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Reviewed by: Denis McKeown
Gregg Marx, of the Hollywood Royal Family of Marxs — Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Gummo (his Grandfather!) — brought Cole Porter song to life at The Metropolitan Room Monday night. Best known to television viewers as “Tom Hughes” on the CBS daytime drama, “As The World Turns,” Gregg has appeared in some of the most celebrated Cabaret venues in Los Angeles as a singer, including the world-famous Hollywood Cinegrill and Catalina’s, where he debuted “Anything Goes -The Magic and Mischief of Cole Porter” to a sold-out house, receiving critical accolades.
The discovery that Salvador Dali, artist of the ‘melting watches,’ was a huge Marx Brothers fan in the 1930s and went so far as to develop a film project for them with the music of Cole Porter. Gregg created his own Cole Porter tribute and has brought it to New York City.
Clad in a 30s-look tuxedo, vest and black tie, the handsome Gregg opened up with Cole Porter’s “All of You” and the evening began to sing with the skillful backing by the David Snyder Quartet.
Marx moved into Broadway with Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me, Kate” singing the standards ”Too Darn Hot’ and “So In Love.” An upbeat version of “From This Moment On” wowed the crowd who applauded heartily. With only two shows this time around in New York, it would be great to see Gregg back in New York at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22d Street, sooner than later!