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Jamie DeRoy & Friends: An Evening of Cabaret Entertainment

May 12, 2008 - by CityGuide News
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Wednesday, May 14 at The Metropolitan Room

Lucie Arnaz * Ivy Austin * Stephen Bogardus * Donna Lynne Champlin *Penny Fuller * Gay Marshall * Jane Stroll

Celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy continues the monthly cabaret series of her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie de Roy & friends on Wednesday, May 14 (7:30PM) at the New York hotspot The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22 Street between 5 th & 6 th Avenues). The final monthly performance date—a special Tony Award show—will be on June 11.

Joining Jamie deRoy on May 14 will be stage, screen and cabaret star, Lucie Arnaz ; actress, singer, comedienne Ivy Austin ; last seen on Broadway in Old Acquaintance , Tony Award nominated Stephen Bogardus ; OBIE Award winner, last seen in Marcy In The Galaxy , Donna Lynne Champlin ; Drama Desk and Tony Award nominated Penny Fuller ; one of Playbill’s “Top Ten Divas of 2006,” singer/actress Gay Marshall and writer and comedienne Jane Stroll. Barry Kleinbort is the director of Jamie deRoy & friends and Ron Abel will serve as musical director.

The colorful cabaret series, which has been thrilling New York City audiences for over 17 years and serves as the basis for deRoy’s award-winning cable television show, spotlights a wide variety of well-known entertainers and newcomers lighting up the cabaret, theater, and comedy worlds.

JAMIE deROY has won eight MAC Awards, four Back Stage Bistro Awards, ten Telly Awards and CaB Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her extensive work on both stage and screen. Jamie has appeared onstage with Joan Rivers and has headlined at many of New York ’s major clubs. She has produced eight CDs in the Jamie deRoy & friends series on the Harbinger and PS Classics labels. Her theatre producing credits include Broadway: The Country Girl , David Mamet’s November , Jay Johnson: The Two and Only , Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life , and Say Goodnight Gracie ; Off-Broadway: Beebo Brinker Chronicles, Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn, Dividing The Estate, Opus, Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell, Athol Fugard’s Exits and Entrances, Christopher Durang’s Adrift in Macao, A.R. Gurney’s Indian Blood (Outer Critics Circle Award) , Terrence McNally’s Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) . Her TV and film producing credits include the Emmy-nominated “The Biggest Little Operas in Town” for Channel 13 and Rick McKay’s documentary Broadway: The Golden Age . Her acting credits include appearances on the television shows “Alice,” “Spiderman” and “Knight Rider,” and in the films GoodFellas, Raging Bull, See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Married to It. Onstage, Jamie appeared with Rene Auberjonois in The Threepenny Opera , as well as in The Drunkard with musical direction by Barry Manilow.

Jamie deRoy & friends at The Metropolitan Room ( 34 West 22nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues) has a $25 cover charge plus a $15 minimum. For reservations, please call (212) 206-0440. Program is subject to change.

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