Suzanne Carrico & Joi Danielle Price Perform GREAT EXPECTATIONS at the Metropolitan Room Tonight, 7/29

When award-winning cabaret singer Suzanne Carrico & Broadway actress Joi Danielle Price both found themselves "in the family way," they did the only thing they could. They decided to spend their summer with GREAT EXPECTATIONS, for three every Sunday, beginning tonight, July 29 and continuing August 5 and 12, at Metropolitan Room. They will be accompanied on this musical journey through nine months of waiting, not by a midwife, but by Musical Director, Don Rebic, with Special Guest, Tracy Stark on the piano on August 5th and 12th.

Suzanne Carrico made her Metropolitan Room debut in 2007 & won a 2008 MAC Award for her show The Art of the Cahn, Music from the Sammy Cahn Songbook, with Musical Director Tedd Firth & directed by Mary Cleere Haran. In 2009 the trio followed it up with her critically acclaimed show, The Friendliest Thing. 2010 brought her great reviews for her debut CD, What Christmas Time Means to Me, done with Musical Director Don Rebic & the Don Rebic Quartet. In addition to her busy performance schedule, Ms. Carrico added the role of director to her resume with two cabaret shows in 2011, including the debut of Joi Danielle Price in Unfiltered. 2012 will bring Suzanne & her husband, performer Booth Daniels GREAT EXPECTATIONS for a baby girl in the fall.

Joi Danielle Price has appeared on Broadway & the National Tour of Mamma Mia! in several roles, as well as in the National Tour of Ragtime, where she understudied the role of Sarah. In the past year, she performed her cabaret debut, Unfiltered, to critical reviews. Appearing in many NYC venues, she recently performed in Broadway Meows, a benefit concert for the Humane Society of New York. A mother of one lovely daughter, she & her husband are looking forward to adding a baby boy to the family.

Don Rebic was trained as a classical pianist at Indiana University. Upon graduating, he moved to New York City & within a year was conducting his first show on Broadway, Jesus Christ Superstar & since then, has enjoyed a busy career as a conductor & pianist for Broadway's Dancin' & Sweet Charity (both directed by Bob Fosse), Anything Goes (starring Patti LuPone) & The Mystery of Edwin Drood, plus the National Companies of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat & Kiss of the Spider Woman (starring Chita Rivera). As an accompanist & musical director, Don has worked with Peggy Lee, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Betty Buckley, Morgana King, Lainie Kazan, Karen Akers, Mary Cleere Haran, Margaret Whiting, Leslie Uggams, Tovah Feldshuh, Ricky Martin & Jose Carreras (with a 70-piece orchestra). He is currently the Artistic Director for Singers Forum, a non-profit organization located in New York City, which fosters the development & appreciation of the vocal arts.

DATES: Sundays, July 29th @ 7pm, August 5th @ 4pm & August 12th @ 7pm
PLACE: Metropolitan Room ~ 34 West 22nd Street
PRICE: $20 music charge/2 drink minimum
RESERVATIONS: (212)206-0440



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