THE PERKS OF BEING A SNOWFLAKE: SONGS BY BILLY RECCE at the Metropolitan Room
THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, the Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Cabaret, presents The Perks of Being A Snowflake: Songs by Billy Recce on September 15th at 9:30, featuring Recce, a cast of some of New York's finest and funniest talents and a collection of startlingly relevant satire tunes.
Billy Recce (NYMF's Youngest Ever Composer for Balloon Boy: The Musical) makes his Metropolitan Room debut in an evening of outrageous, irreverent and bitingly satirical musical theatre songs that have charmed audiences across Manhattan. After successful New York concert engagements at Feinstein's/54 Below and the York Theatre Company, his trunk of barely legal, musical debauchery is making its way to 22nd Street! Often compared to a young Tom Lehrer, nineteen year old Recce is one of the youngest composer/lyricists to have a solo show at The Metropolitan Room! Called "an imaginative, charismatic writer with a nimble, fiery pulse" and "his generation's answer to Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Jonathan Larson or Lin Manuel Miranda," Recce's songs are tuneful, poignant and shamelessly laugh in the faces of Betsy DeVos, Neo-Nazis, "LaLa Land", and beyond.
Leading the lineup of performers is Samantha Parrish, Rachel Ravel, Alexa Joseph, Sarah Rachel Lazarus, and Victoria Duffy. Recce's team of musicians includes Adam Mastrocola on Drums and Adam Bailey on Bass Guitar.
Tickets for the 9:30 PM concert, which start at $20, can be purchased at Metropolitanroom.com. The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street in Manhattan.
Billy Recce is an award-winning writer, composer and performer living in New York City. His show "Balloon Boy: The Musical" has been presented at the Kraine Theatre, The International Thespian Festival, Monarch High School and Theatre Row (NYMF). It has won the 2014 Thespian Musicalworks Award (sponsored by Theatrical Rights Worldwide), and its world premiere production, at a high school just a few miles away from where the infamous "Balloon Boy" event actually occurred, was featured on CBS, NBC, FOX News, NPR, Colorado Public Radio, TIME.com, the LA Times and beyond. In October, it will begin the new writers series at The Green Room 42. At 17, he was the youngest writer to ever be selected for the prestigious New York Musical Theatre Festival. His musical "Wally Weasel's G.O.P Jamboree" recently had its world premiere production at Fordham University in October 2016. As a singer-songwriter, his concert "Songs To Pop Balloons To: The Music of Billy Recce" played at the York Theatre Company in August 2016, followed by "The Perks of Being a Snowflake" at 54 Below in July 2017. He is currently the Head Writer and Composer of the new musical web-series "Rachel Unraveled" featuring Tony Nominee Chad Kimball, Jon Rua, William Youmans, Lindsay Nicole Chambers and Olivia Caridi. As a playwright, he is the winner of the 2014 VSA Playwright Discovery Award for HAPPY, and his other plays have been performed at the Kennedy Center, the Cherry Lane Theatre and the 2014 NYSTEA conference. In addition, his other works extensively cover social justice, have been recognized by the United Nations, and were performed at various venues and social justice events across New York. Billy is currently a junior in the playwriting program at Fordham University, Lincoln Center. Hear more at billyrecce.com.
Just steps from the hustle of Fifth Avenue is the Metropolitan Room, which brings jazz and cabaret to the Flatiron neighborhood. From aspiring singers to established artists, their sounds can be heard throughout the intimate 115-seat venue three times a night with the first show at 7 p.m. and the last one at 11:30 p.m. During Friday and Saturday, people can relax from the work week at their Piano Bar in their downstairs lounge and sing or listen to songs.
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Voted #1 Jazz Cabaret Club by New York Magazine, The Metropolitan Room is one of the most critically acclaimed venues in NYC and is known as the "Home" for big name talents and rising stars. This famed, Flatiron District, 22nd Street bastion for singers, is located in the heart of Manhattan in the Flatiron/Chelsea District. A high-end cabaret and jazz club, the Metropolitan Room brings the best in live music to New York City. Every night of the week, at 7pm, 9:30pm and 11:30pm. Fabulous award-winning Broadway, TV, Film and Radio performers take the stage in an intimate 115-seat atmosphere reminiscent of the golden age of cabaret. Our renowned Chelsea club and performance space provides an intimate for a range of entertainments as diverse as New York itself. From spectacles like "The Flatiron Follies" to performances by drag comedienne Hedda Lettuce, side-splitting comedy acts and moving cabaret sets by top Broadway stars, the 115-seat room provides the perfect setting for audience-pleasing shows, night after night.