Upcoming Shows at Metropolitan Room Buy tickets to live shows at Metropolitan Room - Powered by TuneStub http://www.tunestub.com Thu, 30 Mar 2017 5:46:49 AM PDT en-us TS https://s3.amazonaws.com/webassets.ticketmob.com/TS/images/logo_color_jpg.jpg http://www.tunestub.com Copyright 2017 TuneStub LLC <![CDATA[NY's Next Top Drag Queen Contest]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=249689&cart&buy Now back for it's Fifth Season NYNTDQ the LIVE SINGING DRAG Contest  brings you a dozen fabulous Queens all competing for the crown. Back for her fourth season as host is the award winning Holly Dae. Created and produced by Joseph Macchia NYNTDQ features Drag Queens who only sing live. 
 
So come on down starting March 9th to The Metropolitan Room and watch the swquins fly.

 
This year Head Judge and Producer welcomes two new head judges to the Judges Table 
2016 NYNTDQ Shirley U Jest and 2016 So You Think You Can Drag Winner Vicky Boofont. 
 
Also joining the Head judges will be the 4 additional judges Witti Repartee, Doris Dear, Adam Shapiro and Dorothy Bishop. 
 
Back for Second Season as Mentor will be Ruby Rims. 
 
Competing is Season 5 will be Emi Grate, Mildred Scrodum, Jan Sport, Florenece D'Lee,Bella Lemay,Bella Noche,Constance Busti-ae,Celah Doore,Jenna Ftiz, Diana Carfire, Shuga Cain, Cherry Poppins, and Easy Mac.
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<![CDATA[Cole]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250020&cart&buy
Pop/R&B artist, COLE (formerly Jeremy Cole) is a seasoned vocal talent. Born and raised in Wilmington, DE, COLE basically grew up on the stage. Most of his influences came from Pop, R&B, Rock, and Country music from the 80s and 90s. A graduate of the Creative and Performing Arts High School in Philadelphia (the same school that produced Boys II Men, Questlove, Bilal, and Jazmine Sullivan, among others), COLE relocated to NYC at the young age of 18 initially to study acting. He stayed after signing his first management deal at the age of 20, eventually calling Brooklyn home. He has appeared on NBC's hit, "The Voice" and is a veteran of television's legendary "Showtime at the Apollo". He is also a former session singer for Cynthia Biggs (co-writer of Patti LaBelle's "If Only You Knew), and a one-time background singer for Elisabeth Withers (star of Broadway's "The Color Purple"). He has appeared at numerous venues throughout NYC and nationally, and was also featured on house dj/producer, Benji Candelario's record, "Some Songs." Jeremy's debut singles and videos, "Can't Crash" and "I Want Your Body" were both released in 2011.]]>
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 01:30:00 -0000 250020 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250020&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Charlie Romo & Friends]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255560&cart&buy Charlie Romo & Friends

Featuring: 
Michelle DellaFave
Marissa Mulder

Music by The Barry Levitt Quartet
(Formerly known as Charlie Poveromo)
 
Charlie Romo is the newest sensation.  Catch him if you can!
 
Ronnie Zito - Drummer for Bobby Darin
Jon Burr - Bassist for Tony Bennett
Jack Cavari - Guitarist for Frank Sinatra

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GUEST ARTIST: MICHELLE DELLAFAVE

Michelle DellaFave became a familiar face to millions of television viewers in the late 1960s and early '70s through her work each week on Dean Martin’s wildly successful NBC television series. At the age of 19, she was selected to be one of Dean’s Golddiggers both on his show and on The Golddiggers' own network summer variety series. A year later, she was chosen to be one of four members of The Dingaling Sisters, who performed their own numbers and sang with with Dean and his guest stars on every episode of his program. Those programs gave her the opportunity to work alongside some of the most famous luminaries and legends in the history of show business — from Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Lena Horne to Jimmy Stewart, Orson Welles, Debbie Reynolds, and more. As a member of The Golddiggers and lead singer of The Dingalings, Michelle took part in two of Bob Hope’s USO Tours, entertaining American troops stationed around the world. She and her girl group cohorts also served as the opening act for numerous Las Vegas acts, from Tony Bennett to Engelbert Humperdinck. In addition, Michelle was featured regularly as one-half of the singing-dancing "Soul Sisters" on Jonathan Winters' syndicated series; made guest appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Mike Douglas Show; played one of the Radio City Rockettes in the film version of the musical "Annie"; and has sung and acted in many Equity theater presentations. From 2007 to 2009, she and one of her colleagues from The Dean Martin Show toured the country as the musical duo "Blue Eyed Soul,” entertaining veterans, as well as active duty service men and women, and visiting VA hospitals. And over the last few years, Michelle has continued performing for veterans’ groups, and headlined concerts at several New York City nightclubs, including The Metropolitan Room (where she’s performed a total of five times), 54 Below, The Duplex and Don’t Tell Mama. Besides producing two of her own vocal CDs — a pop jazz album called "Cool Burn" and a Gospel collection entitled "Transformed — Michelle has also recorded several popular singles over the last few years, with all of her music available on itunes, Amazon, Google Play, and other outlets. More information and numerous photos of Michelle can be found on her official Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/TheOriginalMichelleDellaFave) and on The Golddiggers Super Site (http://www.TheGolddiggersSuperSite.com).

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GUEST ARTIST: MARISSA MULDER


Marissa moved to New York City in 2007 from Syracuse, NY and has gone on to become one of the most successful young cabaret artists on the Manhattan scene. In 2011, she beat out 60 other singers to win the MetroStar Challenge at the Metropolitan Room, an American Idol type contest for up and coming cabaret Marissa Mulderartists. Since then she has performed in several of her own shows. Stephen Holden of the New York Times called her show " Tom...In His Words, the songs of Tom Waits", "Far and away the season's best show, everything the genre can be but almost never is." She is the winner of the 2013 Noel Coward and Julie Wilson Award which were presented to her at Lincoln Center where she also sang. She was the winner of the 2014 MAC award for Major Artist and Album Of The Year ( Tom...In His Words). She also won the 2014 Bistro Award for vocalist of the year. TimeOut NY named Marissa, "Rising Star of The Year" in 2013 and has continued to call Marissa "one of the biggest breakout successes of the past five years." She was a featured guest on Piano Jazz hosted by Jon Weber on NPR. In New York City, She has performed at The Carlyle, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Algonquin Hotel, 54 Below, Joe's pub, Birdland,  The Metropolitan Room and many others. She has taken her shows on the road to Dallas, St. Louis, Florida ,Colorado, Nebraska, Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Binghamton and many more. Her latest show "Marilyn In Fragments" earned a rave review from the New York Times who said, " the rising cabaret singer Marissa Mulder wove passages from Monroe’s diaries and 20 songs into a compelling portrait of the star in a confessional mood...a remarkable performance." She has two CD's available for purchase" Tom...In His Words" and " Illusions" on ITUNES Cdbaby.com and Amazon.

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CHARLIE ROMO
Charlie Romo is a native New Yorker and grew up in a community and family with strong character which has reinforced in him a style that has served him on stage. He studied music at Wagner College and has performed on the same stage and shows with Usher, Lee Roy Reams, Chita Rivera, and Ben Vereen  at both The Friars Club and the Internationally acclaimed Metropolitan Room in NYC.  
 
Charlie is in his 20s and yet totally confident, comfortable and at home on both small and very large stages.  His captivating body language, radiant smile, personal warmth and pitch-perfect technical mastery reveals his fresh, new, exciting talent that profoundly engages, energizes and mesmerizes his audience at every show.  Charlie has an avid passion for, and a unique interpretation of recognizable renditions of popular standards from the 1950s and 1960s.  He revives this music and style of a previous era in a dynamic and refreshing way.  With intense excitement and enthusiasm, Charlie has a way of turning back the clock, without imitation, and like a kindred spirit, he embodies and channels the soul and sound of these cherished legends, the likes of Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, and Bing Crosby.  Typically, his audiences respond in a wildly enthusiastic fashion as he brings back the romance, flair, subtlety, and the longing of the music that played through a smoky, satiny generation of courtship, club-going and dancing. 
 
Charlie Romo is backed up by The Barry Levitt Quartet, world-class musicians including Barry Levitt, Charlie's Music Director.  Barry Levitt has worked with dozens of top artists including Eartha Kitt, Judy Collins, and Ben Vereen. Bobby Darin, at the Copa in 1960 and Charlie Romo of today are both accompanied by Ronnie Zito on drums.  Jeff Carney on bass played for Barbra Streisand and Jack Cavari on guitar had the honor of performing with Frank Sinatra. 
 
REVIEWS: 
 
"This young man is a natural entertainer - by personality and practice. His voice is powerful and solid, the pace was crisp and the energy was high." ~ Fred Cohen, WomenAroundTown.com 
 
"When I heard the opening notes of “Beyond the Sea,” I closed my eyes and found myself in a dream: I was hearing Bobby Darin live. Brilliance that touches the soul can, apparently, result in tears of joy. Take note that this was the reaction of someone who is fiercely protective of her precious songs.  Charlie Romo does something entirely different: he turns back the clock. He doesn’t imitate. He embodies. He doesn’t perform “as.”  He “is.” In fact, Charlie is a kindred spirit among the performers he adores."  ~ Lisa Joy Reitman-Dob, Theater Pizzazz 
 
"He not only melts the hardest of hearts with his endearing, boyish smile, but when the crooner belts out a tune, his engaging, mellow tones not only impress — but bring his audience back to the big band era, when the epitome of romance and sophistication was running rampant and ballroom dancing was all the rage."  ~ Carol Ann Benanti, Staten Island Advance 
 
"Charlie Romo's unique and recognizable renditions of popular standards are all audience pleasers. His captivating body language and pitch-perfect technical brilliance reveal he is a fresh, new, exciting talent we feel honored to have seen perform at the very beginning of what promises to be a long and successful career."  ~ Thomas Robert Stevens, Applause! Applause!
 
Charlie Romo is a precocious high-flyer who is ready to rocket you to the moon.  ~ Bernie Furshpan, Metropolitan Room, Owner 
 


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<![CDATA[Friday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253636&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. "Yaz" Yasuhiko Fukuoka hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 8:30pm-Midnight

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<![CDATA[The Chosen Family with Allie Klein]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257234&cart&buy The Chosen Family Show (Vol.3) 

New York native Allie Klein has been entertaining anyone in front of him since he was able to talk. The son of the legendary comedian and actor Robert Klein and internationally acclaimed opera singer Brenda Boozer, Allie draws on his astonishing talents as an actor, musician and comedic personality to give something special to his audiences. Although he is relatively new to the scene he has already begun to solidify himself as one of the most original and exciting young comics in New York.
 
Chosen Family Creative (CFC) and Metropolitan Room Presents: The Chosen Family Show-Vol.1. Hosted by Allie Klein
 
 The Chosen Family Show at Metropolitan Room is not your typical stand up show. The brainchild of comedian Allie Klein, the show is a constantly unexpected combination of original sketches, music and great standup, featuring the hand-picked talent of some of his closest friends and favorite performers. This is the comedy show for people that are looking for a comedy adventure. 
 
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<![CDATA[Child HELP ~ Kidz for Kids]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258207&cart&buy Kiz for Kids will celebrate the work of Child HELP Partnership in preventing and treating childhood and treating childhood trauma, and feature a lively performance by talented teens from Star Kidz.
 
Reservations are a first come first serve basis.
 
No Cover Charge + $25 Menu Minimum (Paid by Child HELP Partnership)
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<![CDATA[Ann Kittredge - Concert Benefit]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253427&cart&buy
CONCERT TO BENEFIT SYTA YOUTH FOUNDATION  
For more info >> cassante@syta.org

ANN KITTREDGE: IT’S ABOUT TIME
 


After wowing the audience at her sold-out premiere in November, actress and singer Ann Kittredge returns to the legendary Metropolitan Room for two more performances this spring with her show Ann Kittredge: It’s About Time. The show—a unique storytelling journey, featuring many of Kittredge’s musical theatre favorites—is the cabaret debut for both Ann and her Musical Director and Broadway veteran, Wendy Bobbitt Cavett. The duo has put together a remarkable representation of songs from the musical theatre repertoire that spans the years, emphasizing the unique, the unknown, and the story-telling dramatic nature that Ann loves to express.  Ann and Wendy are also thrilled to welcome bassist Mary Ann McSweeney to join them at these performances.
Leave with a smile or a conversation, or transport to another place; laugh, cry, heckle (well, maybe not?), just join Ann in writing this chapter of her life.  She looks forward to sharing it with you.
 
About Ann Kittredge
Ann’s husband claims that he has been married to at least three different women, but they are all Ann.  Who knows how many Ann’s will show up at the Metropolitan Room, but one thing is for sure: Ann answers to the beat of her own drum (and, if relevant, the orchestra’s drum).  Whether the song evokes lunacy, love, longing, curiosity, challenge or deep awakening, Ann’s greatest passion is interpreting its nuance, or lighting up an audience’s face with recognition of a shared experience. 
 
Ann has enjoyed a wonderfully varied career: Broadway, off Broadway, workshops of new shows (oh, sooooo many!), regional theatre, the traditional NYC TV guest spots, independent film, mom, youth theater director and coach, inter-generational choir.  All punctuated by amazing collaborations with outrageously talented individuals like Ted Sperling, Wendy Bobbitt Cavett, Larry Carpenter, Kerri Elias, Mel Shapiro, Susan Stroman, BT McNicholl, Jack Going, Michael Ockrent, Steven Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, Kathleen Marshall, Chuck Morey, John Rando, Martin Platt, Walter Bobbie, Paul Gemignani, Rob Marshall, Alan Menken, Steven Lutvak, the incomparable playwright Horton Foote, and  all her fellow cast members and students through the years. They’ve provided the memories of a lifetime and the impetus and material for her return to the stage --  Ann Kittredge: It’s About Time.  
 
It’s about time because through it all nothing has ever fulfilled Ann more than storytelling, and it’s been too long since she stepped away from the stage to raise her children.  It’s about time for her to explore the art form of cabaret as a solo artist, it’s about time some of the music she has selected be shared with an audience, it’s about time her children experienced her passion and dedication to something she loves (other than them).  Thanks to the support of so many old friends, there’s another Ann a-coming (wife #4?), and on her own terms. 
 

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Sat, 01 Apr 2017 20:00:00 -0000 253427 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253427&cart&buy $50.00 - $115.00 Sat, 01 Apr 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Opera NY Presents Opera's Desperate Housewives]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252514&cart&buy Operas's DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and the men that made them that way!
 
Famous mad scenes from opera dramatized in our own off beat style.  

Artistic Director  -  Judith Fredricks
Managing Director  -  Carol Alexander
Producer - Shannan Fredricks
Music Director - Michael Pilafian
Director of Development - Sonia "Bruffy" Brufman



Opera New York, Inc. is dedicated to producing unique & innovative productions of opera, music theater, & concerts that are accessible to contemporary, widely diversified audiences.
 
Opera New York, Inc. was founded in 1982 by Judith Fredricks at the request of  their sponsor, William Reilly, the artistic director of the theater complex at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in Tribeca.   ONY was to fill the theater  with opera, concerts, & musical theater productions that would be accessible to the communities, schools, & parks of NYC, through their outreach program.  The company consisted of 50 of  NYC's most talented young artists, directors, & musicians.
 
When funding for the theater complex collapsed, Opera New Yorktemporarily became an opera workshop.   There, classes of all kinds, from acting & voice, to dance & movement for singers, were taught.   Productions were on a smaller scale, but continued to be done.   The Academy for thePerforming Artist grew out of this, as a division of Opera NY, training opera & music theater singers.   Intensives & workshops continue, with a faculty of the finest teachers in the Performing Arts, with Master Classes being  taught by Performing Arts Professionals from all aspects of the performing arts,
 
broadening their scope of learning.   The Academy has also given Intensives in Las Vegas, & Carlsbad, CA.   Classes continue to be taught in both places.  The Hudson River Park Conservancy of  New York, under Arnie Abramowitz, became the next supporting organization, helping to develop concerts for the piers & parks of New York City.   The Four Divas concerts were produced as well as many other cross-over concerts, many of which toured Germany, Norway, Austria, Italy, & Sweden for 5 years.  Ten years ago Opera New York established The Writers Stage, a venue for developing new operas & music theater works.   We are at present, planning to revive one of our most successful productions, "Tales from the Manhattan Woods"  which originally ran off-Broadway for 10 weeks.   It was directed by ONY Artistic Director Judith Fredricks & received enthusiastic reviews.  Its counterpart, also written by Mr. Stroppel, was at the request of Placido Domingo after hearing of our success with this production.   "The Tales of the Holly Woods", is on LA Opera’s “to do” list, according to Mr.Domingo.   The Writers Stage, under Opera New York, is now planning a similar deconstruction of  Donizetti’s comic opera, "Don Pasquale."  
 
 
 

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Sat, 01 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000 252514 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252514&cart&buy $22.00 - $115.00 Sat, 01 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[John Minnock]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255068&cart&buy “Every Day Blues” 
A new-breed vocalist who infuses diversity and modern interpretation into his jazz and blues show, John Minnock first gained popularity in Boston and is now a resident performer at the Metropolitan Room. He is the recipient of the “HotHouse Jazz 2016 Fans Decision Metropolitan Room Award”, and recently released his debut album “Every Day Blues” (available at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and CDBaby). 
 
An audience favorite rapidly building a large New York following, John combines great originality, musicality and showmanship with clever wit and irreverent comedy, presenting a high-energy and entertaining evening of jazz, blues, funk and R&B. “Like the best Irish coffee, Minnock’s voice is smooth and bold, with a good dose of Bushmills to give it a smoldering kick…stellar chops…creative phrasing; impressive scatting” (Kevin Scott Hall, Bistro Awards). 
 
A classically trained musician, John’s vocalizing recalls the likes of Billy Eckstein, Lou Rawls, George Benson and B.B. King. He often branches out into jazz improvisation and scat singing, and brings a rich history of the music to every performance. His wide repertoire of song renditions spans classic artists like King, Ruth Brown and Bill Withers to contemporaries such as Sara Bareilles, Amy Winehouse and Sam Smith. “One of the best versions of ‘On Broadway’ I’ve ever heard.” (Bistro Awards). 
 
John leads a trio of accomplished musicians and keeps the energy moving throughout the evening. Before bringing his show to NYC, John performed weekly at Boston’s Encore Lounge, in one of the most successful jazz gigs in Boston. The show was chosen as a “Featured Event” by The Boston Globe several times during its run. Previously, John performed in the group “Feed the Meter” and in performances at Acton Jazz Café. Born and raised in Albany, he has a degree in music from Boston University. “…an impressive vocalist, obviously well trained and practiced in his chosen fields of study.” (Bistro Awards). 
 
Don’t miss this great evening of entertainment!
 
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<![CDATA[Lina Koutrakos Production Showcase]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=249836&cart&buy
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<![CDATA[Nicole Lippey]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253414&cart&buy Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000 253414 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253414&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[April Leonhard]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252961&cart&buy
"Go to the movies with April Leonhard, as she shares her favorite songs from the silver screen for one night only at The Metropolitan Room."
 
"April is a singer, actor, and Oxford Comma enthusiast from Northern Kentucky.  She is best known as the "forever inventive satirical songstress (BroadwayWorld)" from the 2016 and 2015 MetroStar Challenges at the Metropolitan Room, and has brought down houses with her solo shows THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS and DIRTY THIRTY.  Visit her online at www.aprilleonhard.com"
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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000 252961 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252961&cart&buy $18.00 - $115.00 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[This is Your Night Scott Barbarino]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257710&cart&buy HONOREE: SCOTT BARBARINO

The musical directors will be John McMahon & Barry Levitt with performances by Joe Ardizzone, Aaron Lee Battle, Ruthann Bender, David Brian Colbert, Joshua Cruz, Lina Koutrakos, Sue Matsuki, Warren Schein, Kathy Robinson and Richard Skipper. Special Speakers will be Brandon Cutrell & Peter Leavy. The Barry Levitt Trio will include Howie Gordon on drums and Jon Burr on bass.

This is Your Night!(TM) is based on a classic premise that is hosted by Metropolitan Room Managing Partner, Bernie Furshpan, and profiles a guest honoree who has contributed in some significant way to the NYC Entertainment Industry.  It can include, but not limited to: photographers, writers, bloggers, press, promoters, management, publicists, directors, musical directors, producers, etc.
 
The show presents a gift to the honorree, and includes a line-up of entertainment professionals who will share stories, song and comedy about their experiences and ends with a grand finale, a reunion.
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Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257710 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257710&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Annie Ross]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255063&cart&buy Annie Ross: "Ms. Ross is a master class in how to sing jazz inside out, upside and down......Her sense of time and rhythm will fracture you...." ~ Rex Reed Annie Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. The following are some highlights of what has been a long and illustrious career in jazz: Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", quot;Jackie" and many others.

(Photo Credit: Sánta István Csaba)

A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. “Twisted“ has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. Annie Ross toured in the 50’s with the extraordinary Lionel Hampton band that included Art Farmer, Clifford Brown, Gigi Gryce, and Quincy Jones. Ms. Ross has recorded with James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Harry Sweets Edison, the Count Basie band, Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Chet Baker and many more. In this variety of settings, she became known as a great jazz singer, masterful at ballads and up tempos, with the ability to swing hard, improvise and make every lyric meaningful and revealing.



As a child, Annie Ross entered a talent show on the radio accompanied by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, which resulted an a six-month contract with MGM. She went to Hollywood at age eight where she appeared in "The Little Rascals" singing a jazz version of "Loch Lomond." At age eleven she appeared as Judy Garland’s sister in "Presenting Lily Mars." At age 14 she composed the song "Let's Fly", which was subsequently recorded by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford. In Paris in the late 40’s, she met up with musicians involved in modern jazz, including James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Strayhorn, and displayed an unerring ear and savvy sense of harmony, which was much appreciated. At 19, she recorded “Le Vent Vert” with Moody. Back in the U.S. at age 21 she recorded for Savoy, along with Clarke, Milt Jackson and Percy Heath. She worked on 52nd St. with Max Roach, Tommy Potter and George Wallington and subbed for Billie Holiday at the Apollo Theater.

The original recordings of “Twisted” and “Farmer’s Market” were done in 1952 with Wallington on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Annie Ross has continued to bring the essence of jazz to a broad spectrum of listeners internationally, by touring, through her recordings, conducting workshops, writing, and appearances in film, television and radio. Currently, Annie Ross is living in New York and is still active as a jazz performer, having recently performed in New York, Scotland, and Spain as well as having recorded a new CD, Let Me Sing.. Annie Ross 2011 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MAC AWARD WINNER!
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<![CDATA[Corporate Rentals & Private Events]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259544&cart&buy The Metropolitan Room is a unique space that offers the perfect spot for creating unforgettable events, from a fashion photo shoot to a product launching ceremony, from a different kind of board meeting to a special sort of party. We have a great location in the Flatiron district, within walking distance to Madison Square Park, Madison Square Garden, Chelsea, and the Flatiron Building. This unassuming space transforms into a jazz club by night, and would be the perfect place to host your upscale corporate event or gala. The room can comfortably hold 115 people for an intimate gathering. There is a stage as well as a baby grand piano available for use, which adds charisma to the elegantly decorated interior.   There is also a lounge in the downstairs area with its own bar that can comfortably host a party of 20-25 people.
  • fundraisers
  • corporate functions
  • organization functions
  • holiday parties
  • private parties
  • receptions, weddings, barmitzvahs, etc.
  • workshops
  • lectures
  • poetry and theatrical readings
Surround your guests with an exceptionally beautiful ambiance in our stylish and sophisticated venue and create an extraordinary experience that will be talked about for months to come.

Our venue is available for events daily from 9am to 2am.  Booking your event is subject to availability.  We can:
  • Cater Your Event
  • Provide Hosts, Servers, Bartenders
  • Provide Any Kind of Entertainment
For information about rental rates and requirements, please email our rental manager joanne@metropolitanroom.com

Download Rate Sheet >>



 
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<![CDATA[NY's Next Top Drag Queen Contest]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258231&cart&buy Now back for it's Fifth Season NYNTDQ the LIVE SINGING DRAG Contest  brings you a dozen fabulous Queens all competing for the crown. Back for her fourth season as host is the award winning Holly Dae. Created and produced by Joseph Macchia NYNTDQ features Drag Queens who only sing live. 
 
So come on down starting March 9th to The Metropolitan Room and watch the swquins fly.

 
This year Head Judge and Producer welcomes two new head judges to the Judges Table 
2016 NYNTDQ Shirley U Jest and 2016 So You Think You Can Drag Winner Vicky Boofont. 
 
Also joining the Head judges will be the 4 additional judges Witti Repartee, Doris Dear, Adam Shapiro and Dorothy Bishop. 
 
Back for Second Season as Mentor will be Ruby Rims. 
 
Competing is Season 5 will be Emi Grate, Mildred Scrodum, Jan Sport, Florenece D'Lee,Bella Lemay,Bella Noche,Constance Busti-ae,Celah Doore,Jenna Ftiz, Diana Carfire, Shuga Cain, Cherry Poppins, and Easy Mac.
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<![CDATA[Thursday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257390&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Jared Svoboda hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7-11 PM


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<![CDATA[Love & Marriage - Sullivan Family & Friends]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252515&cart&buy A Musical Celebration Featuring the Sullivan Family and Friends

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000 252515 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252515&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Baby Jane Dexter]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253254&cart&buy Baby Jane Dexter: Body And Soul @ The Metropolitan Room

Baby Jane Dexter is back!  

Encapsulating the promise and pain of her own life, Baby Jane Dexter is back. 
Big, Bad, Bold & Beautiful in "BODY and SOUL"  New York City Night life legend Baby Jane Dexter returns with her acclaimed show "BODY and SOUL"  featuring Ross Patterson on piano on March 4 & 18 and Ian Herman on piano April 7 
 
As well as an eclectic song list, her raw and powerful truths of life she will share are unparalleled.  Then there is the fun, playful and endearing side that she shares with us ever so generously.
 
Midway through her new act, Body And Soul, running at the Metropolitan Room through December 16, the downtown cult favorite delivers a bluesy, rasping version of “I'm A Fool To Want You” (Wolf-Harron-Sinatra). She despondently sings about drowning in memories. It is one of those crucial moments in a darkened nightclub that tethers the emotional, fanciful and carefree world that defines her show against a background of fierce realities and a road less traveled. It is a road she is familiar with. The song is a metaphor for what might have been - personally and professionally. Dexter has faced enough medical and personal crisis' to fall a redwood. Ever the Phoenix, she has risen from the ashes with high spirits and grit. She celebrates that grit through songs that pierce the heart like “Reckless Blues” and “I Won't Cry Anymore” (Frisch-Wise). But she also takes a poke at a wilder life with soul-tinged ditties like “Arm and A Leg” and Randy Newman's“Guilty/”. She paces herself through an emotional workout on that stage regardless of days past.
 
Seated in a wheelchair with her cheat sheets (like Streisand, et al.), she remarks that instead of walking these days, she takes herself wheeling. She chides about this after tripping through Portia Nelson's silly “Hole In the Sidewalk”. It is her only reference to infirmity. If Dexter's delivery in her act feels particularly authentic, it is because she has lived those lyrics and fallen in more than one hole. And, as with all her shows, it's not perfect. Her voice is not perfect. It's not definitive cabaret. However, quite simply, it's all about truth - her truth. And, that's why she's called the real thing. Her candor makes it about as authentic as it gets. Where lesser artists might crumble, Dexter moves on fueled by her songs. All this is what makes her shows worthwhile and brings more meaning to her quixotic words. For instance, singing a stripped down, passion fueled “LA Breakdown,” Dexter embraces going back... it's tough for me just living... crippled by my failures and the ache along my spine, back to old forgotten places half remembered names and faces - in medley with a sultry “Body And Soul.” (Heyman-Sour-Green.) Such naked honesty fused with a fiercely raw mix of emotions touches a nerve that she seamlessly conveys in a blunt delivery. It is a spellbinding moment. It is also the life she has led and a masterclass in the honesty of a lyric. You see, Dexter has not had an easy road over the last few years due to health issues. Lesser heads might have broken down. Not this force of nature. Hers is an example of truth in song that is her calling card in one of her most powerful shows to date.
 
Once a footnote in Gotham's nightlife and part of a unique breed of performers that came out of the seventies, today, those footnotes are as important as the chapters. Baby Jane is the scrapbook and the clippings too. Right or wrong, warts and all, she shares it all, in this must-see show.
 
Not enough can be said about the contributions of Ross Patterson at the piano. His jazzy improvisations on his concerto-like arrangements are nothing less than brilliant. At times, it feels like there is an orchestra on stage. At other times, his diminuendo is so gentle, it whispers like a quiet breeze. I think that's called genius.
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<![CDATA[DODO Orchestra]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254532&cart&buy


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Sat, 08 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000 254532 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254532&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sat, 08 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Kids for Coltrane Classes]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256761&cart&buy KIDS FOR COLTRANE ~ BEAUTY, LOVE AND JUSTICE WORKSHOPS 
 
PAY ONE TIME FOR ALL 4 CLASSES:  $99 for each student, includes one parent.  
Each additional adult is $25 (Pay at door)

FOUR CLASSES ARE SATURDAYS AT 1PM ON APRIL 8, 15, 29 and MAY 13 

PLEASE ARRIVE AT 12:30 FOR SEATING
 
For children and parents to learn together all in A Love Supreme!
All workshops will be presented by Kids for Coltrane founder and educator Christine Passarella to celebrate Jazz History Month
 
“Christine Passarella is one of the most brilliant and creative teachers in the country! She is unique in her profound knowledge of black music and her deep grounding in the study of emotional intelligence of children! I have been blessed to work with her in her legendary Kids for Coltrane program- a program soon to be a model for the country and world.” Dr. Cornel West
 
Register for four uplifting workshops with your child
Be inspired by the life and music of master musician John Coltrane
A unique parent and child opportunity to learn together in a critical thinking environment at the Metropolitan Room
 
Overview 
Workshop 1: 
Who is John Coltrane? Learn about the social impact of the legendary saxophonist.
Participants will unpack Coltrane’s life and discover how his journey inspired his music. We will focus on important life events to help us understand his extraordinary music.
 
Workshop 2: 
John Coltrane and Vincent van Gogh: Learning through the Arts
Participants reach for the stars pondering their own lives while making connections to Coltrane and van Gogh. Children and parents will create a hands-on art project. 
 
Workshop 3: 
What is the John Coltrane and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. connection? 
We will discuss these great African American men along with other civil rights leaders. Children and parents will have the opportunity to engage in a deep conversation about outstanding leaders in America who brought about powerful change. We will be working from the book by Dr. Cornel West entitled The Radical King and listening to John Coltrane’s masterful songs and other empowering music.
 
Workshop 4: 
Children will celebrate with their own onstage presentation. Parents will enjoy the performance while in the audience during the workshop. Children will share their own inspiring quotes and read them along with the quotes of extraordinary heroes of peace and love    

Registration
One child must be accompanied by one adult. Registration is for all the four workshops. 
The workshops are for children ages 8 to 11 and parent or guardian. 
Introductory rate: $99 for the entire series of four workshops. Additional adult $25.
 
All workshops are on scheduled Saturdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Metropolitan Room. 
 
April 8, April 15, April 29 and May 13
 
About the teacher 
Christine Passarella is an educator and the founder of the Kids for Coltrane Project in Education. Her work focuses on jazz to teach children about American history, equality, character education and the arts. The program helps develop a foundation for children which they take with them throughout their journeys as they become innovative and vital global citizens.  She has taught in public and private schools in New York State. Christine received her B.A. in Economics from CUNY, M.A. in Education from Adelphi University and SDA Professional Diploma from Long Island University. Christine also participated in five institutes at Harvard University. 
 
Ms. Passarella’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and will be highlighted in an upcoming documentary DVD film about legendary musician John Coltrane. Adelphi University honored Ms. Passarella during their first Inside the Teacher's Classroom program and she held a workshop there entitled Music and Social Justice. She was selected to speak about the Kids for Coltrane Project at the Smithsonian Institute during the 50th Anniversary celebrating John Coltrane and his Love Supreme. She also interviewed Dr. Cornel West during the Smithsonian’s Love Supreme celebration. Christine was nominated for a New York City Big Apple Teaching Award. 
 
Writer Nat Hentoff addressed her work with the following statement. 
"What you do is now part of the Coltrane documentary. What you opened up for a new and prominent expansion of appreciation for an understanding with Coltrane that goes into new generations and who knows what else in the future is one of the most important events and advances in the history of jazz. My great congratulations to you…I knew him very well. He really had an interest in history. He would be so impressed with what you have done.” 
 
kidsforcoltrane.com

PAY ONE TIME FOR ALL 4 CLASSES:  $99 for each student, includes one parent.  
Each additional adult is $25 (Pay at door)
  • TO REGISTER PAY HERE AND CALL FOR LIST OF STUDENTS AND PARENT at 212.206.0440
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<![CDATA[Johnny Tremendous]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256637&cart&buy ALL THE BEST ... AND SOME OF THE WORST



John Tansey has been singing professionally for the past 15 years.  Starting his career in NYC's Greenwich Village cabaret scene, John has performed one-man cabaret shows as well as stand-up gigs throughout NY and NJ. Johnny's original production of 'Beaver the Musical' (a comedy based on the 1958-1963 'Leave It To Beaver' television series) raised approximately $3000 for God's Love We Deliver charity.  Mr. Tremendous is proud of his 2 as-of-yet unpublished children's books, 'Amy and the Flyers' and 'Not Enough Cheese'.
 
John's love for music began at an early age, listening to the 60's Motown and pop, as well as classic jazz.  Among his favorite artists are the smooth and smoky stylings of Chris Connor, Dusty Springfield, Johnny Hartman, Nat King Cole and Julie London.  Of course, anyone who knows Johnny is aware of his devotion and idolization to Miss Diana Ross.
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Sat, 08 Apr 2017 20:00:00 -0000 256637 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256637&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 08 Apr 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Rafa Reyes ~ A Mexican Affair]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250966&cart&buy Rafa Reyes ~ A Mexican Affair
 
A Mexican Affair celebrates the relationship between Mexico and the United States and the beautiful cultural influence between both countries. An evening of delicious music, candid
stories, and spicy romance featuring popular Jazz tunes written by Mexican and American composers. The thrilling fusion of rhythms and musical influences invites you to take an adventure filled with passion, heartbreak, and a little dirty mambo!
 
 

Created and performed by Rafa Reyes, featuring songs by Frederick Loewe and Alan J. Lerner, Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr, Ben Weisman and Sid Wayne, Agustin Lara, Maria Grever, Pablo Beltran, Consuelo Velazquez, and others. New arrangements by Musical Director Felipe Fournier; Dan Martinez on bass, Hugo Moreno on trumpet, percussionist Guillermo Barron, and Joel Mateo on drums. Directed by Jeremy Williams.
 
Performers Bios
 
Rafa Reyes (Creator/Performer) is an awarded cultural representative of his home state - Veracruz, Mexico. He is a graduate of AMDA New York and an Associate Producer with Convergences Theatre Collective. Rafa has performed with Calpulli Mexican Dance in venues including Lincoln Center Out of Doors, NY Botanical Garden, MET Museum, among others. He recently premiered Fiesta - a musical short film tribute to Ricardo Montalbán and Cyd Charisse, and will be performing this year as Bernardo in West Side Story and Paris in Romeo and Juliet at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre.
 
Felipe Fournier (Musical Director/Vibraphone) is a graduate from the Puerto Rico Music Conservatory, in jazz and Caribbean music. He was nominated for a Latin Grammy with Charlie Sepulveda and The Turnaround, and nominated twice for a Grammy with Nestor Torres and Ruben Blades & Cheo Feliciano. Felipe and his band Supermambo! have performed in several venues of New York City including Subrosa, Pioneer Works, Coca Cola Dizzy’s Club, 55 Bar, Barbès, among others. Based in New York, he also plays as a sideman with Miguel Zenon’s SUR, Luisito Quintero's 3rd Element, Guillermo Klein, Jarana Beat, Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, and Tres del Solar.
 
Guillermo Barrón (Percussions) studied at The Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Music and Jazz program where he graduated summa cum laude. He has performed with international musicians, such as Luisito Quintero, Charlie Sepúlveda, Brian Lynch, Oscar Stagnaro, Víctor Manuelle, Pepito Gómez, among many others at various stages and festivals in Mexico, United States, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Canada, France, Italy and Austria.  His album ¿CUÁL ES LA PRISA? contains his own songs and arrangements, and includes his main musical influences - Latin American music, jazz and flamenco. Guillermo Barrón is an endorser for Istanbul Mehmet cymbals.
 
Dan Martínez (Bass) started on music at the age of 12 at Escuela Libre de Música in Puerto Rico. Later continued his studies in Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico where he also started playing the upright bass, studying with bass legend Eddie Gomez. During this time he performed in a wide variety of bands of different genres, including Jazz, Pop/Rock, Salsa and Latin Jazz and Folkloric music.  He received his Master’s Degree in Jazz performance from the Aaron Copland School in New York. Based in New York, Dan performs regularly with Luba Mason, Jan Kus, Richard Padron, Supermambo! and many others. 
 
Joel Mateo (Drums) began his musical studies at an early age at the Escuela Libre de Música Juan Morell Campos in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He completed his BA in the Interamerican University in Puerto Rico and a MA at the Aaron Copland School of Music in NYC. His musical range has lead him to play live and record with international artists such as Papo Vazquez, Miguel Zenon, Manuel Valera, Andy Gonzalez, Tego Calderon, Elio Villafranca, John Benitez, La Mala Rodriguez, and Paoli Mejias among others. Joel currently resides in New York City where he continues to play, record and travel with different artist and groups.
 
Hugo Moreno (Trumpet) has performed in several Broadway shows, Symphony Orchestras, Big Bands, Salsa  Bands and Latin Jazz groups since moving to New York City.  He also has appeared onstage with Paquito d' Rivera, Gustavo Santaolalla, Gloria Estefan, Carlos Santana, and John Legend. Hugo is currently the trumpet player for GRAMMY and LATIN GRAMMY winner Lila Downs, a founding member of New York based groups The Filmharmonic Brass, Jarana Beat, The Gregorio Uribe Big Band, Le Train Bleu, and is an ongoing participant at the Marlboro Music Festival. 
 
Jeremy Williams (Director) has led the creative process of 50+ new productions of theatre and dance. He recently directed and choreographed PIPPIN and Fiddler on the Roof for Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, and will be returning to direct West Side Story this summer. Jeremy is the producing director of Convergences Theatre Collective, an incubator for the research and development of new theatrical works.
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<![CDATA[The Jukebox Legends]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256439&cart&buy Tribute to the 50s, 60s & 70s

 
The Jukebox Legends - Tribute to the 50s, 60s & 70s will take you on a musical journey of all the great songs that you remember from the Duprees, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, Dion & The Belmonts and so many other great groups plus a special tribute to the Jersey Boys.
 
Joe Leo, Billy Sagarese & John Sebastian have all been performing for over 40 years and their unique vocal sound and tight harmonies will take you back in time and deliver a night that you won't forget as they make their debut performance at the Metropolitan Room.
 
The Jukebox Legends have worked as the opening act for the Duprees, Johnny Maestro & The The Brooklyn Bridge, Larry Chance & The Earls, Kenny Vance & The Planatones and many other national acts. Last November they opened for the Blues Brothers and Huey Lewis at the Tico Torres Celebrity Golf Tournament at the PGA National Golf Course in Palm Beach Florida. They also appear twice a year on Norwegian Cruise Lines as a headline act in the Atrium Lounge. And in September of 2017 they will be performing three shows at the Barcelo Occidental Grande Hotel in Aruba.
 
Come sing a long to all your favorite songs, clap your hands and dance in the aisles with the Jukebox Legends!

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Sun, 09 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000 256439 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256439&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Sun, 09 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258328&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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<![CDATA[Sky Covington]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251760&cart&buy
Sky Convington & Club Crescendo
Jimi Blues on Keys
Brian Holland on Drums
Scott Retier on Sax

Sky Covington was the winner of the "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist" honor at the 2016 Detroit Music Awards. It is her 6th music award in the past 4 years. Sky's Jazzy sound takes audiences on an intriguing musical journey that provides fascination for the ears. 


 
Sky began her career performing in glee clubs from elementary to junior high school. Her music was a session musician for Motown. She also received private drama training. 
 
Sky’s growing popularity brought invitations to open for the likes of Straight Ahead, Alberta Adams, The Original Vandellas, The Gene Dunlap Trio, and even P Diddy. That was followed by a tour with Detroit House Music superstar, Kenny “Moodymann” Dixon where she performed as House diva, Nikki-O. Momentum was building.
 
Though primarily known for Jazz, Sky spans multiple music genres and has multiple trademark looks. That variety combined with her exceptional singing skills is the very thing that make her so interesting and appealing. Sky Covington brings a rich palette of musical colors and imagery to her audiences. 
 
SKY Covington’s music career is fueled by a simple philosophy: “Performance is everything. If you become the message that you are relaying to your audience, they will never leave you.”
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<![CDATA[Theatre Rock]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257318&cart&buy Founded in 2011 by professional singers and musicians, Theatre Rock performs a rousing concert tribute to the "Rock Musical" genre.
 
Chronicling the history of rock musicals starting with Hair in 1969, TR honors Pippin, Rocky Horror, The Who's Tommy, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Godspell, Aida, Wicked, Next To Normal, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages and many many more.
 
Theatre Rock's evolving cast of dynamic talent boasts Broadway/Off B'way, national/international tours and recording credits.  Theatre Rock has performed regularly at BB King's mainstage in Times Square, NYC, as well as Toshi's Living Room NYC, the NJ State Fair and various venues and music festivals throughout NY & NJ.
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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000 257318 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257318&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Gunhild Carling Experience!]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258573&cart&buy
Gunhild Carling is a Swedish jazz musician and multiinstrumentalist. Famous for playing three trumpets at the same time. Carling became known for her 20 July 2010 performance at Allsång på Skansen. The same year she became an expert commentator for Dansbandskampen at SVT. Gunhild plays Trombone, Bagpipes, Trumpet and Recorder, and will often showcase all of her skills in one song, sometimes casually breaking into a tap dance and singing the roof off. Carling competed as a celebrity dancer in Let's Dance 2014 on TV4 placing third.

 
In 2013 she performed with her Carling big Band at the Royal Palace in Stockholm in the celebration of the King Carl XVI Gustaf 40 year on the swedish throne. In 2016 Gunhild Carling performed at the King Carl XVI Gustafs 70th birtday celebrations.
 
She is featured with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox version of 'Never Going to Give You Up' sampling multiple instruments, as well as a 1920's jazz swing version of 'Material Girl'.

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<![CDATA[Jorge Altamirano]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258262&cart&buy
Jorge Luiz Altamirano is a first generation American of Mexican descent. He studied Vocal Performance at the University of Arizona where he was awarded a full Academic Scholarship for Excellence at the age of 17 and has performed internationally in Mexico and London, England as well as throughout the southwest region, including Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado. Most recently Jorge has performed cabaret shows to packed houses in New York City.
 
Jorge returns to Metropolitan Room, after a sold out show, for a repeat performance of his new show “An American Folksong in London” covering crowd favorites from Jazz Standards, The American Cinema, The American Songbook, Broadway and Opera, all composed by one of America’s most beloved composers, George Gershwin!
 
The show follows Jorge on his European Debut where he performed in the musical review “The Magic of Gershwin” with the company of Theatre West Four in London, England. The program includes hits from Ladies First (1918), Demi-Tasse (1919), Sinbad (1920), Oh, Kay! (1926), Girl Crazy (1930), Porgy and Bess (1934), A Damsel in Distress (1937), The Goldwyn Follies, (1937), Shall We Dance (1937), A Star Is Born (1954) and Crazy for You (1992). 
 
Musical Direction by Phil Kadet 
Accompaniment by The Phil Kadet Quartet 
 
Photo Credit: Kristin Slaby

 
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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000 258262 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258262&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Annie Ross]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255064&cart&buy Annie Ross: "Ms. Ross is a master class in how to sing jazz inside out, upside and down......Her sense of time and rhythm will fracture you...." ~ Rex Reed Annie Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. The following are some highlights of what has been a long and illustrious career in jazz: Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", quot;Jackie" and many others.

(Photo Credit: Sánta István Csaba)

A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. “Twisted“ has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. Annie Ross toured in the 50’s with the extraordinary Lionel Hampton band that included Art Farmer, Clifford Brown, Gigi Gryce, and Quincy Jones. Ms. Ross has recorded with James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Harry Sweets Edison, the Count Basie band, Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Chet Baker and many more. In this variety of settings, she became known as a great jazz singer, masterful at ballads and up tempos, with the ability to swing hard, improvise and make every lyric meaningful and revealing.



As a child, Annie Ross entered a talent show on the radio accompanied by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, which resulted an a six-month contract with MGM. She went to Hollywood at age eight where she appeared in "The Little Rascals" singing a jazz version of "Loch Lomond." At age eleven she appeared as Judy Garland’s sister in "Presenting Lily Mars." At age 14 she composed the song "Let's Fly", which was subsequently recorded by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford. In Paris in the late 40’s, she met up with musicians involved in modern jazz, including James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Strayhorn, and displayed an unerring ear and savvy sense of harmony, which was much appreciated. At 19, she recorded “Le Vent Vert” with Moody. Back in the U.S. at age 21 she recorded for Savoy, along with Clarke, Milt Jackson and Percy Heath. She worked on 52nd St. with Max Roach, Tommy Potter and George Wallington and subbed for Billie Holiday at the Apollo Theater.

The original recordings of “Twisted” and “Farmer’s Market” were done in 1952 with Wallington on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Annie Ross has continued to bring the essence of jazz to a broad spectrum of listeners internationally, by touring, through her recordings, conducting workshops, writing, and appearances in film, television and radio. Currently, Annie Ross is living in New York and is still active as a jazz performer, having recently performed in New York, Scotland, and Spain as well as having recorded a new CD, Let Me Sing.. Annie Ross 2011 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MAC AWARD WINNER!
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<![CDATA[Cabaret Cares]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=244339&cart&buy Cabaret Cares is the Award Winning benefit series that benefits Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit created by cabaret producer Joseph Macchia, Cabaret Cares is a ongoing monthly series that was created to benefit Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit organization that helps children,teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS. Once a month a new show is created and can feature Broadway show casts, up and coming talent and many of the New York Cabaret Community.
 
Performing on the 12th will be Lennie Watts, Lina Koutrakos,Tom Gamblin, Raissa Katona Bennett,Maria Ottavia,Jeff Harnar and More. The evening will be music directed by Yasuhiko Fukuoka.
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<![CDATA[NY's Next Top Drag Queen Contest]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=249690&cart&buy Now back for it's Fifth Season NYNTDQ the LIVE SINGING DRAG Contest  brings you a dozen fabulous Queens all competing for the crown. Back for her fourth season as host is the award winning Holly Dae. Created and produced by Joseph Macchia NYNTDQ features Drag Queens who only sing live. 
 
So come on down starting March 9th to The Metropolitan Room and watch the swquins fly.

 
This year Head Judge and Producer welcomes two new head judges to the Judges Table 
2016 NYNTDQ Shirley U Jest and 2016 So You Think You Can Drag Winner Vicky Boofont. 
 
