The Great MARILYN MAYE At The Colony Hotel Palm Beach

January 23
10:53 AM 2012

The Great MARILYN MAYE At The Colony Hotel Palm Beach

The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach Continues World Class Cabaret with Brassy Big Mama Marilyn Maye January 24-28 & January 31-February 4

The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as "probably the best place for cabaret on the planet" - continues its world class season with a returning favorite:

Marilyn Maye

The holder of the singer's record (76 appearances) on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Marilyn Maye's career is a litany of honors, awards, and landmark achievements. Her hit songs include "Step to the Rear," "The Lamp is Low," "Sherry" and "If My Friends Could See Me Now." Known as a "Singer's Singer," she has performed at New York's Copa Cobana, The Living Room, Michael's Pub, The Rainbow Grill, St. Regis, The Metropolitan Room and the legendary Birdland. This will be Ms. Maye's fifth Royal Room engagement since making her debut at The Colony in March 2008.

Reviews of Marilyn Maye:

+ Palm Beach Daily News:"The island grew a little brighter as songstress Marilyn Maye, an irrepressible ray of sunshine, blew into town and took over the Royal Room at The Colony… Maye instantly set the scene for the evening, creating a party atmosphere with a group of freshly minted friends who came ready to have a good time… (Maye has a) thoroughly engaging presence that makes every song her own in a polished delivery that appears effortless. She drives home every heartfelt note and leaves the audience grinning from ear to ear."

+ Stephen Holden in The New York Times: Marilyn Maye "combines Broadway brass and jazz scooby-do with such a natural feel for both that they become twin styles that you can hardly tell apart. Her voice is in remarkable shape: she folds Anita O'Day-style swing and chesty Margaret Whiting-like belting into a musical jelly roll with a bittersweet Judy Garland filling."

+ The Hollywood Reporter: "The best all around cabaret singer working today."

+ Rex Reed:"Marilyn Maye is a tenor sax … pure, out-of-this-world jazz, performed impeccably with style, and range, and class."

+ Philadelphia Inquirer: "Calling her a cabaret singer is like calling Pablo Picasso a painter; it's true all right, but it leaves a lot out!"

+ Actor/Playwright Charles Busch: "Watching her perform is nothing short of astonishing."

+ Leslie Gray Streeter in The Palm Beach Post:"73 years in the business and still going strong. (Marilyn Maye's) show is a party, not a performance."

Cost to Attend Dinner & Show with Marilyn Maye:

$115 for prix fixe dinner and show (Tues-Thurs) & $125 (Fri-Sat); $55 show only (Tues-Thurs) & $65 (Fri-Sat). Additional menu selections from Polo Steaks & Seafood are also available.

For all cabaret performances in The Colony's plush Royal Room, doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails with dinner seating from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A memorable three-course prix fixe dinner is offered, as well as an a la carte menu of small plates and delicious entrees and specialty desserts from Polo Steaks and Seafood. There is no service during the cabaret performance that starts at 8:30 p.m.

To make reservations, call the hotel box office at 561.659.8100. The Colony is located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach, just one block south of Worth Avenue, one block west of the Atlantic Ocean.



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Beau Higgins Currently spending his time between New York and Florida, Beau was born to a theatrical family in Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and at HB Studios. He studied theater singing with Julia Sperratore and Helen Gallagher. Beau later taught drama at the Lincoln Center Square for the Arts. It was at this time Beau began working with the Theater Development Fund and helped found New York's famed HALF PRICE TICKET BOOTH. Early in his career, Beau was screen tested and contracted for Warner Brothers. He co-hosted, an early cable variety series on Manhattan's Teleprompter channel. At this time he directed the Johnny Specca musical, SEX IS..? at the Lincoln Center Library Theater. Beau has performed Off-Broadway in FAT FELL DOWN, The Comic Strip Theater's LITTLE LULU AND THE INVISIBLE INK and WILL THE REAL ZOOPERMAN PLEASE STAND UP. Around the country he has delighted audiences with his performances in ANYTHING GOES, THE APPLE TREE, GUYS & DOLLS, and HELLZAPOPPIN! He sang for New York audiences at such cabarets as The Duplex and Upstairs at the Downstairs. He has had numerous television appearances but is most proud to have been a winning contestant on the game shows JACKPOT and THE $20,000 PYRAMID.


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