Chicago's Amra-Faye Wright Makes New York Cabaret Debut Dec. 27

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Amra-Faye Wright, recently seen as Velma Kelly in the Broadway production of Chicago, goes it solo beginning Dec. 27 at the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan.

Amra-Faye Wright
Amra-Faye Wright Photo by Jeremy Daniel

The South African actress will play the intimate nightspot Dec. 27 at 9:30 PM, Dec. 29 at 9:30 PM and 11 PM and Dec. 30 at 9:30 PM and 11 PM.

Mark Hummel is the musical director for the new show, which is titled Sittin' on Top of the World. The evenings feature Hummel on piano, Jeff Carney on bass and Heinrich Kruse on drums.

Sittin’ on Top of the World, according to press notes, is an "elegant evening of wry tales, which traces with engaging wit and sophisticated glamour, Amra-Faye Wright’s unlikely journey from African farm girl to Broadway leading lady – illustrated with stylish interpretations of The Great American Songbook, popular show-tunes and renditions from her native South Africa and other lands."

In addition to the New York, London and South African companies of Chicago, Amra-Faye Wright's other theatrical credits include Vi Moore in Footloose (U.K. tour), Sandy in Grease (Johannesburg Superbowl) and Sheila in A Chorus Line (Civic Theatre, Johannesburg).

The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd St. For tickets, priced $20 plus a two-beverage minimum, call (212) 206-0440.

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