Also joining the Head judges will be the 4 additional judges Witti Repartee, Doris Dear, Adam Shapiro and Dorothy Bishop. 
 
Back for Second Season as Mentor will be Ruby Rims. 
 
Competing is Season 5 will be Emi Grate, Mildred Scrodum, Jan Sport, Florenece D'Lee,Bella Lemay,Bella Noche,Constance Busti-ae,Celah Doore,Jenna Ftiz, Diana Carfire, Shuga Cain, Cherry Poppins, and Easy Mac.
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<![CDATA[Thursday Piano Bar at the Underground Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257391&cart&buy
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present their Underground Lounge Piano Bar. Jared Svoboda hosts our new piano bar downstairs. $10 Cash Entrance which includes one drink as well. So come on down bring your sheet music and lets bang out some tunes and have a great time.
 
Bring Sheet Music if you want to sing.
 
Piano Bar is from 7-11 PM


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<![CDATA[Petawane]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256766&cart&buy




Born and raised in New York,(Harlem) Petawane (pronounced Pee-tah-wayne) began singing in the church at the tender age of six. It was around this time he began putting on impromptu performances at the request of his Dad to entertain his friends. It was through his love for the music and the response he would get each time he delivered a note that made him realize he wanted to be a performer. He has embarked on a mission to fulfill his dream ever since. Known for his versatility, Petawane can sing the hook on a hip-hop track and twist so far to the left you would think it was R&B. He has a way of drawing in audiences of all ages with the depth and sincerity of his rich tenor. An admirer and knowing his history of the old school greats, Petawane counts as his influences, classic soul stirrers like Sam Cooke, Nat "King" Cole, Teddy Pendergrass, Willie Hutch, Curtis Mayfield, and groups like The Five Stairsteps, The Jackson Five, The Sylvers, The Chi-Lites, The Moments, and The Delfonics. And it is to their higher standards that he has raised the bar for himself. He has found a way to channel their energy into his performances, all the while maintaining a delivery that's still fresh and current, allowing him to connect with the audience. 
 
Petawane was blessed to open for R & B Singers, R.Kelly, Joe and Me’lissa Morgan, Atlantic Starr and R & B crooner Freddie Jackson. Petawane also was invited to the last Harlem Week Summer Stage as the main attraction. 
 
Petawane is also a Producer and is currently working on several new artists. He is also a member of "Time Zone".
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<![CDATA[Scott Siegel ~ Broadway Unplugged Benefit]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255075&cart&buy
Scott Siegel Presents...
YOU'RE INVITED TO A MUSICAL PARTY!
A Benefit for Broadway Unplugged! 
Friday, April 14th at 7 PM at The Metropolitan Room
 
An All-Star cast entertains to raise the final funds for the 15th Annual Broadway Unplugged at Town Hall on May 1. Gifts! Surprises! And wonderful music will be performed by New York's talent elite. Come and support a beloved New York concert event. We promise you'll get far, far more in return than what you lay out when you come to this marvelous party! 
 
"You're Invited to a Musical Party" as well as "Broadway Unplugged" are produced, written, directed, and hosted by Scott Siegel. 
 
Stars will be announced shortly! And wait till you see this talent line-up! 

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<![CDATA[Kelly Wright]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258181&cart&buy Kelly Wright ~ Be Moved.  Be Inspired.

Now more than ever, upward looking, positive and optimistic vibes are just what the doctor ordered to lift our spirits... all of ours.  Kelly will bring all that to you on this glorious evening of Soul and R&B.  Share the experience with us and your loved one.  

With an extensive background in Gospel and R&B, Kelly Wright has made a name for himself in the music industry and is one of the most requested artists in venues around the globe.  

Jeff Franzel will provide Music Direction to the Jeff Franzel Trio.

For nearly thirty years now, Kelly Wright has been reporting on major news events, and in the process, he has interviewed many popular newsmakers, including President Barack Obama (when he was Senator), First Lady Laura Bush, Denzel Washington, Joel Osteen, Bishop TD Jakes, Muhammad Ali, John Travolta, Nick Jonas, Ludacris, Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, and more. A familiar face to millions who watch Fox News, Kelly Wright is the co-anchor of America s News Headquarters Weekend and former co-host of Fox and Friends Weekend. He also reports for Fox News on events that shape our world from Washington. 
 


Kelly’s experiences in news have placed him on the front lines in Iraq, in Africa, in London and Paris, and at the White House, Pentagon, U.S. Capitol, and other places of influence. A two-time Emmy Award winner (Capitol Region), Kelly offers a unique perspective to his craft.  Beyond his anchoring and reporting, Kelly is an ordained minister and Gospel recording artist. He encourages people through his passionate preaching of the Good News in a bad-news world.   
 
As a singer, he’s headlined at the legendary Cotton Club, at the Apollo Theater, performed on programs featuring Shirley Caesar, Cissy Houston, the late James Brown, Jonathan Butler, Bobby Caldwell, Take 6, Vicki Winans, Mississippi Mass Choir, Ron Kenoly, and more. He is frequently seen performing on the Mike Huckabee Show on the Fox News Channel. Kelly has also appeared on TBN, performed the National Anthem for the Marine Corps Leatherneck Ball in New York…and performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and Pentagon for Memorial Day festivities…sang before 200,000  
people in Nairobi Kenya during a Richard Roberts crusade. 
 
On his new cd, “Goodness and Mercy,” Kelly sings songs that motivate, inspire, and promote hope in a time of widespread hopelessness. He sings about the role of faith in a world that is increasingly more cynical.
 

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<![CDATA[Kids for Coltrane Classes]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256762&cart&buy KIDS FOR COLTRANE ~ BEAUTY, LOVE AND JUSTICE WORKSHOPS 
 
PAY ONE TIME FOR ALL 4 CLASSES:  $99 for each student, includes one parent.  
Each additional adult is $25 (Pay at door)

FOUR CLASSES ARE SATURDAYS AT 1PM ON APRIL 8, 15, 29 and MAY 13 

PLEASE ARRIVE AT 12:30 FOR SEATING
 
For children and parents to learn together all in A Love Supreme!
All workshops will be presented by Kids for Coltrane founder and educator Christine Passarella to celebrate Jazz History Month
 
“Christine Passarella is one of the most brilliant and creative teachers in the country! She is unique in her profound knowledge of black music and her deep grounding in the study of emotional intelligence of children! I have been blessed to work with her in her legendary Kids for Coltrane program- a program soon to be a model for the country and world.” Dr. Cornel West
 
Register for four uplifting workshops with your child
Be inspired by the life and music of master musician John Coltrane
A unique parent and child opportunity to learn together in a critical thinking environment at the Metropolitan Room
 
Overview 
Workshop 1: 
Who is John Coltrane? Learn about the social impact of the legendary saxophonist.
Participants will unpack Coltrane’s life and discover how his journey inspired his music. We will focus on important life events to help us understand his extraordinary music.
 
Workshop 2: 
John Coltrane and Vincent van Gogh: Learning through the Arts
Participants reach for the stars pondering their own lives while making connections to Coltrane and van Gogh. Children and parents will create a hands-on art project. 
 
Workshop 3: 
What is the John Coltrane and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. connection? 
We will discuss these great African American men along with other civil rights leaders. Children and parents will have the opportunity to engage in a deep conversation about outstanding leaders in America who brought about powerful change. We will be working from the book by Dr. Cornel West entitled The Radical King and listening to John Coltrane’s masterful songs and other empowering music.
 
Workshop 4: 
Children will celebrate with their own onstage presentation. Parents will enjoy the performance while in the audience during the workshop. Children will share their own inspiring quotes and read them along with the quotes of extraordinary heroes of peace and love    

Registration
One child must be accompanied by one adult. Registration is for all the four workshops. 
The workshops are for children ages 8 to 11 and parent or guardian. 
Introductory rate: $99 for the entire series of four workshops. Additional adult $25.
 
All workshops are on scheduled Saturdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Metropolitan Room. 
 
April 8, April 15, April 29 and May 13
 
About the teacher 
Christine Passarella is an educator and the founder of the Kids for Coltrane Project in Education. Her work focuses on jazz to teach children about American history, equality, character education and the arts. The program helps develop a foundation for children which they take with them throughout their journeys as they become innovative and vital global citizens.  She has taught in public and private schools in New York State. Christine received her B.A. in Economics from CUNY, M.A. in Education from Adelphi University and SDA Professional Diploma from Long Island University. Christine also participated in five institutes at Harvard University. 
 
Ms. Passarella’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and will be highlighted in an upcoming documentary DVD film about legendary musician John Coltrane. Adelphi University honored Ms. Passarella during their first Inside the Teacher's Classroom program and she held a workshop there entitled Music and Social Justice. She was selected to speak about the Kids for Coltrane Project at the Smithsonian Institute during the 50th Anniversary celebrating John Coltrane and his Love Supreme. She also interviewed Dr. Cornel West during the Smithsonian’s Love Supreme celebration. Christine was nominated for a New York City Big Apple Teaching Award. 
 
Writer Nat Hentoff addressed her work with the following statement. 
"What you do is now part of the Coltrane documentary. What you opened up for a new and prominent expansion of appreciation for an understanding with Coltrane that goes into new generations and who knows what else in the future is one of the most important events and advances in the history of jazz. My great congratulations to you…I knew him very well. He really had an interest in history. He would be so impressed with what you have done.” 
 
kidsforcoltrane.com

PAY ONE TIME FOR ALL 4 CLASSES:  $99 for each student, includes one parent.  
Each additional adult is $25 (Pay at door)
  • TO REGISTER PAY HERE AND CALL FOR LIST OF STUDENTS AND PARENT at 212.206.0440
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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0000 256762 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256762&cart&buy $99.00 Sat, 15 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Q Talk Show]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248986&cart&buy The Q Returns to the Metropolitan Room this Fall. Joseph Macchia producer and creator is bringing back his talk show The Q

Joining Joseph on the panel will be Thomas Dieter and Shawn Moninger . There has been The View, The Chew and The Talk but nothing like The Q ...and it's hosted by all gay men who vary in interests, abilities and backgrounds.  There's the Long Islander with a leathery past, the free-spirited southern boy with a thing for attention, and the reverend who knows a thing or two about what's GOOD. They sing, they joke, they talk, and they're up for most anything. Special guests to include singers and musicians, comics and writers, florists and sex-toy store owners, among others. Specialty Topics and more to be discussed. 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Joan Minor ~ April In Paris - Soulful Jazz With Parisienne Sass!]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256390&cart&buy April In Paris - Soulful Jazz With Parisienne Sass!
 
Photo acknowledgement “ Paul Grayson Photeinos.com”
 
This is the theme of Joan Minor’s Coast to Coast American Tour which starts in April.  

 

It’s been two years since this versatile American song stylist, who currently resides in Paris, graced the fabulous Metropolitan Room stage.  This time when she returns, she’s bringing her amazing French Trio.  Can you say the words “THEY BAD!”?? 
 
Get ready. They’ll definitely be ‘bringing it’---hot, soulful, sassy jazz, guaranteed to please.  
 
You don’t want to miss this show!
 
Comments on Joan’s world-wide performances:
 
“…totally ‘at home’ on stage with her trademark ‘megawatt’ smile, personal warmth and mesmerizing vocal mastery…”
 
“…Energy personified, her shows are ‘live and riveting’ from the first note…”
 
“Joan is one of that select group of singers whose lyrical interpretation oozes sensitivity and feeling.  She connects with audiences on a gut-level.”
 
Regarding her CD ‘Integrity Matters’: 
 
“…If you like light jazz with a good feel of tunes that we used to hear by the masters, you should hear this!”    B.B. King 
 
Joan is a world-class entertainer who has performed broadly across America, in many countries in Africa, the UK, and across Europe including France, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Sweden, and Russia to name a few.  
 
In addition to widespread concert engagements, Joan is a cultural ambassador for Jazz, conducting multiple tours on behalf of the State Department of the United States, performing concerts for high level dignitaries, including the current President of Gabon. 
 
Joan is formally trained in voice and piano and has deeply studied the Jazz masters, having broadened her Jazz expression under the tutelage of such notables as Patti Cathcart (Tuck and Patti), New York Broadway artist June Smith and the legendary Barry Harris.  Her televised work includes the BBC documentary “Destination Music: Zanzibar” and “A Jazz Tribute to George Gershwin” introduced by Michael Feinstein.
 
The Joan Minor Quartet
 
Her latest project is the Joan Minor Quartet, which unites her American style with a talented group of French musicians.  The resulting musicality of this collaboration is infectious and creates a mélange, whose multi-faceted repertoire has enthralled audiences in Europe and Africa these last 4 years.  The group has lit up the Paris scene and rejuvenated its historical musical heart in the district known as Menilmontant, and other prestigious “City of Light” venues. 
 
If you could change the famous tune entitled ‘April In Paris’ to ‘April FROM Paris’ then you’d begin to get the picture.  This incredible artist and her trio will make you experience the joy of a Paris Spring!

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<![CDATA[Butterscotch]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256765&cart&buy BUTTERSCOTH ~ THE ONE WOMAN SYMPHONY

Butterscotch, the retro-futuristic, voice percussionist virtuosa, is a force to be reckoned with in today’s music scene.

Being the world’s first female beatboxing champion, she has created a unique style. While she beatboxes, she sings and plays either guitar or piano, performing her own compositions and jazz standards. Butterscotch is heavily influenced by Jazz, Classical, Hip Hop and R&B, ranging from Frederick Chopin to Billie Holiday to Stevie Wonder. She is truly a one woman vocal symphony, performing either solo or fusing perfectly with her band. 
In 2007 Butterscotch gained international fame by appearing as a finalist on NBC's Americas Got Talent. She won the hearts of many, and through mass exposure she began her journey to stardom. After her rapid rise to popularity, she started to make her mark and found herself performing alongside music legends such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Nile Rodgers, Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Marcus Miller, Wyclef Jean, KRS-One, Mike Patton, Dan the Automator and has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Talib Kweli, Will.I.Am, Raphael Saadiq, and Rahzel. She is featured on albums by SMV (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten) and on George Benson’s “Song’s & Stories”.
 
After having these amazing experiences in the US, in 2012 she took the European and Asian audiences by storm, performing at the most prestigious summer festivals. At the Montreux Jazz Festival, founder Claude Nobs was so impressed by her talent that he put her on the major stages to open up for Tony Bennett and Anastasia, and invited her to join Nile Rodgers and Sergio Mendez during their performances. In 2013 Butterscotch performed her compositions for the first time with the highly established WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany. Later that year she toured with the Grammy award winning Danish Radio Big Band and the Blue House Big Band from Stockholm, opening up for Patti Austin. She also toured with German comedian Helge Schneider and appeared in his movie "00 Schneider im Wenderkreis der Eidechse". After Europe she had a residency in Las Vegas performing at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, where she starred in a show called "Vegas Nocturne", that received rave reviews for its original concept and creativity. She has become the hit at many conferences this year including HATCH, EG Conference, C2 Montreal, HIVEand IDEACITY.  She has found her passion as a public speaker where she creatively mixes in elements of her unique artform.
 
Butterscotch now resides in LA and has released a series of EP's called “The Scotch Tapes."  When she is not touring the world, she gives back to the community by teaching beatbox workshops at various colleges, high schools and elementary schools and continues to live her dream of touching the world with her music.

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<![CDATA[CLOSED FOR EASTER]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=234579&cart&buy Sun, 16 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0000 234579 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=234579&cart&buy $0.00 Sun, 16 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Rochelle & Paul Chamlin]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252513&cart&buy Paul and Rochelle at the Movies
 
In their newest show, the Chamlins present music from the bountiful trove of songs that have been featured in motion pictures. Films represented range from the sublime (Meet Me in St. Louis) to obscure (Agatha) with an eclectic selection from a wide range of composers and lyricists.
 
The show is directed by the legendary performer Marilyn Maye, and features Tom Hubbard on Bass. 
 
Paul Chamlin has been an integral part of the NYC cabaret scene as a Musical Director/singer for many years. The couple met in 2005 while performing High Holiday services with the Kutsher’s Country Club Choir. Those unlikely beginnings sparked a romantic relationship that evolved into an inspired musical partnership. Their critically-acclaimed shows include Fine and Dandy: The Ladies of Tin Pan Alley, All at Sea, Gems by Jule, their tribute to Jule Styne, and most recently Life Is. The popular “Cabaret Couple” appear frequently in New York cabaret rooms and other venues throughout the metropolitan area and beyond. They’re delighted to return to the elegent Metropolitan Room. Visit their website at www.thechamlins.com
 
Critical acclaim for Paul and Rochelle:
 
"The Chamlins are delightfully warm and engaged performers, and the audience responded accordingly."
– Jerry Osterberg, The New York Sheet Music Society
 
 "Gems by Jule was a lovely stroll through the songs of this prolific melody-master."
– Joel Benjamin, TheaterPizzazz.com
 
"... The Chamlins are, in short, a likeable pair, and their easygoing rapport with each other and with the audience puts listeners right in their corner."
– Mark Dundas Wood, BistroAwards.com
 
"Together they have unbounded rapport and chemistry. With humorous anecdotes sprinkled among the Jule Styne gems, the show flowed by in under an hour - an hour that had the room captivated and enthralled."
– Stu Hamstra, CabaretHotlineOnline
 
"Let’s Get Away from It All is a wonderfully entertaining revue with songs, funny stories and two fabulously talented people who happen to like and be married to each other.  They relate to one another with charm and grace, knowing and loving that they’ve got a good thing going."
– Lynda Sturner, NiteLifeExchange
 
"Thank you for a wonderful, life-affirming evening. What a joy!"
– Lorraine Serabian, actress, teacher, and star of the original Broadway product of Zorba
 
"All at Sea: Songs on the Theme of Water, retains the qualities that made their earlier shows so appealing, plus—and it's a big plus—their artistry has reached a new level: their performance and their interpretations now bespeak greater assurance and authority."
– Roy Sander, BistroAwards.com
 
 “Two talented performers singing their hearts out and a bunch of good songs.  What more could you want?”
– Jan Wallman, NiteLifeExchange

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000 252513 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252513&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Yvette Norwood-Tiger]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256470&cart&buy Yvette Norwood-Tiger Presents A'LA ELLA! 

A concert celebration of the life and works of First Lady of Song Ella Fitzgerald to celebrate Ella’s 100th birthday.
 
 
Yvette Norwood-Tiger, vocalist, songwriter, vocal coach, recording artist and Recording Academy (GRAMMY) voting member, is a Detroit, Michigan native who hails from a family of musicians, including a father who played guitar and a mother who played drums.  Her CDs, A'LA ELLA! and whY NoT... Love, Peace, Joy, Jazz, features music from great composers such as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and the Gershwins.  

Yvette performs with vocally clean and pure interpretations of the great American Songbook, while emphasizing intonation and storytelling.  Her vocal styling and texture is often compared to that of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan.  In addition to traditional jazz, her repertoire includes traditional gospel, Latin jazz, classic songs from popular music, and arias of the great composers such as Puccini.  She also performs songs in other languages which include French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.  Her mission in music is to uplift, inspire, and heal the heart, mind and spirit of the listener. She performs worldwide and has sat in several times with jazz orchestra - the Cotton Club All Stars, at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem, NY. She has also sat in with Latin music artist, Tito Puente, Jr., the late saxophonist David Fathead Newman, family members of Celine Dion, and band members of Spyro Gyra -Jay Beckenstein and Tom Schuman. Yvette now resides in south Florida where she performs extensively, including performances at the Raymond F. Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. She travels frequently and does regular visits to the New York/New Jersey area where she performs to sold out rooms.
 
Her recently released CD, A’LA ELLA! is a celebration of the life and works of the “First Lady of Song”- Ella Fitzgerald. April 25, 2017 would have been Ella’s 100 th birthday. Yvette is touring North America and Europe to celebrate Ella’s wonderful contribution to jazz music. Close your eyes while listening to Yvette sing live or on her recordings and let the sultry sounds of Yvette Norwood-Tiger take you to a place where jazz was the most celebrated American music genre.
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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000 256470 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256470&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Annie Ross]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255065&cart&buy Annie Ross: "Ms. Ross is a master class in how to sing jazz inside out, upside and down......Her sense of time and rhythm will fracture you...." ~ Rex Reed Annie Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. The following are some highlights of what has been a long and illustrious career in jazz: Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", quot;Jackie" and many others.

(Photo Credit: Sánta István Csaba)

A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. “Twisted“ has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. Annie Ross toured in the 50’s with the extraordinary Lionel Hampton band that included Art Farmer, Clifford Brown, Gigi Gryce, and Quincy Jones. Ms. Ross has recorded with James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Harry Sweets Edison, the Count Basie band, Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Chet Baker and many more. In this variety of settings, she became known as a great jazz singer, masterful at ballads and up tempos, with the ability to swing hard, improvise and make every lyric meaningful and revealing.



As a child, Annie Ross entered a talent show on the radio accompanied by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, which resulted an a six-month contract with MGM. She went to Hollywood at age eight where she appeared in "The Little Rascals" singing a jazz version of "Loch Lomond." At age eleven she appeared as Judy Garland’s sister in "Presenting Lily Mars." At age 14 she composed the song "Let's Fly", which was subsequently recorded by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford. In Paris in the late 40’s, she met up with musicians involved in modern jazz, including James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Strayhorn, and displayed an unerring ear and savvy sense of harmony, which was much appreciated. At 19, she recorded “Le Vent Vert” with Moody. Back in the U.S. at age 21 she recorded for Savoy, along with Clarke, Milt Jackson and Percy Heath. She worked on 52nd St. with Max Roach, Tommy Potter and George Wallington and subbed for Billie Holiday at the Apollo Theater.

The original recordings of “Twisted” and “Farmer’s Market” were done in 1952 with Wallington on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Annie Ross has continued to bring the essence of jazz to a broad spectrum of listeners internationally, by touring, through her recordings, conducting workshops, writing, and appearances in film, television and radio. Currently, Annie Ross is living in New York and is still active as a jazz performer, having recently performed in New York, Scotland, and Spain as well as having recorded a new CD, Let Me Sing.. Annie Ross 2011 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MAC AWARD WINNER!
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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000 255065 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255065&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Ria Curley & NeoSoul Jazz]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255899&cart&buy RIA CURLEY & NEO SOUL JAZZ
FEATURING CHUCK LAMB on piano

Ria Curley is an accomplished songwriter, composer, singer & producer, with 22 of her original songs signed to WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC PUBLISHING INT'L... & a critically acclaimed CD ("Take Me") of her original songs selling internationally on iTUNES, AMAZON.com, CDBABY & more.  She began her musical career as the teenage bandleader of six musical siblings performing her original songs and delighting patrons at Ross’s Restaurant in Oneida, New York.


 
Ria's creative experiences to date have included... having 22 of her songs (music and lyrics) published by WARNER-CHAPPELL MUSIC; receiving New York City airplay on CD101.9 & WBLS with her smooth r&b/jazz CD, "RIA" "Take Me” (currently selling internationally on iTunes, Amazon.com, CDBaby.com, etc.); being interviewed as a guest artist on WBLS' "QUIET STORM" with The Whispers & Vaughn Harper; singing background for Patti Austin on the JOAN RIVERS SHOW; acting and singing in soap operas, TV commercials and jingles, including the Guiding Light, Loving, 1-800-FLOWERS, Ford, Roy Rogers & Hardees; earning a credit as Associate Executive Producer on a Grammy-nominated Frank Sinatra CD compilation; and even teaching JIMMY STEWART the kick line finale for the "Night of 100 Stars" finale at RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL.
 
If you wanna hear "one of them voices" (George Green, "New Voices of Freedom") & you like groove-oriented, sensual, jazzy, nu-soul & r&b/pop music, you're in the right place!
 
SOME OF RIA'S CREDITS & FUN EXPERIENCES HAVE INCLUDED...
-receiving airplay on WBLS & WQCD in NYC for 3 of her songs from "Take Me";
 
-being interviewed by VAUGHN HARPER on WBLS' "Quiet Storm";
 
-performing to full houses all over Manhattan & as a featured artist in a CD101.9 concert at the MEADOWLANDS Racetrack in NJ with her original songs;
 
-performing as a member of the NEW VOICES OF FREEDOM gospel/rock choir at Carnegie Hall, on the Joan Rivers Show & in commercials for Roy Rogers, Hardees, etc.;
 
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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000 255899 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255899&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Catskill Story]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=240895&cart&buy
Written, Hosted and Produced by Bernie Furshpan

Join Bernie and some authentic Catskill Entertainers from yesteryears in celebrating an era that changed the World and entertainment forever!  

This Cabaret is a show and a story of how The Catskills came to be and the influence it had on culture and lifestyle.  Join Bernie Furshpan and his authentic
 
In tribute to the Borscht Belt, a time and place long gone, Bernie and friends will entertain you just like the good ole day, with full band, singers and "sthiky" comedy. that was the mainstay at the Catskill Mountains during the 1940s through the 1970s.
 
The storyline and line up will include historic presentation and include material presented by historians and authors of the subject as well as some authentic entertainers of  not so well-known at well-known resorts including Brickman's, Brown's, The Concord, Grossinger's, Granit, the Heiden Hotel, Irvington, Kutsher's Hotel and Country Club, the Nevele, Friar Tuck Inn, The Laurels Hotel and Country Club, The Pines Resort, Raleigh, the Overlook, the Tamarack Lodge, Stevensville and the Windsor.

You'll reminice, you'll sing along, you'll want to dance and you'll definitely plotz.


The Borscht Belch ~ A "Repeat" Performance  is a Copywright of Bernie Furshpan. 

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000 240895 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=240895&cart&buy $18.00 - $115.00 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Rafa Reyes ~ A Mexican Affair]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250967&cart&buy Rafa Reyes ~ A Mexican Affair
 
A Mexican Affair celebrates the relationship between Mexico and the United States and the beautiful cultural influence between both countries. An evening of delicious music, candid
stories, and spicy romance featuring popular Jazz tunes written by Mexican and American composers. The thrilling fusion of rhythms and musical influences invites you to take an adventure filled with passion, heartbreak, and a little dirty mambo!
 
 

Created and performed by Rafa Reyes, featuring songs by Frederick Loewe and Alan J. Lerner, Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr, Ben Weisman and Sid Wayne, Agustin Lara, Maria Grever, Pablo Beltran, Consuelo Velazquez, and others. New arrangements by Musical Director Felipe Fournier; Dan Martinez on bass, Hugo Moreno on trumpet, percussionist Guillermo Barron, and Joel Mateo on drums. Directed by Jeremy Williams.
 
Performers Bios
 
Rafa Reyes (Creator/Performer) is an awarded cultural representative of his home state - Veracruz, Mexico. He is a graduate of AMDA New York and an Associate Producer with Convergences Theatre Collective. Rafa has performed with Calpulli Mexican Dance in venues including Lincoln Center Out of Doors, NY Botanical Garden, MET Museum, among others. He recently premiered Fiesta - a musical short film tribute to Ricardo Montalbán and Cyd Charisse, and will be performing this year as Bernardo in West Side Story and Paris in Romeo and Juliet at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre.
 
Felipe Fournier (Musical Director/Vibraphone) is a graduate from the Puerto Rico Music Conservatory, in jazz and Caribbean music. He was nominated for a Latin Grammy with Charlie Sepulveda and The Turnaround, and nominated twice for a Grammy with Nestor Torres and Ruben Blades & Cheo Feliciano. Felipe and his band Supermambo! have performed in several venues of New York City including Subrosa, Pioneer Works, Coca Cola Dizzy’s Club, 55 Bar, Barbès, among others. Based in New York, he also plays as a sideman with Miguel Zenon’s SUR, Luisito Quintero's 3rd Element, Guillermo Klein, Jarana Beat, Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, and Tres del Solar.
 
Guillermo Barrón (Percussions) studied at The Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Music and Jazz program where he graduated summa cum laude. He has performed with international musicians, such as Luisito Quintero, Charlie Sepúlveda, Brian Lynch, Oscar Stagnaro, Víctor Manuelle, Pepito Gómez, among many others at various stages and festivals in Mexico, United States, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Canada, France, Italy and Austria.  His album ¿CUÁL ES LA PRISA? contains his own songs and arrangements, and includes his main musical influences - Latin American music, jazz and flamenco. Guillermo Barrón is an endorser for Istanbul Mehmet cymbals.
 
Dan Martínez (Bass) started on music at the age of 12 at Escuela Libre de Música in Puerto Rico. Later continued his studies in Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico where he also started playing the upright bass, studying with bass legend Eddie Gomez. During this time he performed in a wide variety of bands of different genres, including Jazz, Pop/Rock, Salsa and Latin Jazz and Folkloric music.  He received his Master’s Degree in Jazz performance from the Aaron Copland School in New York. Based in New York, Dan performs regularly with Luba Mason, Jan Kus, Richard Padron, Supermambo! and many others. 
 
Joel Mateo (Drums) began his musical studies at an early age at the Escuela Libre de Música Juan Morell Campos in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He completed his BA in the Interamerican University in Puerto Rico and a MA at the Aaron Copland School of Music in NYC. His musical range has lead him to play live and record with international artists such as Papo Vazquez, Miguel Zenon, Manuel Valera, Andy Gonzalez, Tego Calderon, Elio Villafranca, John Benitez, La Mala Rodriguez, and Paoli Mejias among others. Joel currently resides in New York City where he continues to play, record and travel with different artist and groups.
 
Hugo Moreno (Trumpet) has performed in several Broadway shows, Symphony Orchestras, Big Bands, Salsa  Bands and Latin Jazz groups since moving to New York City.  He also has appeared onstage with Paquito d' Rivera, Gustavo Santaolalla, Gloria Estefan, Carlos Santana, and John Legend. Hugo is currently the trumpet player for GRAMMY and LATIN GRAMMY winner Lila Downs, a founding member of New York based groups The Filmharmonic Brass, Jarana Beat, The Gregorio Uribe Big Band, Le Train Bleu, and is an ongoing participant at the Marlboro Music Festival. 
 
Jeremy Williams (Director) has led the creative process of 50+ new productions of theatre and dance. He recently directed and choreographed PIPPIN and Fiddler on the Roof for Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, and will be returning to direct West Side Story this summer. Jeremy is the producing director of Convergences Theatre Collective, an incubator for the research and development of new theatrical works.
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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000 250967 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250967&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[25!: a premature retrospective ~ Blake Zolfo]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=249427&cart&buy 25!: a premature retrospective
 
Join Blake Zolfo (fresh from John Kander and Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard Theatre) and Steve Schalchlin (The Last Session, Big Voice: God or Merman?) as they explore the twenty five days leading up to Blake's impending 25th Birthday.  A quirky and moving evening of stories and song, join Blake and Steve as they explore what it means to be "old," "gay," and "HufflePuff".

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000 249427 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=249427&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Terri Klausner, Ty Stephens, Valarie Pettiford]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252519&cart&buy
A Stuart Moulton Production


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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000 252519 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252519&cart&buy $29.00 - $115.00 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Arianna Taxman]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258371&cart&buy
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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0000 258371 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258371&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Psychic Party with Jon Stetson ~ Ladies Only]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257181&cart&buy Psychic Party with Jon Stetson ~ Ladies Only

The "Ladies Only Psychic Party" is a brand new, fun-filled experience, where audience members will Live, Love, Laugh and Learn!  You will be enthralled by new demonstrations of Jon's unique brand of psychic entertainment.
 
You will be empowered to understand and further develop your own psychic skills.  Participants will, indeed, amaze themselves and discover their unlimited potential.
 
Jon will introduce you to "The Jewel," awakening your intuition.  It is his own secret to happiness and the key to unlimited energy!  The evening will conclude with a seldom-seen demonstration of a "Crystal Gazing" Gallery reading!
 
Jon Stetson began the study of the mystic arts at a very early age and has been blessed to receive formal training from some very gifted and proficient mystics, psychics, clairvoyants, and teachers over the years.
 
Jon's charismatic and lively demonstrations provide his audiences and individual clients with a rare opportunity to experience, which he delivers with his distinctive style of humor, intensity, and compassion.  This has made Jon a much sought-after speaker, entertainer, and guide.
 
Jon's aim is to offer insight to his clients and inspire them to a better understanding of their own nature.  Being one of the most respected Intuitive Readers on the world stage, Jon takes his work seriously and treats it with the utmost integrity and respect.
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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:00:00 -0000 257181 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257181&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Chris Standring]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252757&cart&buy


Over 15 years since first dazzling the contemporary jazz world with his breakthrough 1998 set Velvet, Chris Standring still revels in his restless creativity, discovering fresh, freewheeling and innovative ways to share his passion for groove, melody and dynamic guitarisma. 
 
Celebrating the remarkable milestone of album number Ten – an ever evolving catalog that includes the 2011 re-issue of his 1989 first indie recording Main Course (The Early Tapes) - he’s still got the cool, trippy sonics happening via a colorful fusing of live instrument and DJ sounds. But this time, while keeping his melodies, rhythms and arrangements as infectious as ever, the British born, L.A. based hit maker fashions them as the vehicle for him to unleash his deeper chops as a powerhouse jazz player and improviser. Soloing with a wild abandon he’s been holding back way too long, the longtime Benedetto endorsee introduces us to the latest love of his musical life, his new, gorgeous white Benedetto Bambino archtop jazz guitar.
 
Ten is driven by three key elements, those electronic DJ sounds and live instruments with Standring playing his jazz guitar on top. The consistent, seductive pockets are always foundational, so the album’s ten tracks feature those artists the guitarist felt could best convey the essence of the piece. Bassists Dan Lutz (acoustic) and Andre Berry (electric) pair perfectly from track to track with Chris Coleman, Dave Karasony and Sergio Gonzales. Dino Soldo handles the sly horn dips and swoops on the trippy electronic soul jam “Snake Oil” and the sly, atmospheric romance “Parisian Blue”. 
While Standring handles a lot of the keyboards and programming himself, he finds perfect guest spots for Rodney Lee (whose Hammond B-3 helps create an organ trio vibe on the hard driving soul-fusion “Like This, Like That”), Jim Wilson (who adds acoustic piano elegance to  the sensual and intimate “Carousel”) and Jeff Babko (who adds meditative depth to the easy shuffling “Magic Carpet Ride via his sparkling Fender Rhodes). 
 
The guitarist also continues his playful fling with the quirky but highly expressive talk box, which he used on two tracks of Don’t Talk, Dance! Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh and Standring's hero Jeff Beck, are masters, but it’s now a true jazz instrument thanks to Standring’s dynamic use of it on the mystical funk driven opener “Ready Steady Flow” and the big bottom mid tempo ballad “Soul Vibration. Rounding out the ten on Ten are the easy-flowing dance groove fired “Bossa Go Go” (with DJ scratch effects behind Standring’s thoughtful lead guitar soloing; the moody, old school soul-jazz seduction “A Piece of Cake”; and a dark and hauntingly ambient final reminder that it’s “Never Too Late.” 
 
After establishing himself as a popular mainstay in the contemporary urban jazz genre with infectious R&B driven hits like “Cool Shades” (from Velvet), “Hip Sway” (title track from his 2000 album), “Ain’t Mad Atcha” (2003’s Groovalicious) and “I Can’t Help Myself” (from 2006’s Soul Express), Standring decided it was time to push his muse into offbeat and uncharted territory. His appreciative fans, radio programmers and critics fully embraced Blue Bolero (whose single “Bossa Blue” was the #1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Track of the Year) and Send Me Some Snow, an inviting holiday collaboration with award winning pop/folk singer/songwriter Kathrin Shorr. 
 
The guitarist grew up in the small town of Aylesbury in England, later studying at London College of Music (where he played with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and received a Fellowship Diploma) and writing music for the BBC before moving to Los Angeles in February of 1991. After launching his recording career the traditional way, on established jazz labels, Standring started his own company Ultimate Vibe Recordings, on which he has released each of his albums since Love & Paragraphs in 2008. 
 
Standring writes in his liner notes for Ten: “I wanted to make an album that got my jazz rocks off but was still accessible to people who weren’t musicians. Reflecting deeper on his mission, he adds, “I wanted this to be a passionate record, with a mix of ballads and upbeat songs that people could get into, kind of like George Benson once did with Breezin’. The fun part for me was letting go on the guitar more than ever and challenging myself to play over more complex chord changes, creating the perfect combination of jazz styles, from bebop to classic soul-jazz, with contemporary urban vibes.”
 
Perfect combination? Sounds like a perfect Ten.  
 
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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000 252757 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252757&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Chris Standring]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252758&cart&buy Chris



Over 15 years since first dazzling the contemporary jazz world with his breakthrough 1998 set Velvet, Chris Standring still revels in his restless creativity, discovering fresh, freewheeling and innovative ways to share his passion for groove, melody and dynamic guitarisma. 
 
Celebrating the remarkable milestone of album number Ten – an ever evolving catalog that includes the 2011 re-issue of his 1989 first indie recording Main Course (The Early Tapes) - he’s still got the cool, trippy sonics happening via a colorful fusing of live instrument and DJ sounds. But this time, while keeping his melodies, rhythms and arrangements as infectious as ever, the British born, L.A. based hit maker fashions them as the vehicle for him to unleash his deeper chops as a powerhouse jazz player and improviser. Soloing with a wild abandon he’s been holding back way too long, the longtime Benedetto endorsee introduces us to the latest love of his musical life, his new, gorgeous white Benedetto Bambino archtop jazz guitar.
 
Ten is driven by three key elements, those electronic DJ sounds and live instruments with Standring playing his jazz guitar on top. The consistent, seductive pockets are always foundational, so the album’s ten tracks feature those artists the guitarist felt could best convey the essence of the piece. Bassists Dan Lutz (acoustic) and Andre Berry (electric) pair perfectly from track to track with Chris Coleman, Dave Karasony and Sergio Gonzales. Dino Soldo handles the sly horn dips and swoops on the trippy electronic soul jam “Snake Oil” and the sly, atmospheric romance “Parisian Blue”. 
While Standring handles a lot of the keyboards and programming himself, he finds perfect guest spots for Rodney Lee (whose Hammond B-3 helps create an organ trio vibe on the hard driving soul-fusion “Like This, Like That”), Jim Wilson (who adds acoustic piano elegance to  the sensual and intimate “Carousel”) and Jeff Babko (who adds meditative depth to the easy shuffling “Magic Carpet Ride via his sparkling Fender Rhodes). 
 
The guitarist also continues his playful fling with the quirky but highly expressive talk box, which he used on two tracks of Don’t Talk, Dance! Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh and Standring's hero Jeff Beck, are masters, but it’s now a true jazz instrument thanks to Standring’s dynamic use of it on the mystical funk driven opener “Ready Steady Flow” and the big bottom mid tempo ballad “Soul Vibration. Rounding out the ten on Ten are the easy-flowing dance groove fired “Bossa Go Go” (with DJ scratch effects behind Standring’s thoughtful lead guitar soloing; the moody, old school soul-jazz seduction “A Piece of Cake”; and a dark and hauntingly ambient final reminder that it’s “Never Too Late.” 
 
After establishing himself as a popular mainstay in the contemporary urban jazz genre with infectious R&B driven hits like “Cool Shades” (from Velvet), “Hip Sway” (title track from his 2000 album), “Ain’t Mad Atcha” (2003’s Groovalicious) and “I Can’t Help Myself” (from 2006’s Soul Express), Standring decided it was time to push his muse into offbeat and uncharted territory. His appreciative fans, radio programmers and critics fully embraced Blue Bolero (whose single “Bossa Blue” was the #1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Track of the Year) and Send Me Some Snow, an inviting holiday collaboration with award winning pop/folk singer/songwriter Kathrin Shorr. 
 
The guitarist grew up in the small town of Aylesbury in England, later studying at London College of Music (where he played with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and received a Fellowship Diploma) and writing music for the BBC before moving to Los Angeles in February of 1991. After launching his recording career the traditional way, on established jazz labels, Standring started his own company Ultimate Vibe Recordings, on which he has released each of his albums since Love & Paragraphs in 2008. 
 
Standring writes in his liner notes for Ten: “I wanted to make an album that got my jazz rocks off but was still accessible to people who weren’t musicians. Reflecting deeper on his mission, he adds, “I wanted this to be a passionate record, with a mix of ballads and upbeat songs that people could get into, kind of like George Benson once did with Breezin’. The fun part for me was letting go on the guitar more than ever and challenging myself to play over more complex chord changes, creating the perfect combination of jazz styles, from bebop to classic soul-jazz, with contemporary urban vibes.”
 
Perfect combination? Sounds like a perfect Ten.  
 

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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 01:00:00 -0000 252758 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252758&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 01:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258329&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0000 258329 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258329&cart&buy $15.00 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[John Demarco & Friends ~ Cabaret Cares]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258228&cart&buy Cabaret Cares is the Award Winning benefit series that benefits Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit created by cabaret producer Joseph Macchia, Cabaret Cares is a ongoing monthly series that was created to benefit Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit organization that helps children,teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS. Once a month a new show is created and can feature Broadway show casts, up and coming talent and many of the New York Cabaret Community.
 
Help Is On The Way Today is non for profit organization that helps and assists children, teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS. 
 
Hosted by
John DeMarco
Singer -  2007 MAC Award winner for Jazz Vocalist.
2008 MAC Award for Best Jazz Record. Lead singer
for Follies Bergere in Paris and Las Vegas and has played all the major cabaret rooms throughout the country.
 
The afternoon will include performances by
Jullie Gold, Anita Gillette,Adam Shapiro, Sydney Meyer and Barry Levitt will md.
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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:00:00 -0000 258228 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258228&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Doreen Montalvo]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258022&cart&buy
A romantic yet unexpected  journey through the heart and soul of the artist's love of both classic rock songs and latin jazz ballads
 
This album has been a labor of love.  It’s taken five years to complete.  I wanted my personal solo album project to be a celebration of the songs that live in my heart and soul and have special meaning to me.  
 
The concept of this album has always lived in my heart but it wasn’t until my husband Mike suggested that I sing one of his favorite songs in Spanish that the project actually began to take shape.  In 2000 as I was performing on a cruise ship I wrote lyrics to the song Angel of the Morning, and entitled it Angel de mi Alma…(angel of my soul).  The lyrics just flowed and although it’s not a literal translation, the essence of the song remains.  
 
This song and all the others on this album are some of the songs that make up the fabric of my life; songs I’ve just loved over the years; But with a twist.  
 
Because I’m fortunate to have had such a love of latin music from childhood and American pop classics I wanted to merge the two.  So in this album I sing songs in English with a Latin flair or songs in Spanish with an American twist plus a few originals as well.
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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000 258022 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258022&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[David Baida]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251194&cart&buy David Baida ~ Unexpected Surprise
 
David's life can never just be standard and simple. No matter how hard he tries, something always seems to unexpectedly pop up. Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s in a small, desert-like town in California, David dreamed of a community that shared his intense love for roller disco, his obsession with Silky Terriers and his appreciation for the genius of singer/actress Irene Cara. Becoming a photo button-making entrepreneur in school, David set on a journey to take over NYC and show business in pursuit of love, booze and Broadway. And maybe get that 70’s satin rainbow jacket he never had as a kid. Pulling from a diverse collection of pop, jazz and showtunes, David shares some of his life's most unexpected moments full of humor, heartbreak and, surprise, humanity.
 
About David
In August, out of 60 original contestants, David was named the 2016 MetroStar Talent Challenge winner.  On Broadway, David originated the roles of Antonio, Big Paquito and Latin DJ in On Your Feet. The Tony and Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated musical, based on the lives and music of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, is currently playing at the Marquis Theatre.
 
David also originated the role of Piragua Guy on the 1 st National Tour of In The Heights, for which he won the 2010 Broadway World Seattle Theatre Award for Best Featured Actor in A Musical (Touring). The Hollywood Reporter commented that David has “loads of stage presence” and “a lovely tenor voice”, Variety called him “fun” and BroadwayWorld quipped that David “stole the show…as he should.” He traveled to Tokyo with the show and performed it with Hamilton star and creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, in both Los Angeles and Puerto Rico. He additionally reprised this role in Rachel Rockwell's critically acclaimed production of the show at the Paramount Theatre in Chicago. Other shows include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Andrea McArdle, King Tut with Brian D'arcy James, Forever Plaid and Jesus Christ Superstar.
 
David spent 4 years singing all over the world on Celebrity and Crystal Cruise lines. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama from the University of California, Irvine. Fun Facts: David’s grandmother made wigs for Joan Crawford and his father was friends with John Wayne.David, whose parents hail from Ecuador and Honduras, has one of the world’s biggest memorabilia collections on Kajagoogoo, the 80’s British new wave band of “Too Shy” fame.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000 251194 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251194&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[TAPTASTIC! ~ Brian Davis]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257522&cart&buy


"TAPTASTIC!" Is an exciting tap dance cabaret that has seen much success on cruise ships. Brian Davis (Brother Brian) takes the classic American Song and Dance formula and mixes it with a modern flair paying tribute to contemparary artist such as Stevie Wonder, Boyz 2 Men and Michael Jackson while also maintaining his classic jazz influeces with tunes from Sammy Davis Jr, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington and many more!  This is a show not to be missed!
 
Brian Sylvester Davis started as a humble street performer in his home town of Seattle, WA. With the support of his mother Angela Marie Davis, he tap danced on a board to raise money for his lessons and trips. Through modest begginings he has earned his place in the spot light and has even been called "A modern Sammy Davis Jr." His belief is that "I am you and you are me," and he aspires to reach every member of his audience as a member of his own family, thus giving him the nickname "Brother Brian".
 
Brother Brian began by building a foundation in dance with the North West Tap Connection in Seattle Washington under the artistic direction of Dr Darryln A. Smith and Melba Ayco.
 
In the Duo of the Tapoholiks with Alex Jackson, he choreographed the show stopping number “I Like The Way You Move,” which won the Seattle Apollo Star Search and earned the Tapoholiks a spot on the nationally televised “Showtime at the Apollo” at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City. While competing, Brian attracted the attention of CP Lacey who then offered Brian a spot as the substitute "Executioner" for the Apollo Theater's historic "Amateur Night" competition, a title formely held by the late great Sandman Sims.
 
As a graduate of the University of the Arts Philadelphia, he earned a BFA in Modern Dance and a Musical Theater Minor. Brian is the former Philly Tap Idol, and is a former member of Robert Burden's Tap Team 2.
 
Brian studied acting and voice at the Lola Louis' Creative and Performing Arts Studio (CAPAS) in the Bronx, NY. Lola instilled the "I am You" principle into Brian's life and work. Brian is eternally grateful.
 
His Theater Credits include, “My One and Only” Goodspeed Opera House, "Rhythm is Our Business" 14th Theater (NYC), "Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic" Liberty Theatre (NYC)  "On Kentucky Avenue," Triad Theater New York, NYC) and Broadway's "After Midnight" onboard the Norweigian Escape.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000 257522 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257522&cart&buy $15.00 - $435.00 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Annie Ross]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255066&cart&buy Annie Ross: "Ms. Ross is a master class in how to sing jazz inside out, upside and down......Her sense of time and rhythm will fracture you...." ~ Rex Reed Annie Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. The following are some highlights of what has been a long and illustrious career in jazz: Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", quot;Jackie" and many others.

