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Cabaret Review: Anita Gillette and Harold Sanditen in “Harold and Broad” at the Metropolitan Room

October 29, 2016 | Cabaret > | Tags:

The remarkable Anita Gillette, now an octogenarian, returns to the Metropolitan Room for a two-night gig with her sexagenarian friend Harold Sanditen. The pair – separated by a span of twenty years – transcends, nay transforms, the notion that age differences affect deep friendship and the misconception that age affects the quality of vocal performance. Like Harold and Maude before…

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T. Oliver Reid: “Drop Me Off in Harlem” at the Metropolitan Room (Closed Sunday November 9, 2014)

October 31, 2014 | Cabaret > | Tags:

The current renaissance in New York City’s Harlem is not to be mistaken for the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930s (and before). The current revival has much to do with real estate, privilege, and power. The iconic Harlem Renaissance had everything to do with artistic collaboration, white bootleggers, and crazy rhythms. This is the Harlem T. Oliver Reid knows well….

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Bernard Dotson “Live” at the Metropolitan Room (Closed Wednesday April 16, 2014)

February 7, 2014 | Cabaret > | Tags:

Any doubt that Bernard Dotson is an intriguing multi-talented performer is soon dismissed after seeing his new energy packed show which debuted at the Metropolitan Room and will soon take flight around the country. “I don’t know how to begin/ To let myself let you in” are the opening lyrics heard from an offstage voice and will soon prove to…

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Karen Wyman – “The Second Time Around” at the Metropolitan Room (Closed in March, 2014)

February 7, 2014 | Cabaret > | Tags:

A national sensation in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Karen Wyman has decided after twenty-three years to stage her comeback and continue what has always been her passion: singing for her live audiences. That decision comes after having successfully raised her family and realizing that musically she had “a lot of growing up to do” in terms of truly…

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Jason Morris: Musically Yogic at the Metropolitan Room (Closed Monday March 17, 2014)

February 6, 2014 | Cabaret > | Tags:

MetroStar’s 1st Runner Up Jason Morris is not only an international trainer of yoga teachers and a successful entrepreneur involved in a successful chain of yoga centers; he is also an accomplished and unique performer. In his recent appearance at the Metropolitan Room, Mr. Morris continues to validate his mantra: “music has not only the power to move us to…

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Baby Jane Dexter: More Rules of the Road (Closed Friday April 25, 2014)

January 20, 2014 | Cabaret > | Tags:

Baby Jane Dexter steps onto the stage of The Metropolitan Room on the first evening of her current nine-show run with the confidence and grace that have become hallmarks of this cabaret legend. Most accomplished vocalists use their physical instruments to create what becomes their signature “style.” Baby Jane Dexter sings with not only her vocal instrument: she also sings…

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Marilyn Maye: “Marilyn by Request” at the Metropolitan Room (Thursday January 9, 2014)

January 20, 2014 | Cabaret > | Tags:

Cabaret legend Marilyn Maye extends the celebration of the New Year with seven glorious performances at the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan. Joined by Billy Stritch (piano), Tom Hubbard (bass), and Warren Odze (drums), Ms. Maye dazzles her fans for ninety remarkable minutes with her unique blend of song stylist, lyricist, and shaman. Marilyn Maye lets the audience know “how much…

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Stacy Sullivan: A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee at the Metropolitan Room (Closed Saturday April 26, 2014)

January 20, 2014 | Cabaret > | Tags:

Any day is a good day when it includes sitting in the iconic Metropolitan Room listening to the equally exemplary Stacy Sullivan and her “Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee.” Ms. Sullivan understands the nature of a tribute as she examines the career of Peggy Lee, knowing who she was and what she was and using that vehicle to take the…

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“Devin Bing and the Secret Service Part Deux” at the Metropolitan Room (Closed February 28, 2014)

January 18, 2014 | Cabaret > | Tags:

On April 7, 2013 Theatre Reviews Limited observed that the engaging Devin Bing was on a journey to success and that it was important for this delightful and talented crooner to decide soon which “road” would be the best choice for him. This review comes after returning to the Metropolitan Room to revisit musical artist Devin Bing to hear his…

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