Loni Ackerman ~ "NEXT TO ABNORMAL"
2 Beverage Minimum
After a successful run earlier this year, ebullient Broadway veteran Loni Ackerman brings her cabaret show,“Next to Ab-Normal,” back to the Metropolitan Room for four more performances. In this charming and thoughtful musical evening, Ms. Ackerman recalls personal stories of her unusual New York upbringing (including her childhood associations with such “family friends” as Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon,) as well as revisiting songs she sang in New York hits like “Starting Here, Starting Now” or in one of her lengthy associations with the shows of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Directed by Barry Kleinbort, with musical direction by Paul Greenwood, Ms. Ackerman’s repertoire also includes golden standards, contemporary songs, even one of her own compositions which became the theme song for a “very special” French film made during her time in Paris.
Another prime example of her life as something just “Next to Ab-Normal.”