(Photo Credit: Sánta István Csaba)

A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. “Twisted“ has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. Annie Ross toured in the 50’s with the extraordinary Lionel Hampton band that included Art Farmer, Clifford Brown, Gigi Gryce, and Quincy Jones. Ms. Ross has recorded with James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Harry Sweets Edison, the Count Basie band, Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Chet Baker and many more. In this variety of settings, she became known as a great jazz singer, masterful at ballads and up tempos, with the ability to swing hard, improvise and make every lyric meaningful and revealing.



As a child, Annie Ross entered a talent show on the radio accompanied by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, which resulted an a six-month contract with MGM. She went to Hollywood at age eight where she appeared in "The Little Rascals" singing a jazz version of "Loch Lomond." At age eleven she appeared as Judy Garland’s sister in "Presenting Lily Mars." At age 14 she composed the song "Let's Fly", which was subsequently recorded by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford. In Paris in the late 40’s, she met up with musicians involved in modern jazz, including James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Strayhorn, and displayed an unerring ear and savvy sense of harmony, which was much appreciated. At 19, she recorded “Le Vent Vert” with Moody. Back in the U.S. at age 21 she recorded for Savoy, along with Clarke, Milt Jackson and Percy Heath. She worked on 52nd St. with Max Roach, Tommy Potter and George Wallington and subbed for Billie Holiday at the Apollo Theater.

The original recordings of “Twisted” and “Farmer’s Market” were done in 1952 with Wallington on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Annie Ross has continued to bring the essence of jazz to a broad spectrum of listeners internationally, by touring, through her recordings, conducting workshops, writing, and appearances in film, television and radio. Currently, Annie Ross is living in New York and is still active as a jazz performer, having recently performed in New York, Scotland, and Spain as well as having recorded a new CD, Let Me Sing.. Annie Ross 2011 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MAC AWARD WINNER!
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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000 255066 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255066&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Peggy Sarlin]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250728&cart&buy
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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000 250728 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250728&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Male Survivor Concert Benefit]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256071&cart&buy
STARRING:
JAYCEE DRIESEN
CHARLIE ROMO
KELLY WRIGHT

PURCHASE TICKETS AT https://donations.malesurvivor.org/new-york/events/helping-men-heal-night-jazz-charlie-romo-kelly-wright-amp-melissa-mulder-hosted-by-jayce-baron/e119934

In October of 1988 the first professional Conference on Male Sexual Victimization was held in Minneapolis. This ground-breaking conference, organized by a few dedicated mental health providers, brought together professionals who wanted to better understand and treat adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. At that time, only limited information could be offered to those who participated. But those present had great enthusiasm and the clear recognition that the conference was a necessary and valuable resource, where professionals could share practical information and ask questions. And it was a safe place for some to acknowledge their own sexual victimization.
 
The energy generated by the first conference helped fuel the production of the second conference a year later in Atlanta. This conference was a great success in many ways. It brought together over 400 professionals —many pioneer writers, researchers and practitioners in the area of male sexual victimization. A conversation was initiated too, about who we were as a dedicated group, and what we wanted to accomplish. We knew that we wanted to build on the conference theme and continue holding meetings after each conference in order to evaluate our efforts and envision our future.
 
In the wake of that first conference, there was a great deal of discussion about the growing movement among mental health professionals to address the therapeutic needs of adult male survivors of sexual abuse. In November of 1994 a core group of individuals, who had either attended or organized, many of the previous conferences, decided to incorporate as a non-profit organization. These same individuals spearheaded the initial organizing efforts, formed an interim board designated to write bylaws, and became the first Board of Directors of The National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization.

PURCHASE TICKETS AT https://donations.malesurvivor.org/new-york/events/helping-men-heal-night-jazz-charlie-romo-kelly-wright-amp-melissa-mulder-hosted-by-jayce-baron/e119934
 
At the 1995 conference in Columbus, Ohio, the bylaws were voted on, as was a slate of candidates for the remaining board vacancies. Those who voted gave overwhelming approval for the organization to incorporate and this occurred in November of 1995, in the state of Minnesota.
 
Since then NOMSV (now MaleSurvivor) has been a leader in the fight to improve the resources and support available to male survivors of all forms of sexual abuse in the US and around the globe. We are a community built upon a unique foundation of respect and mutual partnership between survivors themselves and the professionals who work with them.
 
This has enabled MaleSurvivor to create resources and partnerships unparalleled in their ability to provide life-changing support to survivors and their loved ones. MaleSurvivor began offering Weekends of Recovery in 2001, with just one weekend. Over the course of the past 14 years, in response to the significant need and demand, MaleSurvivor has expanded the program and has held over 60 Recovery retreats across North America, and have helped over 1000 people, some of whom traveling from overseas to attend these one of a kind retreats.
 
Today hundreds of thousands of visitors from over 190 countries visit www.malesurvivor.org. We have expanded our social media presence on Facebook and Twitter to expand our outreach to even more people. MaleSurvivor staff also travel extensively to provide support and training across a wide range of disciplines to help ensure that all survivors of sexual violence have access to trained, compassionate, and effective support.

PURCHASE TICKETS AT https://donations.malesurvivor.org/new-york/events/helping-men-heal-night-jazz-charlie-romo-kelly-wright-amp-melissa-mulder-hosted-by-jayce-baron/e119934
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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:00:00 -0000 256071 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256071&cart&buy $24.00 - $129.00 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Chosen Family with Allie Klein]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257235&cart&buy The Chosen Family Show (Vol.4) 

New York native Allie Klein has been entertaining anyone in front of him since he was able to talk. The son of the legendary comedian and actor Robert Klein and internationally acclaimed opera singer Brenda Boozer, Allie draws on his astonishing talents as an actor, musician and comedic personality to give something special to his audiences. Although he is relatively new to the scene he has already begun to solidify himself as one of the most original and exciting young comics in New York.
 
Chosen Family Creative (CFC) and Metropolitan Room Presents: The Chosen Family Show-Vol.1. Hosted by Allie Klein
 
 The Chosen Family Show at Metropolitan Room is not your typical stand up show. The brainchild of comedian Allie Klein, the show is a constantly unexpected combination of original sketches, music and great standup, featuring the hand-picked talent of some of his closest friends and favorite performers. This is the comedy show for people that are looking for a comedy adventure. 
 
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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000 257235 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257235&cart&buy $12.00 - $115.00 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Wendy Scherl]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250786&cart&buy
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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000 250786 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250786&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Act Three]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251279&cart&buy
ACT THREE SINGS BROADWAY AND THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
This evening of song pays tribute to the timeless music of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin and others whose classic masterpieces became 20th century standards.
 
Vocalists Lynn O'Hearn Wagner, Judy Whitmore and Bill Grubman present a memorable return to this unforgettable musical era.
 
The trio's first album, Act Three, debuted in August.  The group is the subject of the soon to be released documentary film, "Once Upon A Dream," which chronicles their journey to Carnegie Hall in October 2014.
 
This evening’s performance is directed by Adriana and Peisha McPhee, with musical direction by Keith Harrison.

 
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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000 251279 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251279&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Kids for Coltrane Classes]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256763&cart&buy KIDS FOR COLTRANE ~ BEAUTY, LOVE AND JUSTICE WORKSHOPS 
 
PAY ONE TIME FOR ALL 4 CLASSES:  $99 for each student, includes one parent.  
Each additional adult is $25 (Pay at door)

FOUR CLASSES ARE SATURDAYS AT 1PM ON APRIL 8, 15, 29 and MAY 13 

PLEASE ARRIVE AT 12:30 FOR SEATING
 
For children and parents to learn together all in A Love Supreme!
All workshops will be presented by Kids for Coltrane founder and educator Christine Passarella to celebrate Jazz History Month
 
“Christine Passarella is one of the most brilliant and creative teachers in the country! She is unique in her profound knowledge of black music and her deep grounding in the study of emotional intelligence of children! I have been blessed to work with her in her legendary Kids for Coltrane program- a program soon to be a model for the country and world.” Dr. Cornel West
 
Register for four uplifting workshops with your child
Be inspired by the life and music of master musician John Coltrane
A unique parent and child opportunity to learn together in a critical thinking environment at the Metropolitan Room
 
Overview 
Workshop 1: 
Who is John Coltrane? Learn about the social impact of the legendary saxophonist.
Participants will unpack Coltrane’s life and discover how his journey inspired his music. We will focus on important life events to help us understand his extraordinary music.
 
Workshop 2: 
John Coltrane and Vincent van Gogh: Learning through the Arts
Participants reach for the stars pondering their own lives while making connections to Coltrane and van Gogh. Children and parents will create a hands-on art project. 
 
Workshop 3: 
What is the John Coltrane and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. connection? 
We will discuss these great African American men along with other civil rights leaders. Children and parents will have the opportunity to engage in a deep conversation about outstanding leaders in America who brought about powerful change. We will be working from the book by Dr. Cornel West entitled The Radical King and listening to John Coltrane’s masterful songs and other empowering music.
 
Workshop 4: 
Children will celebrate with their own onstage presentation. Parents will enjoy the performance while in the audience during the workshop. Children will share their own inspiring quotes and read them along with the quotes of extraordinary heroes of peace and love    

Registration
One child must be accompanied by one adult. Registration is for all the four workshops. 
The workshops are for children ages 8 to 11 and parent or guardian. 
Introductory rate: $99 for the entire series of four workshops. Additional adult $25.
 
All workshops are on scheduled Saturdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Metropolitan Room. 
 
April 8, April 15, April 29 and May 13
 
About the teacher 
Christine Passarella is an educator and the founder of the Kids for Coltrane Project in Education. Her work focuses on jazz to teach children about American history, equality, character education and the arts. The program helps develop a foundation for children which they take with them throughout their journeys as they become innovative and vital global citizens.  She has taught in public and private schools in New York State. Christine received her B.A. in Economics from CUNY, M.A. in Education from Adelphi University and SDA Professional Diploma from Long Island University. Christine also participated in five institutes at Harvard University. 
 
Ms. Passarella’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and will be highlighted in an upcoming documentary DVD film about legendary musician John Coltrane. Adelphi University honored Ms. Passarella during their first Inside the Teacher's Classroom program and she held a workshop there entitled Music and Social Justice. She was selected to speak about the Kids for Coltrane Project at the Smithsonian Institute during the 50th Anniversary celebrating John Coltrane and his Love Supreme. She also interviewed Dr. Cornel West during the Smithsonian’s Love Supreme celebration. Christine was nominated for a New York City Big Apple Teaching Award. 
 
Writer Nat Hentoff addressed her work with the following statement. 
"What you do is now part of the Coltrane documentary. What you opened up for a new and prominent expansion of appreciation for an understanding with Coltrane that goes into new generations and who knows what else in the future is one of the most important events and advances in the history of jazz. My great congratulations to you…I knew him very well. He really had an interest in history. He would be so impressed with what you have done.” 
 
kidsforcoltrane.com

PAY ONE TIME FOR ALL 4 CLASSES:  $99 for each student, includes one parent.  
Each additional adult is $25 (Pay at door)
  • TO REGISTER PAY HERE AND CALL FOR LIST OF STUDENTS AND PARENT at 212.206.0440
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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0000 256763 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256763&cart&buy $99.00 Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Marilyn Hausfeld]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251204&cart&buy
Music Direction by Alex Rybeck

“We all have stories that have been writing themselves in our heads. Mine just happened to present itself with a sound track.”   - Lorraine Treanor, DC Theatre Scene
 
“A Piano, a Mic, a Memory could well have been titled, instead, A Haymish Cabaret, for the humor, warmth, and storytelling the act provided. She often provided context for songs that made one appreciate them in a new light.”  - Michael Miyazaki, Cabaret Scenes
 
“Hausfeld spins a musical web full of endearing vignettes, interspersed with musical standards, demonstrating her versatile range”  - Darren Christopher, DC Theatre Scene DC Theatre Scene
 
 “Sold out audiences, standing ovations and tears of joy and laughter– what’s not to love? Marilyn’s show has been the highlight of this season’s cultural arts series”  - Jeff Dannick, Executive Director, JCCNV


MARILYN HAUSFELD is a baby boomer who started in the Howdy Doody peanut gallery and went on to perform as an actor and singer in numerous theaters in the Washington D.C. area, including The National, The Kennedy Center, Source Theatre, Round House Theater, Theater J, The Center Company, Horizons Theatre,Washington Jewish Theatre, The Smithsonian,The Lyceum, Washington Women in Theater and the U.S. Holocaust Museum.
 
Her roles have ranged from Golde in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Stella Adler in STELLA to an alcoholic nymphomaniac in THE GINGERBREAD LADY. Favorite roles include Kate  in Neil SImon’s BROADWAY BOUND and BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS,Esther in Richard Rashke”s DEAR ESTHER. Gorgeous in Wendy Wasserstein’s THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG and Fanny Brice in IN GOOD COMPANY. Her portrayal of Joyce in Roy Berkowitz’s GIRLS NIGHT OUT IN BOCA won her the “Excellence in Acting Award” at the Source Summer Festival. The two person BEYOND SHADOWLANDS took her on a national university tour (Smith, Brown, Amherst, UCLA, etc.) as the wife of C.S.Lewis. She created the role of Debbie Strauss on NBC’s Homicide and even did a stint as an alleged murderess for the Association of Virginia Trial Lawyers. After being chosen to be a fellow at the International Cabaret Conference at Yale, she created the cabaret JUST BETWEEN US.  Washington Women in Theatre chose it as the only cabaret at the Women's Voices Theatre Festival.

For more info, go to https://marilynhausfeld.com/
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ALEX RYBECK is a pianist, composer, and arranger, best known for his work in concerts, cabarets, and on recordings with such stars as Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway, Faith Prince, Tommy Tune, Donna McKechnie, Lee Roy Reams, Amanda McBroom, Tovah Feldshuh, Jason Graae, Jeff Harnar (“The 1959 Broadway Songbook”), Rita (THE FANTASTICKS) Gardner, “Voice of Hollywood” Marni Nixon, and the legendary Kitty Carlisle Hart. His Broadway credits include MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, GRAND HOTEL, PASSION, the hit revival of DAMN YANKEES (starring Jerry Lewis and Bebe Neuwirth) and TOMMY TUNE TONITE! Off-Broadway credits include WINGS (Public Theater), REALLY ROSIE (dir. by Pat Birch). and FLORA THE RED MENACE (dir. by Susan Stroman). Regionally, he earned personal praise from Burt Bacharach for conducting the world premiere of WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW, starring Sutton Foster. He has played such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, and New York’s Town Hall, as well as Manhattan’s top cabaret rooms (Algonquin Oak Room, Café Carlyle, Russian Tea Room, Feinstein’s, Rainbow & Stars, etc.). He has also worked with such showbiz greats as Eartha Kitt, Jane Olivor, John Raitt, Patricia Neal, Michael Feinstein, and Metropolitan opera diva Roberta Peters. He has composed songs with Michael Stewart, Carol Hall, and Ira Gasman, among others. Originally from the Washington, DC area, he studied piano with Esther Howe before attending Oberlin College. Later, he was mentored by Leonard Bernstein, Hal Prince, Stephen Sondheim, and Stephen Schwartz at the NYU Musical Theater Writing Program. In addition to performing, arranging, and composing, he is also a sought-after teacher of song interpretation, and has served on the faculties of such programs as The International Cabaret Conference at Yale, The St. Louis Cabaret Conference, and the Singing School (New Zealand).

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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:00:00 -0000 251204 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251204&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[D'Vorah Bailey]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254189&cart&buy You might expect that the daughter of an African-American minister father and a lawyer mother would become an activist working at the UN.  But D’Vorah Bailey had other ideas – Show Business was her calling! 
 
Arriving in New York City with a suitcase full of hope and big Broadway dreams, she soon realizes that dreams have a way of evolving. 
 
From the wishful thinking of a young girl to the self-acceptance of the woman she becomes, join D’Vorah as she reflects on life in – and out – of show business, with some of her favorite songs from Broadway and beyond. 
 
From Hoagy Carmichael to Alan Menken, Rodgers & Hammerstein to Ahrens & Flaherty, D’Vorah will delight you with her lilting soprano and infectious charm.  

Come see the show people can’t stop talking about! 

Music Director:  Phil Hall
Co-Director:  Michael Siefring

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D'VORAH BAILEY is a singer and actress who has performed extensively on stage, television and in commercials.  D’Vorah started performing at a very young age in school musicals and concert choirs in Dewitt, New York, a suburb of Syracuse.  D’Vorah went on to study in the prestigious Musical Theater program at the University of Michigan led by the incomparable Brent Wagner, earning a BFA in Musical Theater.  
 
After graduation, D’Vorah played the role of Sarah Brown in an international production of Guys and Dolls, touring through parts of Germany, Austria, Italy and Scandinavia.  Upon her return to the US, she made her Broadway debut in the Hal Prince revival of Candide with Jim Dale, Jason Danieley and Harolyn Blackwell.  
 
D’Vorah earned an MFA in Acting from the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, where she played Julia in Two Gentlemen of Verona and appeared in numerous other main-stage productions directed by theatre luminaries including Jack O’Brien, Mark Lamos, John Rando and Darko Tresnjak.
 
Throughout her career, she has performed in many shows including Threepenny Opera, A Little Night Music (Liebeslieder), Into the Woods (Rapunzel), Company (Kathy), Camelot, La Cage Aux Folles (Cagelle), Desert Song, and Evita.   
 
D’Vorah has appeared on television in All My Children, Ed, Damages, and in the Merchant Ivory film Heights.  
 
She has appeared in commercials, industrials, and print advertisements for numerous companies including Time Warner Cable (Homeland, with Claire Danes), Walmart, Aetna Medicare, Hewlett-Packard, US Cellular, Orkin, Office Depot, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Brighthouse Networks and many others.
 
D’Vorah has also worked as an Associate Director with Hunter Foster on the musicals Company and Ain’t Misbehavin’ at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA. 
 
She also recently became a published author with a featured essay in the First Edition of Subplots, a Journal of the Perry Library of Theatre. 
 
D’Vorah is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA.

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PHIL HALL (Musical Director) Throughout his career, Phil Hall has created significant achievements in just about every aspect of the musical theater industry. On Broadway, he was the conductor for Play Me A Country Song and was the associate conductor for the revival of Mame, which starred Angela Lansbury. Phil was also the musical director and conductor for dozens of productions including Phantom, the national tour of Cats, Side By Side By Sondheim, The Merry Widow, 42nd Street, The Desert Song and The Wizard of Oz. Throughout the United States his work was featured at such renowned venues as the Kennedy Center, the Paper Mill Playhouse, Atlanta’s Theater of the Stars, Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars, Seattle’s Fifth Avenue Theatre and the Michigan Opera Theatre.  Onstage, Phil played the role of Jake in Paper Mill's production of Show Boat, which aired on PBS' Great Performances series. On film, Phil played a vocal coach and pianist in the Mira Sorvino-produced, Griffin Dunne-directed film, Lisa Picard Is Famous.  Phil’s vocal arrangements, featured in the musical revue, Sophisticated Ellington were presented at Carnegie Hall, conducted by the Erich Kunzel with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.  He wrote Matthew Passion, a play with music presented in 2005 at the Chernuchin Theater in New York City, as well as the score to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which was presented at North Shore Music Theater, Kansas City Starlight, and Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera.  A short list of luminaries from the performing arts world who have worked with Phil include: Valerie Lemon, Angela Lansbury, Lily Tomlin, Tommy Tune, Ron Raines, Nanette Fabray, Phyllis Diller, Nancy Marchand, Madeline Kahn, Judy Kaye, Donna McKechnie, Catherine Hickland, Gregory Hines, Nancy Dussault, Charles Shaugnessy, Teri Hatcher, Laurie Beechman, Marin Mazzie, Victoria Clark and Randy Graff. 
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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000 254189 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254189&cart&buy $22.00 - $115.00 Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Arlene Wolff]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258221&cart&buy Arlene Wolff

Great old standards prepared with jucy tidbits from an extremely varied and traveled life... REBORN
 
Musical Director: Ian Herman
 
She is the history of New York. As Assistant to the Mayor she created street fairs, starting with the 9th Avenue Food Festival. Organizing many major events in the city, including the arrival of the tall ships in New York harbor for the Bicentennial. She is so New York that she married the chief of police of Manhattan South, traveled the world several times over and then began sheep farming.
 
She started as a singer, working in clubs all over the United States and Europe and now “she’s back were she belongs,” resuming the career she never wanted to leave: the nightclub stage! Experience the unique combination of the great American song book and a great American life in her stunning and inspiring new show, with Musical Director Ian Herman.
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Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000 258221 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258221&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Huntington Cabaret ~ ACLU Benefit Concert]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258780&cart&buy ONE VOICE:
CABARET FOR UNITY
Benefit Show for the ACLU.
 
Tickets are $20
For reservations call 631 673-5577 
 
Directed by Linda Ray
Music Direction by Bob Goldstone
 
Featuring 
Cellist Noah Hoffeld, 
\with
Jackie Collins, Lephate Cunningham, Lyndsey Hochler, Carolina Jarufe, Brett Jones,
Javon King, Lancelot Kingsley, Lexie Martin, Abi McCoy, Emma Roney, Jordyn Sava,
Sarah Shaiman, AllieTamburello, Devon Wheeler, Nazarria Workman 
and 
THE JEWEL TONES

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Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0000 258780 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258780&cart&buy $20.00 - $129.00 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0000
<![CDATA[NiCori 3rd Annual Youth Showcase]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250958&cart&buy NiCori 3nd Annual Youth Showcase
 
Featuring talented young artists of NiCori Studios and Productions.
 
This year's cast includes:
 
TBA
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Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:00:00 -0000 250958 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250958&cart&buy $15.00 - $115.00 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Corinna Sowers-Adler]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250960&cart&buy Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000 250960 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250960&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Pat Braxton]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250022&cart&buy Pat Braxton “ The Lady of The Day “


 
Pat Braxton was born in Somers Point NJ, and grew up in Boston MA. And now resides in Milton MA. She has released 3 projects. Them There Eyes (2010), God Bless the Child (2012) andher current release Pat Braxton Live At Scullers (2013) .
 
Pat is quickly becoming a trilling and engaging woman in jazz as a vocalist, composer, recording artist and entertainer. So much so that she has been Awarded Best Female Jazz Artist at The New England Music Urban Awards 2012 & 2013 and Best Jazz Cd/Single 2013.Nominated at The London Urban Music Awards and for Boston Music Awards in the Jazz category.

" Such a beautiful and touching song and video, lovely singing, great band and such a relevant message in today's world."
Wouter Kellerman 2014 Grammy Winner World Music
 
" I love Pat Braxton’s music.. absolutely amazing." Ricky Kej Grammy Winning Composer and Producer
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Mon, 01 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 250022 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250022&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Mon, 01 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cagebirds (In Our Words Benefit)]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259456&cart&buy


About this production...
Despite our current political climate, theatre artists are determined to continue creating art and sharing important stories.  Now, more than ever as well, is the time to step forward and support women in the theatre industry and projects about women in the arts. 
 
Our creative team has chosen to take our production of Cagebirds in a very realistic and sobering direction. Our setting will be in a “Center for Troubled Women." The year is 2020, three years into the new presidential administration. The production will explore the narratives of the women in the shelter as they encounter a new addition. We know that this show will have an impact on the community that it serves. 
 
This will be an intentional all-female cast: Immigrants, Muslims, Jews, southern belles, transgender women, curvy women, women of color, and women battling mental illness. Women's issues. Corrupt, manipulative leadership. Fear. Hate. Freedom. It is all packed into this one hour show. 
 
This production will also partner with local organizations that focus on addressing women's issues, including the Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA), Let My People Go (a human trafficking rescue organization), and The Accompany Project (part of The Arab American Association of New York) . A portion of our ticket sales will be donated to these organizations as a part of our team's commitment to equality and freedom in New York City.
 
Theatre has the power to transform lives. Theatre can challenge the status quo. Theatre can life up voices that are brushed aside in our mainstream social discourse. IN OUR WORDS aspires to present work that elevates narratives forgotten or ignored by broader culture. IN OUR WORDS and the team of Cagebirds recognize that funding for this type of work is sparse, and that much of it will come from friends, family, partnering artists, and people like you. Until we live in a country that supports these artistic endeavors, it is going to be up to us to support local artists who, for the greater good, are taking these risks.
 
If you feel as we do, that it is our job to elevate the narratives of the oppressed and underrepresented, we invite you to donate to this project. We are the change we seek.
 
Thanks to supporters like you, our production reached its first financial hurdle. Because of your generosity, we were able to secure our production venue and the rights to the show. Our total financial goal for this production is $15,000. Donations made through IN OUR WORDS are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Partner with us today because every dollar counts. Be the change you seek. 
 
Please DONATE HERE. We look forward to partnering with you
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Mon, 01 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 259456 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259456&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Mon, 01 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Robin Lyon]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254503&cart&buy
Music Direction: Michael Orland

Directed by JoAnn Hunter

ROBIN LYON
 
Robin began her career in 1982 when she was cast in the Broadway production of A CHORUS LINE where she played Maggie, then understudied 5 roles until the original production closed in 1990.  Robin went on to perform in the Broadway productions of ASPECTS OF LOVE, portrayed the Narrator in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT opposite Donny Osmond, and IT ‘AINT NOTHIN BUT THE BLUES.  Robin performed in many workshops including BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and was a fan favorite at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, singing the National Anthem for 20 years.  
 
Robin took a long hiatus from show biz to raise 2 amazing kids in NYC, and became a licensed Real Estate Broker.  With everyone on their path and no stranger to cabaret, Robin vowed to return to the stage and is thrilled to be making her Metropolitan Room debut!  Robin thanks her family and friends for their forever support, and most importantly Madison and Michael who inspire her every day…
 
MICHAEL ORLAND  (Musical Director / Pianist)
is currently the Vocal Coach on the hit NBC show LITTLE BIG SHOTS  hosted by Steve Harvey after just finishing a 14 year / 15 season run as the Pianist, Arranger, Vocal Coach and Associate Musical Director for the hit FOX-TV series AMERICAN IDOL. Through this amazing opportunity, Michael has appeared on OPRAH, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD and a record number of appearances on THE ELLEN SHOW.  At the end of every IDOL season, Michael also accompanied the top 3 contestants to New York for appearances on LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL, CBS EARLY  SHOW, and concerts on the plaza for THE TODAY SHOW.  He has collaborated with music industry giants such as Burt Bacharach, Neil Sedaka, Diane Warren, Elton John, Dolly Parton, Harry Connick Jr, Jennifer Lopez, and Keith Urban all as a result of American Idol.  He also served as a pianist/coach  for the NBC summer series AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (Seasons 1 & 2) and a few seasons back AMERICAN JUNIORS and has Associate Produced two hit singles (GOD BLESS THE U.S.A. and WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE) for AMERICAN IDOL as well as the hit compilation CD from AMERICAN JUNIORS.
 
Up next is serving as Associate Musical Director on the exciting and much-anticipated NBC production of HAIRSPRAY LIVE airing in December 2016.
 
Please visit Michael's web site (www.facebook.com/MichaelOrlandMusic ) periodically for news updates and upcoming events. Twitter/Instagram:  @michaelorland
 
 
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<![CDATA[Annie Ross]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258214&cart&buy Annie Ross: "Ms. Ross is a master class in how to sing jazz inside out, upside and down......Her sense of time and rhythm will fracture you...." ~ Rex Reed Annie Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. The following are some highlights of what has been a long and illustrious career in jazz: Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", quot;Jackie" and many others.

(Photo Credit: Sánta István Csaba)

A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. “Twisted“ has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. Annie Ross toured in the 50’s with the extraordinary Lionel Hampton band that included Art Farmer, Clifford Brown, Gigi Gryce, and Quincy Jones. Ms. Ross has recorded with James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Harry Sweets Edison, the Count Basie band, Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Chet Baker and many more. In this variety of settings, she became known as a great jazz singer, masterful at ballads and up tempos, with the ability to swing hard, improvise and make every lyric meaningful and revealing.



As a child, Annie Ross entered a talent show on the radio accompanied by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, which resulted an a six-month contract with MGM. She went to Hollywood at age eight where she appeared in "The Little Rascals" singing a jazz version of "Loch Lomond." At age eleven she appeared as Judy Garland’s sister in "Presenting Lily Mars." At age 14 she composed the song "Let's Fly", which was subsequently recorded by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford. In Paris in the late 40’s, she met up with musicians involved in modern jazz, including James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Strayhorn, and displayed an unerring ear and savvy sense of harmony, which was much appreciated. At 19, she recorded “Le Vent Vert” with Moody. Back in the U.S. at age 21 she recorded for Savoy, along with Clarke, Milt Jackson and Percy Heath. She worked on 52nd St. with Max Roach, Tommy Potter and George Wallington and subbed for Billie Holiday at the Apollo Theater.

The original recordings of “Twisted” and “Farmer’s Market” were done in 1952 with Wallington on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Annie Ross has continued to bring the essence of jazz to a broad spectrum of listeners internationally, by touring, through her recordings, conducting workshops, writing, and appearances in film, television and radio. Currently, Annie Ross is living in New York and is still active as a jazz performer, having recently performed in New York, Scotland, and Spain as well as having recorded a new CD, Let Me Sing.. Annie Ross 2011 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MAC AWARD WINNER!
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Wed, 03 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 258214 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258214&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Wed, 03 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Adrienne Haan]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248468&cart&buy Till The End Of Time – A Tribute To The Great American Songbook
 
A tribute to The Great American Songbook, Haan’s distinctive interpretations of these classics were arranged to compliment her unique stage presence and vocal prowess. Accompanied by a dynamic four piece swing band comprised of piano, bass, drums, and alto sax/clarinet, this energetic and lively production includes songs such as Adrienne’s special version of Blue Skies, a Sinatra Medley and her bossa nova rendition of All or Nothing At All.
 
www.adriennehaan.com
 
With Richard Danley on piano, Mike Campenni on drums, Daniel Foose on bass and Kyle Schweizer on alto sax, flute and clarinet
 
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Wed, 03 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 248468 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248468&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Wed, 03 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Isaac Sutton]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256437&cart&buy "LAS VEGAS - NYC!"
 
Over the last decade, Award Winning singing sensation Isaac Sutton has established himself as one of the leading bass-baritone voices with a career spanning Musical Theatre, Opera, Television and Sold-Out One Man shows. Sutton has been performing regularly at Israel's National Theaters and singing with the best Symphony orchestras. He is acclaimed for his polished vocals and charming stage presence. 
 
After successful shows in Europe, Canada ,Brazil and across Israel, Isaac Sutton recently performed a duet with Broadway legend Kristin Chenoweth at The Mayo Performing Arts Center.
 
MBA graduate with honors from Tel Aviv University, Isaac Sutton decided to follow his heart and dreams. Sutton got his musical theatre training at Circle in The Square Theatre School and Manhattan School of Music, both in NYC.   
 
Join Isaac Sutton in his musical journey "Las Vegas-NYC!" to the greatest sin city of the world, featuring the unforgettable and beloved hits of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, Broadway Musicals and more. 
 
Sutton will be singing in English, Italian, French & Hebrew. 
 
Recent Reviews: 
"Sutton is one of the best Bass-Baritone singers out there, Charismatic performer who enchants audiences with his powerful stable vocals and his well thought out act" 
 
"Nostalgic and exciting evening with not a dull moment to it. Great moving voice. An evening presented with love and such outbursting talent...Now That's Entertainment! 
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Thu, 04 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 256437 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256437&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Thu, 04 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Deb Filler]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259687&cart&buy
Deb Filler’s wonderful new show takes us on a musical journey around the world. New Zealand’s only Jewish comic will entertain you with an evening of stories and songs you’ll never ever forget. Meet musical legends Leonard Cohen and Leonard Bernstein, amongst others. Recently commissioned by JW3 in London, this acclaimed one-woman tour-de-force takes us on a truly incredible ride with Leonard Cohen, reducing the folksinger to tears of laughter and brings Leonard Bernstein a fresh challah bread from her survivor father’s bakery. What happens is extraordinary.



Recently featured in The Last Laugh alongside comedy legends Mel Brooks and Sarah Silverman, the Toronto Yiddish production of Death of A Salesman, in Talking Heads, with Fiona Reid at Campbell House in Toronto and in the new TV series CHUMS in the U.S., Deb Filler is an internationally acclaimed theatre, character, comic and musical artist. I Did It My Way In Yiddish (in English) toured London, Australia, Jerusalem and L.A. in 2016. Solo shows include ‘I Lost It in Kiev’, ‘Filler Up’ and ‘Punch Me in the Stomach’ (off Broadway and off West End.) Deb has worked at Lookingglass Theatre Company (Chicago) Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre (Company B), New York Theatre Workshop, Buddies in Bad Times, Toronto and many other theatres. A long time guest teacher in the theatre department at Brown University, Humber College’s program for comedy writers, New Zealand’s The Actor’s Program, and Toi Whakaari National Drama School, she also coaches, mentors and leads storytelling and humour workshops across the world.
 
Deb will always be the voice of the Peg Bundy doll.
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Thu, 04 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 259687 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259687&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Thu, 04 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Bootsy's Bodacious Burlesque]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258373&cart&buy
Bootsy Sterling is an international burlesque dancer known for her classy, sassy stage presence.

Bootsy's Bodacious Burlesque boasts bouncing boobs, bawdy boylesque and bedazzled buttocks on the Metropolitan stage!
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Fri, 05 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 258373 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258373&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Fri, 05 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Tim Realbuto]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252059&cart&buy


2016 Thespis Award Nominee Tim Realbuto, who previously sold out his previous engagement at the Metropolitan Room, will return on May 5th with an all new show entitled TIM REALBUTO: BECAUSE I CAN.
 
Realbuto is most known for his starring performances in the award nominated play 'The Weak Ones'; as well as the critically acclaimed (and extended) Off-Broadway hit 'YES' at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre. 
 
He is the co-writer of the Broadway aimed musical 'Ghostlight' (along with Matthew Martin), and is well known for touring his one man show 'Tim Realbuto: Wunderkind' for well over a year.
 
On TV, he was featured on "The Sopranos"; "Law and Order: SVU"; as well as two seasons as co-host on Nickelodeon's "The Big Help" opposite Michelle Trachtenberg. His many film credits include 'The Emperor's Club' opposite Kevin Kline; 'Sex and the City: The Movie'; Disney's 'Enchanted'; and Woody Allen's 'Deconstructing Harry.' 
 
In TIM REALBUTO: BECAUSE I CAN, expect an evening of this up and coming New York star singing the songs he loves to sing. Sondheim, Lady Gaga, and everything in between. And he will sing it all because it's his concert and... well, because he can.
 
(Also expect some very cool Broadway guest stars!)
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Fri, 05 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 252059 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252059&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Fri, 05 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Huling Foster]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254531&cart&buy
Down Here Below: Abbey Lincoln ~ Words and Music



In his new show “Down Here Below,” Huling Foster explores the music, relevance, and cultural resonance of jazz icon Abbey Lincoln. More than just a singer, Abbey was a civil rights activist,  accomplished actress, poet, and musical innovator. Weaving Abbey’s haunting music and words together, Huling will take his audience on a journey that will inspire, empower, and uplift.
 
Huling Foster is an actor, singer, and writer. He last appeared at The Metropolitan Room in the well-received “Real Love Concert.” He has appeared at such venues as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital hall, Symphony Space, Classic Stage Company, The National Black Theater, and The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, among others. He is a graduate of Fordham University and received his MFA in Acting from Columbia University.  

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Sat, 06 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 254531 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254531&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sat, 06 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Amy G]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254200&cart&buy
May Flowers
 
Brought to you of course by April showers, Amy G returns to the Metropolitan Room with special guests and friends to celebrate the season of spring!
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Sat, 06 May 2017 20:00:00 -0000 254200 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254200&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sat, 06 May 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Jillian Laurain]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257764&cart&buy
Jillian Laurain bringing back "Hello Gorgeous!" - A Tribute To Barbra Streisand
$20 cover/$25 food/drink min
$15 MAC members
 
The Jillian Laurain Quintet
Ian Herman , MD
Tom Hubbard, bass
Dave Silliman, percussion
Marc Schwartz, sax/flute/clarinet
Nikki Saed, consultant
 
“Taking on the Streisand songbook takes talent, humor, emotion and, most of all, chutzpah, all of which Laurain displayed in spades.  There was only one more place to go and, when she soared on “A Piece Of Sky,” from Yentl, it wasn’t just Jillian Laurain who  was flying. So too, it seemed, was her audience, who gave her a standing ovation.”
.… Stephen Hanks, Cabaret Scenes

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Sat, 06 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257764 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257764&cart&buy $20.00 - $129.00 Sat, 06 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Matt Yee]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257722&cart&buy Matt Yee's OUTRAGEOUS ADULT SING ALONG

$23 advance/$28 door
 
Matt Yee, that wonderful funny Asian Hawaii based entertainer/artist/comedian and evidence that "Asian Men Are Huge" brings his Outrageous Adult Sing Along Show

 
"Go see Matt Yee" -Idina Menzel



"I love Matt Yee. He's the Best!" -Chita Rivera
 
"Utterly infectious. Any shyness you have about singing in public will be wiped out by Yee's overwhelming tsunami of silliness. You will sing. You will dance. You will make synchronized hand gestures..." -Passport Magazine 
 
"The evenings repertoire is likely to swing frantically from TV theme songs, to Broadway tunes, to pop hits; a maniacal mash up, masterfully orchestrated by a man who makes it all look incredibly offhand and casual. However the rest of your week is going, you can guarantee yourself a big smile this Saturday night..." -SF Agenda

 
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Sun, 07 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 257722 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257722&cart&buy $23.00 - $129.00 Sun, 07 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Leaps & Bounds ~ A Personal Growth Workshop]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258543&cart&buy
"In four hours, I'll open your eyes to the world within our world and you'll be BLOWN AWAY with how SIMPLE the nature of our Universe really is. Imagine living life more PEACEFULLY internally with LESS WORRY, LESS FRUSTRATION, TRUE JOY and GENUINE GRATITUDE for the gift of life. If you really want this, you can have it." ~ Dr. Bernard Furshpan Leaps &amp; Bounds is an Interactive, Enlightening and Transforming Workshop that will CHANGE your VIEW OF LIFE, WORK, CAREER, RELATIONSHIPS and YOURSELF... FOREVER! Are you READY to ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES and CONNECT with your true self NOW? This five hour intensive workshop will OPEN YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN to the FOUR FUNDAMENTAL COMPONENTS OF REALITY and how they create everything. You will GAIN KNOWLEDGE that will empower you to transform your frustration and procrastination into clear vision and movements towards REAL SUCCESS in life. Based on ancient philosophies and modern physics, Dr. Furshpan will teach you a technique he developed to quickly stop the mind from over-thinking life situations. This "Simple Physics" technique is not a form of meditation or yoga. It's simply a "Short-circuiting" of thoughts that liberates your ability to HANDLE LIFE WITH CLARITY and WISDOM -- intuition direct from the source of nature. For the first time in Self-Help and Transforming Practices, this process will show you how to DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN EMOTIONAL THOUGHT AND INTUITIVE WISDOM and you'll become better prepared to make decisions that come from FEARLESS CALM -- benevolent to both you and those around you. Best of all... others won't have the ability to push "your buttons" anymore. 
 
About Your Workshop Leader:
In a city where the art of cabaret is served by less than a handful of venues, The Metropolitan Room (named NYC’s # 1 jazz/cabaret venue by New York Magazine) has been flourishing. And it is Dr. Bernard Furshpan, who not only owns the space, but tends to it in a manner that is unusually generous and civilized. Bernie, as he is called by everyone, is not your typical restaurateur, as he has had a career the most accomplished polymath would envy.
 
The Long Island resident was born in Israel and came to this country in 1963 to be raised in Brooklyn, where he graduated with honors from James Madison High School. Bernie was athletic, and civic minded—he held the office of Vice President of MEDEX—a very ambitious High School pre-med program congruent to being a member of the high school backstroke swimming team.
 
Later, when a pre-med student at Stony Brook University, the tireless young man found time to be a drummer in the rock band, J&B, and a was cartoonist for the Fortnight and Statesman publications. Dr. Furshpan went from graduating New York Chiropractic College to owning one of the largest practices in New York State for 27 years. While practicing he invented the Furshpan Maneuver to correct disc bulges and herniations. Never forgetting his love of sport, he produced one of the biggest sponsorship pitches on behalf of NASCAR to Nextel for the Cup Series. Finally, before taking ownership of The Metropolitan Room, he summited Mount Kilimanjaro on his 50th birthday and delved into a successful comedy career.
 
One must hold a unique life philosophy to be able to rack up such a list of achievements and keep one’s sanity. Dr. Furshpan wants to share the motivation behind his inspiring and creative career and lifestyle. Starting back in 1977, Bernie has been educating people using his life experiences as an example with a compilation of lectures and seminars. These seminars feature an understanding of how the world “actually works” with an earthly wisdom that enables folks around him to benefit from his practical way of grasping a heightened reality.
 
He demonstrates how lifting the hood of the "vehicles" of our personal and business lives reveals the mechanics and the workings of all things in nature. Understanding these basic mechanisms and systems allows one to be steps ahead of the game. Dr. Furshpan attributes his ultra-successful careers and businesses to his ability to separate emotional streams of thought from his intuitive self. He has developed a technique which helps make personal and business decisions that are benevolent to both himself and those around him.  Dr. Furshpan incorporates the understanding of quantum physics and ancient practices to explain the  aspects of the fundamental life cycles that exist and the commonality of experience.  Using his system allows one to predict behavior and succeed in all aspects of life.
 
Seats are Limited and this workshop tends to SELL OUT so REGISTER NOW to save your seat.
 
The $49 Introductory Workshop includes a WORKBOOK, BEVERAGES and LIGHT APPETIZERS.
 
The LEAPS & BOUNDS WORKSHOP will begin promptly at 11am. You MUST SIGN IN between 10:15am and 10:45am.
 
 
 
 
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Sun, 07 May 2017 15:00:00 -0000 258543 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258543&cart&buy $49.00 Sun, 07 May 2017 15:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Nicole Lippey]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253413&cart&buy Sun, 07 May 2017 20:00:00 -0000 253413 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253413&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sun, 07 May 2017 20:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Corinna Sowers-Adler]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250961&cart&buy Sun, 07 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 250961 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250961&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sun, 07 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[David Baida]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251195&cart&buy David Baida ~ Unexpected Surprise
 
David's life can never just be standard and simple. No matter how hard he tries, something always seems to unexpectedly pop up. Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s in a small, desert-like town in California, David dreamed of a community that shared his intense love for roller disco, his obsession with Silky Terriers and his appreciation for the genius of singer/actress Irene Cara. Becoming a photo button-making entrepreneur in school, David set on a journey to take over NYC and show business in pursuit of love, booze and Broadway. And maybe get that 70’s satin rainbow jacket he never had as a kid. Pulling from a diverse collection of pop, jazz and showtunes, David shares some of his life's most unexpected moments full of humor, heartbreak and, surprise, humanity.
 
About David
In August, out of 60 original contestants, David was named the 2016 MetroStar Talent Challenge winner.  On Broadway, David originated the roles of Antonio, Big Paquito and Latin DJ in On Your Feet. The Tony and Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated musical, based on the lives and music of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, is currently playing at the Marquis Theatre.
 
David also originated the role of Piragua Guy on the 1 st National Tour of In The Heights, for which he won the 2010 Broadway World Seattle Theatre Award for Best Featured Actor in A Musical (Touring). The Hollywood Reporter commented that David has “loads of stage presence” and “a lovely tenor voice”, Variety called him “fun” and BroadwayWorld quipped that David “stole the show…as he should.” He traveled to Tokyo with the show and performed it with Hamilton star and creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, in both Los Angeles and Puerto Rico. He additionally reprised this role in Rachel Rockwell's critically acclaimed production of the show at the Paramount Theatre in Chicago. Other shows include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Andrea McArdle, King Tut with Brian D'arcy James, Forever Plaid and Jesus Christ Superstar.
 
David spent 4 years singing all over the world on Celebrity and Crystal Cruise lines. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama from the University of California, Irvine. Fun Facts: David’s grandmother made wigs for Joan Crawford and his father was friends with John Wayne.David, whose parents hail from Ecuador and Honduras, has one of the world’s biggest memorabilia collections on Kajagoogoo, the 80’s British new wave band of “Too Shy” fame.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mon, 08 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 251195 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251195&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Mon, 08 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[James Harkness]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254089&cart&buy James Harkness
 
As a veteran performer my career thus far has ranged from small stages in casino cities to concert stages in many parts of the world to the boob tube and the silver screen having worked with the likes of Kenny Ortega, Debbie Allen, Reba McIntyre, Elijah Wood. I've also been blessed to live under the lights on many of our beloved Broadway stages in NY performing in Aida, The Color Purple and currently Beautiful to name a few. In addition to the love of performing is the love of music and how it's put together both lyrically and orchestrated. The road to songwriting has been long, full of doubt and due to that doubt, some procrastination but never was the road left. After braving to sing an original composition in a cabaret show I found myself moving down the road to sharing my original material much faster. I am proud, humbled and grateful to be making my singer/songwriter debut here at The Metropolitan Room under the guiding hand of Mr. Joseph Macchia. I thank all who are sharing their time and talents with me.
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Tue, 09 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 254089 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254089&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Tue, 09 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Meeting House Benefit Event]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257183&cart&buy
To Purchase Tickets, go to http://www.themeetinghouseafterschool.org


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Tue, 09 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257183 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257183&cart&buy $0.00 Tue, 09 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Annie Ross]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258215&cart&buy Annie Ross: "Ms. Ross is a master class in how to sing jazz inside out, upside and down......Her sense of time and rhythm will fracture you...." ~ Rex Reed Annie Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. The following are some highlights of what has been a long and illustrious career in jazz: Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", quot;Jackie" and many others.

(Photo Credit: Sánta István Csaba)

A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. “Twisted“ has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. Annie Ross toured in the 50’s with the extraordinary Lionel Hampton band that included Art Farmer, Clifford Brown, Gigi Gryce, and Quincy Jones. Ms. Ross has recorded with James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Harry Sweets Edison, the Count Basie band, Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Chet Baker and many more. In this variety of settings, she became known as a great jazz singer, masterful at ballads and up tempos, with the ability to swing hard, improvise and make every lyric meaningful and revealing.



As a child, Annie Ross entered a talent show on the radio accompanied by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, which resulted an a six-month contract with MGM. She went to Hollywood at age eight where she appeared in "The Little Rascals" singing a jazz version of "Loch Lomond." At age eleven she appeared as Judy Garland’s sister in "Presenting Lily Mars." At age 14 she composed the song "Let's Fly", which was subsequently recorded by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford. In Paris in the late 40’s, she met up with musicians involved in modern jazz, including James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Strayhorn, and displayed an unerring ear and savvy sense of harmony, which was much appreciated. At 19, she recorded “Le Vent Vert” with Moody. Back in the U.S. at age 21 she recorded for Savoy, along with Clarke, Milt Jackson and Percy Heath. She worked on 52nd St. with Max Roach, Tommy Potter and George Wallington and subbed for Billie Holiday at the Apollo Theater.

