thumb YC 2011 Publicity Head S001 LOW RESFor women, reaching that certain age is less of a bugaboo these days, with vibrant entertainment idols as Marilyn Maye, Elaine Stritch, Julie Wilson, Barbara Cook and Barbara Carroll still drawing significant public interest. You can add to these gals Yvonne Constant, who came to Broadway in La Plume de Ma Tante in 1958, won a Tony Award, and now presents her sixth show, "La Différence," at the Metropolitan Room.

Wearing a teeny mini of white silk with pale, shimmery stockings over a body suit, this Gallic gamine is tough, sophisticated and glamorous as she expresses the differences between English and French interpretations of familiar songs. In her free-wheeling show of parlando, cynical viewpoints and affectionately snide asides at her musical director and pianist, Russ Kassoff, Constant proves to be a woman of confident, piquant charm. Her husky vocals and sly anecdotes point out how the French and Americans are a sea apart in their views of life, love and sex.