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Costacos to Perform at MetroStar Challenge July 21st

GEORGE COSTACOS has been selected to perform in the first annual MetroStar Talent Challenge on Monday July 21 at 7pm.

Bringing "tomorrow's headliners today," MetroStar Talent Challenge takes place Monday nights at 7pm from July 7 until August 18th at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) in Manhattan.

Performers will compete in 3 rounds of Trials (July 7, 14 and 21), Quarter finals (July 28), and 2 rounds of Finals (August 11 and 18).  There will be a different celebrity guest judge every week.  Tickets are $15 plus a two-drink minimum. The winner will be decided by combining the votes of the judges and audience.

For reservations and general information please call 212-206-0440 or visit

GEORGE COSTACOS makes his first appearance at The Metropolitan Room.  He has appeared with Steve Ross in: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, The 45th Street Theater, The National Arts Club, and Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium in the Library for the Performing Arts (the last two also with Julie Wilson).  George's critically acclaimed musical Greek Gifts premiered and was recorded with musical direction by Seth Weinstein, it has been performed in benefit concert sponsored by the New York Foundation, and a version with choir at Dicapo Theatre under musical direction by Broadway maestro and music director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra Constantine Kitsopoulos -- who previously directed George in Axion Esti. at Merkin Concert Hall.  Other appearances include City Center, Alexander Hamilton Auditorium, Hudson River Museum, Barnes & Noble, Sardi's, Don't Tell Mama, Eighty Eight's, The Greek Cultural Center (sponsored by the NY State Foundation for the Arts) and landmark theatres all along the East Coast.  George made worldwide front-page news as the only Actors' Equity member invited from the USA to perform in the Athens 2004 Olympics Opening Ceremony.  His image was issued on the official commemorative materials and he was commended on the Congressional Statement in Washington DC.  George was invited twice live on PBS for The Greek Americans, and he is the International Patron of the George Best Foundation in the UK.  Official site:

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