The original recordings of “Twisted” and “Farmer’s Market” were done in 1952 with Wallington on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Annie Ross has continued to bring the essence of jazz to a broad spectrum of listeners internationally, by touring, through her recordings, conducting workshops, writing, and appearances in film, television and radio. Currently, Annie Ross is living in New York and is still active as a jazz performer, having recently performed in New York, Scotland, and Spain as well as having recorded a new CD, Let Me Sing.. Annie Ross 2011 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MAC AWARD WINNER!
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Wed, 10 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 258215 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258215&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Wed, 10 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Victor Neufeld]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254023&cart&buy Wed, 10 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 254023 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254023&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Wed, 10 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[UNiTE THE ViBE ~ Nate Hancock]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256660&cart&buy UNiTE THE ViBE ~ Nate Hancock

"No Place Quite Like Home" by Nate Hancock and The Declaration 

 
 Musician, artist, and activist Nate Hancock has just released a new music video for the title track to his upcoming full length album, "No Place Quite Like Home" on Modern Roots Music & Publishing. The Single and Album were produced by Dave Jerden—Jane’s Addiction, Talking Heads, Rolling Stones, Social Distortion, Alice In Chains—along with Modern Roots founder Jimmy Sloan—Neil Young, Blind Boys of Alabama, Fishbone, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper—and LA’s first call Harmonica Player, official member of The Blues Brothers Band, and front man for The Imperial Crowns—Jimmie Wood.
 
 "No Place Quite Like Home" will be featured on the upcoming season of “House Of Lies” on Showtime, Season 5, Episode 9, premiering worldwide on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Starring Don Cheadle, it’s the first “Scripted” American TV Series to be filmed in Cuba in over 50 years. The song is to be released as a single on iTunes in June as well.
 
 "No Place Quite Like Home" is a soulful, singer/songwriter meets hip/hop ballad that was inspired by life on the road, the many blessings we take for granted, and those blessings that unite us all in Our Global Community such as food, water and shelter. This music video is dedicated to spreading awareness of the Homeless Community around the world, and to community outreach events and organizations such as UNiTE THE ViBE, founded by Nate Hancock. 
 
 UNiTE THE ViBE books, manages, and promotes Nate Hancock and his band, The Declaration, along with creating outreach programs and benefit concerts that work with other artists and musicians, local organizations, and charities to provide support, awareness, and resources for their communities.
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Thu, 11 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 256660 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256660&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Thu, 11 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Wendy Scherl]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254134&cart&buy
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Thu, 11 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 254134 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254134&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Thu, 11 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Dame Madelyn]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255957&cart&buy


Dame Madelyn is a formidable force breathing new life into jazz. She’s talked about as being truly a class act. “A jazz vixen’s voice with all the glamour you’d expect.” Dame Madelyn’s music is deep, expressive, and an eclectic mix of Jazz, Bossa Nova and Blues. Her self-titled debut EP will be available in February 2017.
 
Dame Madelyn is the goddaughter of Alfonse Semola, the Grand Showroom Conductor and Pianist for Tony Bennett, Liza Minelli and Edie Gourmet. Inspired by her godfather and the great artists such as Duke Ellington, Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, to name a few, D.M. has followed her passion as a singer/songwriter cross-pollinating Jazz, Bossa Nova and Blues into a beautiful, unique and modern sound – quoted as being “smoky, vintage and a fresh modern take on old-time jazz & blues.”
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Fri, 12 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 255957 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255957&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Fri, 12 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Scott Siegel Presents]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255076&cart&buy
Scott Siegel Presents...
TBA
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Fri, 12 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 255076 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255076&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Fri, 12 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Mikel Paul]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250949&cart&buy

Baby I Love You - Mikel Paul (final) from Film Davinci on Vimeo.

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Sat, 13 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 250949 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250949&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sat, 13 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Kids for Coltrane Classes]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256764&cart&buy KIDS FOR COLTRANE ~ BEAUTY, LOVE AND JUSTICE WORKSHOPS 
 
PAY ONE TIME FOR ALL 4 CLASSES:  $99 for each student, includes one parent.  
Each additional adult is $25 (Pay at door)

FOUR CLASSES ARE SATURDAYS AT 1PM ON APRIL 8, 15, 29 and MAY 13 

PLEASE ARRIVE AT 12:30 FOR SEATING
 
For children and parents to learn together all in A Love Supreme!
All workshops will be presented by Kids for Coltrane founder and educator Christine Passarella to celebrate Jazz History Month
 
“Christine Passarella is one of the most brilliant and creative teachers in the country! She is unique in her profound knowledge of black music and her deep grounding in the study of emotional intelligence of children! I have been blessed to work with her in her legendary Kids for Coltrane program- a program soon to be a model for the country and world.” Dr. Cornel West
 
Register for four uplifting workshops with your child
Be inspired by the life and music of master musician John Coltrane
A unique parent and child opportunity to learn together in a critical thinking environment at the Metropolitan Room
 
Overview 
Workshop 1: 
Who is John Coltrane? Learn about the social impact of the legendary saxophonist.
Participants will unpack Coltrane’s life and discover how his journey inspired his music. We will focus on important life events to help us understand his extraordinary music.
 
Workshop 2: 
John Coltrane and Vincent van Gogh: Learning through the Arts
Participants reach for the stars pondering their own lives while making connections to Coltrane and van Gogh. Children and parents will create a hands-on art project. 
 
Workshop 3: 
What is the John Coltrane and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. connection? 
We will discuss these great African American men along with other civil rights leaders. Children and parents will have the opportunity to engage in a deep conversation about outstanding leaders in America who brought about powerful change. We will be working from the book by Dr. Cornel West entitled The Radical King and listening to John Coltrane’s masterful songs and other empowering music.
 
Workshop 4: 
Children will celebrate with their own onstage presentation. Parents will enjoy the performance while in the audience during the workshop. Children will share their own inspiring quotes and read them along with the quotes of extraordinary heroes of peace and love    

Registration
One child must be accompanied by one adult. Registration is for all the four workshops. 
The workshops are for children ages 8 to 11 and parent or guardian. 
Introductory rate: $99 for the entire series of four workshops. Additional adult $25.
 
All workshops are on scheduled Saturdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Metropolitan Room. 
 
April 8, April 15, April 29 and May 13
 
About the teacher 
Christine Passarella is an educator and the founder of the Kids for Coltrane Project in Education. Her work focuses on jazz to teach children about American history, equality, character education and the arts. The program helps develop a foundation for children which they take with them throughout their journeys as they become innovative and vital global citizens.  She has taught in public and private schools in New York State. Christine received her B.A. in Economics from CUNY, M.A. in Education from Adelphi University and SDA Professional Diploma from Long Island University. Christine also participated in five institutes at Harvard University. 
 
Ms. Passarella’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and will be highlighted in an upcoming documentary DVD film about legendary musician John Coltrane. Adelphi University honored Ms. Passarella during their first Inside the Teacher's Classroom program and she held a workshop there entitled Music and Social Justice. She was selected to speak about the Kids for Coltrane Project at the Smithsonian Institute during the 50th Anniversary celebrating John Coltrane and his Love Supreme. She also interviewed Dr. Cornel West during the Smithsonian’s Love Supreme celebration. Christine was nominated for a New York City Big Apple Teaching Award. 
 
Writer Nat Hentoff addressed her work with the following statement. 
"What you do is now part of the Coltrane documentary. What you opened up for a new and prominent expansion of appreciation for an understanding with Coltrane that goes into new generations and who knows what else in the future is one of the most important events and advances in the history of jazz. My great congratulations to you…I knew him very well. He really had an interest in history. He would be so impressed with what you have done.” 
 
kidsforcoltrane.com

PAY ONE TIME FOR ALL 4 CLASSES:  $99 for each student, includes one parent.  
Each additional adult is $25 (Pay at door)
  • TO REGISTER PAY HERE AND CALL FOR LIST OF STUDENTS AND PARENT at 212.206.0440
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Sat, 13 May 2017 17:00:00 -0000 256764 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256764&cart&buy $99.00 Sat, 13 May 2017 17:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Q Talk Show]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248987&cart&buy The Q Returns to the Metropolitan Room this Fall. Joseph Macchia producer and creator is bringing back his talk show The Q

Joining Joseph on the panel will be Thomas Dieter and Shawn Moninger . There has been The View, The Chew and The Talk but nothing like The Q ...and it's hosted by all gay men who vary in interests, abilities and backgrounds.  There's the Long Islander with a leathery past, the free-spirited southern boy with a thing for attention, and the reverend who knows a thing or two about what's GOOD. They sing, they joke, they talk, and they're up for most anything. Special guests to include singers and musicians, comics and writers, florists and sex-toy store owners, among others. Specialty Topics and more to be discussed. 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Petawane]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256767&cart&buy




Born and raised in New York,(Harlem) Petawane (pronounced Pee-tah-wayne) began singing in the church at the tender age of six. It was around this time he began putting on impromptu performances at the request of his Dad to entertain his friends. It was through his love for the music and the response he would get each time he delivered a note that made him realize he wanted to be a performer. He has embarked on a mission to fulfill his dream ever since. Known for his versatility, Petawane can sing the hook on a hip-hop track and twist so far to the left you would think it was R&B. He has a way of drawing in audiences of all ages with the depth and sincerity of his rich tenor. An admirer and knowing his history of the old school greats, Petawane counts as his influences, classic soul stirrers like Sam Cooke, Nat "King" Cole, Teddy Pendergrass, Willie Hutch, Curtis Mayfield, and groups like The Five Stairsteps, The Jackson Five, The Sylvers, The Chi-Lites, The Moments, and The Delfonics. And it is to their higher standards that he has raised the bar for himself. He has found a way to channel their energy into his performances, all the while maintaining a delivery that's still fresh and current, allowing him to connect with the audience. 
 
Petawane was blessed to open for R & B Singers, R.Kelly, Joe and Me’lissa Morgan, Atlantic Starr and R & B crooner Freddie Jackson. Petawane also was invited to the last Harlem Week Summer Stage as the main attraction. 
 
Petawane is also a Producer and is currently working on several new artists. He is also a member of "Time Zone".
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<![CDATA[Gerard Esposito]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253885&cart&buy


About Gerard Esposito:
After recently headlining in the Superstar Theater at Resorts Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, Gerard Esposito returns to the Metropolitan Room.
 
His debut at the Metropolitan Room in October of 2015 was a crowd pleaser to a full house.
 
Gerard Esposito was born and raised in Newark, N.J. Gerard began his entertainment career during the early 1980's. He has developed a loyal following that catapulted his career and reaffirmed his ability as a vocalist. What began as 'singing to the waiters' quickly became 'reservations only'. His dedication to his fans is evident, as he "works the room."
 
Gerard is considered among his peers as a "singers singer"
Since 1998, Gerard has over 4,300 performances under his microphone. Gerard performs songs of great artists, such as, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Englebert Humperdinck, Bobby Darin, Barry Manilow, Frankie Valli, Paul Anka, Tony Bennett and many others. But don't let these crooner's fool you, Gerard pleases the ear of each fan, performing songs from Vegas to Broadway, as well as what have now become his signature songs, placing an ageless presence.
 
He continues to perform to packed venues throughout Metropolitan area, and most notably Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, Bermuda, St. Martin and the U.S. Virgin Islands and throughout the Palm Beach area, where he enjoys an enthusiastic following, in addition to Norwegian Cruise Line.
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Sun, 14 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 253885 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253885&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sun, 14 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258330&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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Sun, 14 May 2017 16:00:00 -0000 258330 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258330&cart&buy $15.00 Sun, 14 May 2017 16:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Starlite Sisters]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254232&cart&buy The Starlite Sisters

After being invited to sing with the Johnny Crawford Dance Orchestra in 2014, the sisters began to add many authentic vintage jazz standards to their repertoire including arrangements from The Boswell Sisters, The Andrews Sisters and The McGuire Sisters. Their natural family blend and love for authenticity gave them a unique edge that helped them glide effortlessly through the vocal nuances of the 1930’s through to the 1960’s with distinct accuracy, very much appreciated by vintage music lovers. It wasn’t long before they needed a new name to match the style – and so The Starlite Sisters were born! See their new Facebook page!
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Sun, 14 May 2017 20:00:00 -0000 254232 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254232&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sun, 14 May 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Charlie Romo & Friends]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255561&cart&buy Charlie Romo & Friends

Featuring: 

Music by The Barry Levitt Quartet
(Formerly known as Charlie Poveromo)
 
Charlie Romo is the newest sensation.  Catch him if you can!
 
Ronnie Zito - Drummer for Bobby Darin
Boots Maleson - Bassist
Jack Cavari - Guitarist for Frank Sinatra
 
 
 
Charlie Romo is a native New Yorker and grew up in a community and family with strong character which has reinforced in him a style that has served him on stage. He studied music at Wagner College and has performed on the same stage and shows with Usher, Lee Roy Reams, Chita Rivera, and Ben Vereen  at both The Friars Club and the Internationally acclaimed Metropolitan Room in NYC.  
 
Charlie is in his 20s and yet totally confident, comfortable and at home on both small and very large stages.  His captivating body language, radiant smile, personal warmth and pitch-perfect technical mastery reveals his fresh, new, exciting talent that profoundly engages, energizes and mesmerizes his audience at every show.  Charlie has an avid passion for, and a unique interpretation of recognizable renditions of popular standards from the 1950s and 1960s.  He revives this music and style of a previous era in a dynamic and refreshing way.  With intense excitement and enthusiasm, Charlie has a way of turning back the clock, without imitation, and like a kindred spirit, he embodies and channels the soul and sound of these cherished legends, the likes of Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, and Bing Crosby.  Typically, his audiences respond in a wildly enthusiastic fashion as he brings back the romance, flair, subtlety, and the longing of the music that played through a smoky, satiny generation of courtship, club-going and dancing. 
 
Charlie Romo is backed up by The Barry Levitt Quartet, world-class musicians including Barry Levitt, Charlie's Music Director.  Barry Levitt has worked with dozens of top artists including Eartha Kitt, Judy Collins, and Ben Vereen. Bobby Darin, at the Copa in 1960 and Charlie Romo of today are both accompanied by Ronnie Zito on drums.  Jeff Carney on bass played for Barbra Streisand and Jack Cavari on guitar had the honor of performing with Frank Sinatra. 
 
REVIEWS: 
 
"This young man is a natural entertainer - by personality and practice. His voice is powerful and solid, the pace was crisp and the energy was high." ~ Fred Cohen, WomenAroundTown.com 
 
"When I heard the opening notes of “Beyond the Sea,” I closed my eyes and found myself in a dream: I was hearing Bobby Darin live. Brilliance that touches the soul can, apparently, result in tears of joy. Take note that this was the reaction of someone who is fiercely protective of her precious songs.  Charlie Romo does something entirely different: he turns back the clock. He doesn’t imitate. He embodies. He doesn’t perform “as.”  He “is.” In fact, Charlie is a kindred spirit among the performers he adores."  ~ Lisa Joy Reitman-Dob, Theater Pizzazz 
 
"He not only melts the hardest of hearts with his endearing, boyish smile, but when the crooner belts out a tune, his engaging, mellow tones not only impress — but bring his audience back to the big band era, when the epitome of romance and sophistication was running rampant and ballroom dancing was all the rage."  ~ Carol Ann Benanti, Staten Island Advance 
 
"Charlie Romo's unique and recognizable renditions of popular standards are all audience pleasers. His captivating body language and pitch-perfect technical brilliance reveal he is a fresh, new, exciting talent we feel honored to have seen perform at the very beginning of what promises to be a long and successful career."  ~ Thomas Robert Stevens, Applause! Applause!
 
Charlie Romo is a precocious high-flyer who is ready to rocket you to the moon.  ~ Bernie Furshpan, Metropolitan Room, Owner 
 


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<![CDATA[It's Just a Number with Bobbie Horowitz]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=244331&cart&buy “It’s Just a Number”

HONOREE: 
 
 
This series at The Metropolitan Room, hosted by songwriter, performer, producer, Bobbie Horowitz, intends to open America’s eyes to the fact that every age can be filled with vitality. People over age 50 are still cookin’! Teens,  20, 30 & 40 year olds  come on in to see great performers & learn you don't have to fear getting older. It's just a number!
 
In each show Bobbie will honor a person age 50, 60, 70 or beyond who has begun a new career, pick up an old career they gave up on, took on a new undertaking, gone back to school to learn a new skill, etc.
 
In 2015, those aged 50 and older represent 45% of the U.S. population – and the number will continue to grow! Many seniors and Boomers can and want to do more than merely order Health Alerts and we’re showing them they can! 
 
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Mon, 15 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 244331 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=244331&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Mon, 15 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Donald Corren]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255802&cart&buy

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Tue, 16 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 255802 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255802&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Tue, 16 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Annie Ross]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258216&cart&buy Annie Ross: "Ms. Ross is a master class in how to sing jazz inside out, upside and down......Her sense of time and rhythm will fracture you...." ~ Rex Reed Annie Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. The following are some highlights of what has been a long and illustrious career in jazz: Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", quot;Jackie" and many others.

(Photo Credit: Sánta István Csaba)

A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. “Twisted“ has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. Annie Ross toured in the 50’s with the extraordinary Lionel Hampton band that included Art Farmer, Clifford Brown, Gigi Gryce, and Quincy Jones. Ms. Ross has recorded with James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Harry Sweets Edison, the Count Basie band, Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Chet Baker and many more. In this variety of settings, she became known as a great jazz singer, masterful at ballads and up tempos, with the ability to swing hard, improvise and make every lyric meaningful and revealing.



As a child, Annie Ross entered a talent show on the radio accompanied by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, which resulted an a six-month contract with MGM. She went to Hollywood at age eight where she appeared in "The Little Rascals" singing a jazz version of "Loch Lomond." At age eleven she appeared as Judy Garland’s sister in "Presenting Lily Mars." At age 14 she composed the song "Let's Fly", which was subsequently recorded by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford. In Paris in the late 40’s, she met up with musicians involved in modern jazz, including James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Strayhorn, and displayed an unerring ear and savvy sense of harmony, which was much appreciated. At 19, she recorded “Le Vent Vert” with Moody. Back in the U.S. at age 21 she recorded for Savoy, along with Clarke, Milt Jackson and Percy Heath. She worked on 52nd St. with Max Roach, Tommy Potter and George Wallington and subbed for Billie Holiday at the Apollo Theater.

The original recordings of “Twisted” and “Farmer’s Market” were done in 1952 with Wallington on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Annie Ross has continued to bring the essence of jazz to a broad spectrum of listeners internationally, by touring, through her recordings, conducting workshops, writing, and appearances in film, television and radio. Currently, Annie Ross is living in New York and is still active as a jazz performer, having recently performed in New York, Scotland, and Spain as well as having recorded a new CD, Let Me Sing.. Annie Ross 2011 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MAC AWARD WINNER!
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Wed, 17 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 258216 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258216&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Wed, 17 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Deb Berman]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254814&cart&buy Deb Berman: All In Good Time
 
After Deb Berman won a 2009 Bistro Award and garnered a 2009 MAC Female Debut Award nomination for her 2008 show "Such A Lot of Livin'," she knew that would be a tough act to follow. But she nailed her second cabaret show with the critically acclaimed "All In Good Time." Directed by Peter Napolitano and with the Award-Winning Sean Harkness as her Musical Director on guitar, Berman jazzified some classic songs and dazzled during four 2010 shows at the Metropolitan Room, earning a 2011 MAC Award nomination for Best Female Vocalist. "All In Good Time" is a show about life, love, and the pursuit of time well spent and is set to music by John Mayer, George & Ira Gershwin, Fran Landesman, Sonny Rollins, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Barry Levitt & Peter Napolitano (who composed the show's title song), and More . . .
 
Here's what BistroAwards.com critic and editor Roy Sander said about Berman's performance in "All In Good Time" and why it's been chosen by Producer Stephen Hanks and Associate Producer Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD to be a part of the New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits series at the Metropolitan Room. 




 
"[Deb Berman] has come back to the Metropolitan Room with her first offering since then showing conspicuous growth in artistry and assurance—all the more remarkable in light of the fact that both attributes were pretty strong two years ago. From beginning to end, she displays vocal skill, an interpretive palette, and musicianship of the very highest order, and Sean Harkness on guitar (the evening’s sole instrumental accompaniment) delivers all one could possibly wish for from a guitar—or an orchestra . . . What makes [the show] so successful is that Berman is funny. What’s more, all of the dialogue seems pure Berman. Dialogue and song are blended smartly and charmingly . . . This is masterful work by a singer who belongs on the world stage, not only in New York."
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33mNHv8RrQU
 
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<![CDATA[Twisted Spritzer: '80s Hair Metal...Gone Lounge]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258345&cart&buy
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Thu, 18 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 258345 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258345&cart&buy $15.00 - $115.00 Thu, 18 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Beth Selter]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255518&cart&buy



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Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 255518 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255518&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Verena McBee]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257609&cart&buy JAZZ NIGHT with VERENA McBEE at the METROPOLITAN ROOM
“CATS OUT OF THE BAG””
 
Tonight Jazz Vocalist Verena McBee & her Trio will repeat their show "Cat's Out Of The Bag" at the METROPOLTAN ROOM with an exciting program covering uniquely arranged favorites out of the Great American Songbook, Originals by Verena & some hit tunes by the popular Septet “The Cookers” composed by bassist & composer Cecil McBee.


 
On piano you will be the young and outstanding Billy Test ( www.billytest.com ), on double bass extraordinary Ethan O’Reilly and excellent Jon Di Fiore ( www.jondifiore.com ) on the drum set.
 
“Cat’s out of the Bag” is more than just another composition by Jazz Bassist & composer Cecil McBee, who will be present.
 
It is stating pure joy of improvising music, the excitement of the musical stage moment, the readiness and bluntness of this jazz group that takes full advantage of expressing their thoughts and emotions with great musicianship at any moment and that ties them together as the talented group they are.
 
Verena’s lively and authentic singing and storytelling, her unique way of swinging and scatting and her beautiful way of interpreting ballads might keep you surprised throughout the night with its wittiness, depth, moodiness and out of all things: spontaneity.
 
Enjoy an entertaining event with Verena McBee and her Trio!

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Fri, 19 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 257609 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257609&cart&buy $15.00 - $435.00 Fri, 19 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Kim Canzani]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253054&cart&buy
“State of Mind III – It’s Always Something....”
 
Kim Canzani returns to the Metropolitan Room with a new show about her ever challenging and inspiring life’s lessons.  Join her as she continues her series “State of Mind” and sings her way through life’s lemons to the sweet lemonade.
Kim graduated from Adelphi University with a BA in Theatre.  She sang her way across New York City then made her home in corporate America.
Kim is a devout New Yorker and has lived in the city for 27 years.  She loves animals, traveling, shopping, running, parties, music and the NY Yankees.
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Fri, 19 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 253054 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253054&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Fri, 19 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Dorothy Bishop]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248967&cart&buy
NOMINATED BY BROADWAY WORLD FOR BEST NYC MUSICAL COMEDY CABARET SHOW 2013!!!










"12 Divas wrapped up into one dynamite package! Dorothy lovingly sends up a fully costumed, vocally brilliant tribute to the worlds greatest singing icons from Cher to Adele.  This show never disappoints!"

Dorothy Bishop is a multi-character female vocalist who can serve you Cher, Madonna, Streisand, Dolly Parton, even Joan Rivers - all in one night! 
 
"Bishop has an incredible ability to get an audience going and can achieve one of the most difficult tasks as a performer… get full on participation from the crowd!" --NY POST 

MADONNA




SARA PALIN




RENEE FLEMING



 
 
The Vocal range of Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland to Stevie Nicks and Adele, The comedic chops of Madeline Kahn and Judy Tenuta, The glamour of Cher and Marlene Dietrich, the sex appeal and cheeky humor of Dolly Parton and Mae West. 
 
Dorothy Bishop is a hilarious Diva Impersonator Extraordinaire! 
 
Dorothy Bishop was a Nationally Televised Finalist on Americas Got Talent Season Four! 
 
She has performed her imposter show all over the world, in clubs, cruise ships and corporate events as well as appearances at Carnegie Hall, Broadway National Tours, and at Lincoln Center. She is completely interactive with your audience and does full costume changes with beautiful classy tasteful costumes and wigs from the best designers in New York. 
 
"Dorothy Bishop has New York in Stitches" --New York Post "Dorothy Bishop is a triple threat! Part singer, part entertainer, part vocalist, she has the rare gift of holding an audience spell bound as she morphs her voice and persona into some of the worlds most iconic singers." 
 
Dorothy Bishop has been a top headline act all over the world with her Pop Opera show - Viva La Diva! She headlined with Royal Caribbean, Regent Seven Seas, Norwegian, and most recently Princess World Cruises 2012. She has been a soloist at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Joes Pub, and co-starred in the Broadway National Tour of Master Class Starring Faye Dunaway. 
 
Dorothy's finely trained vocals and years of professional experience will provide your event with unforgettable world class entertainment. 
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Sat, 20 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 248967 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248967&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sat, 20 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Sonya Perkins]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=247590&cart&buy Sonya Perkins ~ An Afternoon of Swinging Jazz
 
“Sonya’s unique brand of emotional and swinging storytelling is a joy that needs to be experienced.” - Scott Yanow, Jazz Journalist
 
Sonya returns to the Metropolitan Room for an Afternoon of Swinging Jazz bringing something new along with her unique interpretations of favorite jazz standards. Bob Albanese, musical director/piano, Tom Hubbard, bass, Dwayne ‘Cook’ Broadnax, drums and John Bailey, trumpet.
 
 At her last performance here, "There was great joy in all her selections and she delivered refreshingly unique interpretations of familiar lyrics…which left this audience wanting more and more…Her great comic bit was her autobiographical song about her transition from psychotherapist to jazz vocalist. These special lyrics, written by Sonya and set to the classic, "I Will Survive" had the crowd roaring." -Joe Regan, Jr., Jazz Jounalist
 
“Sonya’s voice, the music, the lyrics are One. Perkins holds  the audience in the palm of her hands!”  - Marlon Saunders, singer, composer, arranger

“…Sonya, a veteran jazz vocalist takes… Great American Songbook chestnuts… and molds them in her own image. She digs deep into each song, rethinks the lyrics and melodies in the context of today's world, and…with the impeccable assistance of her fine accompanists, including her pianist/arranger Bob Albanese - bends and shapes them into wholly new listening experiences."
 -Jeff Tamarkin, Jazz Journalist
 
"Sonya has a fine sense of time and phrasing that makes her readings of these standards worth revisiting to hear her versions." 
-Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz
 
"Just when you were ready to write these songs off as ones you didn't need to hear again, along comes Sonya Perkins to freshen up the songbook classics ….JAZZ VOCAL FANS HAVE A WINNER HERE." -Chris Spector, Midwest Record.
 
"Sonya's voice is trumpet bright"…"she hit's it just right…" "easy on the ears."  George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly
 
“Sonya Perkins is a great artist and she never fails to amaze me with her selections and unique interpretations of the Great American Songbook.” 
 -Joe Regan Jr., Jazz/Cabaret  Journalist
 
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Sat, 20 May 2017 20:00:00 -0000 247590 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=247590&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sat, 20 May 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Luiz Simas & Wesley Amorim]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251785&cart&buy
Tickets at $25 General Admission.  $27 at the Door.  

Luiz Simas (piano, vocals) and Wesley Amorim (guitar) with special guest singer Julia Haughton 
Join Luiz Simas, Wesley Amorim and special guest Julia Haughton for an evening of gorgeous, exciting, exhilarating Brazilian music!  Their repertoire includes Luiz's and Wesley’s infectious original tunes as well as beloved Brazilian music standards by Jobim, Caetano Veloso and others. 

This event is part of the Brazilian Jazz Concerts Series promoted by the Brazilian Music Foundation.
 
Rio-born Brazilian jazz composer/singer/pianist Luiz Simas is a genuine Carioca! A New Yorker since ‘89, he has led original groups in jazz festivals and clubs in the US, in Europe and in Brazil. Luiz' voice and music have warmed major venues including Birdland, the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Bargemusic. His CDs include Cafune, Impromptu, Luiz Simas Live in NYC, New Chorinhos from Brazil, Recipe for Rhythm and Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite.   "Luiz Simas is not only a wonderful musician, singer and composer, he is an engaging performer who draws his audience into his witty, joyful, sensuous musical world. Simas epitomizes the fantasies we non-Brazilians have about that wonderful country, and with him, we all get to be Brazilian, at least for the a couple hours!" - Judy Carmichael, pianist Wesley Amorim, a guitarist, composer, and arranger from São Paulo, Brazil, started his musical journey when he was 11 years old, later graduating in music from the São Caetano do Sul Arts Foundation (FASCS). He began his professional music career at the age of 17 playing and recording a wide range of musical genres from Brazilian to jazz, rock, pop and gospel. Amorim has performed in several Brazilian versions of Broadway musicals, including Jesus Christ Super Star and The Lion King, and has played and recorded with countless artists. He  recently moved to the US and has already shared the stage with many renowned artists including Oriente Lopez, Nanny Assis, Arthur Lipner, Gene Perla, Eleanor Dubinski, Jackie Ribas, Vanessa Falabella, Itaiguara Brandão, Maurício Zottarelli, and others.  “Wesley Amorim is a phenomenal, superb guitarist, and when I play with him everything flows so easily. I’m very much looking forward to performing with him at the Metropolitan Room!” - Luiz Simas
 
 
 






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<![CDATA[Tripi]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253238&cart&buy

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Sun, 21 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 253238 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253238&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sun, 21 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cabaret Cares Gala]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=244340&cart&buy
For tickets call 718-672-6714 or go to Brownpapertickets.com

Cabaret Cares celebrates 10 years of Caring with their annual Gala to Benefit Help Is On The Way Today. Cabaret Cares is the main fundraising event for Help Is On The Way Today, which is a non for profit organization that helps and assists children, teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS in NYC.

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Cocktail Hour
Chevre Crostini w/ Seasonal Preserves & Fresh Herbs
Mezze Plate: Babaganoush w/ Crudité, Olives & Pita
Mini Lentil Cakes (Lentil, Sweet Yam & Vidallia Onion
Cheese Empanadas
Beef Empanadas
Parmesan Chicken Bites
Buffet Entrée
Roasted Eggplant Pasta w/ Stewed Tomato & Parmigiano-Reggiano
Organic Chicken w/ Garlic, Lemon, Pimentón & Tomato
Wild Blackened Salmon w/ Fresh Citrus
Sides
Fresh Garden or Green Salad
Roasted Vegetable Medley
Sautéed Seasonal Greens
Yukon Gold Potato w/ Red Onion, Kalamata Olive & Fresh Citrus
Skillet Potatoes w/ Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Fresh Herbs
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This year Help Is On The Way Today will honor Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS and Frank Dain with Spirit Awards for their continued support to Help Is On The Way Today. Alyce Finell will receive The Ruth Kurtzman Cabaret Cares Lifetime Achievement Award. 
 
The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 5:30 PM. Following cocktails a hot buffet dinner will be served which will include unlimited beer, wine, soda and a specialty cocktail. Everyone will also receive a gift bag. At 7:45 PM the Gala Cabaret Show will begin. There will also be a Live and Silent Auction, so bring your check books and credit cards. Tickets are $150.00.
 
All guests are asked to dress in evening attire, either formal or cocktail Black and White.. The evening will also be a masquerade.
 
MAC Award Winner Tom Gamblin returns to Host the event, MAC and Bistro Award winner Gretchen Reinhagen directs the evening and multi award winner Tracy Stark is the Musical DIrector. The Gala Cast to be announced.
 
To purchase tickets go to www.brownpapertickets.com or call 718-672-6714 
 
The Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd street
 
 

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<![CDATA[Cabaret's Greatest Hits]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248187&cart&buy Mon, 22 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 248187 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248187&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Mon, 22 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Jonathan Estabrooks]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258087&cart&buy
Hailed by the New York Times as ‘a robust baritone’, and graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City, Jonathan Estabrooks continues to leave his mark as unique and rich contributor to the performing arts world. His vocalism and performance style have been called “commanding, rich, fresh and energetic” – NY Times, with his stage presence likened to that of a young Ron Howard. on the Concert, Opera and Musical Theatre stage.
 
The 2015/16 began with a whirlwind production and last minute replacements as Houston Oilers football coach, Bum Phillips in Bum Phillips All-American Opera at the Stafford Center. Upcoming engagements include the world premiere of Rooms of Light, a hybrid Jazz/Musical theatre song cycle by famed Jazz composer Fred Hersch and Mary Jo Salter which runs October 14-18th with Peak Performances in Montclair, NJ. He travels to Ottawa, Canada as the baritone soloist at the National Arts Centre with the Ottawa Singers and OSO in Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio, followed by holiday concerts at the Caramoor Center for the Arts. March finds him in Los Angeles at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts with pianist/conductor Rob Kapilow for his concert/lecture series, What Makes it Great, followed by a guest appearance with the Ewashko Singers as soloist in Bach Cantata No 131, a benefit concert for Ottawa Montessori School in his home town.
 
The 2014/15 season included multiple engagements with conductor Steven Reineke featuring the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lerner and Loewe, returning to Roy Thomson Hall with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and debuting with both the Vancouver Symphony and Seattle Symphony. He made his Kennedy Center debut as Tasio in Noli Me Tangere and the role of Le Podestat in Dr. Miracle with the Canadian International Vocal Arts Institute, followed by the role of Belcore in Elisir d’amore with New Rochelle Opera and baritone soloist in The Brahms Requiem at St. Agnes Cathedral, New York. Future engagements include baritone soloist in Paul McCarney’s Liverpool Oratorio.
 
The 2013/14 season saw multiple debuts including at Carnegie Hall with the Oratorio Society of New York in Paul Moravec’s Blizzard Voices, Broadway and Beyond with Lyric Opera Virginia and Some Enchanted Evening with the Toronto Symphony alongside Broadway stars Ashley Brown and Aaron Lazar. He appeared as The Baron in La Traviata with Opera Lyra Ottawa, created the role of Alan Turning with American Lyric Theatre in The Turing Project and returned for performance at the Caramoor Center for the Arts.
 
Discovered this year by 5-time Grammy Award winning producer Dave Reitzas (Groban, Streisand, Buble), he joined forces with 4-time Grammy Winning producer Dave Reitzas and Broadway orchestrator Oran Eldor, traveling to the famed Westlake Studios in Hollywood to record his debut classical-crossover album ‘These Miles’ with the Macedonia Radio Orchestra, available on iTUNES, Amazon and here. Fusing elements of classical, pop and classic musical theatre, the record is a stunning and energetic debut LP, fusing his many musical loves with unforgettable melodies and the lushness of the Macedonia Radio Orchestra. Collaborations include Simon Cowell discovery and tenor Jonathan Antoine and New Age classical pianist and composer Jennifer Thomas.
 
Mr. Estabrooks has appeared in recital, concert and opera in Canada, the United States and abroad. His impressive vocal delivery has taken him around the world, in Opera and concert performances and to venues such as Stern Auditorium-Carnegie Hall and performances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Israeli Chamber Orchestra and alongside Broadway stars Ashley Brown, Aaron Lazar and Kelli O’Hara. His performances have also been broadcast throughout Canada on CBC Television and he has performances for the Governor General, The Prime Minister of Canada, the US Ambassador to Canada, The Italian Ambassador to Canada and President Bill Clinton.
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Tue, 23 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 258087 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258087&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Tue, 23 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Wendy Scherl]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250787&cart&buy
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Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 250787 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250787&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Annie Ross]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258217&cart&buy Annie Ross: "Ms. Ross is a master class in how to sing jazz inside out, upside and down......Her sense of time and rhythm will fracture you...." ~ Rex Reed Annie Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. The following are some highlights of what has been a long and illustrious career in jazz: Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", quot;Jackie" and many others.

(Photo Credit: Sánta István Csaba)

A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. “Twisted“ has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. Annie Ross toured in the 50’s with the extraordinary Lionel Hampton band that included Art Farmer, Clifford Brown, Gigi Gryce, and Quincy Jones. Ms. Ross has recorded with James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Harry Sweets Edison, the Count Basie band, Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Chet Baker and many more. In this variety of settings, she became known as a great jazz singer, masterful at ballads and up tempos, with the ability to swing hard, improvise and make every lyric meaningful and revealing.



As a child, Annie Ross entered a talent show on the radio accompanied by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, which resulted an a six-month contract with MGM. She went to Hollywood at age eight where she appeared in "The Little Rascals" singing a jazz version of "Loch Lomond." At age eleven she appeared as Judy Garland’s sister in "Presenting Lily Mars." At age 14 she composed the song "Let's Fly", which was subsequently recorded by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford. In Paris in the late 40’s, she met up with musicians involved in modern jazz, including James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Strayhorn, and displayed an unerring ear and savvy sense of harmony, which was much appreciated. At 19, she recorded “Le Vent Vert” with Moody. Back in the U.S. at age 21 she recorded for Savoy, along with Clarke, Milt Jackson and Percy Heath. She worked on 52nd St. with Max Roach, Tommy Potter and George Wallington and subbed for Billie Holiday at the Apollo Theater.

The original recordings of “Twisted” and “Farmer’s Market” were done in 1952 with Wallington on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Annie Ross has continued to bring the essence of jazz to a broad spectrum of listeners internationally, by touring, through her recordings, conducting workshops, writing, and appearances in film, television and radio. Currently, Annie Ross is living in New York and is still active as a jazz performer, having recently performed in New York, Scotland, and Spain as well as having recorded a new CD, Let Me Sing.. Annie Ross 2011 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MAC AWARD WINNER!
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Wed, 24 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 258217 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258217&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Wed, 24 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Chiristiane Noll]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254349&cart&buy
This New York born, New Jersey raised actress starred on Broadway in the Kennedy Center Revival of RAGTIME, receiving TONY and Drama Desk Award nominations and winning a Helen Hayes Award for her portrayal of Mother. She made her Broadway debut creating the role of Emma in JEKYLL & HYDE, receiving a FANY award for Best actress in a musical. Ms. Noll received her second Drama Desk nomination for her work in CHAPLIN. She has been seen perennially as Sister Margaretta in NBC’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE with Carrie Underwood. She supplied the singing-voice of Anna in the Warner Brothers animated feature THE KING AND I.


 
She has enjoyed starring in Broadway productions of ELF (at Madison Square Garden), IT AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES and on tour in URINETOWN (Ovation Award), THE MAMBO KINGS, GREASE!, MISS SAIGON and CITY OF ANGELS as well as a tour of Australia and Thailand of SOUTH PACIFIC.
 
With a reputation for great versatility, Ms. Noll has performed a varied repertoire in Broadway, Operetta and Jazz. She has been a frequent guest soloist with symphony orchestras in every state in the USA, as well as international appearances with Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Sinfonica Brasileira in Rio, China Philharmonic with concert pianist, Lang Lang and orchestras in Hong Kong, Czech Republic and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She made her Carnegie Hall debut with Skitch Henderson, in his last pops performance with The New York Pops and sang with Steven Reineke SONDHEIM! THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT at Carnegie Hall. She made her Hollywood Bowl and O2 Arena debut singing with Julie Andrews in GIFTS OF MUSIC and her opera debut with Placido Domingo in THE MERRY WIDOW at the Kennedy Center as well as City Center Encores! THE NEW MOON, THE STUDENT PRINCE, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE and THE MIKADO.
 
Ms. Noll has premiered shows Off-Broadway and regionally: John Kander’s KID VICTORY, THE COTTAGE, THEY’RE PLAYING HIS SONGS, ACE (Helen Hayes nomination), THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, THE PIPER, FRANKENSTEIN, KEPT (Krieger/Russell), CALL THE CHILDREN HOME, A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE, TAKE FLIGHT (Maltby/Shire), LITTLE BY LITTLE and LIZZIE BORDEN. And happily starred in favorites CLOSER THAN EVER (Off-Broadway Alliance award), MARY POPPINS, 1776, THE KING & I, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, INTO THE WOODS, MACK & MABEL (Connecticut Critics Circle Award), THE BAKER’S WIFE, THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Salzburg Marionette Theare), and CAROUSEL.
Christiane has performed her solo show in cabaret at 54 Below, Feinstein’s The Regency, The Plush Room, The Duplex, The Nevermore, Arci’s Place, The China Club, Peaches, B.Smith’s and The West Bank Café as well as appearing in Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR and the Lincoln Center American Songbook Series. She is a Founding Member of Midtown Direct Rep. Theater Company.
 
She has released five solo CD’s, CHRISTIANE NOLL – A BROADWAY LOVE STORY and THE IRA GERSHWIN ALBUM, both on Fynsworth Alley, LIVE AT THE WESTBANK CAFÉ on 2Die4 Records, MY PERSONAL PROPERTY on Jay Records and GIFTS – LIVE AT 54 BELOW on Broadway Records.
 
Christiane is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. Additional information: ChristianeNoll.com
 
 
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<![CDATA[25!: a premature retrospective ~ Blake Zolfo]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=249428&cart&buy 25!: a premature retrospective
 
Join Blake Zolfo (fresh from John Kander and Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard Theatre) and Steve Schalchlin (The Last Session, Big Voice: God or Merman?) as they explore the twenty five days leading up to Blake's impending 25th Birthday.  A quirky and moving evening of stories and song, join Blake and Steve as they explore what it means to be "old," "gay," and "HufflePuff".

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Thu, 25 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 249428 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=249428&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Thu, 25 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Vanessa Falabella & Carlos Dias]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259712&cart&buy Brazilian Music Soul Live Sessions

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The Brazilian Music Soul was created by Vanessa Falabella and Carlos Dias on April of 2015 to promote their original material, as well as the diversity of Brazilian Music, to make their debut at one of the most recognized venues in New York City, The Iridium.

 
The goal was to embrace those groovy Brazilian sounds of samba-rock, samba-soul, from the 60s and 70s, known through Wilson Simonal, Jorge Benjor, Tim Maia, Elis Regina,and many others. Northeastern rhythms of Brazil, such as maracatu and baião, are also an inspiration to the lead vocalists, and of course, not to mention the timeless Bossa Nova. The influence of American music is always present on their set list. All well blended in a 5 piece band.
 
With a particular view and personality, Brazilian Music Soul, is conquering the Big Apple.
They've performing also at Subrosa, 5 months residence at the B.B.King, and music festivals around the tri-state area.
 
NOTE FROM THE BAND: 
At METROPOLITAN ROOM,Voted #1 Jazz Cabaret in NYC by The New York Magazine, we want to HAVE YOU as part of our first official recording in the city. Hope to see you there.
 
Featuring:
Vanessa Falabella on vocals, light percussion
Carlos Dias on Vocals, Acoustic guitar and Berimbau
 
Musicians:
Richard Miller on Acoustic Guitar
Greg Jones on Bass
Graciliano Zambonim on Drums
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<![CDATA[Tony Pace]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253411&cart&buy


TONY PACE
The Man With The Voice Who Just Happens To Be Funny
 
Tony Pace brings hilarious musical comedy skills, dead on impressions, crazy characters, an
amazing endless supply of explosive raw energy and one of the most incredible serious voices
to the Metropolitan Room. He’s live, electrifying and hailed as The Ultimate Performer and
trademarked as The Man with the Voice who just happens to be funny. One reporter explained
“if you put Andrea Bocelli, Billy Crystal and Sammy Davis Jr together you get Tony Pace”
 
www.tonypace.com
 


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<![CDATA[The Chosen Family with Allie Klein]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257236&cart&buy The Chosen Family Show (Vol.5) 

New York native Allie Klein has been entertaining anyone in front of him since he was able to talk. The son of the legendary comedian and actor Robert Klein and internationally acclaimed opera singer Brenda Boozer, Allie draws on his astonishing talents as an actor, musician and comedic personality to give something special to his audiences. Although he is relatively new to the scene he has already begun to solidify himself as one of the most original and exciting young comics in New York.
 
Chosen Family Creative (CFC) and Metropolitan Room Presents: The Chosen Family Show-Vol.1. Hosted by Allie Klein
 
 The Chosen Family Show at Metropolitan Room is not your typical stand up show. The brainchild of comedian Allie Klein, the show is a constantly unexpected combination of original sketches, music and great standup, featuring the hand-picked talent of some of his closest friends and favorite performers. This is the comedy show for people that are looking for a comedy adventure. 
 
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<![CDATA[Liz Turner]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258347&cart&buy VINTAGE POP WITH LIZ & ANDY

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Liz Turner is an accomplished (AFM Local 802) singer, (SAG-AFTRA, EMC) actress and (BMI) songwriter who captivates audiences across the globe with her warm voice, playful attitude, and vibrant inner beauty. With International and Cabaret influences, she performs and writes deeply from the heart, and is never afraid to pour out heart felt emotions on stage.
 
Liz holds a M.M in Contemporary Performance & Production  (Voice) from the Berklee College of Music's  campus in Valencia, Spain and also obtained a B.M from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in Vocal Performance. Trained in Classical, Jazz and Musical Theatre performance, Liz has additionally studied Arts Administration at NYU. Liz has also worked behind the scenes at the professional level in Arts Administration at Berklee College of Music, Radio Disney, and the New Victory Theater.
 
Past Select Theatrical Credits include: The International Tour of Disney Live, Nickelodeon at Sea, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, RWS and Associates, Carnival Cruise lines and legendary summer stock theaters including Ogunquit Playhouse, ME and the Granbury Opera house, TX .
Past Select NYC Music Venues include: The Metropolitan Room, The Cutting Room, Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, Toshi's Living Room, The Shrine, Silvana, The Bitter End, The Path Cafe.
 
World class venues include:  Carnegie Hall, The Vatican, Notre Dame Cathedral, Palau de les artes de Regina Sofia. Liz has also performed with the Amore Opera and Regina Opera companies of NYC.
 
Past TV/Film Selections Include: Orange is the New Black, Elementary, Law and Order SVU, Mozart in the Jungle, Grown ups 2, Labor Day, The Makeover, Nurse Jackie, The Knick, Blue Bloods, The Following, The Woody Allen Summer Project, Madame Secretary, Mysteries of Laura, Royal Pains, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, The Heat, The Carrie Diaries, Vinyl, Public Morals, The Tap, The Only Boy in New York and Bull. You can look for Liz on some of today’s hottest shows and movies!
Liz has a passion for singing jingles, and recording voice overs all around the world for clients in India, New Zealand, France, Israel, Philippines, and Russia to name a few, be on the lookout as you never know where you may hear Liz Turner's Voice!
 
Liz's writing has been published by the Vail Jazz Festival, Lessonface.com, Takelessons.com, NewMusicalTheatre.com, Onstageblog.com, New Victory Theater Blog and with Dance, Laugh, Learn LLC. Liz is also currently an active member of The Dramatists Guild of American Playwrights, The Drama League, Equity Membership Candidate, Women in Music, Off Broadway Alliance, The Society of Composers and Lyricists, National Italian American Foundation, and the National Organization of Italian American Women.
 
Liz has had the pleasure of Musical directing with various inner city schools with young at risk students with Inside Broadway, Brooklyn Arts Council, the Berklee City Music Program, Boston Bridge Charter School, and St. Joseph's Regional Catholic School. 
Liz also serves on the Berklee Alumni Audition committee and coaches students regularly in voice, acting, piano and clarinet.
 
Currently Liz is working on her original musical Ciao Bambino, which debuted it's first staged reading at the Midtown International Theater Festival in the Fall of 2016! At MITF Ciao Bambino was recognized with an award for Best Staged Reading. "  Check out www.CiaoBambinomusical.com to follow the development of this exciting new musical!

