One of the most magical nights of musical theatre is to be had not on Broadway but at The Metropolitan Room where Marilyn Maye, looking oh so chic in a sparkling black pants suit, is performing her new show “Her Kind of Broadway” through October 17th.
Yes, it’s that same Marilyn Maye who has been singing non stop for seventy years with her own distinctive engaging style. A major recording artist for RCA where she first introduced some of these Broadway standards prior to their shows opening.
One Broadway hit after another sung with a completely new and fresh spin, with Tedd Firth on piano – a musician who makes his eighty eight keys sound like a symphonic orchestra gently accompanying Ms. Maye through her exquisite program of jazz inspired interpretations of Jerry Herman, Lerner and Loewe, Kander & Ebb, Bacharach & David, Kern & DeSylva, Adams & Strouse, Frank Loesser and Stephen Sondheim with Tom Hubbard on bass and Jim Eklof on drums.
If you are at all interested in hearing one of the finest singers around who knows how to act a lyric, enthrall an audience, be slyly seductive and naturally humorous you absolutely must make every effort to see Marilyn Maye. She is the master of her art, singing songs by the masters of Broadway songwriting. Listen and learn. And enjoy. Her performance is a master class in both acting and singing delivered with consummate class.
The love of the lyric, the love of the music and the love of performing sums up Marilyn Maye’s salute to these Broadway tunesmiths. With more energy than someone half her age she shares her gifts in this ninety minute show with those that she loves most – her audience. You will be enthralled and exhausted from cheering.
She tops herself song after song from “Cabaret” to “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again” (“that that Warwick girl made famous”) to “Step to the Rear” (which gave her four years of Lincoln Mercury car commercial residuals) “If I Were a Bell” (no one can ding dang dong her bell like Ms. Maye) to her sublime “Look For the Silver Lining” culminating in Sondheim’s “Losing My Mind” and “I’m Still Here” from Follies. Yes, Marilyn Maye is still here and giving and sharing with those of us lucky enough to see her one of the best, most fabulous performances in town.
Declaring herself to be too old to be humble she sells her CD’s post performance so that you can take her home and play. You can’t help but love her.
www.metropolitanroom.com The music charge is $32.00 with a two drink minimum.
For reservations call 212 206 0440