Super Songtress Marilyn Maybe Rings in the New Year and More
By Ellis Nassour
Phenomenal recording artist and one of the New York club scene’s most popular attractions, Marilyn Maye will bring her brilliance and sophistication to the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) to ring in the New Year on December 31st at 10:40 P.M. (doors open at 10 P.M.). She promises "the biggest party ever." Since all of Miss Maye’s concerts create a party atmosphere, this should really be a big one. Miss Maye has the distinct honor of being one of Johnny Carson’s favorite singers, evidenced by her 75 plus performances on The Tonight Show.
Tickets are $140 ($150, if available, on 12/31). Admission includes open bar, plated hors d’oeuvres, desserts, party hats and noise makers. To reserve, call (212) 206-0440 or book online at www.metropolitanroom.com.
Unstoppable and jaw-dropping at 84 with a 48-year-old voice that can out belt the best of them, Miss Maye will keep the party going into 2013 at the Metropolitan Room with a five-show run of Marilyn by Request, at 7 P.M. from January 3 – 9. This is a repeat of the concept she developed for the Metropolitan this past January. It resulted in quite a high-octaine night.
"It’s a new year, so why not let the good times roll?" says Miss Maye. "I love the concept because it adds spontaneity. When you make reservations, we ask what songs from my repertoire, which at this point in my career, is pretty vast, you wish to hear. I work with the band to create a song list for each new show."
She adds she brings a suitcase full of sheet music, "just to be prepared, because some of my fans love to try to throw me. Now, if you should ask for a song by Led Zeppelin or The Who, you might be out of luck. Or, since I’ve been around long enough to hear almost everything, I just might fool you!"
Accompanying Miss Maye will be a trio with Billy Stritch, music directing and on keyboards, and featuring long-time collaborator Tom Hubbard on bass.
The music charge is $35, with a two-drink minimum. To resereve, call (212) 206-0440 or book online at www.metropolitanroom.com. call (212) 206-0440 or book online at www.metropolitanroom.com