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My View: ” It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over” Metropolitan Room Final Days at 22nd Street Location

My View: ” It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over” Metropolitan Room Final Days at 22nd Street Location

Bernie Furshpan pointed out that “one door closes and two doors open” inasmuch as the clubs new home will have two entrances.  It would have required many streets in Chelsea to accommodate all the performers and musicians who have appeared at the Metropolitan Room over the last 11 years.  Dozens gathered outside with Bernie to celebrate a closing and an opening. 

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Metropolitan Room

Joanne Furshpan, Stephen Sorokoff, Bernard Furshpan, Peter Leavy

Bernie & Joanne

Jamie deRoy & Eda Sorokoff


Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on, and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is thrilled to be the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor. email:

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