 
Andreas Häberlin
Musical Director, Arranger and Orchestrator
 
A native of Switzerland, Andreas is an innovative pianist, composer and arranger of our generation. A brilliant transcriptionist, and orchestrator whose diversity shines in Contemporary music.  A winner of the Swiss Artist prize, Liverpool Jazz award, Philip Holt prize, Bunol symphonic wind band competition and currently a finalist in the UK Songwriting Competition. Past musical credits include Jack and the Beanstalk at The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford, UK, Cats at the Liverpool Empire Theatre, and All Shook up at the Unity Theater, Liverpool.
Served as Staff Accompanist at Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts from 2013-2015. Andreas was also awarded with a mentorship this past Fall with the Society of Composers and Lyricists, NY. He holds a M.M from the Berklee College of Music, BA Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts, and a BA from Zurich University of Arts.
 
Liz & Andy Together
 
This youthful Pop duo was formed in 2015, bringing music to international audiences. Currently based in NYC, combining fresh vocals, and piano together performs, records and writes regularly. 
 
Their collaboration started when both were pursuing their Masters of Music at the Berklee College of Music. Past credits together include performing on board the Carnival Legend Cruise ship abroad in Australia and New Zealand. Other fun venues include: Café Mercedes, The Bitter End, Toshi’s Living Room, Midtown International Theater Festival, and The Palau de les Artes de Reina Sofia.
 
Songwriting credentials and performances include: Children’s songwriting and recording for Dance, Laugh, Learn LLC. First Place at the Hampton Beach Talent Show (NH), First Place at the Bunol Symphony Orchestra Competition (Spain).
 
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<![CDATA[Frans Bloem]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255691&cart&buy
Frans Bloem was born in Holland, but has been a resident of New York City for 33 years. He is famed for his excellent interpretation of chansonnier Charles Aznavour, who personally allows him to sing his songs. Frans has traveled to more than 50 countries, entertaining audiences with great success. 

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<![CDATA[John Minnock]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255069&cart&buy “Every Day Blues” 
A new-breed vocalist who infuses diversity and modern interpretation into his jazz and blues show, John Minnock first gained popularity in Boston and is now a resident performer at the Metropolitan Room. He is the recipient of the “HotHouse Jazz 2016 Fans Decision Metropolitan Room Award”, and recently released his debut album “Every Day Blues” (available at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and CDBaby). 
 
An audience favorite rapidly building a large New York following, John combines great originality, musicality and showmanship with clever wit and irreverent comedy, presenting a high-energy and entertaining evening of jazz, blues, funk and R&B. “Like the best Irish coffee, Minnock’s voice is smooth and bold, with a good dose of Bushmills to give it a smoldering kick…stellar chops…creative phrasing; impressive scatting” (Kevin Scott Hall, Bistro Awards). 
 
A classically trained musician, John’s vocalizing recalls the likes of Billy Eckstein, Lou Rawls, George Benson and B.B. King. He often branches out into jazz improvisation and scat singing, and brings a rich history of the music to every performance. His wide repertoire of song renditions spans classic artists like King, Ruth Brown and Bill Withers to contemporaries such as Sara Bareilles, Amy Winehouse and Sam Smith. “One of the best versions of ‘On Broadway’ I’ve ever heard.” (Bistro Awards). 
 
John leads a trio of accomplished musicians and keeps the energy moving throughout the evening. Before bringing his show to NYC, John performed weekly at Boston’s Encore Lounge, in one of the most successful jazz gigs in Boston. The show was chosen as a “Featured Event” by The Boston Globe several times during its run. Previously, John performed in the group “Feed the Meter” and in performances at Acton Jazz Café. Born and raised in Albany, he has a degree in music from Boston University. “…an impressive vocalist, obviously well trained and practiced in his chosen fields of study.” (Bistro Awards). 
 
Don’t miss this great evening of entertainment!
 
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<![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258331&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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<![CDATA[Ollis, Hays & Lauto ~ Judy & Liza]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254376&cart&buy Judy and Liza ~ Once in a Lifetime: The London Palladium Concert - a Tribute
 
Nancy Hays (portraying Judy Garland)
Michelle Lauto (portraying Liza Minnelli)
Robert Ollis (music director/pianist)
 
Starring Nancy Hays and Michelle Lauto, this show recalls the historic concert presented by the legendary Judy Garland and her 18-year-old daughter Liza Minnelli in 1964 at the London Palladium.  This loving tribute features their classic songs, costumes, dialogue and dance steps, helping the audience to re-live that memorable occasion. 
 
Accompanied by a jazz combo led by music director Robert Ollis, Nancy and Michelle perform iconic solos like “The Man That Got Away”, “Just in Time” and “Gypsy in My Soul” and duets like “Chicago” and “Get Happy/Happy Days”, celebrating the thrilling mother-daughter collaboration that occurred only “once in a lifetime”.

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Sun, 28 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000 254376 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254376&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sun, 28 May 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=234580&cart&buy Mon, 29 May 2017 16:00:00 -0000 234580 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=234580&cart&buy $0.00 Mon, 29 May 2017 16:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Adrienne Haan]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248469&cart&buy Hailed as “an all-round entertainer of the highest caliber,” award-winning Adrienne Haan is one of Europe’s and America's most electrifying concert and cabaret stars. With a diverse repertoire that ranges from chanson to jazz, blues, klezmer and broadway, Ms. Haan has a special passion for the music of the 1920s and 30s. Equally at home on large concert stages and intimate cabaret rooms, Haan has performed with the Cologne Philharmonic, Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra, Northwest German Philharmonic, Frankfurt Symphony, Jacques Offenbach Orchestra Cologne, WDR Symphony, WDR Big Band, Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Cologne Concept Big Band, WDR Broadcast Choir, Deutz Choir and German Television Ballet. 


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<![CDATA[Annie Ross]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258218&cart&buy Annie Ross: "Ms. Ross is a master class in how to sing jazz inside out, upside and down......Her sense of time and rhythm will fracture you...." ~ Rex Reed Annie Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. The following are some highlights of what has been a long and illustrious career in jazz: Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", quot;Jackie" and many others.

(Photo Credit: Sánta István Csaba)

A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. “Twisted“ has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. Annie Ross toured in the 50’s with the extraordinary Lionel Hampton band that included Art Farmer, Clifford Brown, Gigi Gryce, and Quincy Jones. Ms. Ross has recorded with James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Harry Sweets Edison, the Count Basie band, Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Chet Baker and many more. In this variety of settings, she became known as a great jazz singer, masterful at ballads and up tempos, with the ability to swing hard, improvise and make every lyric meaningful and revealing.



As a child, Annie Ross entered a talent show on the radio accompanied by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, which resulted an a six-month contract with MGM. She went to Hollywood at age eight where she appeared in "The Little Rascals" singing a jazz version of "Loch Lomond." At age eleven she appeared as Judy Garland’s sister in "Presenting Lily Mars." At age 14 she composed the song "Let's Fly", which was subsequently recorded by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford. In Paris in the late 40’s, she met up with musicians involved in modern jazz, including James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Strayhorn, and displayed an unerring ear and savvy sense of harmony, which was much appreciated. At 19, she recorded “Le Vent Vert” with Moody. Back in the U.S. at age 21 she recorded for Savoy, along with Clarke, Milt Jackson and Percy Heath. She worked on 52nd St. with Max Roach, Tommy Potter and George Wallington and subbed for Billie Holiday at the Apollo Theater.

The original recordings of “Twisted” and “Farmer’s Market” were done in 1952 with Wallington on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Annie Ross has continued to bring the essence of jazz to a broad spectrum of listeners internationally, by touring, through her recordings, conducting workshops, writing, and appearances in film, television and radio. Currently, Annie Ross is living in New York and is still active as a jazz performer, having recently performed in New York, Scotland, and Spain as well as having recorded a new CD, Let Me Sing.. Annie Ross 2011 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MAC AWARD WINNER!
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Wed, 31 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000 258218 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258218&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Wed, 31 May 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Ron Dabney]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255898&cart&buy
RON DABNEY
 
OH BROADWAY,  MY BROADWAY
 
… and not like you’ve ever heard before!  Come join us for this new show, featuring a fresh take on a few stage standards, along with other should-have-been classics from the less explored Great White Way. With special guest internationally renowned countertenor, DEREK LEE RAGIN, making his club debut, all under the musical direction of the peerless BARRY LEVITT, and featuring the BARRY LEVITT JAZZ ENSEMBLE. We promise the joint will be jumpin’
 
Come hear what the fuss is all about and why critics say:
 
“. . . [a] Joyous, playful spirit. . .”
“. . . a powerful and versatile voice that’a milky and agreeably nubby at the same time.”
“His is a big voice that he can manipulate expertly. This is an artist who knows when to pull back for dramatic effect and when to let the voice out in full.”
“His glorious, rumbling low notes threatened to peel the varnish off the tables.”
Mona Finston, CABARET HOTLINE
 
“One of the pleasures of being a cabaret reviewer, and there are  many, is seeing a performer totally unknown to you, whose talents catch you off guard and by surprise . . . his promise outshines many with decades more experience.”
Peter Leavy, CABARET SCENES
 
“With a voice of mahogany richness and a heart alive with the heights and depths of human emotion . . . Judy Garland was one of my favorite singers because she sang as if her life depended on it.  Ron has that quality too . . .”
ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY, singer and songwriter 
 
“A profound musical soul from which songs percolate through a lush coffee-chicory voice.”  JOHN BUCCHINO, singer and songwriter

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<![CDATA[Coward in Vegas ~ Gregory Moore & Simon Mulligan]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258899&cart&buy
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Award-winning singer/writer, Gregory Moore, teams with Steinway Artist, Simon Mulligan for a dizzying spin through the comedic musical canon of the legendary Noël Coward, in a new musical tribute show called Coward in Vegas.

In the Post-WWII years, Coward accelerated his already brilliant career as a composer/playwright/author/actor/painter by creating a new and wildly successful career as a cabaret entertainer in—of all places, Las Vegas, Nevada—where his series of appearances at The Desert Inn almost single-handedly set the bar and created the template for modern cabaret in America.  Gregory Moore narrates the story and sings the songs Coward made America flip for in 1955, turning him, nearly overnight, into an enormous American showbiz "success story". Musical Director Simon Mulligan premieres several original arrangements of some of Coward's many great songs (he wrote over 300!).  Join us for a "marvelous party"--and the audience is encouraged to dress as if they were going "out-on-the-town" in Las Vegas, 1955. Not a requirement--but if you're looking for a night to "dress-up" á la Vegas, '55...we say "DO IT!"

Gregory Moore currently leads his own 12-piece, 1930’s-themed orchestra in New York City, “Gregory Moore & his Cosmopolitan Orchestra,” and is a popular guest vocalist in New York and beyond. Formerly an opera singer (Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Los Angeles Music Center Opera), Moore made a mid-career “shift” into performing the music of the 1930’s, forming his own orchestra in 2007.  He has sung at The Rainbow Room, Rose Hall (Lincoln Center), The Algonquin, The Plaza Hotel, Iridium Jazz Club in New York, as well as at Jermyn Street Theatre and The Pheasantry in London.  In 2009, he performed the role of 'Noël Coward' at NYC’s famed Century Club, in an in mufti performance of Max Wilk’s musical, Noel Coward in Las Vegas (co-starring with the great Dominic Chianese—“Uncle Junior” from The Sopranos). Gregory Moore has written/performed two other “tribute” shows, Russ Columbo: A Centenary Tribute (2008); and Pennies From Heaven: The Life and Songs of Arthur Tracy, ‘The Street Singer’—which was seen both at Lincoln Center (Bruno Walter Auditorium) in New York, as well as in London (Jermyn Street Theater). Gregory Moore was the recipient of the very first "Dorothy Loudon Award," at the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention in 2008.
 
Simon Mulligan (who is an official “Steinway Artist”) lends his manifold talents to Coward in Vegas as Musical Director/Accompanist. Described by The Times of London as ‘the most abundantly gifted of pianists’, and by Yehudi Menuhin as ‘one of the finest pianists I have ever had the pleasure of performing with,’ Simon has become a mainstay on the worldwide concert piano circuit. Mulligan toured worldwide with violinist Joshua Bell, performing at every major international venue as well as a live broadcasts for Lincoln Center and the Grammy Awards. Simon has performed for President Barack Obama, Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family, and has collaborated with Dame Shirley Bassey, Branford Marsalis, Liza Minnelli, Van Morrison, and Sting. He collaborated—and is prominently featured—on the soundtrack to the HBO television series Band of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. As a jazz pianist, he gives concerts with his London quartet and New York trio. Mulligan is well-recorded on CD, with recordings on Sony Classical, Universal, Decca, Nimbus and Naxos.  Simon is one of the youngest recipients to be awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music for his musical achievements. 
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<![CDATA[Stacey & Alan Schulman]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258778&cart&buy
A Night With Stacey & Alan
 
Come spend an evening with Stacey & Alan, a new American jazz duo who artfully blend guitar and voice to reimagine classic jazz standards.   A jazz vocal stylist and NYC studio singer, Stacey Schulman has had the privilege of singing on radio commercials, television series and movie soundtracks over the last two decades. Alan Schulman, a noted jazz guitarist from Cincinnati, Ohio, has appeared as a sideman with such noted artists as Anita Baker, Herbie Hancock and Wynton Marsalis.   Together, they are bringing new energy to the Great American Songbook with intimate, musical explorations of these timeless classics.

 
Stacey & Alan released their debut CD  “A Love Like Ours” in May 2015, which quickly became the #1 Best Seller in the Vocal Jazz category on Amazon.com in its first week of digital distribution. The couple partnered with the Global Lyme Alliance to donate all proceeds of the album to Lyme Disease research efforts. Their cover single “Summertime” was featured prominently in a Global Lyme Alliance PSA Radio campaign in the United States throughout the summer of 2015, with over 3500 plays across American radio. The CD was awarded “Best Jazz Album” honors in August 2015 by The Akademia and has been featured on Jonathan Schwartz’s Great American Songbook broadcast on WNYC in New York City, NPR-affiliate, KASU's Something Blue and the Oliver Sean international radio show across Europe and Asia.    
 
Praise for Stacey & Alan and their debut CD:
 
"Stacey & Alan make music for all the right reasons: the art (witness their individual talents), each other, and their fellow humans (profits support Lyme disease research) - making this meditative work one of the finest of its kind." - The Akademia, August 2015
 
"A Love Like Ours is nothing short of enchanting... The album's fourteen-song lineup could have easily appeared on a Streisand, Michael Buble, Tony Bennett or Natalie Cole CD.  None of these performers could have delivered a more dynamic release." - All About Jazz, August 2015
 

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<![CDATA[Lisa Yaeger]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252669&cart&buy
 
Born in Queens NY and raised a jersey girl. Lisa knew at a very young age she would be living and performing in NYC.
Her first taste of music was at the age of 4 when discovering the Yamaha Music School and never looked back.
 
After graduating from The Crane School of Music she moved to NYC and has been performing ever since. A proud member of AEA and SAG she has toured nationally as well as played various roles regionally. Her voice can be heard on PBS kids as well as featured on The Broadway Cares Carols For The Cures CD.
 
She is a 2014 MAC award nominee for her debut show It Must Have Been Love as well as a 2015 1st runner up in the Mama's Next Big Act Competition. 
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<![CDATA[Paul Rhodes]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256654&cart&buy
As a professional singer, Paul Rhodes has entertained at the highest levels both in the UK and Europe. Paul's singing career started after being trained by Ottaker Kraus at Covent Garden. This training developed Paul's own natural Baritone/tenor voice into the rich voice that is Paul Rhodes to sing Swing, Musicals, Ballads and Blues.


The experience and maturity that Paul brings to a performance assures you of a great and varied show for all audiences with stories and background information on the songs, shows and the singers. Paul recently appeared in cabaret at The Kensington Roof Garden and Floridita Restaurant London, Caffé Concerto Westfield, Thompson Hotels, Spain Private Hotels with George Prosso Quintet, Gibralter, Paris Clubs with Drew Davis Showband, Special Big Band Show in Paris for the British Ambassador, Theatre Concerts, Restaurants, Clubs , and Corporate Events. 
 
After Winning Opportunity Knocks Paul starred in the West End at the famous 'Latin Quarter Theatre Restaurant' for 3 years in his own shows, 'Paul Rhodes and Guests' and 'Musical Swing Express'. During this time he also often appeared on 'The Good Old Days' for the BBC and British regional TV. 

His career allowed Paul to work with other excellent entertainers such as Acker Bilk, Humphrey Lyttleton Les Dawson, Ronnie Corbett, Shirley Bassey, Danny La Rue, Helen Shapiro, Dorothy Squires, Susan Maughn, Gary Wilmot, Isla Sinclair, Mike Reid, Frank Carson, and Jimmy Cricket.
 
Paul celebrates the songs of the great 'Crooners' both male and female, Swing, Ballads and Dance songs of Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Michael Buble, Sammy Davis, Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Neil Diamond, Barbara Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Celine Dion, Nat King Cole, also the songs of the top Musicals: West Side Story, Oklahoma, Les Miserable's, My Fair Lady, Chicago, South Pacific and Fiddler on The Roof.
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<![CDATA[Procida Creative International]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258222&cart&buy Procida Creative International presents
PCI Unplugged
 
A pop/indie concert showcasing young singer/songwriters and pop artists from the tri-state area and beyond. Featuring original music from the performers, as well as current and old-school hits you know and love, this evening provides a place for young talent to showcase their work for industry members as well as friends and family in an iconic venue with a relaxed and informal vibe. Come... get Unplugged. You'll be glad you did.
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Sat, 03 Jun 2017 17:00:00 -0000 258222 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258222&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 03 Jun 2017 17:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Miss Lucy's Singers Showcase ~ Lucy Caracappa]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257336&cart&buy
Ms Lucy's Singers will feature young aspiring vocalists ages 8-18 in their NYC debut on the world famous Metropolitan Room stage. Musical styles range from jazz tunes to pop classics to musical theater. Don't miss this hour of thrilling moments that are sure to evoke laughter, joy and happy tears as you witness young people's dreams coming true.]]>
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<![CDATA[Katie McGrath]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252517&cart&buy
Lina Koutrakos, Director
Rick Jensen, Music Director
 
Significant Others: the people, places and events that make us - well, us. Features a lively mix of Great American Songbook, pop, country and soul. Basically, everything but polka.
 
McGrath's proceeds will benefit OPERATION LIPSTICK, the organization of women helping women keep guns out of the wrong hands and make their neighborhoods safer.
"Nobody's better at love gone bad than Katie.” ~ Jim Dolan 
 
"One of cabaret's best artists."  ~ St. Louis Post-Dispatch Weekend Best Bets
 
"Katie is just pure humanity. You can't take your eyes off of her."  ~ Cabaret DC
 
"When it comes to delivering a lyric, Katie McGrath stands with the noblest. With every note delivered, she allows us to look into her soul." ~ Rick Jensen
 
"Katie is so soulful, so vulnerable and has so much humanity. Her luscious low notes make me think I could switch teams."  ~ Jason Graae


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<![CDATA[Michele Vallone]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255159&cart&buy Michele Vallone]]> Sun, 04 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000 255159 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255159&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Sun, 04 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Beth Selter]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255519&cart&buy



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<![CDATA[Corinna Sowers-Adler]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250962&cart&buy Sun, 04 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 250962 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250962&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sun, 04 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Hathaway Brown School ~ Blazer Nation Vocalists]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257635&cart&buy
Hathaway Brown School’s “Blazer Nation Vocalists” offers a  showcase of jazz, musical theater and contemporary favorites.  Our fresh talents are backed by the incredible master musicians, Dan Maier and Seth Johnson.  These 13 girls traveled from their hometown of Cleveland, Ohio to hone their skills with broadway stars and jazz legends in NYC.  This is the second year of this highly successful program and the performances just get better and better.  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see these future vocal stars!  
 

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<![CDATA[Celebrating our Musical Directors]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=240254&cart&buy
We have compiled a list of our Musical Directors that have worked at Metropolitan Room and other Cabaret venues around NYC and we'll be taking this opportunity to thank them.  Some will speak, some will play, some will just attend.  Below is a list of those that have committed to attending as well as those that have been invited and attendance:

It’ll be a symphony orchestra of music directors… They’re the Svengalis, the coaches, and enablers of all the stars in our cabaret firmament.  And for one night only at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, an unprecedented collection of maestros will take center stage in a love-fest we feel is long overdue.  “Bravo Music Directors” occurs on Sunday June 14 at 6pm.
 
“We’re all keyed up,” says the Metropolitan Room’s placid owner Bernie Furshpan, who hosts the evening.  “Without these the musicians, a good many of the singers we love and admire would fall flat!”
 
Appearing to either speak, play, or simply bask in the glow of gratitude of their peers are these incredible MDs:
 
Though the lion’s share of these musicians play piano, many serve as music directors playing other instruments.  Nearly all write their own arrangements.  Observes Furshpan: “It takes all kinds and this show will present all kinds!”  Some of the featured MDs pursue solo careers in addition to playing for others.  Many are songwriters; many are singers; some work on Broadway, while others tour with orchestras or major headliners around the country.  “Every single one of them is loved for working closely with singers and helping them be the best they can be,” Furshpan adds.

 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Brenda Braxton ~ Book Signing]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257187&cart&buy The Little Black Book of Backstage Etiquette
written by Tony Award Nominee Brenda Braxton

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<![CDATA[Bret Reilly]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257323&cart&buy


Bret Reilly is not only an accomplished singer/songwriter with a gold record hanging on his wall, but he recently signed a contract as a designer of minimalist furniture for Fendi Casa, with three of his living room lines being launched worldwide this year. Further, Bret has earned success internationally as a sculptor, with over 200 of his works in collections around the globe. However, at his core, Bret is a master storyteller. With a superstar voice and a gift for creating memorable melody, Bret’s unique lyrical commentary comes to life on stage.

In addition, Bret will showcase his friend and protégé, Connor Antico, who is a senior at Pace school of musical theatre. With decades of experience in the “business,” Bret is mentoring Connor to help him find his true voice and individual commentary. “Connor is a super-talent—an amazing voice, drop-dead looks, and the most decent human being at his core,” Reilly remarks.
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<![CDATA[Chiristiane Noll]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254350&cart&buy
This New York born, New Jersey raised actress starred on Broadway in the Kennedy Center Revival of RAGTIME, receiving TONY and Drama Desk Award nominations and winning a Helen Hayes Award for her portrayal of Mother. She made her Broadway debut creating the role of Emma in JEKYLL & HYDE, receiving a FANY award for Best actress in a musical. Ms. Noll received her second Drama Desk nomination for her work in CHAPLIN. She has been seen perennially as Sister Margaretta in NBC’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE with Carrie Underwood. She supplied the singing-voice of Anna in the Warner Brothers animated feature THE KING AND I.


 
She has enjoyed starring in Broadway productions of ELF (at Madison Square Garden), IT AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES and on tour in URINETOWN (Ovation Award), THE MAMBO KINGS, GREASE!, MISS SAIGON and CITY OF ANGELS as well as a tour of Australia and Thailand of SOUTH PACIFIC.
 
With a reputation for great versatility, Ms. Noll has performed a varied repertoire in Broadway, Operetta and Jazz. She has been a frequent guest soloist with symphony orchestras in every state in the USA, as well as international appearances with Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Sinfonica Brasileira in Rio, China Philharmonic with concert pianist, Lang Lang and orchestras in Hong Kong, Czech Republic and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She made her Carnegie Hall debut with Skitch Henderson, in his last pops performance with The New York Pops and sang with Steven Reineke SONDHEIM! THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT at Carnegie Hall. She made her Hollywood Bowl and O2 Arena debut singing with Julie Andrews in GIFTS OF MUSIC and her opera debut with Placido Domingo in THE MERRY WIDOW at the Kennedy Center as well as City Center Encores! THE NEW MOON, THE STUDENT PRINCE, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE and THE MIKADO.
 
Ms. Noll has premiered shows Off-Broadway and regionally: John Kander’s KID VICTORY, THE COTTAGE, THEY’RE PLAYING HIS SONGS, ACE (Helen Hayes nomination), THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, THE PIPER, FRANKENSTEIN, KEPT (Krieger/Russell), CALL THE CHILDREN HOME, A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE, TAKE FLIGHT (Maltby/Shire), LITTLE BY LITTLE and LIZZIE BORDEN. And happily starred in favorites CLOSER THAN EVER (Off-Broadway Alliance award), MARY POPPINS, 1776, THE KING & I, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, INTO THE WOODS, MACK & MABEL (Connecticut Critics Circle Award), THE BAKER’S WIFE, THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Salzburg Marionette Theare), and CAROUSEL.
Christiane has performed her solo show in cabaret at 54 Below, Feinstein’s The Regency, The Plush Room, The Duplex, The Nevermore, Arci’s Place, The China Club, Peaches, B.Smith’s and The West Bank Café as well as appearing in Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR and the Lincoln Center American Songbook Series. She is a Founding Member of Midtown Direct Rep. Theater Company.
 
She has released five solo CD’s, CHRISTIANE NOLL – A BROADWAY LOVE STORY and THE IRA GERSHWIN ALBUM, both on Fynsworth Alley, LIVE AT THE WESTBANK CAFÉ on 2Die4 Records, MY PERSONAL PROPERTY on Jay Records and GIFTS – LIVE AT 54 BELOW on Broadway Records.
 
Christiane is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. Additional information: ChristianeNoll.com
 
 
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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 254350 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254350&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Deb Berman]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252666&cart&buy Deb Berman: All In Good Time
 
After Deb Berman won a 2009 Bistro Award and garnered a 2009 MAC Female Debut Award nomination for her 2008 show "Such A Lot of Livin'," she knew that would be a tough act to follow. But she nailed her second cabaret show with the critically acclaimed "All In Good Time." Directed by Peter Napolitano and with the Award-Winning Sean Harkness as her Musical Director on guitar, Berman jazzified some classic songs and dazzled during four 2010 shows at the Metropolitan Room, earning a 2011 MAC Award nomination for Best Female Vocalist. "All In Good Time" is a show about life, love, and the pursuit of time well spent and is set to music by John Mayer, George & Ira Gershwin, Fran Landesman, Sonny Rollins, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Barry Levitt & Peter Napolitano (who composed the show's title song), and More . . .
 
Here's what BistroAwards.com critic and editor Roy Sander said about Berman's performance in "All In Good Time" and why it's been chosen by Producer Stephen Hanks and Associate Producer Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD to be a part of the New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits series at the Metropolitan Room. 




 
"[Deb Berman] has come back to the Metropolitan Room with her first offering since then showing conspicuous growth in artistry and assurance—all the more remarkable in light of the fact that both attributes were pretty strong two years ago. From beginning to end, she displays vocal skill, an interpretive palette, and musicianship of the very highest order, and Sean Harkness on guitar (the evening’s sole instrumental accompaniment) delivers all one could possibly wish for from a guitar—or an orchestra . . . What makes [the show] so successful is that Berman is funny. What’s more, all of the dialogue seems pure Berman. Dialogue and song are blended smartly and charmingly . . . This is masterful work by a singer who belongs on the world stage, not only in New York."
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33mNHv8RrQU
 
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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 252666 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252666&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Steven Frieder]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252647&cart&buy
The Steven Frieder Quintet
 
Steven Frieder - Saxophones
Jon Irabagon - Saxophones
Mike Eckroth - Piano
Luca Rosenfeld - Bass
Bob Meyer - Drums and Cymbals
 
The premier performance of the Steven Frieder Quintet features new original compositions and arrangements. Joining Frieder on saxophone is the 2008 Thelonius Monk Award winner Jon Irabagon (Tom Harrel, Luis Perdomo, Dave Douglas). Together these mighty saxmen explore the musical realms of Jazz, Latin Jazz, R&B and more. Rounding out the quintet are pianist Mike Eckroth (Jon Scofield Quartet), bassist Luca Rosenfeld (Lew Soloff) and drummer Bob Meyer (Joe Lovano, John Abercrombie, Mal Waldron, Shelia Jordan.) For more information visit www.stevenfrieder.com 



 
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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000 252647 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252647&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Fri, 09 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Scott Siegel Presents]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255077&cart&buy
Scott Siegel Presents...
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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 255077 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255077&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Fri, 09 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[An Evening with Mildred Scrodum ~ Gary Northrup]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257533&cart&buy MILDRED SCRODUM – CITIZEN OF THE WORLD

 
Mildred came about due to the many diverse influences I experienced during my childhood. I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, but in most ways I grew up like any other suburban kid in the fifties and sixties.  The difference was where I spent my time away from home.  My grandparents had a farm about an hour from Birmingham.  It had a name, Cloverdale, and there was a wonderful lady who ran Cloverdale, my grandmother.  We, her grandchildren, called her Mommie.  She was one of the most giving, caring people I have ever known and to this day, I count my lucky stars for having had her in my life.
 
Cloverdale was 1,200 acres of cotton and cattle and fun..  We had our own gas pumps, we picked our own fresh vegetables, if I wanted an apple pie, I would go and pick the apples and Pearl would cook it for dinner and yes, I’ve seen my “Sweet Grandmother” ring a chicken’s neck.  Needless to say, I spent every minute I could at Cloverdale.   But all that fun came with a price.  We had a lot of visits to do, we had a lot of church to attend, church revivals could last for weeks but seemed like months.  Mildred is a combination of all of those ladies who were my Grandmother’s friends.  All of the ladies we visited, the ladies of the church, and some of the ladies of the community who were looked down upon.  My Grandmother always made a special effort to include the disenfranchised.  Although most of these ladies were prim and proper and on the straight and narrow, I always suspected that underneath, there was a wild girl just waiting to make a move.

During Holidays at Cloverdale, my cousins would arrive from up north and we would all be together.  There were only 3 TV Stations back then and my Grandparents reception was less than adequate.  So we kids would retreat to the north bedroom and create a show to perform for the grownups.  That is where Mildred came to life and to this day she has remained a part of my life.  What would Mildred do?  Is often the question.   It has taken many years to bring Mildred to the stage.  She tried selling Tupperware for a while, but that wasn’t really her thing.  Finally, on October 18, 2013 Mildred came to life at The Duplex in New York City.  She sold the show out.  She’s not looking back, and she’s ready for the big stage. There’s a new girl in town, her name is Mildred Scrotum she is her own person, she has a story to tell and she is ready to tell it.
 
-Gary Northrup
 
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Sat, 10 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000 257533 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257533&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 10 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Corporate Rentals & Private Events]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258186&cart&buy The Metropolitan Room is a unique space that offers the perfect spot for creating unforgettable events, from a fashion photo shoot to a product launching ceremony, from a different kind of board meeting to a special sort of party. We have a great location in the Flatiron district, within walking distance to Madison Square Park, Madison Square Garden, Chelsea, and the Flatiron Building. This unassuming space transforms into a jazz club by night, and would be the perfect place to host your upscale corporate event or gala. The room can comfortably hold 115 people for an intimate gathering. There is a stage as well as a baby grand piano available for use, which adds charisma to the elegantly decorated interior.   There is also a lounge in the downstairs area with its own bar that can comfortably host a party of 20-25 people.
  • fundraisers
  • corporate functions
  • organization functions
  • holiday parties
  • private parties
  • receptions, weddings, barmitzvahs, etc.
  • workshops
  • lectures
  • poetry and theatrical readings
Surround your guests with an exceptionally beautiful ambiance in our stylish and sophisticated venue and create an extraordinary experience that will be talked about for months to come.

Our venue is available for events daily from 9am to 2am.  Booking your event is subject to availability.  We can:
  • Cater Your Event
  • Provide Hosts, Servers, Bartenders
  • Provide Any Kind of Entertainment
For information about rental rates and requirements, please email our rental manager joanne@metropolitanroom.com

Download Rate Sheet >>



 
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Sat, 10 Jun 2017 22:00:00 -0000 258186 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258186&cart&buy $0.00 Sat, 10 Jun 2017 22:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Joshua J. Bennett & Katia Malarsky]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257714&cart&buy Joshua J. Bennett & Katia Malarsky
 
Directed, Written and Arranged by Joshua J. Bennett
 
Musical Direction: Yasuhiko Fukuoka
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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 20:00:00 -0000 257714 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257714&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 11 Jun 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[TONY Awards Party]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251781&cart&buy Join us for a fun evening watching the Live Telecast of The TONY Awards
 
Seats are Limited.  Reservation by Phone Only 212.206.0440
 
6pm Red Carpet 
8pm Awards Telecast

Metropolitan Room hosts a TONY Awards Party. Join us as we celebrate Broadway's Best. Doors will open at 5:45 PM when we do our very own Red Carpet Arrivals interviewed on the Red Carpet and the enter the beautiful Metropolitan Room, as you watch the TONY Awards Red Carpet Arrivals from 7-8 and then at 8PM we switch over to The TONYS. 
 
We'll be featuring Live Music and Broadway Entertainment as well. 
 
Everyone will have the chance to be winners as well. You will receive a ballot to select who you think will win. We'll be giving away prizes. and offer a special Tony Cocktail.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 22:00:00 -0000 251781 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251781&cart&buy $0.00 Sun, 11 Jun 2017 22:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Catskill Story]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=240896&cart&buy
Written, Hosted and Produced by Bernie Furshpan

Join Bernie and some authentic Catskill Entertainers from yesteryears in celebrating an era that changed the World and entertainment forever!  

This Cabaret is a show and a story of how The Catskills came to be and the influence it had on culture and lifestyle.  Join Bernie Furshpan and his authentic
 
In tribute to the Borscht Belt, a time and place long gone, Bernie and friends will entertain you just like the good ole day, with full band, singers and "sthiky" comedy. that was the mainstay at the Catskill Mountains during the 1940s through the 1970s.
 
The storyline and line up will include historic presentation and include material presented by historians and authors of the subject as well as some authentic entertainers of  not so well-known at well-known resorts including Brickman's, Brown's, The Concord, Grossinger's, Granit, the Heiden Hotel, Irvington, Kutsher's Hotel and Country Club, the Nevele, Friar Tuck Inn, The Laurels Hotel and Country Club, The Pines Resort, Raleigh, the Overlook, the Tamarack Lodge, Stevensville and the Windsor.

You'll reminice, you'll sing along, you'll want to dance and you'll definitely plotz.


The Borscht Belch ~ A "Repeat" Performance  is a Copywright of Bernie Furshpan. 

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 240896 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=240896&cart&buy $18.00 - $115.00 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Jackie Ramsey]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258547&cart&buy Jackie Ramsey began singing at the young age of 6 and appeared in various local theatre productions while growing up on Long Island.  She went on to receive a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and upon graduation began a professional career.  Appearing in such shows as The King and I, Wizard of Oz, Man of La Mancha and Twelfth Night, she left acting a decade later and now leads a successful career in the Advertising industry. 
 
Currently Jackie lives on the Upper West Side with her husband and daughter and is thrilled to be making her first appearance at The Metropolitan Room.
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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 258547 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258547&cart&buy $22.50 - $435.00 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Tom Rocco]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256906&cart&buy RESTLESS SOUL SYNDROME - One man's journey to self discovery hits some bumps on the paths less traveled.

 
Tom Rocco is a recipient of the MAC Award for his show, My Big, Fat, Proposition 8 Wedding. The show also garnered Rocco a Fruitie Award as Audience Favorite from NYC's Fresh Fruit Festival. The live-recording CD of that show, as well as Rocco's first show, Matters of the Heart, can be purchased on cdbaby.com. He has sung on the NYC cabaret stages of Joe's Pub, The Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama, the Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Mainstage at the Broadway Comedy Club, Ars Nova, The Triad, Upstairs at Red and Mama Rose's. He also appeared in the sketch comedy shows The News in Revue on PBS and The Campaign Unzipped at the Zipper Theatre in Manhattan. Rocco is a veteran of Broadway, off-Broadway, original national tours and regional theatres.
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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:30:00 -0000 256906 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256906&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Marilyn Maye]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256758&cart&buy MARILYN MAYE PERFORMS A SPECIAL THREE-NIGHT STAND
 
“MARILYN  BY REQUEST”
 
Marilyn asks her fans to pick her “Marilyn By Request” set list for what is sure to be a surprised-filled, and no doubt high-octane night.
 
“It’s a new year, why not try something new,” says Miss Maye, who reports that she has tried the format in Kansas City but never before in New York.  Please offer your song suggestion when making your reservations.
 
“The years have done little to diminish her amazing abilities!” -- Frank Scheck, NY Post
 
“She’s singularly gifted!" -- Michael Musto, Village Voice
 
“Marilyn Maye is pretty much every singer you ever wanted to hear!” Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal.
 
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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 01:00:00 -0000 256758 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256758&cart&buy $43.00 - $435.00 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 01:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Wendy Scherl]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250788&cart&buy
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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 250788 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250788&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Marissa Mulder]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258763&cart&buy ~INFORMATION COMING SOON~]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000 258763 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258763&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Michelle DellaFave]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259297&cart&buy Cool Burn

Michelle Della Fave with the Richie Vitale Quartet

Michelle DellaFave became a familiar face to millions of television viewers in the late 1960s and early '70s through her work each week on Dean Martin’s wildly successful NBC television series. At the age of 19, she was selected to be one of Dean’s Golddiggers both on his show and on The Golddiggers' own network summer variety series. A year later, she was chosen to be one of four members of The Dingaling Sisters, who performed their own numbers and sang with with Dean and his guest stars on every episode of his program. Those programs gave her the opportunity to work alongside some of the most famous luminaries and legends in the history of show business — from Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Lena Horne to Jimmy Stewart, Orson Welles, Debbie Reynolds, and more. As a member of The Golddiggers and lead singer of The Dingalings, Michelle took part in two of Bob Hope’s USO Tours, entertaining American troops stationed around the world. She and her girl group cohorts also served as the opening act for numerous Las Vegas acts, from Tony Bennett to Engelbert Humperdinck. In addition, Michelle was featured regularly as one-half of the singing-dancing "Soul Sisters" on Jonathan Winters' syndicated series; made guest appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Mike Douglas Show; played one of the Radio City Rockettes in the film version of the musical "Annie"; and has sung and acted in many Equity theater presentations. From 2007 to 2009, she and one of her colleagues from The Dean Martin Show toured the country as the musical duo "Blue Eyed Soul,” entertaining veterans, as well as active duty service men and women, and visiting VA hospitals. And over the last few years, Michelle has continued performing for veterans’ groups, and headlined concerts at several New York City nightclubs, including The Metropolitan Room (where she’s performed a total of five times), 54 Below, The Duplex and Don’t Tell Mama. Besides producing two of her own vocal CDs — a pop jazz album called "Cool Burn" and a Gospel collection entitled "Transformed — Michelle has also recorded several popular singles over the last few years, with all of her music available on itunes, Amazon, Google Play, and other outlets. More information and numerous photos of Michelle can be found on her official Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/TheOriginalMichelleDellaFave) and on The Golddiggers Super Site (http://www.TheGolddiggersSuperSite.com). MichelleDellaFave.net
 
ABOUT THE SHOW
Michelle’s music covers her many years of working on the Dean Martin show with styles reminiscent of the great solo artists from the 50’s and 60’s. Her background as a pop singer includes some big hits from the 60’s and 70’s. From jazz to Latin and some rock and roll, Michelle and her quartet aim to please in any genre.  Michelle is accompanied by the Richie Vitale Quartet.  As musical director, Richie and his amazing talents on trumpet and conga’s, create arrangements that bring an eclectic mixture of standards, pop, and jazz, which will indeed delight the taste of all ages. The show will also include a few surprises sure to entertain, keeping you wanting more.
 
As her beloved past employer and quintessential star Dean Martin stated on camera of the Dean Martin Show, “this girl can sing!”
 
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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 22:30:00 -0000 259297 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259297&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 22:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Marilyn Maye]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256759&cart&buy MARILYN MAYE PERFORMS A SPECIAL THREE-NIGHT STAND
 
“MARILYN  BY REQUEST”
 
Marilyn asks her fans to pick her “Marilyn By Request” set list for what is sure to be a surprised-filled, and no doubt high-octane night.
 
“It’s a new year, why not try something new,” says Miss Maye, who reports that she has tried the format in Kansas City but never before in New York.  Please offer your song suggestion when making your reservations.
 
“The years have done little to diminish her amazing abilities!” -- Frank Scheck, NY Post
 
“She’s singularly gifted!" -- Michael Musto, Village Voice
 
“Marilyn Maye is pretty much every singer you ever wanted to hear!” Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal.
 
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Sat, 17 Jun 2017 01:00:00 -0000 256759 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256759&cart&buy $43.00 - $435.00 Sat, 17 Jun 2017 01:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Tom Rocco]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256907&cart&buy RESTLESS SOUL SYNDROME - One man's journey to self discovery hits some bumps on the paths less traveled.

 
Tom Rocco is a recipient of the MAC Award for his show, My Big, Fat, Proposition 8 Wedding. The show also garnered Rocco a Fruitie Award as Audience Favorite from NYC's Fresh Fruit Festival. The live-recording CD of that show, as well as Rocco's first show, Matters of the Heart, can be purchased on cdbaby.com. He has sung on the NYC cabaret stages of Joe's Pub, The Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama, the Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Mainstage at the Broadway Comedy Club, Ars Nova, The Triad, Upstairs at Red and Mama Rose's. He also appeared in the sketch comedy shows The News in Revue on PBS and The Campaign Unzipped at the Zipper Theatre in Manhattan. Rocco is a veteran of Broadway, off-Broadway, original national tours and regional theatres.
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Sat, 17 Jun 2017 20:00:00 -0000 256907 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256907&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 17 Jun 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Marilyn Maye]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256760&cart&buy MARILYN MAYE PERFORMS A SPECIAL THREE-NIGHT STAND
 
“MARILYN  BY REQUEST”
 
Marilyn asks her fans to pick her “Marilyn By Request” set list for what is sure to be a surprised-filled, and no doubt high-octane night.
 
“It’s a new year, why not try something new,” says Miss Maye, who reports that she has tried the format in Kansas City but never before in New York.  Please offer your song suggestion when making your reservations.
 
“The years have done little to diminish her amazing abilities!” -- Frank Scheck, NY Post
 
“She’s singularly gifted!" -- Michael Musto, Village Voice
 
“Marilyn Maye is pretty much every singer you ever wanted to hear!” Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal.
 
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Sat, 17 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 256760 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256760&cart&buy $43.00 - $435.00 Sat, 17 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Corina Bartra Septet]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256067&cart&buy Corina Bartra Septet
Afro Peruvian Jazz & New Latin Trends

A sophisticated jazz and contemporary world singer from Peru? -Yes, Peru. In the last 100 years jazz has spread to every section of the globe, bringing forth fine Latin jazz musicians from New York, Cuba and Brazil. And if you haven’t already heard about her, Corina Bartra from Peru….


 
Corina was the first vocalist to blend Afro Peruvian and criolla music & Jazz. She also pioneered subtle and exciting instrumental textures in her compositions and her arrangements. She writes extensive intros, interludes, and solos filled with inventive rhythms and beautiful harmonies. She also guides her musicians to do so. With this approach, she adds an instrumental section to her unique & historic projects.
 
Corina Bartra has degrees in jazz percussion from (name schools) and a Master in vocal performance. Like so many jazz masters before her, Corina Bartra resides in the New York area (when she is not in Peru) where she not only plays but can study the works of all those artists who came before her, building the international sound of jazz to what it is today. And making her award – Corina was the recipient of the prestigious Queens Council on the Arts award in 2008. Her vocal winner Bambu Sun stand apart from the crowd. Her music has frequent airplay nationwide and topped the charts in some radio stations. She also got ear play in Europe and Peru were she is an influential artist.
 
In her new BAMBU SUN she once again dives into the Afro Peruvian sonorities and other Latin undercurrents. She has pioneered a ground-breaking fusion of jazz and afro Latin music with her releases: CORINA BARTRA QUARTET, Son Zumbon, and Travelog, when for the first time one could hear the incorporation of the cajon (Peruvian percussive box) and the festejo groove blended with jazz.
 
 
Education 
 
Masters of Arts in Vocal Performance – Queens College, New York City
 
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drums) – Long Island University in New York
 
Jazz Diploma – Mannes College of Music, New York C ity
 
North Indian Classical Music with (bansuri & vocals)
 
North Indian Classical Music Pargat Singh (vocals)
 
Special Honors
 
A Grant from the American Embassy for Corina Bartra & Azu to perform in Peru
 
A Grant from the Carnegie Foundation to perform in public libraries throughout New York City
 
Special guest performer for the Peruvian Ambassador to United Nations
 
Dean’s Listed (Mannes College) and Honors Graduate (L.I. University)
 
A Music Performance Grant from the Queen’s Council of the Arts Foundation

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Sun, 18 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000 256067 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256067&cart&buy $16.00 - $129.00 Sun, 18 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Roger Schmelzer]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252962&cart&buy ROGER SCHMELZER ~ HeartSongs: a Playfully Romantic Cabaret
 
Roger Schmelzer makes his New York performing debut under the direction of Marilyn Maye.  Described by cabaret icon Jason Graae as “charming, quirky and original,” Roger brings a crisp, fresh sound to neglected pop classics and underperformed cabaret gems while lending the feel of a standard to original tunes.  
 
Guided by MAAC winner Lina Koutrakos in his Chicago debut in the Cabaret Room at Davenport’s in 2007, Roger went on to sell out The Cabaret in Indianapolis.  In addition to Maye, Koutrakos and Graae, Roger has studied cabaret performance with Billy Stritch, John Bucchino, Faith Prince, Ann Hampton Callaway, Alex Rybeck and Rick Jensen. He is currently featured at Indianapolis supper club Chef Joseph's @ The Connoisseur Room. 
Roger’s CD, "About Now" was described by public radio as "Chock-full of the sorts of clever lyrics and lush arrangements that characterize songs for intimate settings from the last century to today." Tracks from “About Now" are played extensively on radio stations and streaming services around the world.
 
A trade association professional and attorney by day, Roger is a board member of the Great American Songbook Foundation founded by Michael Feinstein and is past chair of the board for The Cabaret in Indianapolis, one of the fastest growing cabaret venues in the nation. He works closely with the Van Heusen Music Corporation, manager of the Jimmy Van Heusen catalogue. Roger and his wife, Indianapolis actor Cindy Phillips have three grown children and a brand new granddaughter! 
 
Reviews for Roger Schmelzer
 
“Roger brings great dedication, passion and skill to his cabaret performances.”  SHANNON FORSELL, Executive Artistic Director, The Cabaret, Indianapolis.
“Roger Schmelzer connects with his audience, as he weaves his personal story and passion into unique musical selections and dialogue that strike a common chord with each and every listener. He presents a touching and delightful musical evening.” NANCY HAYS, international recording artist 
 
"As always, Roger conveys a genuine and knowledgeable appreciation for the journey of the songs and their composers...With his own distinctly smooth and relaxed style, Roger channels the suave and mellow side of Goulet..." INDIANA AUDITIONS.COM
 
“Affable and engaging, Schmelzer shared his own experiences between each song, making his performance all the more personal and intimate... the sincerity of his delivery and song choices reflect a personality marked by warmth and an empathetic attitude.” TOM ALVAREZ, The Indianapolis Examiner 
 
“The audience enjoyed his laid-back style and self-effacing jokes as Schmelzer took us through time.” ELIZABETH J. MUSGRAVE, GottaGo
 
“Roger has a way of getting behind each song and offering it with authenticity and flair.” IBJ.com
 
“The strength of "About Now" is the singer's overall likability factor and unpretentious way." ROB LESTER, Talkin’ Broadway
 


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Sun, 18 Jun 2017 20:00:00 -0000 252962 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252962&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sun, 18 Jun 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Jeff Harnar]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254239&cart&buy
Celebrate Academy Award  winning lyricist SAMMY CAHN's June 18th birthday with JEFF HARNAR who will present an encore performance his critically acclaimed show SAMMY CAHN ALL THE WAY, with Music Director ALEX RYBECK; Directed by BARRY KLEINBORT.

