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Anita Gillette Set For Metropolitan Room 12/9-10 & 12/16-17

Legendary triple-threat performer and recognizable stage and screen star Anita Gillette is set to bring her highly enjoyable solo show, AFTER ALL, to New York City's hallowed Metropolitan Room next month for a series of special holiday shows.

Anita Gillette's AFTER ALL features many familiar songs from the legendary performer's rich theatrical career, as well as stories from her participation in such celebrated film and TV projects such as MOONSTRUCK, 30 ROCK and more.

The official show description is as follows: "Anita Gillette was Tina Fey's mom on 30 ROCK and plays Annie Fitzsimmons in MODERN FAMILY. She is a Broadway veteran with fourteen Broadway shows to her credit, including CHAPTER TWO, for which she won a Tony nomination, CABARET, MR. PRESIDENT, THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, SHOWBOAT, etc., and innumerable Off Broadway and Regional credits including last year's THE BIG MEAL at Playwright's Horizons, Guare's RICH & FAMOUS,THE SEAGULL, SKIN OF OUR TEETH, TRAVESTIES, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, and THE GREAT WALTZ (recorded by RCA). She had major roles in the films MOONSTRUCK, SHALL WE DANCE, THE GURU, Bob Roberts, SHE'S THE ONE, THE GREAT NEW WONDERFUL and the recent Ed Burns film, THE FITZGERALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS. She was a series regular on QUINCY and had recurring roles on Law & Order SVU, SHAKE IT UP, and THE WAR AT HOME. Audiences also know her from the many game shows such as PYRAMID, PASSWORD, MATCHGAME, etc., and from being Johnny Carson's foil on 50 TONIGHT SHOWS."

Anita Gillette's AFTER ALL is directed by Barry Kleinbort, with musical direction by Paul Greenwood.

Anita Gillette's AFTER ALL at the Metropolitan Room kicks off on December 9 and 10 with two performances the following weekend, as well, on December 16 and 17.

More information on Anita Gillette's AFTER ALL is available at the official site here.

Additionally, check out my recent InDepth InterView with Anita Gillette all about her fascinating life and career, available here.

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