Rebekah Lowin to Bring I KNOW YOU BY HEART to the Metropolitan Room, Beginning 6/21
This summer, The Metropolitan Room presents vocalist Rebekah Lowin in "I Know You By Heart," a powerful and intimate new show that highlights the life and legacy of the late singer Eva Cassidy, as well as her original arrangements.
Lowin is joined by MAC and Bistro Award winning director Lauren Fox, musical director and guitarist Peter Calo, andBroadway cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf. Eva's parents, Barbara and Hugh Cassidy, were involved in the creation of the show, which features storytelling and personal anecdotes along with Eva's songs. The concert will benefit The Melanoma Research Foundation, and there will be additional opportunities to donate at the show.
Dates are set for Sunday, June 21st at 9:30pm, Wednesday, July 8th at 7pm, and Friday, August 7th at 9:30pm. The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) in New York City. Nearest subways include the 1, 2, N, Q, R, F, M, PATH. The box office is reachable by phone at 212.206.0440. Tickets can also be purchased online here.
Lowin is the winner of 54 Below's city-wide singing competition, "The Callback" and a finalist in the Noël Coward Award Competition sponsored by The Noël Coward Foundation London. She studied classical voice with Sooyeon Kim and Lorraine Nubar of The Juilliard School and her performance resumé includes Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, Radio City Music Hall, Birdland, and 54 Below, as well as appearances in The New York International Fringe Festival and The New York Musical Theatre Festival. In late 2013, Stephen Holden of The New York Times dubbed Rebekah "one of the most promising [young singers]...impressive for her freshness and lack of self-dramatization." Roy Sander of The Bistro Awards writes that she has "startling depth of understanding and maturity" and Alix Cohen of Broadway World notes that "Lowin is a perfect ingenue - extremely pretty, seemingly innocent, with a light, sweet soprano that must make the angels smile." Rob Lester of Cabaret Scenes Magazine adds that "Rebekah Lowin, cabaret newbie, glowed."
Director Lauren Fox has been featured in several films, including "Pi," "Noon Blue Apples," "Revolution Summer," "The Hammer," and "We Need To Talk About Kevin," and on TV in FOX's "New Amsterdam" and "Fringe." Her New York theater credits include "Hillbilly Women," at the ArcLight Theater, and "Heathens" at Theater For A New City. Most recently, Lauren made her London theatrical debut in the world premiere of Norris Church Mailer's play, "Go-See," at the King's Head Theater. Lauren's last two shows, "Love, Lust, Fear & Freedom: The Songs Of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen," and "Canyon Folkies: Over the Hills & Under the Covers," both at Metropolitan Room, NYC, received critical acclaim from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall (NYC), The Crazy Coqs (London), Subculture NYC, Joe's Pub, 54 Below, The Kate (Katherine Hepburn Performing Arts Center), The Pollack Theater at Monmouth Center for the Arts, and various performing arts centers and colleges around the country. Lauren is the 2012 recipient of the MAC and Bistro Award for Debut Artist, as well as the 2013 recipient of a Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Performer. Lauren, along with her sister, Haley Fox, founded and co-owns Alice's Tea Cup, three tea houses in New York City. In 2010, they co-wrote the Alice's Tea Cup Cookbook, published by Harper Collins.
Hailed in review as "a master musician" by The Boston Globe, musical director and guitarist Peter Calo is most recognized for his work with Carly Simon. Peter has recorded and performed with such legendary artists as James Taylor, Hall and Oates, and renowned record producer Phil Ramone. He has performed on Good Morning America, Regis and Kelly, CBS Good Morning, the Late Show with David Letterman, and more. The spectrum of Calo's resume is diverse and expansive, ranging from nightly performances with the Tony Award winning Broadway musical "Hairspray" (including the Grammy winning original cast recording), to an impressive roster of national jingles, industrials, film scores for PBS, Oscar nominated documentaries and independent features. Peter's other recent work includes Carly Simon's upcoming release "Into White", Ben Taylor's latest CD release "Another Run Around The Sun" on Iris Records, and recordings for director Julie Taymor (Lion King, Frida).
Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf is an accomplished cellist and has been a fixture in Broadway orchestra pits since her debut in "The Boy From Oz." She has played in the pits of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "Sunday In The Park With George," "Irving Berlin's White Christmas," "Guys and Dolls," "Bye Bye Birdie," "A Little Night Music," "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," and "The Bridges of Madison County," and she is featured on the soundtrack for "The Last Five Years" motion picture (Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan).