BJD - Encore - More Rules of Road



ENCORE! ENCORE! 2 shows only!!!

More Rules of the Road

Fridays, April 18 & 25 at 7:00

Ian Herman at the piano

“I Got Thunder (and it Rings),” a proudly self-assertive anthem written by Abbey Lincoln and belted by Baby Jane Dexter in her new show, “More Rules of the Road,” at the Metropolitan Room, distills the resilient spirit of this venerable cabaret singer. “Love is an emotion, and it moves things,” announces the chorus of a song whose opening verse warns the faint of heart, “better run when I start coming.” Applying her formidable contralto to the song, Ms. Dexter tosses thunderbolts, but they won’t hurt you; their big, crashing sound is driven by a big heart. Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"Vocally, Ms. Dexter has the power of a mighty gospel singer with the will to move heaven and earth!" Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"Dexter's brand of entertainment is arguably the most compellingly, refreshingly honest there is." Jazz Times Magazine

Back from a SRO concert in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico where she performed More Rules of the Road at the Angela Perlata Theater and Opera House, Baby Jane Dexter returns to Metropolitan Room for two performances of that hit show on Friday, April 18 and Friday April 25. Both shows at 7:00. Sharing the stage will be guest Musical Director Ian Herman.
The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues.) There will be a $25 music charge and a two beverage minimum. Reservations: (212) 206 0440.

More Rules of the Road is the latest emotionally empowering and highly-charged show from this influential and beloved cabaret artist who never disappoints. Writing in The New York Times, Stephen Holden said of Ms. Dexter, “ The phrase "keeping it real," and all that it suggests certainly applies to Baby Jane Dexter, a longtime cabaret performer whose booming pop contralto is one of the more formidable voices on the New York nightclub stage." Her shows are filled with memorable anecdotes from life and a brilliant performing career as well as totally unforgettable song choices that have helped make her the local legend she remains today. This new 2013 show will include compelling songs by Irving Berlin, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh and George Gershwin, as well as something by Mike Scott from the Waterboys and a song written by Randy Newman and introduced by Baby Jane. She also does a new blues written by Vivien Wolsk suggested by KT Sullivan, and songs by greats like Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke, Rufus Wainwright and Abbey Lincoln. As always in her shows, there will be her trademark unexpected twists and turns that laugh at life as well as leaving her audiences emotionally moved. About the new show, Ms. Dexter said, "I'm always excited when I discover songs that allow me to bring and share feelings in a new and even more direct way with the audience. I want them to leave with more than they came in with, and be glad about it!"

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