Marilyn Maye Will Receive an ASA Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by Bob Mackie!



By Sandi Durell



Cabaret keeps growing because there are enough people and organizations to keep supporting its effort, keeping it alive and growing. The latest on the horizon is ASA – The American Songbook Association presenting its first Annual Gala, in a magnificent celebration of the contributions of Black songwriters and singers.


Marvelous Marilyn Maye will receive the first annual ASA Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday September 17 at 7:30 pm at The Pershing Square Signature Center. This looks like the joint will be more than jumpin’. . . it will surely blow the roof off the Irene Diamond theater with its roster of some of the best in the biz of cabaret and on Broadway, including:


Danny Bacher, Aaron Lee Battle, Natalie Douglas, Maurice Hines, Cady Huffman, N’Kenge, Nicolas King, Joel A. Martin, Ken Page, Vivian Reed, Kissy Simmons, Stacy Sullivan and Jon Weber. Honoree Ms. Maye will also perform. Hosting the evening is Todd Murray with Musical Director Eugene Gwozdz on piano and Mark McLean on drums, with Danny Bacher on soprano sax.


Tickets are moving faster than lightening and if you can score one, here’s where you need to go: or call 347-387-4945


There are three price points: $150, $125 and $45 with a post gala patrons reception.