Music Director ALEX RYBECK will conduct the trio, "The Sammy Cahn-diments."
 
The show shines a special spotlight Cahn's lyrics for Sinatra, Hollywood and World War II. Featured songs include: All The Way, Teach Me Tonight, Call Me Irresponsible, My Kind of Town (Chicago Is), I Fall in Love Too Easily, Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week) and Time After Time. 
 
An award-winning cabaret, concert and recording artist, HARNAR appeared at Carnegie Hall in both the Cole Porter and Noel Coward centennial galas. Television credits include "The 1959 Broadway Songbook" (PBS) and his Sondheim tribute wit KT Sullivan "Another Hundred People" (PBS).  He has recorded four solo CD's, and has won 4 MAC Awards, 4 Back Stage Bistro Awards, 4 Broadway World Cabaret Awards and The Noel Coward Foundation Cabaret Award.
 
Reviews of Jeff Harnar's "Sammy Cahn All The Way": 
 
Stephen Holden, NEW YORK TIMES: "Highly Recommended. Smart, entertaining...Mr. Harnar's singing is as creamy as ever. But this crooner has developed enough of a swagger to give the Sinatra swingers the punch they need." 
 
VARIETY: "Harnar's polished performance recalls a music era dominated by romanticism. The songs are timely again today... lilting lyric grace and finger-snappin' bounce."
LIZA MINNELLI: "I wish Sammy could've seen this show.  He would've loved it.  I certainly did."
 
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN: "I discover something new in a lyric every time I hear Jeff Harnar sing." 
 
 
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Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 254239 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254239&cart&buy $30.00 - $115.00 Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cabaret's Greatest Hits]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248188&cart&buy Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 248188 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248188&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Roger Schmelzer]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252963&cart&buy ROGER SCHMELZER ~ HeartSongs: a Playfully Romantic Cabaret
 
Roger Schmelzer makes his New York performing debut under the direction of Marilyn Maye.  Described by cabaret icon Jason Graae as “charming, quirky and original,” Roger brings a crisp, fresh sound to neglected pop classics and underperformed cabaret gems while lending the feel of a standard to original tunes.  
 
Guided by MAAC winner Lina Koutrakos in his Chicago debut in the Cabaret Room at Davenport’s in 2007, Roger went on to sell out The Cabaret in Indianapolis.  In addition to Maye, Koutrakos and Graae, Roger has studied cabaret performance with Billy Stritch, John Bucchino, Faith Prince, Ann Hampton Callaway, Alex Rybeck and Rick Jensen. He is currently featured at Indianapolis supper club Chef Joseph's @ The Connoisseur Room. 
Roger’s CD, "About Now" was described by public radio as "Chock-full of the sorts of clever lyrics and lush arrangements that characterize songs for intimate settings from the last century to today." Tracks from “About Now" are played extensively on radio stations and streaming services around the world.
 
A trade association professional and attorney by day, Roger is a board member of the Great American Songbook Foundation founded by Michael Feinstein and is past chair of the board for The Cabaret in Indianapolis, one of the fastest growing cabaret venues in the nation. He works closely with the Van Heusen Music Corporation, manager of the Jimmy Van Heusen catalogue. Roger and his wife, Indianapolis actor Cindy Phillips have three grown children and a brand new granddaughter! 
 
Reviews for Roger Schmelzer
 
“Roger brings great dedication, passion and skill to his cabaret performances.”  SHANNON FORSELL, Executive Artistic Director, The Cabaret, Indianapolis.
“Roger Schmelzer connects with his audience, as he weaves his personal story and passion into unique musical selections and dialogue that strike a common chord with each and every listener. He presents a touching and delightful musical evening.” NANCY HAYS, international recording artist 
 
"As always, Roger conveys a genuine and knowledgeable appreciation for the journey of the songs and their composers...With his own distinctly smooth and relaxed style, Roger channels the suave and mellow side of Goulet..." INDIANA AUDITIONS.COM
 
“Affable and engaging, Schmelzer shared his own experiences between each song, making his performance all the more personal and intimate... the sincerity of his delivery and song choices reflect a personality marked by warmth and an empathetic attitude.” TOM ALVAREZ, The Indianapolis Examiner 
 
“The audience enjoyed his laid-back style and self-effacing jokes as Schmelzer took us through time.” ELIZABETH J. MUSGRAVE, GottaGo
 
“Roger has a way of getting behind each song and offering it with authenticity and flair.” IBJ.com
 
“The strength of "About Now" is the singer's overall likability factor and unpretentious way." ROB LESTER, Talkin’ Broadway
 

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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 252963 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252963&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Lisa Yaeger]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252670&cart&buy
 
Born in Queens NY and raised a jersey girl. Lisa knew at a very young age she would be living and performing in NYC.
Her first taste of music was at the age of 4 when discovering the Yamaha Music School and never looked back.
 
After graduating from The Crane School of Music she moved to NYC and has been performing ever since. A proud member of AEA and SAG she has toured nationally as well as played various roles regionally. Her voice can be heard on PBS kids as well as featured on The Broadway Cares Carols For The Cures CD.
 
She is a 2014 MAC award nominee for her debut show It Must Have Been Love as well as a 2015 1st runner up in the Mama's Next Big Act Competition. 
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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 252670 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252670&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[25!: a premature retrospective ~ Blake Zolfo]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=249426&cart&buy 25!: a premature retrospective
 
Join Blake Zolfo (fresh from John Kander and Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard Theatre) and Steve Schalchlin (The Last Session, Big Voice: God or Merman?) as they explore the twenty five days leading up to Blake's impending 25th Birthday.  A quirky and moving evening of stories and song, join Blake and Steve as they explore what it means to be "old," "gay," and "HufflePuff".

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 249426 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=249426&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Coward in Vegas ~ Gregory Moore & Simon Mulligan]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258900&cart&buy
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Award-winning singer/writer, Gregory Moore, teams with Steinway Artist, Simon Mulligan for a dizzying spin through the comedic musical canon of the legendary Noël Coward, in a new musical tribute show called Coward in Vegas.

In the Post-WWII years, Coward accelerated his already brilliant career as a composer/playwright/author/actor/painter by creating a new and wildly successful career as a cabaret entertainer in—of all places, Las Vegas, Nevada—where his series of appearances at The Desert Inn almost single-handedly set the bar and created the template for modern cabaret in America.  Gregory Moore narrates the story and sings the songs Coward made America flip for in 1955, turning him, nearly overnight, into an enormous American showbiz "success story". Musical Director Simon Mulligan premieres several original arrangements of some of Coward's many great songs (he wrote over 300!).  Join us for a "marvelous party"--and the audience is encouraged to dress as if they were going "out-on-the-town" in Las Vegas, 1955. Not a requirement--but if you're looking for a night to "dress-up" á la Vegas, '55...we say "DO IT!"

Gregory Moore currently leads his own 12-piece, 1930’s-themed orchestra in New York City, “Gregory Moore & his Cosmopolitan Orchestra,” and is a popular guest vocalist in New York and beyond. Formerly an opera singer (Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Los Angeles Music Center Opera), Moore made a mid-career “shift” into performing the music of the 1930’s, forming his own orchestra in 2007.  He has sung at The Rainbow Room, Rose Hall (Lincoln Center), The Algonquin, The Plaza Hotel, Iridium Jazz Club in New York, as well as at Jermyn Street Theatre and The Pheasantry in London.  In 2009, he performed the role of 'Noël Coward' at NYC’s famed Century Club, in an in mufti performance of Max Wilk’s musical, Noel Coward in Las Vegas (co-starring with the great Dominic Chianese—“Uncle Junior” from The Sopranos). Gregory Moore has written/performed two other “tribute” shows, Russ Columbo: A Centenary Tribute (2008); and Pennies From Heaven: The Life and Songs of Arthur Tracy, ‘The Street Singer’—which was seen both at Lincoln Center (Bruno Walter Auditorium) in New York, as well as in London (Jermyn Street Theater). Gregory Moore was the recipient of the very first "Dorothy Loudon Award," at the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention in 2008.
 
Simon Mulligan (who is an official “Steinway Artist”) lends his manifold talents to Coward in Vegas as Musical Director/Accompanist. Described by The Times of London as ‘the most abundantly gifted of pianists’, and by Yehudi Menuhin as ‘one of the finest pianists I have ever had the pleasure of performing with,’ Simon has become a mainstay on the worldwide concert piano circuit. Mulligan toured worldwide with violinist Joshua Bell, performing at every major international venue as well as a live broadcasts for Lincoln Center and the Grammy Awards. Simon has performed for President Barack Obama, Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family, and has collaborated with Dame Shirley Bassey, Branford Marsalis, Liza Minnelli, Van Morrison, and Sting. He collaborated—and is prominently featured—on the soundtrack to the HBO television series Band of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. As a jazz pianist, he gives concerts with his London quartet and New York trio. Mulligan is well-recorded on CD, with recordings on Sony Classical, Universal, Decca, Nimbus and Naxos.  Simon is one of the youngest recipients to be awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music for his musical achievements. 
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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000 258900 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258900&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Gary Crawford Birthday Show]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253059&cart&buy

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 253059 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253059&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Rose Colella ~ Cocktail]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259008&cart&buy
​Fresh off her New York City debut at the legendary Feinstein’s/54 Below, jazz vocalist Rose Colella has released her much-anticipated album, "Cocktail" to sold-out audiences and global acclaim.  Recently featured in The New York Times,The Chicago Tribune & The Chicago Sun-Times, Rose has also received mention in All About Jazz, JAZZIZ, NPR's A Blog Supreme & LA Jazz Scene, describing her as “elegantly tipsy,” “pure seduction,” “cooly coquettish” & “beautiful and inviting."  Scott Yanow named "Cocktail" one of the best jazz releases of 2016.
 
Rose currently performs regularly at Chicago's top jazz clubs, including The Jazz Showcase & The Green Mill, alongside the city's finest jazz musicians, as well as her annual sold-out performance at The Idyllwild Jazz Festival in California.
 
Rose received her Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Roosevelt University in Chicago and owns the entertainment agency Lola Bard Productions, named for her grandmother, a 1930s vocalist who performed and recorded with Bobby Hackett & The Original Dixieland Jazz Band.  Rose & Lola were recently featured in The New York Times, with a story detailing Rose’s career as a jazz vocalist in Chicago, inspired by Lola’s career as a jazz vocalist in New York City. 
 
In addition to performing, Rose also holds the position of​ Music Department Chair at The Chicago Academy for the Arts, where she teaches Jazz Voice & Piano, and she has also recently taught jazz master classes at Northwestern University & Roosevelt University.
 
​rosecolella.com​
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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259008 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259008&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Renee Santos]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258784&cart&buy


SANTOS burst onto the comedy scene 3 years ago in her first National Television debut on Showtime Network's "Pride Comedy Jam".  The Network touts, "a hip and hilarious show with a great ensemble of up and coming diverse comics, including the witty anecdotes of Renee Santos."   She has been a regular on the Los Angeles comedy scene performing consistently at local clubs, including the Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, and the Hollywood Improv and in April of 2015 became a Bi-Coastal Comic earning residency at NYC’s Broadway Comedy Club.   SANTOS has been moving and shaking in the Comedy arena since she took her funny on tour to the East Coast and many Colleges Nationwide. In May of 2013 she joined Wanda Sykes and an amazing line-up of talented entertainment on Olivia Cruises 40th Anniversary Punta Cana Resort Vacation. The ball continued rolling for Renee booking a starring role in the show “Stand-up and Deliver” featured on Jennifer Lopez’s new network NuvoTV Tuesday nights at 10pm.   SANTOS returned to the Television in January of 2015 showcasing for Season 9’s Last Comic Standing airing on NBC.  
 
Although she has a natural funny bone, Santos has been working hard at her craft for several years both on stage and on-camera. She recently hit the NYC Equity Stage in Yvonne Hernandez’s Queer Monologues after wrapping her run as “Squeaky Fromme” in the acclaimed play Assassins. She recently appeared on TNT's "Murder in the First", as a CSI Officer in June of 2015, the Jerry Bruckheimer produced CBS sci-fi series “Eleventh Hour”, and Showtime Network’s “Californication” starring David Duchovny, and also currently has 2 commercials running nationwide, for the fast-food chain "Wendy’s" and for "One-a-Day" Vitamins.  Her credits also include roles in several celebrated indie films, including her first starring role in Standout Productions’ newest film, One Way Street, and the film Shooting April which was featured in two festivals and was named ‘Favorite Movie of the Month’ by Film Stage Magazine.
 
In addition, her voice-over abilities have landed her regular gigs on the ‘looping’ scene, including numerous Disney projects and the NBC hit-series “Brothers and Sisters” for its last two seasons. Santos is no stranger to improvisation and sketch comedy either, beginning as an active member of Emerson College's Comedy Sketch Group in Boston and most recently sharing her characterizations on the stages of the infamous Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) in Los Angeles. Currently, she is in pre-production on her first 1 hr Stand-up Comedy Special.  Santos permanently relocated to New York City in May of 2015 and is utilizing her new venture to the NYC market as a launching point to preview what will be seen in her upcoming Stand-up Comedy Special currently in Pre-Production.  She is very excited to have the opportunity to perform her Newest 1 Hour Stand up show in NYC at the Metropolitan Room in March of 2017.  
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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:00:00 -0000 258784 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258784&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Billy Lykken]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256659&cart&buy Billy Lykken ~ Sacred Monster
 


Billy Lykken recently debuted his one-man  show Sacred Monster to sold out audiences. Sacred Monster is a hyperemotional journey of song, eyelash, and bazazz filtered through the soul of an often heartbroken, but never bitter, sequined songstress whose eccentricities and self-destructive behavior are overshadowed by an all-consuming need to please the faithful masses.
 
Rob Lester of Cabaret Scenes Magazine called the debut in April of 2016 "Volcanically Victorious - A Star Was Born. Adopting the persona of a fictitious, deliciously darling (and devilishly delightful), decked out/dressed to kill Diva/Divo drenched in androgyny, entrenched in Vegas-i-fied glitz and ego, Billy Lykken was boldly in command of his tightrope walk debut!"
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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:00:00 -0000 256659 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256659&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Corporate Rentals & Private Events]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258529&cart&buy The Metropolitan Room is a unique space that offers the perfect spot for creating unforgettable events, from a fashion photo shoot to a product launching ceremony, from a different kind of board meeting to a special sort of party. We have a great location in the Flatiron district, within walking distance to Madison Square Park, Madison Square Garden, Chelsea, and the Flatiron Building. This unassuming space transforms into a jazz club by night, and would be the perfect place to host your upscale corporate event or gala. The room can comfortably hold 115 people for an intimate gathering. There is a stage as well as a baby grand piano available for use, which adds charisma to the elegantly decorated interior.   There is also a lounge in the downstairs area with its own bar that can comfortably host a party of 20-25 people.
  • fundraisers
  • corporate functions
  • organization functions
  • holiday parties
  • private parties
  • receptions, weddings, barmitzvahs, etc.
  • workshops
  • lectures
  • poetry and theatrical readings
Surround your guests with an exceptionally beautiful ambiance in our stylish and sophisticated venue and create an extraordinary experience that will be talked about for months to come.

Our venue is available for events daily from 9am to 2am.  Booking your event is subject to availability.  We can:
  • Cater Your Event
  • Provide Hosts, Servers, Bartenders
  • Provide Any Kind of Entertainment
For information about rental rates and requirements, please email our rental manager joanne@metropolitanroom.com

Download Rate Sheet >>



 
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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:00:00 -0000 258529 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258529&cart&buy $0.00 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Valerie Rose Giannotti]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257314&cart&buy
VALERIE ROSE HAS APPEARED ON NEARLY 300 STAGES SINCE HER CHILDHOOD. THIS PIANO-PLAYING SONGSTRESS REFLECTS MISS ICONS LIKE, AMY WINEHOUSE, JANIS JOPLIN, AND EARTHA KITT. VALERIE IS BRINGING BACK WHAT WE’VE LOST IN MUSIC; SOME "HUTZPAH". HER HUMOR AND CHARISMA SETS HER APART FROM OTHER ACTS, BE SURE TO CHECK OUT HER DEBUT ALL ORIGINAL ALBUM, 'RISING' RELEASING FEBRUARY 2017.




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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000 257314 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257314&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258332&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:00:00 -0000 258332 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258332&cart&buy $15.00 Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Moriah Skye & Jade Zabric]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258766&cart&buy


In 2015 girlfriends and singer/songwriters Jade Zabric and Moriah Skye decided to combine their talents and perform together as a duo. Staying true to their different styles, they perform songs written by both artists and create an experience that is unique, sassy, heartfelt and fun. Intertwining the powerful and soulful sounds of Moriah Skye's vocals with Jade Zabric's pop rock vibes, edgy vocals and outstanding guitar playing, the audience is in for a night they'll be sure to remember. During their musical journey as a duo they have performed and packed out NYC clubs from The Bitter End to Rockwood Music Hall with their band. In 2016 Moriah Skye and Jade Zabric released individual albums titled "FREEDOM" and "Up to New York" available on iTunes. This year they will continue to tour and release their first joint album.
 
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Spend your Sunday evening enjoying the soulful and sultry duo Moriah Skye and Jade Zabric for their debut show at Metropolitan Room! Backed by a full band with sounds similar to powerhouses Adele and Amy Winehouse, the two will captivate you with songs about freedom, relationships, and self-love. Come celebrate life, love and music with Moriah Skye and Jade Zabric.
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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 258766 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258766&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Dorothy Bishop]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248968&cart&buy
NOMINATED BY BROADWAY WORLD FOR BEST NYC MUSICAL COMEDY CABARET SHOW 2013!!!










"12 Divas wrapped up into one dynamite package! Dorothy lovingly sends up a fully costumed, vocally brilliant tribute to the worlds greatest singing icons from Cher to Adele.  This show never disappoints!"

Dorothy Bishop is a multi-character female vocalist who can serve you Cher, Madonna, Streisand, Dolly Parton, even Joan Rivers - all in one night! 
 
"Bishop has an incredible ability to get an audience going and can achieve one of the most difficult tasks as a performer… get full on participation from the crowd!" --NY POST 

MADONNA




SARA PALIN




RENEE FLEMING



 
 
The Vocal range of Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland to Stevie Nicks and Adele, The comedic chops of Madeline Kahn and Judy Tenuta, The glamour of Cher and Marlene Dietrich, the sex appeal and cheeky humor of Dolly Parton and Mae West. 
 
Dorothy Bishop is a hilarious Diva Impersonator Extraordinaire! 
 
Dorothy Bishop was a Nationally Televised Finalist on Americas Got Talent Season Four! 
 
She has performed her imposter show all over the world, in clubs, cruise ships and corporate events as well as appearances at Carnegie Hall, Broadway National Tours, and at Lincoln Center. She is completely interactive with your audience and does full costume changes with beautiful classy tasteful costumes and wigs from the best designers in New York. 
 
"Dorothy Bishop has New York in Stitches" --New York Post "Dorothy Bishop is a triple threat! Part singer, part entertainer, part vocalist, she has the rare gift of holding an audience spell bound as she morphs her voice and persona into some of the worlds most iconic singers." 
 
Dorothy Bishop has been a top headline act all over the world with her Pop Opera show - Viva La Diva! She headlined with Royal Caribbean, Regent Seven Seas, Norwegian, and most recently Princess World Cruises 2012. She has been a soloist at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Joes Pub, and co-starred in the Broadway National Tour of Master Class Starring Faye Dunaway. 
 
Dorothy's finely trained vocals and years of professional experience will provide your event with unforgettable world class entertainment. 
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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 248968 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248968&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Eddie Sarfaty]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258882&cart&buy Eddie Sarfaty ~ Playing in Traffic   

Eddie Sarfaty is a stand-up comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, The Today Show, The Joy Behar Show, Logo’s Wisecrack and is a subject of the documentary, Laughing Matters.  He is the author of Mental: Funny in the Head, a collection of humorous essays.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 258882 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258882&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Frank Frizalone]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258184&cart&buy


OPENING ACT: FRIAR MIKE FINE

MIKE FINE is an American stand-up comedian and comedy writer. With a sharp mix of an unpredictable demeanor, abstract observations, and deadpan delivery Mike’s comedy styling is reminiscent of the classic Borscht Belt comedians.
A frequent guest on TV and radio programs, including AXS TV’s “GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE”, THE ANTHONY CUMIA SHOW, SIRIUS XM’s HOWARD 101, RAW DOG COMEDY RADIO, BLOOMBERG, WOR, and RED STATE TALK RADIO, he also appeared in  the Award winning Documentary “WHEN JEWS WERE FUNNY”.
 
Mike was an accredited staff writer for the New York Friars Club Roast of Quentin Tarantino, Dennis Rodman, Boomer Esiason, Padma Lakshmi, and Ricky Schroder . With an adept ability for fine tuning a joke or punching up a script, Mike regularly is asked to provide comedy material for many A-list celebrities and athletes, including numerous Oscar, Grammy, Emmy nominated artists and performers .






Frank first became interested in entertainment as a teenager. He began to study music & learned how to play trombone, drums, sang in his school choir, did celebrity impressions & performed in community theater. Later he started singing in local pop & rock bands throughout the Tri-State area where he further developed his talents. He continued to develop his signature style & began singing songs of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin and other recording artist of that era.  
 
He then developed his own show and performed at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas where he got rave reviews. Soon after he got a call to perform for Connie Francis at her seventy fifth Birthday party and that is what ignited his career. He has been performing ever since at various venues across the country at fundraisers, corporate events, country clubs, celebrity events, private parties, theaters and nightclubs. 
 
The Frank Frizalone show is an unforgettable musical journey through time and space that brings you back to an era remnant of the old style nightclub performers. His engaging personality, sultry voice and trademark energy lights up the stage.  
 
Frank often drops in at the world famous Friars Club in New York City to sing at musical cafe night where he has been a long time member and sits on the Board of Governors.
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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 258184 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258184&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Dina Fanai]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257216&cart&buy
Dina Fanai has performed throughout the world as a vocalist, songwriter, and original composer and as a singer with the multi-platinum selling arena rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Dina has written and produced for Universal, Sony and Columbia/Japan Records and has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards from The Songwriter's Hall of Fame and National Endowment for the Arts, as well as touring and leading educational programs in the US, Europe, India and Southeast Asia. Her latest recording project CINEMA 12 was featured on Tina Turner's platinum selling CD "BEYOND". Dina continues to do extensive A&R and artist development for major label recording acts, television shows and arena tours, She has just released her 6th and 7th solo CD’s simultaneously entitled  "Hidden", and “Legends” which is currently being developed into a full length multimedia production with an all-star team of producers, musicians & choreographers. Through her company One Vision Music, she has produced countless benefit concerts and charity events supporting causes such as Juvenile Diabetes, Worldwide Orphans Foundation, The Associated Blind Foundation, LGBT, Woman In Music, Sounds Of Hope, Daniel’s Music Foundation and The Coalition Of Battered Woman’s Advocates. She continues to perform and produce concerts and recordings to inspire the process of peace in the world. Dina has just produced 3 of the tracks on the new Jackie Evancho Christmas CD released on Sony Record, including the title track “Someday At Christmas”.
 
www.dinafanai.com
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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257216 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257216&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[The Chosen Family with Allie Klein]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257237&cart&buy The Chosen Family Show (Vol.6) 

New York native Allie Klein has been entertaining anyone in front of him since he was able to talk. The son of the legendary comedian and actor Robert Klein and internationally acclaimed opera singer Brenda Boozer, Allie draws on his astonishing talents as an actor, musician and comedic personality to give something special to his audiences. Although he is relatively new to the scene he has already begun to solidify himself as one of the most original and exciting young comics in New York.
 
Chosen Family Creative (CFC) and Metropolitan Room Presents: The Chosen Family Show-Vol.1. Hosted by Allie Klein
 
 The Chosen Family Show at Metropolitan Room is not your typical stand up show. The brainchild of comedian Allie Klein, the show is a constantly unexpected combination of original sketches, music and great standup, featuring the hand-picked talent of some of his closest friends and favorite performers. This is the comedy show for people that are looking for a comedy adventure. 
 
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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000 257237 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257237&cart&buy $12.00 - $115.00 Sat, 01 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=234582&cart&buy Tue, 04 Jul 2017 16:00:00 -0000 234582 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=234582&cart&buy $0.00 Tue, 04 Jul 2017 16:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258333&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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Sun, 09 Jul 2017 16:00:00 -0000 258333 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258333&cart&buy $15.00 Sun, 09 Jul 2017 16:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Frederick Mann White]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259411&cart&buy
“There’s No Place Like Home” is sort of a sequel to Fred’s “Mann to Man” show. In “Mann to Man” he sang and spoke about marriage equality. In “There’s No Place Like Home”, he’ll sing and speak to everyone’s right to have, enjoy and keep their homes full of love, family and friends. This show will have a variety of songs including songs written by Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Billy Joel, Jerry Herman, Alan Menken, George Gershwin, John Bucchino and others. The very talented Michael Ferreri will be the musical director and accompanist for this show.

Frederick Mann White has been an elementary educator for 31 years. His interest in theater and music began when he was 12 years old. He was in the Portsmouth Virginia Little Theater production of  “Oliver”. He was very active in the drama department in high school, winning best supporting actor his senior year at the end of the year Thespian banquet. His interest in performing in cabarets didn’t start until his 50th birthday when he performed a show just for family and friends at Odette’s in New Hope, PA.  He discovered that he thoroughly enjoyed weaving a story through song and patter. Since then he has performed two shows, “Hopes and Dreams” and “Mann to Man”, at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City and at The RRAZZ Room in New Hope, PA. He recently performed a third show “I’m Sixty and I Can Still …” at The RRAZZ Room in New Hope, PA. He really looks forward to making his Metropolitan Room debut.]]>
Sun, 09 Jul 2017 20:00:00 -0000 259411 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259411&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 09 Jul 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cathy Dresden]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259223&cart&buy
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Wed, 12 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 259223 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259223&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Jaime Lozano Production]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253415&cart&buy JAIME LOZANO
 
A native of Monterrey, Mexico, Jaime Lozano earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music and Composition from the School of Music at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, and was the recipient of a full TSOA academic scholarship while earning his Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In addition, Jaime is the first Mexican to be accepted and graduate from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.
 
Jaime’s works have been produced at various important theatres such as Goodspeed Opera House, Juilliard School of Music, The Triad Theatre, Theatre for the New City, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Merkin Concert Hall, St. George Theatre, Soho Playhouse, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (Off Broadway), The Players, Town Hall, Minskoff Theatre (Broadway), Lucille Lortel Theatre (Off Broadway), as well as many other venues around the country and in Mexico.
 
An accomplished musician, vocal coach, composer, arranger, orchestrator, musical producer and musical director, Jaime has staged well-known musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Jekyll & Hyde and The Fantasticks. Jaime adapted, produced and directed the Spanish world premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s musicals The Last Five Years and Songs for a New World. 
 
Jaime has also authored/composed various musical works. To date, he has co-written The Yellow Brick Road (music and lyrics with Tommy Newman, book by Mando Alvarado), which had a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway premiere in the Summer of 2011 followed by a successful national tour, as well as the new Latin musical Children of Salt, (book and lyrics by Lauren Epsenhart, direction and choreography by Luis Salgado) which had a staged reading in May 2009 at NYU's Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Children of Salt is currently being developed to début in New York City. Jaime also co- wrote the one-act musical Lightning Strikes Twice (book and lyrics by Noemi de la Puente) premiered Off-Broadway at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre in June 2010, The Yehuatl (book and lyrics by Sara Cooper), read in May 2008 at NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, followed by a second reading in January 2009 at the Dramatist Guild. Jaime is the composer, lyricist and librettist of the musical Tlatelolco, which premiered in October 2001 in Monterrey, Mexico, and was revived in 2002 and 2004. 
 
As an arranger, Jaime has worked with the cast of In the Heights and with Tony and Grammy award-winner Alex Lacamoire on the Christmas recording Carols for a Cure 2010. Jaime is also the arranger, orchestrator and music director for the album of the non-profit organization R.Evolución Latina Dare to Go Beyond, featuring various prominent Broadway performers including High School Musical’s star Corbin Bleu.
 
Jaime was Alex Lacamoire’s musical director assistant for the Stephen Schwartz Gala Making Music, produced by The Harbor Lights Theatre Company at The St. George Theatre and directed and choreographed by Chet Walker. He worked as a composer, arranger and music director for the 2010 HOLA Awards honoring Rita Moreno. He was an arranger for the concert To Mexico from New York with Love organized by Broadway actress Bianca Marroquín.
 
Other professional associations include his affiliation with the non-profit organization R.Evolución Latina, based in New York City, where he functions as an activist, teacher, music arranger and head composer. He is the artistic director and music producer of La Casita Recording Studio, and he also serves on the Partnership and Promotion Committee for the NYU Musical Theatre Writer’s Collective.
 
He's a proud member of BMI and The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.
 
 
 
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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000 253415 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253415&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Amanda Beagle ~ The Italian American Songbook]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259661&cart&buy Amanda Beagle’s Italian American Songbook
 
“The perfect blend of passion and old world charm for an electrifying, unforgettable night!”

 
Amanda Beagle’s Italian American Songbook pays tribute to songs made famous in the U.S. among Italian-American’s and those cherished in the homeland and passed down from generation to generation. Crossing over the genres of Jazz, 50’s & 60’s pop, and classical, Amanda covers songs from the likes of Connie Francis, Jerry Vale, Mario Lanza, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Martin, Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti and many more with this colorful collection of Italian favorites. 
 
Amanda studied Italian and Opera in Lucca Italy while honing her skills in the performance halls of the region. She trained extensively with Italian diction coach Lorenzo Malfatti, who loved to share stories of teaching Sofia Loren her English and studying with the famed Italian conductor Toscanini. Having grown up in a huge Italian family, Amanda loves keeping her own Italian heritage alive by sharing this beautiful music. She draws inspiration from family traditions and stories, her travel and studies through out Europe and her own Italian Mama!
 
Amanda’s career has crossed over the worlds of Opera, Musical Theater, Cruise Ship Showrooms and Concert Series. A former Miss Ohio and Miss America Talent award winner, she made her NYC debut at Lincoln Center in the Operetta Babes in Toyland. She has performed in regional theater productions of The Wizard of Oz, Les Miserables, The Music Man, Beauty and the Beast, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Into the Woods. She recently released an album of Italian Favorites and has performed with her band at Italian festivals in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia and Washington D.C. Learn more at www.amandabeagle.com.
 
She has entertained international audiences abroad and at sea, and now is the time for her to entertain you!

 
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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 259661 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259661&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Latrese Bush & Ria Alexander]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258340&cart&buy Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000 258340 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258340&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:30:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Tracey O'Farrell]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257505&cart&buy
Tracey is a member of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) and the Boston Association of Cabaret  Artists (BACA).  She holds a BFA in musical theatre from The Hartt School.

"Tracey O'Farrell's voice is beautiful, but her heart is even more so. You will want to hear more."
Carla Gordon
Cabaret Scenes Magazine
 
​"Tracey O'Farrell was the picture of loveliness onstage and displayed an angelic voice to boot."
Stephen Hanks
Cabaret Life Productions
Contributing Writer, Cabaret Scenes Magazine
Editor, Broadwayworld.com
 
"Tracey O'Farrell's ability to connect with her audience shines through as she performs, sometimes sweet, sometimes saucy, but always emotionally touching songs."
Beverly Beckham
Columnist for The Boston Globe
 
"Tracey O'Farrell is anything but another pretty girl with a pretty voice. When she brings the true highs and lows of her life into her singing, there's an authenticity to her voice that'll touch your own soul."
​Nick Dussault
​Writer and Boston theater critic
Tracey O'Farrell is an inspiring example for anyone who thinks it's too late to fulfill life-long dreams.
 
Dustin Fitzharris
NiteLifeExchange.com
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Sat, 29 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257505 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257505&cart&buy $25.00 - $435.00 Sat, 29 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cabaret's Greatest Hits]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248189&cart&buy Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 248189 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248189&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Rogue Diplomats]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258080&cart&buy



The Rogue Diplomats are an Irish-American Pub Band based in New York City & Bethlehem, PA. Their unique blend of contemporary folk and traditional Irish music is delivered with charm and off-the-cuff humor. They got their start in Astoria, Queens, playing annual St. Patrick’s Day shows at Blackbird’s Bar. They’ve since gone on to play Bloomsday on Broadway, the annual celebration of the works of James Joyce at Symphony Space in NYC and a multitude of pubs in New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The Diplomats have also headlined at Musikfest, the Annual Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and the Celtic Fling & Highland Games at Mount Hope. They will be featured headliners at the upcoming Shawnee Mountain Celtic Festival and will be touring Ireland in November 2018.
 
The Rogue Diplomats are: Brian Donnelly (Guitar/Vocals), Matthew Cullen Breiner (Bodhrán/Tin Whistle/Vocals), Patrick Marran (Irish Bouzouki/Guitar/Vocals), Nate Diehl (Accordion/ Vocals), and Christine Scharf Breiner (Vocals).
www.RogueDiplomats.com
 
"Doing jolly justice to the legends of Irish music." - Lehigh Valley Style Magazine
 
"Ignore the name. They are neither rogues nor diplomats; but they ARE a talented high energy group of entertainers suitable for any occasion except, possibly, a snooty, high society wedding. Or an AA meeting." - Seamus Kennedy, Irish Entertainer

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Sat, 12 Aug 2017 20:00:00 -0000 258080 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258080&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Sat, 12 Aug 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[John Minnock]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255070&cart&buy “Every Day Blues” 
A new-breed vocalist who infuses diversity and modern interpretation into his jazz and blues show, John Minnock first gained popularity in Boston and is now a resident performer at the Metropolitan Room. He is the recipient of the “HotHouse Jazz 2016 Fans Decision Metropolitan Room Award”, and recently released his debut album “Every Day Blues” (available at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and CDBaby). 
 
An audience favorite rapidly building a large New York following, John combines great originality, musicality and showmanship with clever wit and irreverent comedy, presenting a high-energy and entertaining evening of jazz, blues, funk and R&B. “Like the best Irish coffee, Minnock’s voice is smooth and bold, with a good dose of Bushmills to give it a smoldering kick…stellar chops…creative phrasing; impressive scatting” (Kevin Scott Hall, Bistro Awards). 
 
A classically trained musician, John’s vocalizing recalls the likes of Billy Eckstein, Lou Rawls, George Benson and B.B. King. He often branches out into jazz improvisation and scat singing, and brings a rich history of the music to every performance. His wide repertoire of song renditions spans classic artists like King, Ruth Brown and Bill Withers to contemporaries such as Sara Bareilles, Amy Winehouse and Sam Smith. “One of the best versions of ‘On Broadway’ I’ve ever heard.” (Bistro Awards). 
 
John leads a trio of accomplished musicians and keeps the energy moving throughout the evening. Before bringing his show to NYC, John performed weekly at Boston’s Encore Lounge, in one of the most successful jazz gigs in Boston. The show was chosen as a “Featured Event” by The Boston Globe several times during its run. Previously, John performed in the group “Feed the Meter” and in performances at Acton Jazz Café. Born and raised in Albany, he has a degree in music from Boston University. “…an impressive vocalist, obviously well trained and practiced in his chosen fields of study.” (Bistro Awards). 
 
Don’t miss this great evening of entertainment!
 
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Sun, 13 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000 255070 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255070&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sun, 13 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Kinsey Sicks]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257717&cart&buy If you love Donald Trump, you’ll hate this show!
 
The Kinsey Sicks fight back with a Dragapella® vengeance as they offer a unique, hilarious, bold, and at times deeply moving theatrical experience -- in glorious four-part harmony and over-the-top drag! Join our four lovable heroines as they tackle taboo topics such as gender, race, internalized anti-Semitism, AIDS, giraffes, oblong vegetables, and Steve Bannon's secret dating life.

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Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257717 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257717&cart&buy $30.00 - $435.00 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Natasha C. Coward]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259084&cart&buy She is known as The Empress of Real R&B. With a vocal range that cause listeners to jump to their feet in awe Natasha C. Coward’s amazing voice has been compared to the likes of Patti Labelle, Yolanda Adams, Aretha Franklin and the late Whitney Houston.  From the moment you listen to her, you’re captivated by a voice that stimulates the mind, body and soul. Natasha C. Coward is awakening musical souls throughout the music industry with her style and grace.

 
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York Natasha’s vocal gift has roots in her Church singing soul stirring gospel. Word of her 7 octave vocals began to spread amongst those in the music industry and soon Natasha was hired to open for artist such as Nancy Wilson, Jon Lucien, Freddie Jackson, Karen Clark Sheard, Shirley Caesar, Morris Day, Ray Goodman and Brown, and The Main Ingredient.
 
Working with The Main Ingredient gave Natasha her first experience recording professionally. On the veteran group’s CD “Pure Magic” she performs a duet with lead singer Carlton Blount.
 
With that recording under her belt, Natasha went on to record two CDs on independent labels.  A very rare true talent among female singers, Natasha also writes and arranges most of her own songs.  Her CD, “No Warning Signs,” heated up the music charts with the title song along with “Uninspired” and “Love Me Back.”  She also donated a portion of every sale to Breast Cancer Awareness Groups.
 
This diverse diva’s acting talent was noticed by many including the First Lady of Radio Vy Higginsen.  In fact, Natasha very generously donated to Shirley Scott, when the organization Great Women In Music paid tribute to the New York City businesswoman.  These chance meetings landed Natasha roles in 4 Off Broadway Productions: “SS Nirvana,” Larry Woods’s” Going No Where Fast, When You Don’t Put God First” and   Vy Higginsen’s “Sing Harlem Sing,” and the understudy for sister Carrie  in “ Mama I Want To Sing The Next Generation!”.  She also performs in the “The Motown Story”, a musical produced and directed by East Harlem Democratic Leader John Ruiz.
 
Natasha’s music has also found it’s way into radio rotation, in the United States and abroad in the United Kingdom most recently on Soul USA Radio UK hosted by Steve Harris.
 
Natasha has established a loyal following of fans, old and young alike.  She sings for the love of Real R&B.  Her true beauty and grace only amplifies her vocal talent when she performs. 
 
Her production company, Natasha C. Coward Productions, is geared toward promoting stylish and elegant R&B shows.   Her team is high spirited and tight and they reflect the person that Natasha truly is inside and out. Her manager is her long time friend and confidant Tony Branch who keeps her production team tight and her music vision on the right course.
 
Beautiful. Talented. Creative. Unscripted. Compassionate. There are not enough words to describe this incredible phenom. Truly a talent to be seen and heard.
 
Natasha C. Coward.  Bringing “Real R&B” back to the people.
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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000 259084 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259084&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Kinsey Sicks]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257718&cart&buy If you love Donald Trump, you’ll hate this show!
 
The Kinsey Sicks fight back with a Dragapella® vengeance as they offer a unique, hilarious, bold, and at times deeply moving theatrical experience -- in glorious four-part harmony and over-the-top drag! Join our four lovable heroines as they tackle taboo topics such as gender, race, internalized anti-Semitism, AIDS, giraffes, oblong vegetables, and Steve Bannon's secret dating life.

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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257718 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257718&cart&buy $30.00 - $435.00 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Kinsey Sicks]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257719&cart&buy If you love Donald Trump, you’ll hate this show!
 
The Kinsey Sicks fight back with a Dragapella® vengeance as they offer a unique, hilarious, bold, and at times deeply moving theatrical experience -- in glorious four-part harmony and over-the-top drag! Join our four lovable heroines as they tackle taboo topics such as gender, race, internalized anti-Semitism, AIDS, giraffes, oblong vegetables, and Steve Bannon's secret dating life.

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257719 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257719&cart&buy $30.00 - $435.00 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Andrea Bell Wolff]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251184&cart&buy
Andrea Bell Wolff, the delightful singer-actress, has appeared in Broadway shows, on Las Vegas stages, on television; she was even the audience warm-up girl for the “Ed Sullivan Show” in the late 1960’s!  Miss Bell Wolff has been in real show biz for the past 50 (yes!) years, yet she looks and acts incredibly youthful – and sounds, it, too.
 
While Andrea Bell Wolff stands at a diminutive 4’-11,” she has a soaring professional career which began at age 17 and never stopped until she received the role of a lifetime—wife and mother. Her countless credits include her performing on stage, on television, and in Las Vegas – appearing in the renowned Bottoms up Revue at Caesars Palace.  Her theatre credits include a record-setting number of performances as Ermengarde and Minnie Fay in Hello Dolly!, (Broadway and National Tours) where she worked with Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Dorothy Lamour, Betty Grable and Phyllis Diller. Other credits include: The Imaginary Invalid with E.G. Marshall and Ruby Dee; and Grease, opposite Andrea McArdle.  From appearing on the Ed Sullivan show with Your Fathers Mustache Band to fronting several rock bands, Andrea Bel Wolff proved to be quite talented and limitless. Upon coming back to (off-) Broadway, Miss Bell Wolff starred in her co-written and self-produced show Loose Screws,, where she appeared at the Laurie Beechman Theater in June, 2011 in the musical about the fictional and risqué biographical journey of also-ran entertainer named Chelsea Sutton Place.
 
Going from a wild ride with imaginary characters in “Loose Screws” to “Back to Basics”, Miss Bell-Wolff is philosophical, yet full of mirth about her career, what she has seen then, and what she is seeing and doing now:
 
“When I was first in show business, I was a singer. I sang torch songs. Standards. A lot of Broadway show tunes. I then got away from show tunes. I danced. Then I started acting. I did many character voices. Singing went by the wayside. So, I decided, it is time that I got back to what I should be doing, get “Back to Basics”, Andrea says.
 
Andrea Bell Wolff will sing beautiful torch songs, great songbook standards and some solid Broadway fare when she brings “Back to Basics” to New York’s Metropolitan Room on Saturday, October 25th at 4 PM. Miss Bell Wolff is also proud and happy to be singing three songs written by Francesca Blumenthal: “Lives of Handsome Men”, “Move in with Me” and “How is it for you?””, all words and music that explore relationships. Miss Bell Wolfe knows the story behind these songs:  “I will be singing and telling stories about love and relationships. Life takes you there, to love and relationships, as you get older.” she explains.
 
“People have asked me, ‘Why, at this age, are you singing again? Are you doing this?’ I just say ‘Because I can. And I think that I should. I have a lot to give and I have loved to entertain my entire life. If my audience can forget their troubles when they join me for a moment in time, why not?”  Miss Bell Wolfe asks.
 
Barry Leavitt is joining Andrea Bell Wolff as her Musical Director and accompanist. The veteran Musical Director and arranger has played for such greats as Rosemary Clooney, Marilyn Michaels, Debbie Gravitte and Jack Jones. Rounding out the quartet led by Mr. Leavitt will be Tom Hubbard on bass, Jack Cravale on guitar and Jerome Jennings on drums.
 
The event promises to be a spirited one, and it is suggested to make your reservation early. Getting “Back to Basics” with Andrea Bell Wolfe sounds just like the thing to do on a Saturday afternoon.
 


 
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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 251184 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251184&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Laura Ainsworth]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257403&cart&buy


Laura Ainsworth grew up watching her dad, renowned big band musician Billy Ainsworth, back such idols as Tony Bennett and Mel Torme.  Today, she keeps the family tradition alive, mixing classic lounge jazz with modern touches to create her own unique twist on standards and lost gems of the Great American Songbook.  Her smooth, sultry vocals, reminiscent of such mid-century chanteuses as Julie London and Jo Stafford, and her albums “Keep It To Yourself” and “Necessary Evil” have earned her critical raves and worldwide airplay, and she has sung from Las Vegas to India.  The Metropolitan Room is proud to present the New York solo debut of this elegant Texas songbird, in celebration of the summer release of her highly-anticipated third album, “New Vintage.”

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Thu, 24 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257403 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257403&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Dorothy Bishop]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248969&cart&buy
NOMINATED BY BROADWAY WORLD FOR BEST NYC MUSICAL COMEDY CABARET SHOW 2013!!!










"12 Divas wrapped up into one dynamite package! Dorothy lovingly sends up a fully costumed, vocally brilliant tribute to the worlds greatest singing icons from Cher to Adele.  This show never disappoints!"

Dorothy Bishop is a multi-character female vocalist who can serve you Cher, Madonna, Streisand, Dolly Parton, even Joan Rivers - all in one night! 
 
"Bishop has an incredible ability to get an audience going and can achieve one of the most difficult tasks as a performer… get full on participation from the crowd!" --NY POST 

MADONNA




SARA PALIN




RENEE FLEMING



 
 
The Vocal range of Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland to Stevie Nicks and Adele, The comedic chops of Madeline Kahn and Judy Tenuta, The glamour of Cher and Marlene Dietrich, the sex appeal and cheeky humor of Dolly Parton and Mae West. 
 
Dorothy Bishop is a hilarious Diva Impersonator Extraordinaire! 
 
Dorothy Bishop was a Nationally Televised Finalist on Americas Got Talent Season Four! 
 
She has performed her imposter show all over the world, in clubs, cruise ships and corporate events as well as appearances at Carnegie Hall, Broadway National Tours, and at Lincoln Center. She is completely interactive with your audience and does full costume changes with beautiful classy tasteful costumes and wigs from the best designers in New York. 
 
"Dorothy Bishop has New York in Stitches" --New York Post "Dorothy Bishop is a triple threat! Part singer, part entertainer, part vocalist, she has the rare gift of holding an audience spell bound as she morphs her voice and persona into some of the worlds most iconic singers." 
 
Dorothy Bishop has been a top headline act all over the world with her Pop Opera show - Viva La Diva! She headlined with Royal Caribbean, Regent Seven Seas, Norwegian, and most recently Princess World Cruises 2012. She has been a soloist at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Joes Pub, and co-starred in the Broadway National Tour of Master Class Starring Faye Dunaway. 
 
Dorothy's finely trained vocals and years of professional experience will provide your event with unforgettable world class entertainment. 
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Sat, 26 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000 248969 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248969&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sat, 26 Aug 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Stanley Martin]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256069&cart&buy
Stanley Martin a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania has been performing professionally since the age of ten. His first professional Show was Romeo and Juliet At Bristol Riverside theatre.  His other theatre credits include Aladdin (Original Broadway Company), Five Guys Named Moe, Sophisticated Ladies, and Smokey Joes Café (National tours) West Side Story (International tour), Hairspray, King And I, Show Boat, 42nd Street, Damn Yankees, Hello Dolly, Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat, Wizard of Oz, White Christmas, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Producers, Music Man, and Sugar (Regional). Some of his influences are Sammy Davis jr. and Gene Kelly.  
 
 When Stanley isn’t performing he’s also a dance teacher who has taught classes and private lessons Nationally. This year he became the 2016 Audience Favorite award winner for the Metrostar Contest at the Metropolitan Room. You can follow him on Instagram @staart421.
 
