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Metropolitan Room
Between 5th and 6th Avenues 34 West 22nd Street New York City, NY 10010
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Pongsri is a reasonably priced Thai restaurant around the corner from the Metropolitan Room.
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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.
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Uptown Express ushers in an era of hope with a “soup to nuts” tour of great pop music, from the 2008 Jason Mraz hit “I’m Yours” to the 1938 tune “Sing For Your Supper.” In between, they will lift you up with music from The Temptations, Erasure, Dusty Springfield, Madonna, The Crew Cuts, The Beatles and much more. The all-new show promises to raises your spirits with the optimistic sounds of a “Brand New Day.”

The show also features a new song by Julie Gold, “Love is Love is Love”, The group will be performing Ms Gold’s hit, "From A Distance’ with their special guest star Karen Mason.

Under the musical direction of James Followell, Uptown Express has been delighting audiences with a repertoire culled from 80 years of amazing pop music, playing cabaret venues around New York City and beyond.

From Cole Porter and Johnny Mercer, to Elton John and Melissa Etheridge, the music of Uptown Express lifts the spirits, sets feet tapping, hands clapping, and imparts social messages of hope and tolerance wherever and whenever we perform. Uptown Express features Christopher Caswell, John DePalma, David Gurland and Brad Parks.

In 2008, the group released their first studio CD, Walk Like a Man, to great critical acclaim, receiving the 2008 Best Vocal Group Recording award from Cabaret Hotline and a 2009 MAC nominations for Best Recording. In addition, Uptown Express won the 2009 Best Group Performance from Back Stage Bistro and a 2009 MAC nomination for Best Group Performance for their shows at The Metropolitan Room.