The Metropolitan Room shows off some of the exciting performers appearing at the club this fall in its first “Sneak Peek Fall Preview” on Wednesday September 3 at 7pm. Performing excerpts from their upcoming shows will be such diverse talents as T. Oliver Reid, Richard Pryor Jr., Luba Mason, Dorothy Bishop, Devin Bing, Shelly Burch, Maxine Linehan and Raven O. This snapshot of the fall schedule is produced by Joseph Macchia and Bernie Furshpan. It is the first time the Metropolitan Room has offered audiences and the press this kind of an all-in-one sampler of its schedule.

“This will be an avalanche of talent, full of surprises,” Furshpan enthuses. “We are proud of the mix of styles and ideas, and sensibilities.” Since its inception in 2006, The Metropolitan Room has been a welcoming home for innovation and for accommodating a range of musical tastes that have helped energize the cabaret medium and attract new audiences. The New York Times has called the Met Room “the best of New York’s smaller clubs.”

Here is a quick digest of the singers who will be featured:

LUBA MASON, who has starred in eight Broadway shows, premieres her groundbreaking new show, “MIXTURA” – a genre-bending ride of different musical styles in one eventful evening. September 11, October 2, November 6.

DOROTHY BISHOP delights with her “Dozen Diva Show,” her raucous funhouse of a club act, filled with impressions of everyone from Barbra to Adele. No one is safe! September 24, October 31, November 21, December 16.

Hearthrob DEVIN BING continues his hotter ‘n hot residency at the club. Offering a mix of jazz standards carbonated with his unique pop-fizz, and original songs that somehow sound like they’ve been spinning in jukeboxes for decades. A sensation! September 25, October 15, November 12, December 11.

The fast-rising singer MAXINE LINEHAN, in her first Met Room major engagement, interprets a wide variety of genres from Broadway, folk, pop and beyond in this brand new show directed by Scott Siegel, “Beautiful Songs.” October 1, 8, 15, 22.

RICHARD PRYOR JR. returns for three nights after his successful debut earlier this year, in a new show that shows off his deep feeling for soul and gospel. October 3, 4, 5.

T. OLIVER REID The Broadway actor-singer-dancer offers a preview of his upcoming show “Drop Me Off in Harlem,” a club-hopping journey into Harlem in the ‘30s. October 19, 26, November 2, 9.

Broadway and television actress SHELLY BURCH returns with her critically acclaimed “Incurably Romantic,” directed by Martin Charnin… a generous, joyful merry-go-round of humour and romance, her critically acclaimed show blends American songbook and some sweet surprises. October 30, 31, December 4.

Downtown sensation RAVEN O crosses the border once again as he continues to make the Metropolitan Room his uptown airie for his unique brand of satire and music. “My Way” performs September 5 and December 11.

An avalanche of talent rains down on the Metropolitan Room for one-night-only, on Wednesday September 3 at 7pm. The cover charge is $22.50 (plus a two-drink minimum). For reservations call 212/206-0440 or visit for more information or to pre-pay online. The Nightlife and Bistro Award-winning Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, has been keeping kids off the streets and adults from spending too much time watching television since 2006.


Beck Lee
Media Blitz, LLC

Tulis McCall

Author: Tulis McCall

For my money, the theatre is up there in the ten top reasons to be human. I leave my home and go sit in a dark room with complete strangers and watch actors do their stuff because I want to be inspired. I’m asking to be involved. I’m volunteering to be led down any old path they choose as long as they don’t let go of my hand. And if I see a show, and it is NOT so very good – I will try to divert you, because I don’t want you to come to the temple when the preaching isn’t up to snuff. I will bar the door, I will swing from rafters, I will yell FIRE just to set your feet on a path that does not lead to disappointment. Do something different with your evening I will say. Save your money for dinner with a friend you haven’t seen in months because you are too frigging busy. Go take a walk with your dog or your child or your significant other. Go to bed early, I will say. Don’t come to the theatre when it is less than it can be. I’m an usher snob, and that’s all there is to it.

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