Tag: Metropolitan Room

A Happening to Celebrate Birthday Girl Annie Ross

[article as originally published in Theater Pizzazz, July 30, 2017.] July 25, 2017 really is the 87th birthday of Annie Ross and marks the 11th year of regular appearances at the venue by this actress and jazz musician. The celebratory vibe at the Metropolitan Room this fine summer evening is deep and buzzy—Ms. Ross hasn’t been

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen at the Metropolitan Room

Moore paints a picture of a time, a community, and show business camaraderie. Sinatra’s pals piled into charter planes for Coward’s Desert Inn opening, including original Rat Pack members Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Judy Garland, Sid Luft and others. (Sinatra would execute a charter bus version of this kind of group adventure the following month

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Marilyn Maye Always Something Big

[article as originally published in Theater Pizzazz, January 6, 2017.] January in Manhattan means Marilyn Maye has brought her post New Year “by request” performances to the cozy and classy Metropolitan Room. The concept is delightful: woven into familiar tunes her existing fans yearn to hear, patrons have the option of submitting a tune request

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One for the Show Plus One

[article as originally published in Theater Pizzazz, August 22, 2016.] “Small but mighty,” our host Ken Prescott named us, the stalwart and engaged members of a recent evening audience at the Dorothy Dale Kloss and Ken Prescott cabaret evening “Two for the Show.” Our crowd included a number of first-timers to their routines, some of

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Vivian Reed Sings Standards and More

[article as originally published in Theater Pizzazz, July 27, 2016.] The Metropolitan Room’s air conditioning could barely keep up with the heat generated by the enthusiastic early show crowd at the venue on a recent evening. We gathered to experience the theatrical wonders of Vivian Reed in intimate conversation with her assembled musicians – William

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Review: Marilyn Maye By Request 2016

Marilyn Maye: “Marilyn By Request” Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street January 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2016 event web site I settle into a corner nook at the Metropolitan Room this cold January evening, hard by the stage piano, by myself but soon surrounded by stranger-friends. The men at my table talk among themselves about “Marilyn

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Review: Marilyn Maye By Request 2013

Marilyn Maye: “Marilyn By Request” Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street January 3-6 & 9, 2013 event web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee January 3, 2013 “I’ve recorded this, I know this.” “I’m in the Smithsonian you guys.” The place is packed, the celebrity sightings are rich (from Jamie deRoy to Caroline O’Connor to Jim

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review: david brenner

David Brenner The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street August 22, 23, 25, 2012 event web site performer web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee August 23, 2012  Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to visit some of the stalwarts of 1970s and 1980s television on various New York stages.  “Madame” (and Rick

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review: grace cosgrove

Grace Cosgrove: Spend an Evening with Grace with Don Rebic, Jason DiMatteo, Danny Mallon directed by Marilyn Maye The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street April 29, April 30, May 2, May 4, June 8 2012 event web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee May 2, 2012  At the Metropolitan Room this Spring during five month-spanning

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