Barry Kleinbort directs Fuller's evening, which celebrates the songwriters that have been a part of or influenced the Emmy winner's career. The singing actress will be backed by musical director Paul Greenwood on piano with Louis Tucci on bass and guitar.
Cabaretgoers can expect to hear tunes by Richard Rodgers (Fuller starred in Rodgers' Rex), Charles Strouse and Lee Adams (Fuller originated the role of Eve Harrington in Strouse and Adams' Applause), John Kander and Fred Ebb (Fuller played Sally Bowles during the original run of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret) and William Finn (Fuller starred in Finn's A New Brain at Lincoln Center). Other songwriters represented during Fuller's act are Harold Arlen, Arthur Schwartz, Sam Coslow, Stephen Sondheim and Billy Goldenberg.
Penny Fuller made her Broadway debut in 1962 in the original play The Moon Besieged. She received Tony nominations for her work in Applause and The Dinner Party; her other Broadway credits include Barefoot in the Park, Cabaret, Rex and An American Daughter. Fuller was also seen Off-Broadway in William Finn's A New Brain. Her numerous television appearances have garnered her six Emmy nominations and the Emmy Award for her performance in "The Elephant Man."
Show times are Sept. 5-8 at 7:30 PM and Sept. 9 at 7 PM.
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Vocal powerhouse Marilyn Maye, who made 76 appearances on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show," will return to the Metropolitan Room with two shows. Maye will interpret the work of Ray Charles Sept. 12-23 and will offer a tribute to the late Carson Nov. 7-19.
Anna Bergman, who was featured in the Kennedy Center production of A Little Night Music, will perform Oct. 11-20, and she will be followed by two-time Tony winner Tammy Grimes. Grimes, who won Tony Awards for her performances in Private Lives and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, will reprise her acclaimed evening "Miss Tammy Grimes" Oct. 24-27.
Broadway favorite Liz Callaway, whose Main Stem credits include Baby, Cats and Miss Saigon, will go it solo Nov. 23-Dec. 2. Luba Mason, most recently on Broadway in Chicago, will perform Nov. 23-26. Mason's other Broadway credits include The Capeman, Jekyll & Hyde, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Will Rogers Follies, Sid Caesar & Company and Late Nite Comic.
The fall season will conclude with veteran soap actress Eileen Fulton. Fulton, who is best known for her lengthy run on "As the World Turns," will perform Dec. 15 and 22.