Mary Wilson Of The Supremes Returns To Cafe Carlyle
Legendary singer Mary Wilson, a founding member of the legendary girl group The Supremes, returns to Café Carlyle, May 28-June 8. At Café Carlyle, she'll perform favorites from the Great American Songbook, plus a few of her Supreme hits showcasing her legendary smoky voice, as well as share stories from her iconic career. During the intimate set, Wilson will enchant the audience with classic, easy-listening tunes, giving them the chance to witness a diva in her prime.
Performances will take place Tuesday - Saturday at 8:45pm. Weekday pricing begins at $110 per person / Bar Seating: $85 / Premium Seating: $160. Weekend pricing begins at $130 per person / Bar Seating: $95 / Premium Seating: $180. Reservations can be made online via Ticketweb. Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (35 East 76th Street, at Madison Avenue).
Mary Wilson enjoyed unprecedented success with The Supremes in the 60s and 70s, racking up twelve #1 hits, and went on to enjoy three top 10 hits after starting the new Supremes. Since going solo, she has published a best-selling autobiography, Dreamgirls: My Life as a Supreme, and its follow-up, Supreme Faith: Someday We'll Be Together, and was a 1988 inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Wilson is recording an upcoming album and recently had a #19 dance hit "Time to Move On." Along with The Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Wilson and company have proposed an amendment to the Truth In Advertising Act (1968) that would prevent such groups from performing under such classic bands' names unless they contained an original member or had specific licenses to do so. And the Music Modernization Act which finally brings the entire music licensing system into the digital age, ensuring proper payment to songwriters and music producers, this would ensure that artists on recordings made before 1972 get paid. Wilson's goal is to garner enough state support to lobby Congress to pass a federal law. "We have given America and the world happiness with our music; it's time that we have a law that protects us and our legacy," Wilson states.
Tireless in her contributions to charity and society at large, Wilson was named as a spokesperson for the Humpty Dumpty Institute's initiative to raise public awareness about the worldwide scourge of landmines. As HDI's Mine Action Spokesperson, Wilson traveled to Sri Lanka and then Laos, visiting schools impacted by unexploded ordinance left over from the Vietnam War. After helping to detonate 58 bombs and declaring safe zones, she held a charity concert in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In addition, Wilson addressed the annual conference of the US Department of Agriculture on Food Security. Furthermore, Wilson's Supremes gown exhibit, Reflections: The Mary Wilson's Supreme Gown Collection, had an extended tour of museums in Great Britian, and has exhibited at the EMP Jimi Hendrix museum in Seattle, Washington. The collection is a touring exhibition of more than 50 of The Supremes' performance gowns, on display at various metropolitan museums around the world. Wilson is also a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and a Cultural Ambassador appointed by former Secretary of State, Colin Powell. She received an honorary doctorate from Payne University, and is a graduate of NYU. More information about Mary's career, current tour dates, and endeavors can be found at MaryWilson.com.
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Originally opened in 1955, Café Carlyle is New York City's bastion of classic cabaret entertainment, a place where audiences experience exceptional performers at close range in an exceedingly elegant setting. Since composer Richard Rodgers moved in as The Carlyle's first tenant, music has been an essential part of The Carlyle experience. No place is that more evident than in the Café Carlyle.
Café Carlyle is known for talents including Woody Allen, who regularly appears on Monday evenings to play with the Eddy Davis New Orleans jazz band. For three decades, Café Carlyle was synonymous with the legendary Bobby Short, who thrilled sell-out crowds for 36 years. His spirit lives on through the music at Café Carlyle.
Continuing the tradition of the 1930s supper club, Café Carlyle features original murals created by French artist Marcel Vertès, the Oscar-winning art director of the 1952 Moulin Rouge.
American Airlines in-flight magazine, American Way, recently included Café Carlyle within their 2018 Platinum List as one of the Top 3 Music Venues in the World.