oak Room stage on Aug. 20. White will be joined by Kim Smith.

Tony-winning actor Len Cariou, who starred in the original Sondheim musicalsSweeney Todd and A Little Night Music, will offer a little music of his own on Sept. 3. Peter Napolitano co-hosts that evening, which also features MAC winner Anne Steele as the guest performer.

Additional performers scheduled for the Summer Salon are Julie Wilson, Julie Reyburn, Eric Michael Gillett, Scott Coulter, Sue Matsuki, Rob Langeder, Will Trice, Susan Winter, Aaron Lee Battle, Raissa Katona Bennett, Jenna Esposito, Jon Peterson and Martin Lass.

There is a $10 cover and $10 drink minimum for the Summer Salon. For reservations e-mail with name, phone number, date of performance and number of people in your party. For further information phone (646) 637-2806.