MARILYN MAYE fans, friends and lovers have another year to be part of the Maye experience at the Metropolitan Room! For the third consecutive year, Ms. Maye will rekindle her “By Request” format of raucous revelry (after ringing in 2014 on New Year’s Eve). Yes, the Marvelous One returns for an on-going party accompanied by Billy Stritch on piano/conductor, with bassist Tom Hubbard and drummer Ray Marchica. And it doesn’t end until Sunday, January 12th!
If you’re looking for a memorable New Year’s Eve, you’ll want to see MM on Tues. December 31st in “THE BIGGEST PARTY EVER.” There are two shows: 7:30 and 10:40 p.m. (Music charges are $50 per person for the early show, and $154.99 per person, open bar-inclusive, for the late show.)
As it is with most who have been Marilyn-ized, you’ll want to continue the partying – “Marilyn by Request” plays Fri to Sun January 3, 4 and 5; Wed & Thurs January 8 & 9, and Sat & Sun January 11 & 12. All shows are at 7pm (music charge at a hard to resist $30).
Maye is in the midst of one of the most exciting chapters of a storied career. A nightclub mainstay, RCA recording artist and musical theatre actress in the ‘60s, ’70s, and ‘80s, the “Best New Artist” Grammy nominee (1965) returned to New York in October 2006 after a 15-year absence. At the invitation of the late Donald Smith her epochal Cabaret Convention appearance segued into an unbroken string of sold-out runs at the Metropolitan Room through 2010. It is here that Maye built a new following, introducing an entirely new generation to the fun-loving performance style that once was the hallmark of large rooms and nightclubs across the country. This is Ms. Maye’s 14th Metropolitan Room engagement.
For the last five years (2009 thru 2013) Maye received the “Celebrity Artist of the Year” award from the MAC Association.
Stephen Holden states (October 2013), “Ms. Maye has the remarkable ability to transform upbeat sloganeering into rousing affirmation, infused with such certainty and sense of purpose that she can penetrate the armor and melt the heart of the most hardened cynics”.
Rex Reed writes (October 2013), “Stopping time and making every minute count, she converts the stage into a master class in Show Business 101. She is the best, and so are her musicians. Starting from some spontaneous place and creating a mood based on the story told in the lyrics, she becomes a collaborator to Kander and Ebb, Jerry Herman, Frank Loesser, Lerner and Loewe and Stephen Sondheim, and an inspiration for young audiences hearing their songs for the first time, catching moments of truth as she goes along.”
For information, or to order online, visit www.metropolitanroom.com or call 212/206-0440. The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street.