Green Eyed Soul is the songs and stories that shaped me into the person I am now, and, the person I will grow to be.
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Mon, 28 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000 256069 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256069&cart&buy $22.00 - $115.00 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Corporate Rentals & Private Events]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=175476&cart&buy The Metropolitan Room is a unique space that offers the perfect spot for creating unforgettable events, from a fashion photo shoot to a product launching ceremony, from a different kind of board meeting to a special sort of party. We have a great location in the Flatiron district, within walking distance to Madison Square Park, Madison Square Garden, Chelsea, and the Flatiron Building. This unassuming space transforms into a jazz club by night, and would be the perfect place to host your upscale corporate event or gala. The room can comfortably hold 115 people for an intimate gathering. There is a stage as well as a baby grand piano available for use, which adds charisma to the elegantly decorated interior.   There is also a lounge in the downstairs area with its own bar that can comfortably host a party of 20-25 people.
  • fundraisers
  • corporate functions
  • organization functions
  • holiday parties
  • private parties
  • receptions, weddings, barmitzvahs, etc.
  • workshops
  • lectures
  • poetry and theatrical readings
Surround your guests with an exceptionally beautiful ambiance in our stylish and sophisticated venue and create an extraordinary experience that will be talked about for months to come.

Our venue is available for events daily from 9am to 2am.  Booking your event is subject to availability.  We can:
  • Cater Your Event
  • Provide Hosts, Servers, Bartenders
  • Provide Any Kind of Entertainment
For information about rental rates and requirements, please email our rental manager joanne@metropolitanroom.com

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:00:00 -0000 175476 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=175476&cart&buy $0.00 Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=234583&cart&buy Mon, 04 Sep 2017 16:00:00 -0000 234583 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=234583&cart&buy $0.00 Mon, 04 Sep 2017 16:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Adrienne Haan]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248470&cart&buy Hailed as “an all-round entertainer of the highest caliber,” award-winning Adrienne Haan is one of Europe’s and America's most electrifying concert and cabaret stars. With a diverse repertoire that ranges from chanson to jazz, blues, klezmer and broadway, Ms. Haan has a special passion for the music of the 1920s and 30s. Equally at home on large concert stages and intimate cabaret rooms, Haan has performed with the Cologne Philharmonic, Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra, Northwest German Philharmonic, Frankfurt Symphony, Jacques Offenbach Orchestra Cologne, WDR Symphony, WDR Big Band, Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Cologne Concept Big Band, WDR Broadcast Choir, Deutz Choir and German Television Ballet. 


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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 248470 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248470&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Kathy Kosins & Jeff Franzel]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258953&cart&buy
Jeff Franzel and  Kathy Kosins, friends and collaborators for 25 years, bring you one performance only, of original material they have created over time, for various projects, including several of Kathy’s releases.
 
In concert, they will bring an intimate and  unplugged version of many of these compositions and also a few treasures, from Kathy’s Critically  acclaimed  "To The Ladies OF Cool", CD celebrating the artistry of Anita O'Day, Julie London, Chris Connor and June Christy and music from her forthcoming release, "Uncovered Soul” 
 
She has a voice that commands attention, and a band that rewards it. She looks for songs that haven't been beat to death....Will Friedwald's notes liken her phrasing to Tony Bennett's, which seems roughly
true, especially on the closing ballads. But she's hipper than Bennett.
Village Voice - Tom Hull

KATHY KOSINS
ASCAP award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of Jazz and Soul. Born and bred during the Motown era of Detroit, she began singing and arranging background vocals for producer Don Was (now president of Blue Note Records) in the early eighties, which led to her becoming one of the most sought after session singers. As a lead vocalist she recorded for both Carrere (Sony) and Quality Records and later toured with Was/Not Was.
 
Kosins has recorded with many well known jazz and R&B artists to include Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland, Peter Bernstein, Larry Koonse, Tamir Hendelman, Robert Hurst, Jeremy Pelt, Jon Ellis, Howard Levy, Don Was, Martin Wind, Ben Wolfe, Michael Henderson and more. She has shared the stage and performed with numerous names in the jazz and R&B world. A few notables are: Cyrus Chestnut, Terell Stafford, Randy Brecker, Javon Jackson, Larry Goldings, James Moody, Kevin Mahogany, Bernard Purdie, Greg Hutchinson, Eric Harland, Red Holloway, Grant Green Jr., Reuben Rogers, Reuben Wilson, Aaron Goldberg, Tamir Hendelman, Jesse Davis, Eric Marienthal, Matt Wilson, Mitch Ryder, Was/Not Was and Michael Henderson.

JEFF FRANZEL


Jeff Franzel is a multi-talented songwriter and composer with over 30 years experience in the music business. Jeff began his career as a jazz pianist and toured with many groups, including big band legend Les Brown. During that time he accompanied such artists as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Mel Torme. He currently is leading his own jazz quintet in NYC and has been a Steinway artist for over 2 years. He recently played the Park City Jazz festival with Anna Wilson and Sean Smith.
 
Jeff has written pop songs for such diverse artists as Josh Groban, Placido Domingo, Push Play, Hayley Westenra, Clay Aiken, Shawn Colvin, N'sync, Dianne Reeves, Taylor Dayne, and Chuck Wicks. He writes in virtually all styles and works with lyricists in many languages. Jeff's songs have been featured on over 20 platinum albums in the U.S. and other countries. On the U.S. Billboard charts Jeff has had a #2 pop hit with Don't Rush Me, a top 10 AC hit with You've Got a Way and a #1 contemporary Christian song called Love Was Never Meant To Die. He has had top ten hits in Japan, England, Brazil, Australia, Holland, Belgium and Poland.
 
Jeff has a song that Placido Domingo and Josh Groban recorded with lyrics adapted by Pope John Paul II which was #1 on the classical billboard charts this summer. His song "When You Know" is the title track to Dianne Reeves CD. He recently had a platinum record in Italy with the San Remo winner Marco Carta on Warner Bros. Jeff co-wrote 3 songs with Hayley Westnera for her upcoming Christmas Winter Magic CD which will be released worldwide this November. This fall Jeff's songs were featured on two top 10 DVD's in Brazil by artist Ricky Vallens and Tania Mara. Kaci Battaglia recently recorded "Seeing You" which will be featured on her upcoming release on Warner Curb Records.
 
Jeff has also had a number of his songs in film and TV. He has had songs in Runaway Bride, Serendipity, Dawson's Creek, Deja Vu, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Barbershop 2, Go Figure, Dear God, Gray Matters and Fort McCoy.
 
Jeff recently released his CD Taken By Surprise which can be purchased on Itunes, Amazon and CD Baby.
Jeff has recently worked with Phil Ramone and arranged two songs for Kevin Ahart's upcoming CD. One of the songs was a duet with jane Monheit.
 
He recently arranged country standards in a jazz style for The Countrypolitan duets CD which features Keith Urban, The Rascall Flatts and Lady Antebellum. Jeff continues to tour with the group in the states and also tours with his jazz quintet.

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Thu, 07 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 258953 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258953&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Thu, 07 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Minda Larsen]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256851&cart&buy Minda Larsen was recently named winner of the 2015 MetroStar challenge at the Metropolitan Room!  She studied opera at the Manhattan School of Music and was most was recently seen in the Emmy Award winning Carousel! with the New York Philharmonic.
 
Minda's cabaret and crossover career has been highly recognized. She was a finalist in the Lotte Lenya - Kurt Weill Competition. and is frequent cabaret headline act on cruise ships. Her original Johnny Mercer tribute show debuted at the Metropolitan Room and was featured at the Savannah Cabaret Festival.
 


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Sat, 09 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 256851 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256851&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sat, 09 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Joshua J. Bennett & Katia Malarsky]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257715&cart&buy Joshua J. Bennett & Katia Malarsky
 
Directed, Written and Arranged by Joshua J. Bennett
 
Musical Direction: Yasuhiko Fukuoka
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Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257715 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257715&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[This is Your Night]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257711&cart&buy HONOREE: TBA

This is Your Night!(TM) is based on a classic premise that is hosted by Metropolitan Room Managing Partner, Bernie Furshpan, and profiles a guest honoree who has contributed in some significant way to the NYC Entertainment Industry.  It can include, but not limited to: photographers, writers, bloggers, press, promoters, management, publicists, directors, musical directors, producers, etc.
 
The show presents a gift to the honorree, and includes a line-up of entertainment professionals who will share stories, song and comedy about their experiences and ends with a grand finale, a reunion.
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 257711 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257711&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Minda Larsen]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256852&cart&buy Minda Larsen was recently named winner of the 2015 MetroStar challenge at the Metropolitan Room!  She studied opera at the Manhattan School of Music and was most was recently seen in the Emmy Award winning Carousel! with the New York Philharmonic.
 
Minda's cabaret and crossover career has been highly recognized. She was a finalist in the Lotte Lenya - Kurt Weill Competition. and is frequent cabaret headline act on cruise ships. Her original Johnny Mercer tribute show debuted at the Metropolitan Room and was featured at the Savannah Cabaret Festival.
 


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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 256852 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256852&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cabaret's Greatest Hits]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248190&cart&buy Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 248190 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248190&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[The Catskill Story]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=240897&cart&buy
Written, Hosted and Produced by Bernie Furshpan

Join Bernie and some authentic Catskill Entertainers from yesteryears in celebrating an era that changed the World and entertainment forever!  

This Cabaret is a show and a story of how The Catskills came to be and the influence it had on culture and lifestyle.  Join Bernie Furshpan and his authentic
 
In tribute to the Borscht Belt, a time and place long gone, Bernie and friends will entertain you just like the good ole day, with full band, singers and "sthiky" comedy. that was the mainstay at the Catskill Mountains during the 1940s through the 1970s.
 
The storyline and line up will include historic presentation and include material presented by historians and authors of the subject as well as some authentic entertainers of  not so well-known at well-known resorts including Brickman's, Brown's, The Concord, Grossinger's, Granit, the Heiden Hotel, Irvington, Kutsher's Hotel and Country Club, the Nevele, Friar Tuck Inn, The Laurels Hotel and Country Club, The Pines Resort, Raleigh, the Overlook, the Tamarack Lodge, Stevensville and the Windsor.

You'll reminice, you'll sing along, you'll want to dance and you'll definitely plotz.


The Borscht Belch ~ A "Repeat" Performance  is a Copywright of Bernie Furshpan. 

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 240897 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=240897&cart&buy $18.00 - $115.00 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Scott Siegel Presents]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255078&cart&buy
Scott Siegel Presents...
TBA
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 255078 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255078&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA["It Helps to Sing About it" ~ Schaechter & Kael]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251522&cart&buy "It Helps to Sing About It"  ~  Songs of Ben Schaechter & Dan Kael

Directed by Sara Louise Lazarus

"It Helps to Sing About It" features Celia Berk, Nora Davis, Joshua Lance Dixon, Marissa Mulder, David Perlman and  Kelli Rabke"

Listen to the music of Ben Schaechter & Dan Kael   https://soundcloud.com/schaechter-kael

Binyumen (“Ben”) Schaechter and Dan Kael's off-Broadway credits include "That's Life!" (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), which ran for two years, and "Pets!" (Dramatic Publishing). Their award-winning one-act musical "Goodbye Forever" (libretto by Nancy Golladay) has been produced in New York and Chicago and is anthologized in the collection "Plaisir D'Amour and Other Stories." Their songs are available on the CD recording "It Helps to Sing About It: The Songs of Ben Schaechter and Dan Kael." Dan's TV-writing credits include "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch." Ben is conductor of the New York-based Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC), and also music director/pianist of "Di Shekhter-tekhter," the world-travelling Yiddish-performing sister duo, and of the documentary film about them, "When Our Bubbas and Zeydas Were Young: The Schaechter Sisters on Stage." Both the Chorus and "Di Shekhter-tekhter" can be seen on YouTube. Ben also composed music for three other off-Broadway shows, including "Naked Boys Singing," which has had a successful life internationally.  
 

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Sun, 17 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000 251522 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251522&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA["It Helps to Sing About it" ~ Schaechter & Kael]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251523&cart&buy "It Helps to Sing About It"  ~  Songs of Ben Schaechter & Dan Kael

Directed by Sara Louise Lazarus

"It Helps to Sing About It" features Celia Berk, Nora Davis, Joshua Lance Dixon, Marissa Mulder, David Perlman and  Kelli Rabke"

Listen to the music of Ben Schaechter & Dan Kael   https://soundcloud.com/schaechter-kael

Binyumen (“Ben”) Schaechter and Dan Kael's off-Broadway credits include "That's Life!" (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), which ran for two years, and "Pets!" (Dramatic Publishing). Their award-winning one-act musical "Goodbye Forever" (libretto by Nancy Golladay) has been produced in New York and Chicago and is anthologized in the collection "Plaisir D'Amour and Other Stories." Their songs are available on the CD recording "It Helps to Sing About It: The Songs of Ben Schaechter and Dan Kael." Dan's TV-writing credits include "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch." Ben is conductor of the New York-based Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC), and also music director/pianist of "Di Shekhter-tekhter," the world-travelling Yiddish-performing sister duo, and of the documentary film about them, "When Our Bubbas and Zeydas Were Young: The Schaechter Sisters on Stage." Both the Chorus and "Di Shekhter-tekhter" can be seen on YouTube. Ben also composed music for three other off-Broadway shows, including "Naked Boys Singing," which has had a successful life internationally.  
 

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Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:00:00 -0000 251523 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251523&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[It's Just a Number with Bobbie Horowitz]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=244332&cart&buy “It’s Just a Number”

HONOREE: 
 
 
This series at The Metropolitan Room, hosted by songwriter, performer, producer, Bobbie Horowitz, intends to open America’s eyes to the fact that every age can be filled with vitality. People over age 50 are still cookin’! Teens,  20, 30 & 40 year olds  come on in to see great performers & learn you don't have to fear getting older. It's just a number!
 
In each show Bobbie will honor a person age 50, 60, 70 or beyond who has begun a new career, pick up an old career they gave up on, took on a new undertaking, gone back to school to learn a new skill, etc.
 
In 2015, those aged 50 and older represent 45% of the U.S. population – and the number will continue to grow! Many seniors and Boomers can and want to do more than merely order Health Alerts and we’re showing them they can! 
 
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Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 244332 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=244332&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Dr. Bradley’s Functional Narcissism]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255516&cart&buy


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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 255516 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255516&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Andrea Bell Wolff]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251185&cart&buy
Andrea Bell Wolff, the delightful singer-actress, has appeared in Broadway shows, on Las Vegas stages, on television; she was even the audience warm-up girl for the “Ed Sullivan Show” in the late 1960’s!  Miss Bell Wolff has been in real show biz for the past 50 (yes!) years, yet she looks and acts incredibly youthful – and sounds, it, too.
 
While Andrea Bell Wolff stands at a diminutive 4’-11,” she has a soaring professional career which began at age 17 and never stopped until she received the role of a lifetime—wife and mother. Her countless credits include her performing on stage, on television, and in Las Vegas – appearing in the renowned Bottoms up Revue at Caesars Palace.  Her theatre credits include a record-setting number of performances as Ermengarde and Minnie Fay in Hello Dolly!, (Broadway and National Tours) where she worked with Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Dorothy Lamour, Betty Grable and Phyllis Diller. Other credits include: The Imaginary Invalid with E.G. Marshall and Ruby Dee; and Grease, opposite Andrea McArdle.  From appearing on the Ed Sullivan show with Your Fathers Mustache Band to fronting several rock bands, Andrea Bel Wolff proved to be quite talented and limitless. Upon coming back to (off-) Broadway, Miss Bell Wolff starred in her co-written and self-produced show Loose Screws,, where she appeared at the Laurie Beechman Theater in June, 2011 in the musical about the fictional and risqué biographical journey of also-ran entertainer named Chelsea Sutton Place.
 
Going from a wild ride with imaginary characters in “Loose Screws” to “Back to Basics”, Miss Bell-Wolff is philosophical, yet full of mirth about her career, what she has seen then, and what she is seeing and doing now:
 
“When I was first in show business, I was a singer. I sang torch songs. Standards. A lot of Broadway show tunes. I then got away from show tunes. I danced. Then I started acting. I did many character voices. Singing went by the wayside. So, I decided, it is time that I got back to what I should be doing, get “Back to Basics”, Andrea says.
 
Andrea Bell Wolff will sing beautiful torch songs, great songbook standards and some solid Broadway fare when she brings “Back to Basics” to New York’s Metropolitan Room on Saturday, October 25th at 4 PM. Miss Bell Wolff is also proud and happy to be singing three songs written by Francesca Blumenthal: “Lives of Handsome Men”, “Move in with Me” and “How is it for you?””, all words and music that explore relationships. Miss Bell Wolfe knows the story behind these songs:  “I will be singing and telling stories about love and relationships. Life takes you there, to love and relationships, as you get older.” she explains.
 
“People have asked me, ‘Why, at this age, are you singing again? Are you doing this?’ I just say ‘Because I can. And I think that I should. I have a lot to give and I have loved to entertain my entire life. If my audience can forget their troubles when they join me for a moment in time, why not?”  Miss Bell Wolfe asks.
 
Barry Leavitt is joining Andrea Bell Wolff as her Musical Director and accompanist. The veteran Musical Director and arranger has played for such greats as Rosemary Clooney, Marilyn Michaels, Debbie Gravitte and Jack Jones. Rounding out the quartet led by Mr. Leavitt will be Tom Hubbard on bass, Jack Cravale on guitar and Jerome Jennings on drums.
 
The event promises to be a spirited one, and it is suggested to make your reservation early. Getting “Back to Basics” with Andrea Bell Wolfe sounds just like the thing to do on a Saturday afternoon.
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Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000 251185 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251185&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258334&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:00:00 -0000 258334 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258334&cart&buy $15.00 Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Rob Wortzel]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259563&cart&buy BIO

Rob Wortzel has spent his adult life pursuing a career in music while working as a full time dentist in his Mountainside New Jersey Integrative dental practice.  Dentist by day (except Wednesday) and music the rest of the time, studying voice, guitar, piano, harmonica and recording techniques at night and on weekends.

 
Initial performances and projects focused around ways to help his dental patients.   He began writing songs and performing at schools and dental conventions, empowering children and adults, alike to take charge of their dental health.   This led to several DVD’s, cd’s and tape sets.
 
In 1985, Rob met Jeff Franzel while performing in a play.   Jeff had just come back to NYC from a 5 year tour with Frank Sinatra and had a #2 record “Don’t Rush Me”.   Rob and Jeff became fast friends and been taking care of each other musically and dentally for more than 30 years.   
 
Rob began writing songs and making demos in his home recording studio.   Through Jeff’s guidance, Rob became dedicated to his songwriting craft and began writing songs that reflected his life.   He always tries to present an male perspective and use his songs as a power for good in this world.   We certainly need this now than ever.
 
Rob recently completed his 3rd cd of original songs, “Lucky Man” (following “Follow Your Dream” and “Time for R&R”).   He certainly considers himself a very lucky man to be able to enjoy a balanced life, while pursuing his dental career and musical dreams and aspirations.
 
Tonight, Rob Wortzel appears his Jeff Franzel on piano and Clive Smith on bass and electric guitar.  He will be performing several of his original songs, some written specially for this special night at the Metropolitan Room.

JEFF FRANZEL
 

 
Jeff Franzel is a multi-talented songwriter and composer with over 30 years experience in the music business. Jeff began his career as a jazz pianist and toured with many groups, including big band legend Les Brown. During that time he accompanied such artists as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Mel Torme. He currently is leading his own jazz quintet in NYC and has been a Steinway artist for over 2 years. He recently played the Park City Jazz festival with Anna Wilson and Sean Smith.
 
Jeff has written pop songs for such diverse artists as Josh Groban, Placido Domingo, Push Play, Hayley Westenra, Clay Aiken, Shawn Colvin, N'sync, Dianne Reeves, Taylor Dayne, and Chuck Wicks. He writes in virtually all styles and works with lyricists in many languages. Jeff's songs have been featured on over 20 platinum albums in the U.S. and other countries. On the U.S. Billboard charts Jeff has had a #2 pop hit with Don't Rush Me, a top 10 AC hit with You've Got a Way and a #1 contemporary Christian song called Love Was Never Meant To Die. He has had top ten hits in Japan, England, Brazil, Australia, Holland, Belgium and Poland.
 
Jeff has a song that Placido Domingo and Josh Groban recorded with lyrics adapted by Pope John Paul II which was #1 on the classical billboard charts this summer. His song "When You Know" is the title track to Dianne Reeves CD. He recently had a platinum record in Italy with the San Remo winner Marco Carta on Warner Bros. Jeff co-wrote 3 songs with Hayley Westnera for her upcoming Christmas Winter Magic CD which will be released worldwide this November. This fall Jeff's songs were featured on two top 10 DVD's in Brazil by artist Ricky Vallens and Tania Mara. Kaci Battaglia recently recorded "Seeing You" which will be featured on her upcoming release on Warner Curb Records.
 
Jeff has also had a number of his songs in film and TV. He has had songs in Runaway Bride, Serendipity, Dawson's Creek, Deja Vu, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Barbershop 2, Go Figure, Dear God, Gray Matters and Fort McCoy.
 
Jeff recently released his CD Taken By Surprise which can be purchased on Itunes, Amazon and CD Baby.
Jeff has recently worked with Phil Ramone and arranged two songs for Kevin Ahart's upcoming CD. One of the songs was a duet with jane Monheit.
 
He recently arranged country standards in a jazz style for The Countrypolitan duets CD which features Keith Urban, The Rascall Flatts and Lady Antebellum. Jeff continues to tour with the group in the states and also tours with his jazz quintet.

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Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:00:00 -0000 259563 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259563&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cabaret Cares]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253255&cart&buy Cabaret Cares is the Award Winning benefit series that benefits Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit created by cabaret producer Joseph Macchia, Cabaret Cares is a ongoing monthly series that was created to benefit Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit organization that helps children,teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS. Once a month a new show is created and can feature Broadway show casts, up and coming talent and many of the New York Cabaret Community.  ]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:30:00 -0000 253255 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253255&cart&buy $20.00 - $125.00 Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:30:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Analisa Bell]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258473&cart&buy
My Island Home: Songs from the land Down-Under

$15 General Admission Purchase Online / $20 at the Door
 
Australian born and bred cabaret singer-comedienne, Analisa Bell, has lived in New York for almost three years, and considers this thriving metropolis home! But, from time to time, there is a part of her that yearns for the land "down-under"; so, when she gets hit with a bout of “homesickness”, what does she do? She picks up her hairbrush, stands in front of the mirror, and delves into the music of her “island home”. Join Analisa as she swaps her bedroom for the stage and sings some Aussie favorites from the likes of Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newton-John, Peter Allen and INXS!
 
Analisa Bell graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2000, and has since performed in a number of musicals and theatre productions in Oz, including Oklahoma, Les Miserables and The Vagina Monologues (2007 ITA Best Actress Award). As a critically acclaimed cabaret performer, she toured the cabaret and festival circuits in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth before moving to NYC at the end of 2014. She is an Alumni of the International Cabaret Conference at Yale, won the 2015 Annual Broadway Spring Festival Cabaret Competition, was a Semi-Finalist in the 2016 MetroStar Challenge at the Metropolitan Room, and has performed at the Metropolitan Room, The Duplex and 54 Below. She is currently mentored by Tony Award-winner, Faith Prince.
 
“A truly promising and entertaining talent” – BistroAwards.com
 
“Bell belts out her songs with gusto and great comedic timing” – ABC Perth
 
“Bell immediately engaged the audience with her confidence, charm and wit, not to mention her wonderful musical ability” – Artshub.com.au
 
Here’s a clip from Analisa’s show “Perthonality” which debuted at the Metropolitan Room in August 2015: 
 


Check out https://analisabell.com/ for more info on this Aussie starlet!
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Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000 258473 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258473&cart&buy $15.00 - $435.00 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Love & Sax ~ Pamela Winslow Kashani & Jerry Mandel]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258572&cart&buy
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Mingling the dulcet tones of Pamela Winslow Kashani and the sweet and jazzy sax stylings of Jerry Mandel, Love and Sax explores love in all its forms, from its wide-eyed beginnings through its foibles and struggles to its joyful conclusions, highlighting the great American songbook and beyond. Music directed by cabaret maestro Tedd Firth.
 
ABOUT PAMELA:
Pamela Winslow Kashani, a “statuesque blonde” with an “impressive range and powerful voice” created such varied roles as the original Rapunzel in Into the Woods on Broadway and Ensign McKnight on Star Trek: the Next Generation. Additional Broadway roles include Cinderella in Into the Woods, Lucille in Meet Me in St. Louis, and Babette (the feather duster) in Beauty and the Beast. Across the US, Pamela played leading ingénue roles and today portrays a vast array of leading ladies.  In addition to Star Trek, Pamela hosted Arts Coast to Coast for PBS and guest starred on other network shows. She shared her one-woman show across the US Change Happens and her CD of the same name can be found on cdbaby.com. 
 
Pamela co-leads Apples and Oranges Studios, the theatre, film, television and digital production company with her husband Tim Kashani. Through their foundation Apples and Oranges Arts they recently launched THEatre ACCELERATOR to educate and develop new musical artists from the ground up.  As a composer, Pamela wrote the music and lyrics for the ethereal romantic comedy Higher Education, currently in development and set for a regional production this coming year. As a producer, she produced the Tony Award Broadway musicals Hair, Memphis and An American In Paris, which is now touring the US and playing in the West End. 
 
ABOUT JERRY:
“How (Jerry) Mandel reinvented himself playing an instrument he hadn't touched in 35 years leaves you a little in awe.” Jerry Mandel has had an illustrious career in the Arts, holding esteemed positions of President of the Orange County Performing Arts Center and Vice Chancellor of University of California, Irvine.  Instead of retiring ten years ago, he brushed off his tenor sax, and through his passion and dedication to music has become a top player. 
 
Jerry leads the Jerry Mandel Swingin’ the Standards Jazz Band. He’s performed in venues all over SoCal and NYC, including the Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach Live, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, the Great Park Summer series in Irvine, the Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara, and in jazz and supper clubs all over the OC.  In New York City, he’s appeared at 54 Below, the Harvard Club, the New York Athletic Club, and numerous times in the W. 64th Street Jazz Series. “Mandel gives (one) hope that 70 will be the new 60.”
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<![CDATA[Corinna Sowers-Adler]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250963&cart&buy Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 250963 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250963&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Lenore Raphael & Friends ~ Singing and Swinging Cole Porter]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258021&cart&buy Lenore Raphael & Friends ~ Singing and Swinging Cole Porter

Celebrating the music of Cole Porter. Jazz Pianist, Lenore Raphael along with saxophonist Jerry Mandel, vocalists JD Mills and Lynn O’Hearn Wagner.
                                
“Lenore is one of the baddest pianists out there today”  ~ Jon Hendricks


 
“This blond Ambassador of Steinway will  musically knock your socks off” ~ Brian Hough,  JassMan Magazine

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Fri, 06 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 258021 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258021&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Fri, 06 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Porter Carroll, Jr.]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254157&cart&buy


Porter Carroll, Jr.
 
Singer, songwriter, drummer, percussionist and founder of Newban (later changing its name to Atlantic Starr), the Rhythm and Blues hit machine from the ‘70s and ‘80s.
 
Musician:
As drummer and one of four singers with Atlantic Starr, Porter Carroll, Jr. helped make the hits that made the group and its amazing vocals, tight production and energetic stage performances famous worldwide. Porter performed with his childhood friends and family until the mid eighties, contributing his musicianship to such popular tunes as Circles, When Love Calls, Send for Me, Am I Dreaming, Let’s Get Closer, Touch a Four Leaf Clover and others. Today, renowned hip-hop/soul artists including Mary J. Blige, Keith Sweat, and Erykah Badu are remaking Atlantic Starr’s hits. Porter was also the drummer on the disco classic This Time Baby for Jackie Moore. 
 
Solo Artist:
Porter branched out on his own in the mid-1980s and produced a critically acclaimed album, Porter Carroll II, for Island Records, that set produced theme songs for Video Vibrations and Midnight Love on the BET cable TV network.
 
Vocal Projects:
Other credits include background vocalist for chart-topping recording artists Shania Twain, Spyro Gyra, Melba Moore, Donny Osmond, Michael Bolton, Howard Hewett, Marion Meadows and Bob Baldwin among others. Porter’s vocals have also enriched Levar Burton’s Reading Rainbow television show and the hit children’s show Puzzle People.  
 
Songwriter:
As a composer for Sony Music Publishing, Porter evoked the heart of R&B and Pop with thought-provoking song arrangements. Top names have covered his compositions, including Luther Vandross, The Temptations, Denise Williams, and Grover Washington. Porter also co-wrote and co-produced for blues great Taj Mahal. He has written for Will Downing, the legendary jazz keyboardist Bob James, Atlantic Starr, former Atlantic Starr lead vocalist Sharon Bryant, Smooth Jazz saxophonist Marion Meadows, pianist Bob Baldwin, Jane Fonda, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. He’s also written music for the animated cable television movie People, performed by Peabo Bryson and long running soap opera's, As The World Turns and The Guiding Light. 
 
Now:
Carroll is working on 2 great projects: He has joined the number one selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall and John Oates (www.hallandoates.com), performing worldwide in a brand new roll as percussionist/background vocalist. Along with this venture, he is a regular on the MTV Live channel and internet smash, Live From Daryl's House, starring Daryl Hall (www.livefromdarylshouse.com).
 
In between tours with the pop icons and the television show, he is the lead singer for an innovative night club act co-developed with Stanley Turrentine and Donny Hathaway guitar standout Wali Ali. This show puts a new spin on popular classics not yet seen on the jazz club and cabaret circuit.
 

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Sat, 07 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000 254157 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254157&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sat, 07 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Eddie Jacques]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257238&cart&buy The BASEMENT BARTENDER presents "HOW THE WEST WAS DRUNK ! "
 
Featuring : 
Lianne Marie Dobbs , Hanna Burke , & Tom Gamblin 
 
With , "THE COCKTAIL SHAKERS" :
John DiPinto ( piano) Ritt Henn( bass ) 
Ted Stafford (guitar/musical director) 
 
This WHISKEY FUELED VARIETY SHOW will "ROUND UP" some 
Music , Comedy , and BOOZE !! 
Listen to some FOOT STOMPIN', KNEE SLAPIN' MUSIC ! 
Learn ya how to make some WESTERN INSPIRED COCKTAILS !! 
Laugh at the "NOT READY FOR A WAGON TRAIN PLAYERS" !!!
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<![CDATA[Jack Phillips]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255686&cart&buy

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<![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258335&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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Sun, 08 Oct 2017 16:00:00 -0000 258335 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258335&cart&buy $15.00 Sun, 08 Oct 2017 16:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Charlie Romo & Friends]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255668&cart&buy Charlie Romo & Friends

Featuring: 

Music by The Barry Levitt Quartet
(Formerly known as Charlie Poveromo)
 
Charlie Romo is the newest sensation.  Catch him if you can!
 
Ronnie Zito - Drummer for Bobby Darin
Boots Maleson - Bassist
Jack Cavari - Guitarist for Frank Sinatra
 
 
 
Charlie Romo is a native New Yorker and grew up in a community and family with strong character which has reinforced in him a style that has served him on stage. He studied music at Wagner College and has performed on the same stage and shows with Usher, Lee Roy Reams, Chita Rivera, and Ben Vereen  at both The Friars Club and the Internationally acclaimed Metropolitan Room in NYC.  
 
Charlie is in his 20s and yet totally confident, comfortable and at home on both small and very large stages.  His captivating body language, radiant smile, personal warmth and pitch-perfect technical mastery reveals his fresh, new, exciting talent that profoundly engages, energizes and mesmerizes his audience at every show.  Charlie has an avid passion for, and a unique interpretation of recognizable renditions of popular standards from the 1950s and 1960s.  He revives this music and style of a previous era in a dynamic and refreshing way.  With intense excitement and enthusiasm, Charlie has a way of turning back the clock, without imitation, and like a kindred spirit, he embodies and channels the soul and sound of these cherished legends, the likes of Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, and Bing Crosby.  Typically, his audiences respond in a wildly enthusiastic fashion as he brings back the romance, flair, subtlety, and the longing of the music that played through a smoky, satiny generation of courtship, club-going and dancing. 
 
Charlie Romo is backed up by The Barry Levitt Quartet, world-class musicians including Barry Levitt, Charlie's Music Director.  Barry Levitt has worked with dozens of top artists including Eartha Kitt, Judy Collins, and Ben Vereen. Bobby Darin, at the Copa in 1960 and Charlie Romo of today are both accompanied by Ronnie Zito on drums.  Jeff Carney on bass played for Barbra Streisand and Jack Cavari on guitar had the honor of performing with Frank Sinatra. 
 
REVIEWS: 
 
"This young man is a natural entertainer - by personality and practice. His voice is powerful and solid, the pace was crisp and the energy was high." ~ Fred Cohen, WomenAroundTown.com 
 
"When I heard the opening notes of “Beyond the Sea,” I closed my eyes and found myself in a dream: I was hearing Bobby Darin live. Brilliance that touches the soul can, apparently, result in tears of joy. Take note that this was the reaction of someone who is fiercely protective of her precious songs.  Charlie Romo does something entirely different: he turns back the clock. He doesn’t imitate. He embodies. He doesn’t perform “as.”  He “is.” In fact, Charlie is a kindred spirit among the performers he adores."  ~ Lisa Joy Reitman-Dob, Theater Pizzazz 
 
"He not only melts the hardest of hearts with his endearing, boyish smile, but when the crooner belts out a tune, his engaging, mellow tones not only impress — but bring his audience back to the big band era, when the epitome of romance and sophistication was running rampant and ballroom dancing was all the rage."  ~ Carol Ann Benanti, Staten Island Advance 
 
"Charlie Romo's unique and recognizable renditions of popular standards are all audience pleasers. His captivating body language and pitch-perfect technical brilliance reveal he is a fresh, new, exciting talent we feel honored to have seen perform at the very beginning of what promises to be a long and successful career."  ~ Thomas Robert Stevens, Applause! Applause!
 
Charlie Romo is a precocious high-flyer who is ready to rocket you to the moon.  ~ Bernie Furshpan, Metropolitan Room, Owner 
 


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<![CDATA[John Minnock]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255071&cart&buy “Every Day Blues” 
A new-breed vocalist who infuses diversity and modern interpretation into his jazz and blues show, John Minnock first gained popularity in Boston and is now a resident performer at the Metropolitan Room. He is the recipient of the “HotHouse Jazz 2016 Fans Decision Metropolitan Room Award”, and recently released his debut album “Every Day Blues” (available at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and CDBaby). 
 
An audience favorite rapidly building a large New York following, John combines great originality, musicality and showmanship with clever wit and irreverent comedy, presenting a high-energy and entertaining evening of jazz, blues, funk and R&B. “Like the best Irish coffee, Minnock’s voice is smooth and bold, with a good dose of Bushmills to give it a smoldering kick…stellar chops…creative phrasing; impressive scatting” (Kevin Scott Hall, Bistro Awards). 
 
A classically trained musician, John’s vocalizing recalls the likes of Billy Eckstein, Lou Rawls, George Benson and B.B. King. He often branches out into jazz improvisation and scat singing, and brings a rich history of the music to every performance. His wide repertoire of song renditions spans classic artists like King, Ruth Brown and Bill Withers to contemporaries such as Sara Bareilles, Amy Winehouse and Sam Smith. “One of the best versions of ‘On Broadway’ I’ve ever heard.” (Bistro Awards). 
 
John leads a trio of accomplished musicians and keeps the energy moving throughout the evening. Before bringing his show to NYC, John performed weekly at Boston’s Encore Lounge, in one of the most successful jazz gigs in Boston. The show was chosen as a “Featured Event” by The Boston Globe several times during its run. Previously, John performed in the group “Feed the Meter” and in performances at Acton Jazz Café. Born and raised in Albany, he has a degree in music from Boston University. “…an impressive vocalist, obviously well trained and practiced in his chosen fields of study.” (Bistro Awards). 
 
Don’t miss this great evening of entertainment!
 
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Sun, 15 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000 255071 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255071&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Andrea Bell Wolff]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251186&cart&buy
Andrea Bell Wolff, the delightful singer-actress, has appeared in Broadway shows, on Las Vegas stages, on television; she was even the audience warm-up girl for the “Ed Sullivan Show” in the late 1960’s!  Miss Bell Wolff has been in real show biz for the past 50 (yes!) years, yet she looks and acts incredibly youthful – and sounds, it, too.
 
While Andrea Bell Wolff stands at a diminutive 4’-11,” she has a soaring professional career which began at age 17 and never stopped until she received the role of a lifetime—wife and mother. Her countless credits include her performing on stage, on television, and in Las Vegas – appearing in the renowned Bottoms up Revue at Caesars Palace.  Her theatre credits include a record-setting number of performances as Ermengarde and Minnie Fay in Hello Dolly!, (Broadway and National Tours) where she worked with Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Dorothy Lamour, Betty Grable and Phyllis Diller. Other credits include: The Imaginary Invalid with E.G. Marshall and Ruby Dee; and Grease, opposite Andrea McArdle.  From appearing on the Ed Sullivan show with Your Fathers Mustache Band to fronting several rock bands, Andrea Bel Wolff proved to be quite talented and limitless. Upon coming back to (off-) Broadway, Miss Bell Wolff starred in her co-written and self-produced show Loose Screws,, where she appeared at the Laurie Beechman Theater in June, 2011 in the musical about the fictional and risqué biographical journey of also-ran entertainer named Chelsea Sutton Place.
 
Going from a wild ride with imaginary characters in “Loose Screws” to “Back to Basics”, Miss Bell-Wolff is philosophical, yet full of mirth about her career, what she has seen then, and what she is seeing and doing now:
 
“When I was first in show business, I was a singer. I sang torch songs. Standards. A lot of Broadway show tunes. I then got away from show tunes. I danced. Then I started acting. I did many character voices. Singing went by the wayside. So, I decided, it is time that I got back to what I should be doing, get “Back to Basics”, Andrea says.
 
Andrea Bell Wolff will sing beautiful torch songs, great songbook standards and some solid Broadway fare when she brings “Back to Basics” to New York’s Metropolitan Room on Saturday, October 25th at 4 PM. Miss Bell Wolff is also proud and happy to be singing three songs written by Francesca Blumenthal: “Lives of Handsome Men”, “Move in with Me” and “How is it for you?””, all words and music that explore relationships. Miss Bell Wolfe knows the story behind these songs:  “I will be singing and telling stories about love and relationships. Life takes you there, to love and relationships, as you get older.” she explains.
 
“People have asked me, ‘Why, at this age, are you singing again? Are you doing this?’ I just say ‘Because I can. And I think that I should. I have a lot to give and I have loved to entertain my entire life. If my audience can forget their troubles when they join me for a moment in time, why not?”  Miss Bell Wolfe asks.
 
Barry Leavitt is joining Andrea Bell Wolff as her Musical Director and accompanist. The veteran Musical Director and arranger has played for such greats as Rosemary Clooney, Marilyn Michaels, Debbie Gravitte and Jack Jones. Rounding out the quartet led by Mr. Leavitt will be Tom Hubbard on bass, Jack Cravale on guitar and Jerome Jennings on drums.
 
The event promises to be a spirited one, and it is suggested to make your reservation early. Getting “Back to Basics” with Andrea Bell Wolfe sounds just like the thing to do on a Saturday afternoon.
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Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:00:00 -0000 251186 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251186&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Nita Whitaker]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259400&cart&buy
Talent is the thing. If that were all there was then Nita Whitaker would be singing for the kings and queens, because her talent defies description. Richly trained with essences of soul and sprinkled with pop, jazz and gospel flavoring, it is difficult to put Nita into one category. Having performed on stage as well as big and small screen, her expansive talent and humor continues to find new avenues to be expressed. Nita has produced a short run of the play Dog sees God along and ‘Rent-unplugged’. She has also co-produced four independent CD’s, Nita continues to grow and expand.

 
This former Miss Louisiana and Hall of Fame Star Search Grand Champion Winner is comfortable singing in any setting from an intimate club, to a large arena as well as stage, television, and movies. She has been the guest performer at The Freedom Awards honoring Oprah Winfrey, President Bill Clinton and actress Ruby Dee. She has sung duets with Andrea Bocelli and Michael Bolton, sung with Patti Austin and Broadway legend Ben Vereen and has performed with Josh Groban, Michael Buble’ and Chris Botti. Having David Foster as one of her mentors, she has performed and shared the stage with countless celebrities including Barbara Streisand, Faith Hill, Celine Dion, Richard Marx, Stevie Wonder and Yolanda Adams. A work still unwritten, Nita continues to hone her skills as well as other creative ventures. She penned her first award winning memoir titled, Finding My Voice: My Journey through Grief to Grace. She has found hers. The best is yet to come.
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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 259400 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259400&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Carol Woods]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259228&cart&buy CAROL WOODS. A veteran of Broadway, music/cabaret, television and motion pictures, Carol has an international career spanning half a century. With Broadway credits that include The Full Monty, One Mo’ Time, Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, Smokey Joe’s Café, The Goodbye Girl, Tommy Tune directed Steppin’ Out, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, she is most widely known for her decades long run as Matron “Mama” Morton in Chicago The Musical. The winner of the 2017 BISTRO Awards Enduring Artistry Award and the 2017 MAC Celebrity Artist Award, she’s also an Olivier Award Nominee for her London performance in Blues in the Night, and the recipient of a standing ovation for her powerful rendition of Lennon and McCartney’s Let it Be at the 50th Grammy Awards ceremony.

 

She began her professional career in 1965 performing with a group known as Carol Woods and the Executives which led to an association with Ember Records and a number of disco/soul-themed recordings which can be found on the re-issued CD Carol Woods: Out Of The Woods. After a couple of years working in Europe where she befriended Freddie Mercury and sang back-up on some of his recordings, Carol returned to the states and began cementing her reputation as a “first-rate entertainer” with a stage presence that is “larger than life.”
 
Her television and screen credits include Across the Universe, Honeymooners, Stepping Out, Steam, Sweet and Lowdown, The Parent ‘Hood, The Practice, Third Watch, Law and Order and The Good Wife. Her steady and rewarding career also includes concert halls and nightclubs from New York to Tokyo. She has received outstanding reviews for her shows including her solo Carnegie Hall concert “An Evening with Carol Woods,” “From Blues to Broadway” and her most recent outing “Ain’t We Got Fun: The Music Of Richard A. Whiting.”
 
Along the way Carol has worked with the best in the business, shared her talent with countless causes and charities, all while relishing her role as mother and grandmother. Her latest release is entitled “Ain’t We Got Fun: The Richard Whiting Songbook” which was recorded live at the Metropolitan Room. Visit www.carolwoods.net for more information.
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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 259228 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259228&cart&buy $30.00 - $435.00 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Scott Siegel Presents]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255079&cart&buy
Scott Siegel Presents...
TBA
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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 255079 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255079&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Minda Larsen]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256854&cart&buy Minda Larsen was recently named winner of the 2015 MetroStar challenge at the Metropolitan Room!  She studied opera at the Manhattan School of Music and was most was recently seen in the Emmy Award winning Carousel! with the New York Philharmonic.
 
Minda's cabaret and crossover career has been highly recognized. She was a finalist in the Lotte Lenya - Kurt Weill Competition. and is frequent cabaret headline act on cruise ships. Her original Johnny Mercer tribute show debuted at the Metropolitan Room and was featured at the Savannah Cabaret Festival.
 


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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 256854 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256854&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[JoAna Gray]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258571&cart&buy JoAna Gray ~ It’s All in the Music
Who needs kindergarten... when you can learn everything you need to know from the lyrics
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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000 258571 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258571&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258336&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:00:00 -0000 258336 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258336&cart&buy $15.00 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Marjorie Hayes]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252518&cart&buy
Over the course of the last century, very little recognition has been given to the women who have composed Broadway bound shows.  Inspired by their stories, Songstress celebrates their music.  This small-scale concert musical explores these composers from various epochs and with a variety of musical theatre styles (Kay Swift to Jeanine Tesori).
 
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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:00:00 -0000 252518 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252518&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cabaret Cares]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253256&cart&buy Cabaret Cares is the Award Winning benefit series that benefits Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit created by cabaret producer Joseph Macchia, Cabaret Cares is a ongoing monthly series that was created to benefit Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit organization that helps children,teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS. Once a month a new show is created and can feature Broadway show casts, up and coming talent and many of the New York Cabaret Community.  ]]> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 253256 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253256&cart&buy $20.00 - $125.00 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Irenka Jakubiak]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256306&cart&buy Irenka Jakubiak Presents:
 
HEAD TRIP  ~  My Travels with Edith Head
 
(WIth songs from films costumed by this Hollywood legend who dressed the stars)

Directed by Gretchen Reinhagen
Musical Director: David Gaines
On Bass: Tom Hubbard
 
I had the great privilege of working with 8 time Academy Award winning costume designer, Edith Head, when I moved to NYC fresh out of college to pursue my love of theater and fashion.  How fortunate I was to spend time with this legend! You're invited to hear stories of my travels with Ms Head with songs selected from movies she costumed for the Silver Screen and beyond.
 
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Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 256306 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256306&cart&buy $20.00 - $435.00 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Dorothy Bishop]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248970&cart&buy
NOMINATED BY BROADWAY WORLD FOR BEST NYC MUSICAL COMEDY CABARET SHOW 2013!!!










"12 Divas wrapped up into one dynamite package! Dorothy lovingly sends up a fully costumed, vocally brilliant tribute to the worlds greatest singing icons from Cher to Adele.  This show never disappoints!"

Dorothy Bishop is a multi-character female vocalist who can serve you Cher, Madonna, Streisand, Dolly Parton, even Joan Rivers - all in one night! 
 
"Bishop has an incredible ability to get an audience going and can achieve one of the most difficult tasks as a performer… get full on participation from the crowd!" --NY POST 

MADONNA




SARA PALIN




RENEE FLEMING



 
 
The Vocal range of Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland to Stevie Nicks and Adele, The comedic chops of Madeline Kahn and Judy Tenuta, The glamour of Cher and Marlene Dietrich, the sex appeal and cheeky humor of Dolly Parton and Mae West. 
 
Dorothy Bishop is a hilarious Diva Impersonator Extraordinaire! 
 
Dorothy Bishop was a Nationally Televised Finalist on Americas Got Talent Season Four! 
 
She has performed her imposter show all over the world, in clubs, cruise ships and corporate events as well as appearances at Carnegie Hall, Broadway National Tours, and at Lincoln Center. She is completely interactive with your audience and does full costume changes with beautiful classy tasteful costumes and wigs from the best designers in New York. 
 
"Dorothy Bishop has New York in Stitches" --New York Post "Dorothy Bishop is a triple threat! Part singer, part entertainer, part vocalist, she has the rare gift of holding an audience spell bound as she morphs her voice and persona into some of the worlds most iconic singers." 
 
Dorothy Bishop has been a top headline act all over the world with her Pop Opera show - Viva La Diva! She headlined with Royal Caribbean, Regent Seven Seas, Norwegian, and most recently Princess World Cruises 2012. She has been a soloist at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Joes Pub, and co-starred in the Broadway National Tour of Master Class Starring Faye Dunaway. 
 
