Popular Cabaret Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, never fails to surprise while winning new devotees.
The long running Cabaret Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, played a sold out engagement at the Metropolitan Room on November 15, 2014. The highly entertaining evening was full of delightful surprises, especially Daniel Cainer, who reprised songs from his show "The Jewish Chronicles," which recently closed at the SoHo Playhouse. His smart and funny original songs were one of the evening’s highlights along with The Shapiro Sisters, the adorable 12 and 14 year old singers, who are pure dynamite.
Jamie kicked off the evening with a Barry Kleinbort parody song based on Steve Allen’s "Start of Something Big," a clever twist on life’s unfortunate little ironies and whatever happened to those men who would call to take her to dinner expecting to get lucky?
Then another surprise Jamie announced that Deborah Abramson and Amanda Yesnowitz were receiving the Jamie deRoy and Friends Songwriting Award just before Sara Litzinger came on to sing two of the women’s songs, "On The Stage," and "Twice As Much." Comic Jim Mendrinos, who has written for Letterman and Joan Rivers, was next up with some hysterical observations on how children ruin the lives of their parents and the drug coffee. Jamie came back with a new Barry Kleinbort parody song, a funny little ditty about some of her least favorite things, based on the Rogers & Hammerstein classic "My Favorite Things."
The Welsh songstress Iris Williams also preformed "I’m Gonna Live Till I Die," and "April in Paris" with Art Weiss on piano, before The Shapiro Sister. Jamie closed out the festive evening with what is becoming her Signature Song the always amusing "Jews Don’t Camp." The evening featured Ron Abel on piano and Tom Hubbard on bass.
Jamie deRoy & friends can be seen every other Sunday at 7:30pm on Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Time Warner 56/RCN 83 and Verizon/FIOS Channel 34. Next dates are on November 30, December 14, & December 28th. Christiano
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Photography: Barry Gordin