Amanda McBroom opened a series of concerts at The Metropolitan Room on Wednesday, October 25th. Many celebrities and well-wishers were in attendence, and BroadwayWorld caught all the highlights! Amanda McBroom first rose to prominence when, in 1979, her song "The Rose" (from the Bette Midler film of the same title) became a #1 hit, and she received a Golden Globe Award, as well as a Grammy nomination. As a recording artist, she has released "Growing Up in Hollywood Town," "West of Oz," "Dreaming," "Midnight Matinee," "A Waiting Heart" and "Portraits," "Amanda McBroom Live From Rainbow and Stars" and more. As a performer, McBroom has starred in the New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and European productions of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, on Broadway in Seesaw, as well as in Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music and Mame. McBroom has performed in New York cabaret and concert venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Russian Tea Room and Rainbow & Stars. The cast album of her musical Heartbearts, which has seen productions at regional theatres around the country, has been recorded and released on the Varese Sarabande label. McBroom also co-wrote and starred in an original musical, A Woman of Will, which played Off-Broadway in 2005. She also provided lyrics for Dangerous Beauty, recently seen at NAMT.
McBroom appears at The Metropolitan Room through this Saturday, October 28th. There is a $35 cover charge, as well as a two-drink minimum, for the event. The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 W. 22nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, NYC.