Dorothy's finely trained vocals and years of professional experience will provide your event with unforgettable world class entertainment. 
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Sat, 28 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000 248970 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248970&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sat, 28 Oct 2017 01:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Tim Realbuto]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252060&cart&buy


2016 Thespis Award Nominee Tim Realbuto, who previously sold out his previous engagement at the Metropolitan Room, will return on May 5th with an all new show entitled TIM REALBUTO: BECAUSE I CAN.
 
Realbuto is most known for his starring performances in the award nominated play 'The Weak Ones'; as well as the critically acclaimed (and extended) Off-Broadway hit 'YES' at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre. 
 
He is the co-writer of the Broadway aimed musical 'Ghostlight' (along with Matthew Martin), and is well known for touring his one man show 'Tim Realbuto: Wunderkind' for well over a year.
 
On TV, he was featured on "The Sopranos"; "Law and Order: SVU"; as well as two seasons as co-host on Nickelodeon's "The Big Help" opposite Michelle Trachtenberg. His many film credits include 'The Emperor's Club' opposite Kevin Kline; 'Sex and the City: The Movie'; Disney's 'Enchanted'; and Woody Allen's 'Deconstructing Harry.' 
 
In TIM REALBUTO: BECAUSE I CAN, expect an evening of this up and coming New York star singing the songs he loves to sing. Sondheim, Lady Gaga, and everything in between. And he will sing it all because it's his concert and... well, because he can.
 
(Also expect some very cool Broadway guest stars!)
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Sun, 29 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 252060 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=252060&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sun, 29 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Minda Larsen]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256853&cart&buy Minda Larsen was recently named winner of the 2015 MetroStar challenge at the Metropolitan Room!  She studied opera at the Manhattan School of Music and was most was recently seen in the Emmy Award winning Carousel! with the New York Philharmonic.
 
Minda's cabaret and crossover career has been highly recognized. She was a finalist in the Lotte Lenya - Kurt Weill Competition. and is frequent cabaret headline act on cruise ships. Her original Johnny Mercer tribute show debuted at the Metropolitan Room and was featured at the Savannah Cabaret Festival.
 


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Mon, 30 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000 256853 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256853&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Mon, 30 Oct 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Adrienne Haan]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248471&cart&buy Hailed as “an all-round entertainer of the highest caliber,” award-winning Adrienne Haan is one of Europe’s and America's most electrifying concert and cabaret stars. With a diverse repertoire that ranges from chanson to jazz, blues, klezmer and broadway, Ms. Haan has a special passion for the music of the 1920s and 30s. Equally at home on large concert stages and intimate cabaret rooms, Haan has performed with the Cologne Philharmonic, Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra, Northwest German Philharmonic, Frankfurt Symphony, Jacques Offenbach Orchestra Cologne, WDR Symphony, WDR Big Band, Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Cologne Concept Big Band, WDR Broadcast Choir, Deutz Choir and German Television Ballet. 


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Wed, 01 Nov 2017 23:00:00 -0000 248471 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248471&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Maria Guida Quartet]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253985&cart&buy Maria Guida Swings the Standards 
 
A very appealing singer with a warm voice and the ability to express the hidden beauty found in superior lyrics, Maria Guida recently recorded her debut CD, Soul Eyes.  Throughout this impressive and highly enjoyable set, the beauty of Maria’s voice is equaled by her understanding of the words and the creative spirit of her musicians.  In fact, there was such an immediate communication between all of the participants that Soul Eyes was recorded in its entirety in one day.
 
“I was blessed with some of the best musicians around,” recalls Maria, “and they made it easy, fun and relaxed.  I love pianist James Weidman’s playing.  He’s very lyrical, his harmonic sense is beautiful, and he plays wonderful ideas that inspire and support my singing.  I’ve known bassist Dean Johnson for 20 years, and this is the first time we’ve ever played together.  I love his full, rich tone – and his solos are always beautiful and often capture a spirit of fun. Drummer Tony Moreno and I did a couple of gigs together over the years, and I’ve always loved his tasteful playing. He puts a lot of fire and excitement into the music and, at the same time, his drumming is very sensitive with singers.  Ron Horton is a phenomenal trumpeter and flugelhorn player.  I love his soulful sound, his musical ideas, and his emotional intensity.  I am so thrilled that they are all on this CD.”
 
 
 
While most of the standards on Soul Eyes are familiar, these versions are unique. “It was very important to include a bit of myself and my take on the world, because so many people have recorded standards.  I wanted to create a CD that brings these beautiful tunes to life in a way that was a bit different from the way other people have done them, with my point of view.”  Certainly this version of the opening “How Little We Know” differs from previous renditions. It is given a gentle interpretation as Maria sings about the mystery of love, and it becomes quite touching near its end when the tempo slows down.
“The thing I love about ‘Inside A Silent Tear’, a beautiful song written by Blossom Dearie, is how it allows the message to shine.  Love can be tearful and love can be sad.  We sometimes make wrong choices in love, but the feeling behind this tune keeps it from being depressing.  It’s a very truthful song.”  Maria digs so deep into the lyrics that eventually the words are not even necessary to express her feelings and she sings wordlessly for a chorus.  Ron Horton’s flugelhorn blends beautifully with her in several spots.
 
The next two songs pay tribute to John Coltrane.  On “Bessie’s Blues”, Maria sings Coltrane’s memorable solo in addition to the melody.  The most famous version of Mal Waldron’s “Soul Eyes” was recorded by Coltrane in 1962. “I have always been very moved by the beauty of this song. I was surprised to discover that, in addition to the gorgeous melody, Mal Waldron also wrote the lyrics.”
 
“Let’s Get Lost” is closely identified with Chet Baker and is given a joyful, swinging and carefree rendition. “I really love Chet Baker and I used to memorize a lot of his solos.  This song always brings a smile to my face.” Also quite happy is “East Of The Sun”, which is described by Maria as “a beautiful picture of an ideal situation.”
On “Spring Is Here”, Maria perfectly balances the sadness of not being loved with the happiness generated by the arrival of spring.  In addition to its opening theme, “The Way You Look Tonight” was given a new set of lyrics and a fresh melody composed by Maria that fits in with the vintage piece’s original plot.  “Jay Clayton suggested that I sing ‘The Night We Called It a Day’.   I love its play on words and the way that it expresses feelings through visions of nature.”   This heartfelt version really shows off the beauty of Maria’s voice.
The singer’s playful side is displayed on “No Moon At All”, which (with its sly wit) hints at what could happen in the darkness of the night when no moon is shining. Maria sings Miles Davis’ solo with Jon Hendricks’ lyrics on “Four”.  A quietly emotional version of Billy Strayhorn’s “A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing”, taken as a duet with Weidman’s piano, serves as a perfect close for Soul Eyes.
 
Maria Guida grew up on Long Island.  As a child, she heard her parents’ opera, pop, and musical theater records and her mother singing American popular songs around the house. Growing up, Maria played violin for eleven years with a string quartet and all-state orchestra and sang solos in a chorus.  She then chose a career in the theater and trained as an actor (with Olympia Dukakis as one of her mentors/teachers).  Over a fifteen year period,  Maria acted on Broadway and television, was featured in plays by Shakespeare, Chekhov and Tennessee Williams, worked in new productions, had roles in soap operas, and did TV commercials. “I was fortunate to work on stage with many wonderful actors, including Kevin Kline and Estelle Parsons, and to be directed by James Earl Jones and Tom O'Horgan.”  She was also cast by Joseph Papp for the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare in the Park.
 
The turning point of her professional life occurred when she saw pianist Bill Evans play live. “Once I got hooked on jazz, I became passionate about singing this music.  I started listening to Charlie Parker, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Lester Young, and Charlie Mingus.”  Very important in Maria’s career were the lessons that she received from singers Jay Clayton, Sheila Jordan, and Janet Lawson.  “Jay Clayton, who is a real innovator and was my first teacher, gave me the courage to be as inventive as I can be.  She’s helped me to see that there are no sounds that are off limits.  And it is impossible to overemphasize the impact that Sheila Jordan had on my singing.  She opened my ears and helped me get in touch with how to bring myself to any given song.  Honesty is first and foremost; music and lyrics are a way into the soul.  And Janet Lawson was another generous teacher who helped me with harmony and other aspects of singing this music.”
Over the years, Maria has sung in many clubs with such top musicians as pianists Bruce Barth, Kenny Werner, and Pete Malinverni; bassists Essiet Essiet, Cameron Brown and Ed Schuller; drummers Ron Vincent and Tom Rainey -- as well as the musicians featured on Soul Eyes.  She has also performed on stage with acclaimed singers, including Linda Ronstadt and Maureen McGovern.
 
Maria Guida looks forward to the future with enthusiasm. “I have been expanding my repertoire and my sound, becoming a more explorative singer, and searching for the core meaning of each song.  I am very interested in the musical interplay between the instrumentalists and myself, and want to keep expanding as a singer.  I love the songs that I’ve recorded and hope that listeners will have as much joy when they hear these songs as I have when I sing them.  I am very grateful for the opportunity to sing this music.”
The release of Soul Eyes promises to raise the visibility of Maria Guida in the jazz world, making it possible for many new fans to discover the beauty, sincerity, and joy of her singing.
 
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Perez]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250725&cart&buy Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 250725 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250725&cart&buy $12.00 - $115.00 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[An Evening with Chadwick Johnson]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=259552&cart&buy


About Chadwick Johnson:
 
Chadwick Johnson is an award-winning singer and songwriter known for his distinctive soulful approach to music. He has played for and worked with some of America’s most celebrated icons, including a command performance for President Clinton as well as legendary producer, David Foster.
Chadwick has performed internationally as well as up and down the famed Las Vegas Strip at some of the most prominent venues in Las Vegas including The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Nationally, he was recognized at the 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Award for “Male Vocalist of the Year” for his original, “Song From Another Time.” 
 
In 2016 Chadwick released his critically acclaimed  single "Remember Love", which he wrote with Kalani Queypo about the effects of Alzheimer's from the perspective of a loved one.  Proceeds from this song are donated to the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. 
 
His latest album, Chadwick Johnson - Live in Las Vegas, features five of his original tunes and a dozen other unique interpretations of songs that we all love.
 
Born in Wisconsin, Chadwick spent his early years performing duets with his grandmother in church and training horses on his family’s ranch. Chadwick is a former (National High School Rodeo Association) NHSRA rodeo champion, his involvement in team roping and horse training jump started his desire for a career in music. By the age of 17 he had performed the national anthem at more than 40 rodeo competitions throughout the country, for several thousand people. In pursuit of a career as a recording artist, Chadwick relocated to Los Angeles, where his brilliant performances led him to collaborative efforts with several influential songwriters and Producers such as: David Foster, Allan Rich, Jud Friedman, Michael Jay, and Art Reynolds.
 
Chadwick keeps true to his heart and continues to impassion his audience with the soul and sincerity of his music, while remaining on the cutting edge of the entertainment industry.


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<![CDATA[Steven Chera]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254366&cart&buy
The Classic Standards - Volume 1 Album Release Party!
 



Show info:
 
Steven Chera is back at the world-renowned Metropolitan Room to celebrate with you the release of his new album, The Classic Standards - Volume 1. The timing of this release couldn't be any better as the evening will also be in honor of Ol' Blue Eye's 101st birthday!
 
Known for performing American songbook classics while adding his crooner touch, Chera has captivated audiences nationwide for almost two decades. Chera's newest album comprises all tracks performed by his inspirational icon, Frank Sinatra. 
 
With the help of legendary studio Sear Sound NYC, Grammy nominated engineer Jack Mason, Producer & Creative Director AJ Molaee, pianist and Music Director Bob Kaye (prominently affiliated with Buddy Rich and  Dizzy Gillespie), The Classic Standards Volume 1 intermixes a collection of the Great American Songbook, classic standards from the early part of the 20th century. 
 
 
 
The Classic Standards Volume 1 available November 1st, 2016
 
Track Listing
1. Day In Day Out
2. Cheek to Cheek 
3. Where or When
4. You Do Something to Me
5. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
6. I've Got a Crush on You
7. I Only Have Eyes for You
8. You'll Never Know 
9. I'm Glad There is You
10. Someone to Watch Over Me
11. Just One of Those Things
12. It's Alright With Me
13. Almost Like Being In Love
 

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<![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258337&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 17:00:00 -0000 258337 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258337&cart&buy $15.00 Sun, 12 Nov 2017 17:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Joshua J. Bennett & Katia Malarsky]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257716&cart&buy Joshua J. Bennett & Katia Malarsky
 
Directed, Written and Arranged by Joshua J. Bennett
 
Musical Direction: Yasuhiko Fukuoka
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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 257716 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257716&cart&buy $24.00 - $435.00 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cabaret's Greatest Hits]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248191&cart&buy Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 248191 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248191&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Cabaret Cares]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253257&cart&buy Cabaret Cares is the Award Winning benefit series that benefits Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit created by cabaret producer Joseph Macchia, Cabaret Cares is a ongoing monthly series that was created to benefit Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit organization that helps children,teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS. Once a month a new show is created and can feature Broadway show casts, up and coming talent and many of the New York Cabaret Community.  ]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 253257 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253257&cart&buy $20.00 - $125.00 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Scott Siegel Presents]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255080&cart&buy
Scott Siegel Presents...
TBA
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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 255080 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255080&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[It's Just a Number with Bobbie Horowitz]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=244333&cart&buy “It’s Just a Number”

HONOREE: 
 
 
This series at The Metropolitan Room, hosted by songwriter, performer, producer, Bobbie Horowitz, intends to open America’s eyes to the fact that every age can be filled with vitality. People over age 50 are still cookin’! Teens,  20, 30 & 40 year olds  come on in to see great performers & learn you don't have to fear getting older. It's just a number!
 
In each show Bobbie will honor a person age 50, 60, 70 or beyond who has begun a new career, pick up an old career they gave up on, took on a new undertaking, gone back to school to learn a new skill, etc.
 
In 2015, those aged 50 and older represent 45% of the U.S. population – and the number will continue to grow! Many seniors and Boomers can and want to do more than merely order Health Alerts and we’re showing them they can! 
 
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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000 244333 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=244333&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258338&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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<![CDATA[Andrea Bell Wolff]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251187&cart&buy
Andrea Bell Wolff, the delightful singer-actress, has appeared in Broadway shows, on Las Vegas stages, on television; she was even the audience warm-up girl for the “Ed Sullivan Show” in the late 1960’s!  Miss Bell Wolff has been in real show biz for the past 50 (yes!) years, yet she looks and acts incredibly youthful – and sounds, it, too.
 
While Andrea Bell Wolff stands at a diminutive 4’-11,” she has a soaring professional career which began at age 17 and never stopped until she received the role of a lifetime—wife and mother. Her countless credits include her performing on stage, on television, and in Las Vegas – appearing in the renowned Bottoms up Revue at Caesars Palace.  Her theatre credits include a record-setting number of performances as Ermengarde and Minnie Fay in Hello Dolly!, (Broadway and National Tours) where she worked with Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Dorothy Lamour, Betty Grable and Phyllis Diller. Other credits include: The Imaginary Invalid with E.G. Marshall and Ruby Dee; and Grease, opposite Andrea McArdle.  From appearing on the Ed Sullivan show with Your Fathers Mustache Band to fronting several rock bands, Andrea Bel Wolff proved to be quite talented and limitless. Upon coming back to (off-) Broadway, Miss Bell Wolff starred in her co-written and self-produced show Loose Screws,, where she appeared at the Laurie Beechman Theater in June, 2011 in the musical about the fictional and risqué biographical journey of also-ran entertainer named Chelsea Sutton Place.
 
Going from a wild ride with imaginary characters in “Loose Screws” to “Back to Basics”, Miss Bell-Wolff is philosophical, yet full of mirth about her career, what she has seen then, and what she is seeing and doing now:
 
“When I was first in show business, I was a singer. I sang torch songs. Standards. A lot of Broadway show tunes. I then got away from show tunes. I danced. Then I started acting. I did many character voices. Singing went by the wayside. So, I decided, it is time that I got back to what I should be doing, get “Back to Basics”, Andrea says.
 
Andrea Bell Wolff will sing beautiful torch songs, great songbook standards and some solid Broadway fare when she brings “Back to Basics” to New York’s Metropolitan Room on Saturday, October 25th at 4 PM. Miss Bell Wolff is also proud and happy to be singing three songs written by Francesca Blumenthal: “Lives of Handsome Men”, “Move in with Me” and “How is it for you?””, all words and music that explore relationships. Miss Bell Wolfe knows the story behind these songs:  “I will be singing and telling stories about love and relationships. Life takes you there, to love and relationships, as you get older.” she explains.
 
“People have asked me, ‘Why, at this age, are you singing again? Are you doing this?’ I just say ‘Because I can. And I think that I should. I have a lot to give and I have loved to entertain my entire life. If my audience can forget their troubles when they join me for a moment in time, why not?”  Miss Bell Wolfe asks.
 
Barry Leavitt is joining Andrea Bell Wolff as her Musical Director and accompanist. The veteran Musical Director and arranger has played for such greats as Rosemary Clooney, Marilyn Michaels, Debbie Gravitte and Jack Jones. Rounding out the quartet led by Mr. Leavitt will be Tom Hubbard on bass, Jack Cravale on guitar and Jerome Jennings on drums.
 
The event promises to be a spirited one, and it is suggested to make your reservation early. Getting “Back to Basics” with Andrea Bell Wolfe sounds just like the thing to do on a Saturday afternoon.
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Sun, 03 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 251187 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=251187&cart&buy $25.00 - $115.00 Sun, 03 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Jaime Lozano Production]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253416&cart&buy JAIME LOZANO
 
A native of Monterrey, Mexico, Jaime Lozano earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music and Composition from the School of Music at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, and was the recipient of a full TSOA academic scholarship while earning his Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In addition, Jaime is the first Mexican to be accepted and graduate from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.
 
Jaime’s works have been produced at various important theatres such as Goodspeed Opera House, Juilliard School of Music, The Triad Theatre, Theatre for the New City, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Merkin Concert Hall, St. George Theatre, Soho Playhouse, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (Off Broadway), The Players, Town Hall, Minskoff Theatre (Broadway), Lucille Lortel Theatre (Off Broadway), as well as many other venues around the country and in Mexico.
 
An accomplished musician, vocal coach, composer, arranger, orchestrator, musical producer and musical director, Jaime has staged well-known musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Jekyll & Hyde and The Fantasticks. Jaime adapted, produced and directed the Spanish world premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s musicals The Last Five Years and Songs for a New World. 
 
Jaime has also authored/composed various musical works. To date, he has co-written The Yellow Brick Road (music and lyrics with Tommy Newman, book by Mando Alvarado), which had a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway premiere in the Summer of 2011 followed by a successful national tour, as well as the new Latin musical Children of Salt, (book and lyrics by Lauren Epsenhart, direction and choreography by Luis Salgado) which had a staged reading in May 2009 at NYU's Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Children of Salt is currently being developed to début in New York City. Jaime also co- wrote the one-act musical Lightning Strikes Twice (book and lyrics by Noemi de la Puente) premiered Off-Broadway at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre in June 2010, The Yehuatl (book and lyrics by Sara Cooper), read in May 2008 at NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, followed by a second reading in January 2009 at the Dramatist Guild. Jaime is the composer, lyricist and librettist of the musical Tlatelolco, which premiered in October 2001 in Monterrey, Mexico, and was revived in 2002 and 2004. 
 
As an arranger, Jaime has worked with the cast of In the Heights and with Tony and Grammy award-winner Alex Lacamoire on the Christmas recording Carols for a Cure 2010. Jaime is also the arranger, orchestrator and music director for the album of the non-profit organization R.Evolución Latina Dare to Go Beyond, featuring various prominent Broadway performers including High School Musical’s star Corbin Bleu.
 
Jaime was Alex Lacamoire’s musical director assistant for the Stephen Schwartz Gala Making Music, produced by The Harbor Lights Theatre Company at The St. George Theatre and directed and choreographed by Chet Walker. He worked as a composer, arranger and music director for the 2010 HOLA Awards honoring Rita Moreno. He was an arranger for the concert To Mexico from New York with Love organized by Broadway actress Bianca Marroquín.
 
Other professional associations include his affiliation with the non-profit organization R.Evolución Latina, based in New York City, where he functions as an activist, teacher, music arranger and head composer. He is the artistic director and music producer of La Casita Recording Studio, and he also serves on the Partnership and Promotion Committee for the NYU Musical Theatre Writer’s Collective.
 
He's a proud member of BMI and The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.
 
 
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<![CDATA[Porter Carroll, Jr.]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254158&cart&buy


Porter Carroll, Jr.
 
Singer, songwriter, drummer, percussionist and founder of Newban (later changing its name to Atlantic Starr), the Rhythm and Blues hit machine from the ‘70s and ‘80s.
 
Musician:
As drummer and one of four singers with Atlantic Starr, Porter Carroll, Jr. helped make the hits that made the group and its amazing vocals, tight production and energetic stage performances famous worldwide. Porter performed with his childhood friends and family until the mid eighties, contributing his musicianship to such popular tunes as Circles, When Love Calls, Send for Me, Am I Dreaming, Let’s Get Closer, Touch a Four Leaf Clover and others. Today, renowned hip-hop/soul artists including Mary J. Blige, Keith Sweat, and Erykah Badu are remaking Atlantic Starr’s hits. Porter was also the drummer on the disco classic This Time Baby for Jackie Moore. 
 
Solo Artist:
Porter branched out on his own in the mid-1980s and produced a critically acclaimed album, Porter Carroll II, for Island Records, that set produced theme songs for Video Vibrations and Midnight Love on the BET cable TV network.
 
Vocal Projects:
Other credits include background vocalist for chart-topping recording artists Shania Twain, Spyro Gyra, Melba Moore, Donny Osmond, Michael Bolton, Howard Hewett, Marion Meadows and Bob Baldwin among others. Porter’s vocals have also enriched Levar Burton’s Reading Rainbow television show and the hit children’s show Puzzle People.  
 
Songwriter:
As a composer for Sony Music Publishing, Porter evoked the heart of R&B and Pop with thought-provoking song arrangements. Top names have covered his compositions, including Luther Vandross, The Temptations, Denise Williams, and Grover Washington. Porter also co-wrote and co-produced for blues great Taj Mahal. He has written for Will Downing, the legendary jazz keyboardist Bob James, Atlantic Starr, former Atlantic Starr lead vocalist Sharon Bryant, Smooth Jazz saxophonist Marion Meadows, pianist Bob Baldwin, Jane Fonda, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. He’s also written music for the animated cable television movie People, performed by Peabo Bryson and long running soap opera's, As The World Turns and The Guiding Light. 
 
Now:
Carroll is working on 2 great projects: He has joined the number one selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall and John Oates (www.hallandoates.com), performing worldwide in a brand new roll as percussionist/background vocalist. Along with this venture, he is a regular on the MTV Live channel and internet smash, Live From Daryl's House, starring Daryl Hall (www.livefromdarylshouse.com).
 
In between tours with the pop icons and the television show, he is the lead singer for an innovative night club act co-developed with Stanley Turrentine and Donny Hathaway guitar standout Wali Ali. This show puts a new spin on popular classics not yet seen on the jazz club and cabaret circuit.
 

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Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 254158 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254158&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[This is Your Night Richard Cameron]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257712&cart&buy HONOREE: RICHARD CAMERON

This is Your Night!(TM) is based on a classic premise that is hosted by Metropolitan Room Managing Partner, Bernie Furshpan, and profiles a guest honoree who has contributed in some significant way to the NYC Entertainment Industry.  It can include, but not limited to: photographers, writers, bloggers, press, promoters, management, publicists, directors, musical directors, producers, etc.
 
The show presents a gift to the honorree, and includes a line-up of entertainment professionals who will share stories, song and comedy about their experiences and ends with a grand finale, a reunion.
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Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 257712 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=257712&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Adrienne Haan]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248472&cart&buy Sounds Of The Season – A Christmas Spectacular
 
Adrienne Haan presents a joyful holiday show featuring America’s most beloved Christmas songs combined with traditional European holiday carols.  The program spreads a message of love, good will and peace through the beautiful sounds of Christmas classics. The diverse selection of repertoire, with lyrics and music that lives on through the generations, includes works from J.S. Bach to Irving Berlin. These treasured pieces are “forever” Christmas cards performed in English, German, French or Spanish by Ms. Haan with her unique personal flair.
 
With Richard Danley on piano and Mike Campenni on drums
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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 248472 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248472&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Paul Binder]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254088&cart&buy
Musical Director Dennis Buck

After a successful benefit performance of PAUL BINDER RISKS HIS LIFE here at the Metropolitan Room in 2016, Paul Binder will return with a new cabaret: THE TALL AND THE SHORT OF IT!  B
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PAUL BINDER — street juggler, talent booker for Merv Griffin, floor manager for Julia Child, Sesame Street regular, and founder of the Big Apple Circus—has lived and worked with the finest circus artists from around the globe. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Paul trained with the San Francisco Mime Troupe before travelling across Europe with Michael Christensen as street jugglers. He returned to New York with the dream to create a theatrically excellent, yet artistically intimate American circus, and in 1977, the Big Apple Circus was born. In July of 2009, Paul stepped out of the ring, but he continues to work with the Big Apple Circus as a senior advisor. The New York Landmarks Conservancy has designated him a “Living Landmark.” Paul recently published his memoir Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion and Other Uncommon Tales from the Founder of the Big Apple Circus, with a foreword by Glenn Close. Paul’s first singing triumph was performing as Mitt Romney’s Dog in the Thalia Follies at Symphony Space in 2008. For more information, visit PaulBinderCircus.com.]]>
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 254088 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254088&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Dorothy Bishop]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248971&cart&buy
NOMINATED BY BROADWAY WORLD FOR BEST NYC MUSICAL COMEDY CABARET SHOW 2013!!!










"12 Divas wrapped up into one dynamite package! Dorothy lovingly sends up a fully costumed, vocally brilliant tribute to the worlds greatest singing icons from Cher to Adele.  This show never disappoints!"

Dorothy Bishop is a multi-character female vocalist who can serve you Cher, Madonna, Streisand, Dolly Parton, even Joan Rivers - all in one night! 
 
"Bishop has an incredible ability to get an audience going and can achieve one of the most difficult tasks as a performer… get full on participation from the crowd!" --NY POST 

MADONNA




SARA PALIN




RENEE FLEMING



 
 
The Vocal range of Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland to Stevie Nicks and Adele, The comedic chops of Madeline Kahn and Judy Tenuta, The glamour of Cher and Marlene Dietrich, the sex appeal and cheeky humor of Dolly Parton and Mae West. 
 
Dorothy Bishop is a hilarious Diva Impersonator Extraordinaire! 
 
Dorothy Bishop was a Nationally Televised Finalist on Americas Got Talent Season Four! 
 
She has performed her imposter show all over the world, in clubs, cruise ships and corporate events as well as appearances at Carnegie Hall, Broadway National Tours, and at Lincoln Center. She is completely interactive with your audience and does full costume changes with beautiful classy tasteful costumes and wigs from the best designers in New York. 
 
"Dorothy Bishop has New York in Stitches" --New York Post "Dorothy Bishop is a triple threat! Part singer, part entertainer, part vocalist, she has the rare gift of holding an audience spell bound as she morphs her voice and persona into some of the worlds most iconic singers." 
 
Dorothy Bishop has been a top headline act all over the world with her Pop Opera show - Viva La Diva! She headlined with Royal Caribbean, Regent Seven Seas, Norwegian, and most recently Princess World Cruises 2012. She has been a soloist at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Joes Pub, and co-starred in the Broadway National Tour of Master Class Starring Faye Dunaway. 
 
Dorothy's finely trained vocals and years of professional experience will provide your event with unforgettable world class entertainment. 
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Sat, 09 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000 248971 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248971&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sat, 09 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[John Minnock]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255072&cart&buy “Every Day Blues” 
A new-breed vocalist who infuses diversity and modern interpretation into his jazz and blues show, John Minnock first gained popularity in Boston and is now a resident performer at the Metropolitan Room. He is the recipient of the “HotHouse Jazz 2016 Fans Decision Metropolitan Room Award”, and recently released his debut album “Every Day Blues” (available at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and CDBaby). 
 
An audience favorite rapidly building a large New York following, John combines great originality, musicality and showmanship with clever wit and irreverent comedy, presenting a high-energy and entertaining evening of jazz, blues, funk and R&B. “Like the best Irish coffee, Minnock’s voice is smooth and bold, with a good dose of Bushmills to give it a smoldering kick…stellar chops…creative phrasing; impressive scatting” (Kevin Scott Hall, Bistro Awards). 
 
A classically trained musician, John’s vocalizing recalls the likes of Billy Eckstein, Lou Rawls, George Benson and B.B. King. He often branches out into jazz improvisation and scat singing, and brings a rich history of the music to every performance. His wide repertoire of song renditions spans classic artists like King, Ruth Brown and Bill Withers to contemporaries such as Sara Bareilles, Amy Winehouse and Sam Smith. “One of the best versions of ‘On Broadway’ I’ve ever heard.” (Bistro Awards). 
 
John leads a trio of accomplished musicians and keeps the energy moving throughout the evening. Before bringing his show to NYC, John performed weekly at Boston’s Encore Lounge, in one of the most successful jazz gigs in Boston. The show was chosen as a “Featured Event” by The Boston Globe several times during its run. Previously, John performed in the group “Feed the Meter” and in performances at Acton Jazz Café. Born and raised in Albany, he has a degree in music from Boston University. “…an impressive vocalist, obviously well trained and practiced in his chosen fields of study.” (Bistro Awards). 
 
Don’t miss this great evening of entertainment!
 
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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000 255072 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255072&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sun, 10 Dec 2017 02:30:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Corinna Sowers-Adler]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250964&cart&buy Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 250964 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=250964&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[OPEN MIC @THE MET]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258339&cart&buy
Open Mic @ The Met
Drop in for A Bagel & A Song

Second Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am)
 
Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become some of the region's most loved artists. Its also known for providing thousands of talented singers and entertainers a stage  to keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.  Presented and hosted by well-known artist and producer, Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC @THE MET" is an important part of this tradition. 

"OPEN MIC @THE MET" is not your average Open Mic! The iconic stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm and sexy environment.  Come to sing or just to watch and listen!  Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. 
 
NOTE: No advance registration by phone is permitted.  If you can’t come in time for registration the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances.
 
Cover is $15 (cash at the door)

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THREE CHOICES OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

1)  $10 Beverage Minimum, or
 
2)  $15 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or
 
3)  $20 Breakfast Spread - includes bagels with spreads, one choice of an alcoholic beverage (Bloody Mary or Mimosa) 
 
À la carte
Coffee / Tea / Soda / Juice - $5
Bloody Mary / Mimosa - $10
 
 
 

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0000 258339 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=258339&cart&buy $15.00 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cabaret Cares]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253258&cart&buy Cabaret Cares is the Award Winning benefit series that benefits Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit created by cabaret producer Joseph Macchia, Cabaret Cares is a ongoing monthly series that was created to benefit Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit organization that helps children,teens and youth living with HIV and AIDS. Once a month a new show is created and can feature Broadway show casts, up and coming talent and many of the New York Cabaret Community.  ]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 253258 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253258&cart&buy $20.00 - $125.00 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Scott Siegel Presents]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255081&cart&buy
Scott Siegel Presents...
TBA
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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 255081 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=255081&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Lauren White & The Quinn Johnson Trio]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253999&cart&buy
LAUREN WHITE & THE QUINN JOHNSON TRIO "EXPERIMENT: Inspired By The Recordings of IRENE KRAL"


 
Lauren is a popular Los Angeles vocallist, who has performed extensively in venues throughout the city such as Catalina Jazz Club, Upstairs At Vitello's, Feinstein's At The Cinegrill and the Legendary Cinegrill at The Hollywood Roosevelt. "Experiment" is the second collaboration for Lauren with Quinn Johnson producing. Their previous cd, "Meant To Be", is highly regarded for it's adventurous spirit and exquisite arrangements and received considerable airplay.
 
Quinn Johnson is the longtime Musical Director for Steve Tyrell and frequently appears in the Clare Fischer Band, playing the Claire Fischer parts in their various incarnations, for which they won a recent Latin Grammy for best album. 


 
 
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Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 253999 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=253999&cart&buy $24.00 - $115.00 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Chanukah with Elli the King of Broadway]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254159&cart&buy
5th ANNUAL “CHANUKAH AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM WITH ELLI The King of Broadway & FRIENDS”



 
The theme is, of course, Chanukah the Festival of Light and Freedom!
 
There will be Music, Song, Comedy, Menorah Lighting, Latkes, Sufganiot, Dreidels, Chanukah Gelt & MORE!
Fun for all!
 
Featuring: Elli Thekingofbroadway and an all-star Broadway cast!
 
with Music by "The Drey-dels"

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 254159 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254159&cart&buy $18.00 - $115.00 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Chanukah with Elli the King of Broadway]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254160&cart&buy
5th ANNUAL “CHANUKAH AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM WITH ELLI The King of Broadway & FRIENDS”



 
The theme is, of course, Chanukah the Festival of Light and Freedom!
 
There will be Music, Song, Comedy, Menorah Lighting, Latkes, Sufganiot, Dreidels, Chanukah Gelt & MORE!
Fun for all!
 
Featuring: Elli Thekingofbroadway and an all-star Broadway cast!
 
with Music by "The Drey-dels"

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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 254160 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254160&cart&buy $18.00 - $115.00 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Cabaret's Greatest Hits]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248192&cart&buy Thu, 21 Dec 2017 23:30:00 -0000 248192 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248192&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 23:30:00 -0000 <![CDATA[Cassondra James]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254775&cart&buy
The holiday season is one filled with thoughts of home. For some, these thoughts include the warmth of friends and family; for others, the disappointment and loneliness of loss. In this, her own musical "homecoming", Cassondra reflects on the complexity of home and belonging, all while merging together the diversity of her musical homes - jazz, pop, gospel, r&b, classical, folk, and funk. 



Born in the little town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Cassondra James (Kellam) has performed across the US and  Europe with artists such as Cory Henry, Christina Aguilera, Kim Burrell, Tituss Burgess, Laura Izibor, Gladys Knight, Brandy, and Wynton Marsalis. When she is not traveling, you can hear her performing jazz, funk, the blues, r&b, gospel, and even classical music in venues around the New York metropolitan area. She is currently working on an EP to be released in 2017, and is cast in the upcoming Broadway reading of Once on This Island.
 
In addition to these musical accomplishments, she also holds a Master's degree in theological studies from Drew University, and is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she is conducting research on stand-up comedy.
 
 
 
 
 
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Sat, 30 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000 254775 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=254775&cart&buy $20.00 - $115.00 Sat, 30 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Metropolitan Room is Official Guinness World Record™ Holder]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=194537&cart&buy


On January 1, 2015, Metropolitan Room attempted to break a Guinness World Record™ for The Longest Variety Show and succeeded with the participation of a total of about 320 people that included staff, witnesses, stewards, timekeepers, registrars, promoters, publicists, sponsors, staffers, stage directors and performing artists.  Below is a list of all those that participated in making this an incredible historic event that has been entered into the record books.

Aaron Kominos-Smith
Aaron Morishita 
Aaron Weinstein
Adam and Todd Stone
Adam Shapiro 
Adriane Hamilton
Afterbirth Monkey / Charles Stunning
Afterbirth Monkey / Mark Robert Turner 
Alex Leonard
Amy Friedl Stoner
Andrea Wolff
Andrew Kotliar / LIVAMP.COM
Andrew Schiavone 
Anthony Cinelli
Anthony Nunziata
Antonique Smith
April Brucker      
Ari Teman
Artie Thompson
Avery Sommers
Baby Jane Dexter
Bar Asolin and May Ben 
Barbara Porteus
Barry Levitt
Beck Lee
Ben Conrad        
Ben Rosenfeld
Bernie Furshpan
Bettina May
Bill Boggs
Billy Root
Billy Stritch
Bill Zeffiro
Bobbie Horowitz
Bobby de Leon
Bobby  Peaco
Bob Greenberg 
Brandon Portelli
Briana Davis
Brian Gari
Brian Grossi
Brittany Dombrowski
BXL Restaurant
Carlo Bellario
Caroline Kearney
Carol Sue
Carrie Gravenson
Cary Hoffman
Celia Berk
Charles McBee
Charlotte Patton
Cherry Pitz
Christine Pedi  
Christine Schisano
Chrysten Peddie
Cole Rumbough
Corinna Sowers-Adler
CuBa AKA Madis Haugasm
Cynthia Crane
Dana Friedman
Dana Lorge
Dan D'Agnes 
Dan Manjovi
Dan McGinnity / GroundLink Black Car Service
Danny Bacher
Danny Cohen
Danny Lofaro        
Daryl Glenn
Dave Rosner
David Alpher
David Slone
Dawn Derow
Deborah Tranelli
DeLance Minefee
Delilah
Denise Pizzo
Devin Bing
Dino Sossi 
Doreen Montalvo
Dorian Wallace
Dorothy Bishop
Doug Adler
Douglas J. Cohen
Edd Clark
Eddie Brill 
Eddy Khaimovich 
Ellen Karis
Elli The King of Bdwy
Elya Vasiliev  
Emily Bergl
Eric Rudy
Eric Yves Garcia
Erik Levi
Evan Leslie Jones
Flor Bromley
Francine Evans
Frank Dain
Frans Bloem 
Fred Cohen
Fred Gefen
Gabrielle Lee
Gary Crawford
Gary Lizardo
Gerry Mastrolia
Gianna Messina
Gladys Nilsen
Gregory Korostishevsky
Gregory Levine 
Gwen Kelley
Harold Sanditen
Harrison Greenbaum
Hedda Lettuce
Howard Alden 
Howard Feller
Iris Williams
Jack Fuld
Jackson Ridd
James Followell
Jamie and Wade Preston
Jamie deRoy
Jamie Hartmann
Jamie Salzano
Jane Condon
Jane Glick
Janice Hall 
Jason Morris
Jason Taylor
Jay Rogers
Jean Hanks
Jeanne Gies
Jeff Franzel
Jeff Harnar
Jeff Macauley
Jeffrey Gurian
Jennie Litt
Jennifer Bassey
Jeremy Zoma
Jim Brochu 
Joanne Furshpan
Joanne Tatham 
Joe Alfano
Joe Franklin
Joe Lipari
Joel Zelnik
Joe Peri
Joe Pontillo
Joe Regan
Joe Sirola
Joey Infante
John Crenny
Jonathan Ellers
Jonathan Furshpan
Jonathan Mastro
Jon Fisch
Jon Weber
Jordan Siwek
Joseph Macchia
Joshua Lance Dixon 
JP Perreaux
Judi Mark
Julie Ann Earls
Julie Miller
Karen Oberlin 
Katherine Butigieg
Kathleen France
Kelley Lynn
Ken Dashow
Kevin Allen
Kevin Berrey 
Kevin Dombrowski
Kevin Dozier 
Kevin Gootee
Kevin Keith
Kimberley Hellem
Kita St Cyr
KT Sullivan
Kyra Miller
Laurie Krauz
Lawrence A. Florek
Lee Torchia
Lina Koutrakos
Linda Amiel Burns
Linda Elizabeth
Lisa Harmon        
Lisa Yaeger
Liz Barrett      
Liz McKendry
Lori Sommer
Lou Iacovino       
Luba Mason
Luke Thayer
Lynn Henderson
Manny Morales
Marcus Simeone
Maria Ottavia
Marieann Meringolo
Marilyn Maye
Marissa Mulder
Mark McCombs
Marya Coburn
Maryann Lopinto
Marya Zimmet
Mary Foster Conklin
Matias Letelier
Matthew Martin Ward
Matt Nagin
Maureen Taylor
Max Cohen
Maxine Linehan 
Melanie Kann
Mel Garlick
Melissa E. Heche
Melody Breyer-Grell
Merrill Grant
Michael Six Muldoon
Michelle Beautier
Michelle Butigieg
Michelle Collier
Michelle DellaFave 
Mike Gillerman
Mikel Mafaro  
MJ Territo 
Nancy Seabold
Natalie Arneson
Natasha Castillo 
Natti Vogel
Neal Bennington 
Nicky Sunshine
Oni Francis
P&W Press Printers
Patrick Holbert
Paul Stephen
Peaches & Crime
Peggy Eason
Peter Leavy / Cabaret Scenes
Peter Napolitano
Phil O'Reilly
Phil Sweet
Pin-Up Squirrels
Rachel Joan
Rachel Menconi
Randie Levine-Miller
Rembert Block
Rev. Yolanda
Richard Becker
Richard Holbrook
Richard Pryor Jr
Richard Purcell
Rich Grasso
Rick Jensen
Ricky Ritzel
Rob Davis
Robert Driemeyer
Rob Langeder
Rob Lester
Ron Dabney
Ronnie Giles
Rosebud Baker        
Rosemary Loar
Run Jenny
Russ Weatherford
Sandi Durrell
Sandip Buch 
Sandra Benee
Sandy Chansamone        
SantaJaca
Sarah Ferro
Sara Zahn
Sari Schorr
Scott Siegel
Sean Harkness 
Seth Bisen-Hersh
Shana Farr 
Shane Baker
Sharik Hasan
Shauna Hicks
Shellen Lubin
Shelly Colman
Stephen Hanks
Stephen Sorokoff
Steve "The Whistler" Herbst
Steve Marden
Steven Scott
Steve Schalchlin 
Stu Hamstra
Sue Matsuki
Sunny Leigh
Susan Jeffries
Sylvia Mims
Taiger
Tamara Furshpan
Tedd Firth
Teresa DeGaetano
Tess O'Brien
Tina deVaron
Tom Gamblin
Tom Ragu
Tom Toce
Tom Waters
Tony Danza
Tracey Hassel
Tracy Stark
Travis Moser
Tym Moss
Vickie Phillips 
Vicki Sander 
Vicky Kuperman
Victoria Paulin
Victor Neufeld 
Victor Starsky 
Virginia Jimenez
Wae Messed
Wambui Bahati  
Warren Schein
Will Shuler
Witti Repartee
Zoe Kuhnen
 
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<![CDATA[Shelly Burch]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256296&cart&buy
A rare and exciting evening when Shelly performs a diverse array of songs by arguably, America's most unique composer, Harold Arlen. With lyrics by Ted Koehler, Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, and Arlen's last collaborator, Martin Charnin, and accompanied by the glorious David Shenton trio, she'll reinterpret such classics, among others, "Get Happy", "Come Rain or Come Shine", and "Over The Rainbow". Charnin will also narrate and perform with her singing some standards, including never performed Arlen, with songs from their unproduced musical "Softly". Be there, for one of the most magical musical 70 minutes you'll spend this spring. It's an evening you simply cannot afford to miss.]]>
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:00:00 -0000 256296 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=256296&cart&buy $30.00 - $115.00 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday Elizabeth Sullivan]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248922&cart&buy Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Sullivan: Mother of Singers, Mistress of Song

RIchard Skipper's article about Elizabeth... http://richardskipper.blogspot.com/2014/05/elizabeth-sullivan-celebrating-mothers.html



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Tue, 22 May 2018 23:00:00 -0000 248922 http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=248922&cart&buy $30.00 - $115.00 Tue, 22 May 2018 23:00:00 -0000
<![CDATA[Met Room Sing - Along with Gretchen, Karen & Andrew]]> http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=238469&cart&buy DON'T SING ALONE... SING-ALONG...   WITH US.  
 
HOSTS: GRETCHEN REINHAGEN, KAREN MACK & ANDREW SOTOMAYOR
 
THEME: THE SONGS OF 1973
 
2016 DATES & HOSTS: 
Tue Oct 4 at 7pm Jay Rogers & Aaron Morishita
Mon Nov 28 at 7pm Gretchen Reinhagen & Karen Mack & Andrew Sotomayor

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DON'T SING ALONE... SING-ALONG...   WITH US.
Metropolitan Room proudly presents a special series called "Sing-Along with..." Each event will be hosted by some of the most popular entertainers in the industry who will create a theme all their own with music that you will recognize and want to participate in.  Nothing's more exciting than to be singing together with other people.   Even during holidays, many of us gather around the piano and sing familiar tunes as a group and there's so much love and joy in it.   Music is healing and singing together with others makes us happy and builds community and brotherhood.  Create great memories with us.   
 
EVERYONE WANTS TO SING
So many of us have been told at some point during our impressionable years that we can’t sing or shouldn’t sing in public because we have a terrible voice.  Consequently, we shied away from using our voices to express ourselves and from speaking our truth.  Singing is instinctual, primal even and deep down, we all want to sing because we were all designed that way!  There are several scientific explanations why singing is actually good for your soul and health.
 
SINGING MAKES US FEEL GOOD
We experience pleasure from sound vibrations as they resonate in our oral cavities and throughout our bodies.  Endorphins are released when we sing which promotes positive feelings. This is especially true when we sing with other people and group singing induces the production of oxytocin (the bonding hormone). This process reduces stress, anxiety and increases feelings of trust and well-being.
 
SINGING IS GOOD FOR OUR HEALTH
Singing is considered an aerobic activity because of the amount of oxygen that is delivered to the brain. Many singers report feelings of invigoration, euphoria or even bliss when performing. This is partly due to the deep breathing that singing requires. Deep breathing has immense restorative power and reduces stress and can even put us into a meditative state. Moreover, singing decreases cortisol levels (stress hormone), which helps produce more antibodies that boost our immune systems.  There are emotional health benefits as well. We see this in the mother’s instinct to comfort her crying baby with a song and in the tradition of a lullaby to put a child to sleep. Singing along to sad songs when we’re feeling blue and happy songs when we’re on top of the world both have a positive impact on our mood.
 
SINGING MAKES THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE
When we understand who we are at our core and what unique qualities we posses, we stop comparing ourselves to each other. The fear and anxiety that fuels us to fight, to hoard, and to oppress is transformed into compassion, generosity and love. This positive change has a ripple effect which begins in our own lives, then extends to our friends and families, our communities and eventually into the world at large.
 
WE ARE ONE COMMUNITY
It has been suggested that singing in groups can result in a phenomenon called entrainment. The pulses of the singers synchronize as one collective heartbeat, part of one enormous system, the heart of humanity.

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Billy White is a pianist, keyboardist, composer, producer, electronic musician and songwriter living in New York City.  Born in San Francisco, he graduated attended UCLA's jazz studies program, where he studied under Kenny Burrell and earned a B.A. in Ethnomusicology.  He has won numerous awards and scholarships, including the David A. Abell Jazz Piano Scholarship, the Martin Feldman Award, the Duke Ellington Jazz Award and several CMEA Command Performances. Since moving to New York in 2005, he worked with Blue Note artist Ambrose Akinmusire, Dayna Stephens, Obed Calvaire, Paula West, and Marcus Shelby, as well as crossing over into R&B, working with Bilal (Grammy-nominee), and Maiysha Kai (Grammy-nominee).   Never one to mind boundaries, he has collaborated with gospel star James Hall. as well as electronic producers Teeko, Captain Planet, and Pablo Ygal (formerly of Plug Research).  He has also composed for film (the festival-winning Bowling Blind, 2011) and dance (Martha Graham School of Dance, Long Island University).  He has also worked in musical theater, co-writing the musical "Finding Harlem" with Rent's Ano Okera.  In 2010, he released "First Things First", an album of original jazz, which garnered positive reviews in both Down Beat Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. ]]>
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