Venue Details

181 Star Starred
Metropolitan Room
between 5th and 6th Ave 34 West 22nd Street New York City, NY 10010
212-206-0440
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Pongsri is a reasonably priced Thai restaurant around the corner from the Metropolitan Room.
Cabaret & Jazz at the Metropolitan Room dining May 22 2014 star this tip starred
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Accessibility info: Entry on street level, no steps and no ramps into the seating area, wheelchairs would have to call first because of narrow aisles, but I bet they would accommodate you; many were there with canes, albeit pretty ones, and were fine. However, the coat room is down a flight of steps and I am not sure if the bathroom may be there too. Check if that is a concern. I found them helpful when I called about my companion, who cannot do stairs.
Cabaret & Jazz at the Metropolitan Room info Dec 28 2013 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

13 ratings
4.8 average rating
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7 events
6 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 21 2009

What a wonderful show. Hope it comes back.

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7 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 21 2009

could have spent another hour listening to this wonderful song stylist singing her eclectic mix of songs.

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7 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 20 2009

She was tremendous. Also great musical choices. Bring her back.

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Website

http://metropolitanroom.com/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=98&...

Description

Anne Steele, a two-time MAC nominee, two-time Nightlife Award finalist, and Bistro Award winner, prevailed over an initial pool of 70 contestants in the 7-week jury and audience voted elimination-round competition. Opening for Steele during the run will be her co-finalists Nesha Ward and Stearns Matthews, who will perform short sets on alternating nights.

“Strings Attached,” with music direction by Kenny Davidsen and stage direction by Lennie Watts, daringly re-imagines an array of pop songs, using lush string orchestrations to coax out latent meanings. In “Strings Attached” Steele — backed by piano, violin, cello, bass and guitar — also threads in a number of standards that she freshens with her own contemporary vocal sound. The resulting intersection of pop and traditional sensibilities features songs by Britney Spears, Pink, Queen, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan and Stephen Sondheim among others.