I enjoyed my periodic French fun fix with ever-charming chanteuse Yvonne Constant in her latest “History of France” show at the Metropolitan Room. (There are two more performances left, tonight, February 5, 2011, and February 22, both at 7 p.m.) More revealingly were the reactions by four women sitting next to me, who were first discovering Constant and were strikingly impressed, just as her other acquired fans have been over the years.

The ladies, in from Milwaukee for a weekend of Manhattan entertainment, had seen “La Cage Aux Folles” the night before, were booked to see “Three Sisters” the next day and Paulo Szot at the Café Carlyle at night. After Yvonne Constant, they were headed to do a New York thing by having dinner at Sardi’s. They had read about Constant’s show on the internet and were intrigued without knowing her background.