The Metropolitan Room Presents Barb Jungr Through 5/23
For a one week engagement, May 18-May 23, British singer Barb Jungr will celebrate the U.S. release of her new album, "The Men I Love" (released 5/11) at the Metropolitan Room. Jungr, who is best known for her deconstruction of songs by American rockers, subtitles her new album as "The New American Songbook." Her new live show, "River," is her eighth engagement at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, since 2007. A collection of iconic songs from the late 20th century that rarely are heard in jazz and cabaret rooms, "River" opens on Tuesday May 18 at 7pm, playing six shows through Sunday May 23 at 7pm. The show includes a number of standouts from last year's rapturously reviewed "The Men I Love," which The New York Times said "sparked a small revolution" when it opened at the Café Carlyle in March, before being reprised at in a sell-out run The Metropolitan Room in September.
Barb Jungr is an English singer-songwriter, composer and writer. A song-stylist incorporating jazz and blues, her approach often includes re-readings of known writers as well as original material. Stephen Holden of The Times has called Jungr's ability to sensitively re-imagine American blues, rock and jazz standards "a personal deconstruction that strips the material naked so that you see through any disguises."
Jungr opens "River" at The Metropolitan Room on Tuesday May 18 for a week of shows that coincide with the release of Jungr's hotly anticipated album "The Men I Love" on May 11. ("River" previewed at the Café Carlyle in February/March.) Performances are Tuesday through Sunday May 18 at 7pm; May 19, 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30pm; and May 23 at 7pm. The music charge is $25 with a two-drink minimum. For reservations call 212/206-0440 or visit www.metropolitanroom.com.