Marilyn Maye to Return to The Art House in Provincetown Next Month

Marilyn Maye to Return to The Art House in Provincetown Next Month

Dubbed "The greatest white female singer in the world" by none other than Ella Fitzgerald, star vocalist Marilyn Maye took Provincetown audiences by storm in her highly anticipated debut at The Art House six summers ago, and again each year since.

This celebrated living legend returns to the Broadway @ The Art House series by popular demand again this summer from August 4 - 7 at 7:00 PM. She will be joined on stage by Paul Greenwood (piano), Steve Doyle (bass) and Daniel Glass (drums).

The 2017 Art House and Town Hall season produced by Mark Cortale is sponsored by Cape Air, Anchor Inn Beach House, Ptown Bikes, Loveland and Provincetown Gym. For tickets, visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006.

Her more than 100 engagements in the last ten years in New York include sold-out multiple-nights at the Metropolitan Room, Birdland, five two-week runs at Feinstein's at The Loews Regency Hotel, New York's Town Hall, the 92nd Street Y Theater. Of her May 2016 ten-day run at Feinstein's 54 Below, her sixth appearance at the venue and just after her 88th birthday, Stephen Holden of the New York Times raved that her performance of Sondheim's "I'm Still Here" was "the thrilling finale of the most detailed autobiographical show I've seen her give." In spring of 2015 she presented Marilyn Maye, "Her Way", A Salute to Sinatra - an 8-day sold-out engagement. Previously, Stephen Holden of the New York Times wrote of her March 2013 shows at 54 Below that "Ms. Maye may be turning 85 in April, but she has more voice and stamina than most singers half her age." "Wearing a glittering red dress, she could have been Mame, Dolly or any larger-than-life supergal from the Jerry Herman songbook to which she brings more vitality than any other contemporary performer." Just a year prior, he had similarly raved about her two-week engagement at Feinstein's in New York, "by the end of the evening, as is usually the case with her shows, I was walking on air, infused with a giddy certainty that life really is a cabaret."

Grammy-nominated Marilyn Maye has been called "A National Treasure," by the Houston Chronicle, performed on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson more than any other singer at 76 appearances, was named an Official Jazz Legend by the American Jazz Museum, and even had her recording of Lerner and Lowe's "Too Late Now" enshrined as one of The Smithsonian's Best Performers of the Best Compositions of the 20th Century. In October, 2011 the University of Missouri/Kansas City awarded her the "Lifetime Achievement Award." In September 2012 she was presented the "Kansas Citian of the Year" Award by the Greater Kansas City Sons & Daughters Association. She is the winner of the coveted Jazz Heritage Award, the 2008 and 2009 Nightlife Critics Award, the BackStage Bistro "Lifetime Achievement Award," and the MAC "Celebrity of the Year" award for the fourth year in a row: 2009, 2010, 2011, and again in 2012. This past June she was presented with the Lifetime Achievement award by Provincetown's CabaretFest 2017.

As a result of coming to the attention of Steve Allen, who invited her to appear on his show, Marilyn Maye signed a recording contract with RCA leading to a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist of 1965. In addition to her record-setting Tonight Show appearances, other television appearances include Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason, Dick Cavett, Hollywood Palace, and many others. Throughout her career, she has worked with many of the music industry's top arrangers, including Peter Matz who arranged and conducted her Smithsonian-honored album "The Lamp is Low," as well as with the renowned Don Costa, Manny Album and Don Sebelsky.

After a performance for The Mabel Mercer Society at Lincoln Center's Rose Hall in 2006, Maye was "rediscovered" and has enjoyed a major career resurgence, now known as the 'Cabaret Queen.' Conductor Peter Nero, with whom she has performed twice with the Philly Pops, said of her "She sets the standard for the way any pop, jazz or big band singer would like to sound." She has also appeared with Michael Feinstein at Zankel Hall, with Doc Severinson and the Phoenix Symphony, at Catalina's Jazz Club in Hollywood, the Rrazz Room in San Francisco, and many other notable venues. For The Art House, she will perform jazz and pop standards from the American Songbook composers such as Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman as well as songs from her RCA recordings. As Rex Reed recently wrote in The New York Observer, "Her show is not to be missed. It's a master class in singing conducted by a polished pro who majored in unforgettable."

The Art House is Provincetown's premier entertainment venue and Cape Cod's summer home to top Broadway talent, internationally touring cabaret artists, stand-up comics and America's cutting edge drag artists. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale, The Art House in Provincetown, MA, is the original home to the internationally acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House concert series hosted by Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky, which premiered in 2011. The Broadway @ series also premiered in 2013 in New Orleans, in Australia (Sydney & Melbourne) with Megan Mullally and in London's West End with Patti LuPone at the Leicester Square Theater. The series has since travelled to Chicago @ The Steppenwolf, Beverly Hills @ The Wallis, New Orleans @ The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), Fort Lauderdale @ The Parker Playhouse, San Francisco @ The Nourse Theatre, Arizona @ Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Las Vegas @ The Smith Center, and Sarasota @ The Van Wezel among other cities. Other artists who have participated in the series include Chita Rivera, Sutton Foster, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Darren Criss, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, Gavin Creel and many other stars of stage and screen. If you're looking for "what to do on Cape Cod" this summer, The Art House season is music and comedy entertainment not to be missed! Info at markcortalepresents.com.

IF YOU GO:

Mark Cortale Presents

Marilyn Maye

Broadway @ The Art House

August 4 - 7

Friday to Monday @ 7:00 PM

At The Art House, 214 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657

For tickets, visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. For box office hours and information, call 508-487-9222.

The Art House is wheelchair accessible.


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