The Metropolitan Room in NYC will present actress/singer/comedian Rain Pryor in Life Happens for one night only: Friday, July 14 at 9:30 PM. She will be accompanied by Steven Feifke on piano, Jerry DeVore on bass & Russell Carter on drums.
She has been performing as a jazz/blues vocalist since 1993, playing to sold-out crowds in Los Angeles, DC, Hong Kong, Scotland & London. Her cabaret performances have been critically acclaimed, receiving four stars with a “not to be missed” & proclaiming her “a robust, ebullient performer with an outsize presence built for Broadway,” by The New York Times. The performer has done stand-up comedy and headlined in New York at Caroline’s on Broadway, Broadway Comedy Club and Brokerage, at the Borgata in Atlantic City, Bally’s in Las Vegas & nationally at The Improv, Catch a Rising Star, Joke Factory and Funny Stop. She has opened for Tracy Morgan & Eddie Griffin, toured with The Joke’s on You Comedy Tour and recorded her first-ever comedy CD, Black and White, produced by David Drozen, at the LA Comedy Club in Las Vegas.
The daughter of comedian Richard Pryor, Rain inherited her father’s comedic genius and musical talent, but is making it her own. She made her TV debut in the recurring role of TJ on the ABC hit series Head of the Class, starred on the Showtime series Rude Awakening opposite Sherrilyn Fenn and Lynn Redgrave and has appeared on Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, and Tavis Smiley. Her stage credits include playing the roles of both Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald and recently finished an extended run of a newly revised and staged version of her acclaimed one-woman show Fried Chicken & Latkes in Los Angeles, directed by Eve Brandstein, following the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run in NYC in 2015. Her award-winning film, That Daughter’s Crazy, opened the British Urban Film Festival in London. She was co-host of Arise and Shine Live Saturday and Sunday mornings on ARISE-TV in NY, London & Africa & is currently Co-Host of YouTube’s Scotch and Rain Show.
What the critics say about Rain Pryor…
“A robust, ebullient performer with an outsize presence built for Broadway, she sings with impressive power!” ——–Andy Webster, The New York Times
“Pryor has vocal chops to spare!” —- Gerry Geddes, www.BistroAwards.com
“A Liza Minnelli for a new generation!” —- Trish Vignola, BroadwayWorld.com
Metropolitan Room is at 34 West 22 Street in Manhattan. There is a $40 cover charge plus $25 food/drink minimum. There are VIP ticket packages, too. Reservations can be made by phone: (212)206-0440 or at this link: www.metropolitanroom.com/event.cfm?id=259978&cart
Performer’s website: www.rainpryor.com