Baby Jane Dexter to Return to the Metropolitan Room with MORE RULES OF THE ROAD, 4/18 & 4/25
Back from a SRO concert in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico where she performed More Rules of the Road at the Angela Perlata Theater and Opera House, Baby Jane Dexter returns to Metropolitan Room for two performances of that hit show on Friday, April 18 and Friday April 25. Both shows at 7:00. Sharing the stage will be guest Musical Director Ian Herman. The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues.) There will be a $25 music charge and a two beverage minimum. Reservations: (212) 206 0440.
More Rules of the Road is the latest emotionally empowering and highly-charged show from this influential and beloved cabaret artist who never disappoints. Writing in The New York Times, Stephen Holden said of Ms. Dexter, " The phrase "keeping it real," and all that it suggests certainly applies to Baby Jane Dexter, a longtime cabaret performer whose booming pop contralto is one of the more formidable voices on the New York nightclub stage." Her shows are filled with memorable anecdotes from life and a brilliant performing career as well as totally unforgettable song choices that have helped make her the local legend she remains today. This new 2013 show will include compelling songs by Irving Berlin, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh and George Gershwin, as well as something by Mike Scott from the Waterboys and a song written by Randy Newman and introduced by Baby Jane. She also does a new blues written by Vivien Wolsk suggested by KT Sullivan, and songs by greats like Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke, Rufus Wainwright and Abbey Lincoln. As always in her shows, there will be her trademark unexpected twists and turns that laugh at life as well as leaving her audiences emotionally moved.
About the new show, Ms. Dexter said, "I'm always excited when I discover songs that allow me to bring and share feelings in a new and even more direct way with the audience. I want them to leave with more than they came in with, and be glad about it!"
Critics and peers have honored Baby Jane Dexter through the years and she has received six major MAC Awards, two Nightlife Awards and two Back Stage Bistro Awards. A veteran of legendary war horses like Reno Sweeney, The Ballroom, Eighty Eight's, Blues Alley, The Kennedy Center and Weill Recital Hall, Ms. Dexter has performed at an endless array of major venues throughout the country over the years. As always, Baby Jane challenges as much as she inspires. That is the hallmark that has sustained her extraordinary night club career. This is a show not to be missed.