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Marilyn Maye is a highly praised singer, actress, director, arranger, educator, a Grammy nominated recording artist and a musical treasure. Her entire life has been committed to the art of song and performance.
The award-winning Ms. Maye appeared 76 times on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - the record for a singer. His usual accolade for her came after one of her show-stopping appearances on The Tonight Show when he turned to his audience of millions, Carson said, “And that, young singers, is the way it's done.”
She was “discovered” by Steve Allen who presented her various times to his national television audience. That led her to an RCA recording contract, seven albums and 34 singles.
Her recent CBS Sunday Morning feature with Mo Rocca was an outstanding tribute to her career and talent. She was currently interviewed and sang on “Harry” (Harry Connick Jr.) NBC TV.
Her place in American music history was assured when the Arts Council of the Smithsonian Institution selected one of her recordings, “Too Late Now” for the Smithsonian produced album of the 110 Best American Compositions of the Twentieth Century.
Ms. Maye performs many symphony and big-band concerts throughout the United States. In New York her future appearances will be Feinstein's 54 Below for eight nights, New Year's eve plus January 1 thru 5 at Birdland Theater, February 2020, six shows at Jazz at Lincoln Center and she'll celebrate her birthday for eight nights in April at Feinstein's 54 Below.
In the Wall Street Journal last year, Will Friedwald wrote, “When going to hear Marilyn Maye, you'll find on one side of the room are the Broadway and cabaret people, who tend to like their singing big and theatrical, with a lot of drama and stage presence. On the other side is the jazz crowd, who want everything hip and cool and understated, and will split the scene if anything doesn't swing. Ms. Maye is the only pop-song diva working today who can satisfy both crowds at once”.
Miss Maye conducts Master Classes and coaches privately in New York and in many United State cities. Sharing the techniques and experiences of her lifelong career brings great joy and inspiration to her.

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Photos: See Highlights from the 38th Annual MAC Awards

The 38th Annual MAC Awards, presented by The Manhattan Association of Cabarets, was in full swing on Monday April 15th at Symphony Space. This year's MAC Awards honored NYC nightlife performers, songwriters, directors, musical directors, piano bar performers, behind the scenes technical experts, and more including Lee Roy Reams and Vivian Reed.

Photos: Inside the 2024 MAC Awards

The 38th MAC Awards were presented on Monday, April 15, 2024 at a live ceremony at NYC's Symphony Space. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos of the winners and guests here!

Review: Marilyn Maye Reigns Super-Supreme at 54 Below

Another natural wonder has arrived and is creating a thunderous storm in New York.  I refer to the whirlwind known as singer Marilyn Maye and the vociferous reception that greeted her on the opening night of her already extended engagement celebrating her 96th birthday, running through May 6 at 54 Below. She remains sensational and spellbinding.

Photos: Marilyn Maye's Birthday Bash at 54 Below

Marilyn Maye turned 96! Celebrate the Broadway legend's 96th birthday with shows April 10-12, 14, & 16-20, & May 2, 5, & 6. See highlights of the show taken by Conor Weiss.

Audra McDonald to Return To Provincetown With Seth Rudetsky in May

Six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald will return to Provincetown with SiriusXM Radio star Seth Rudetsky as music director and host, this Memorial Day Weekend. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Feature: BroadwayWorld Cabaret Upcoming Show Roundup �" April 8 to April 14, 2024

Are you trying to plan your entertainment for the week or looking for a fun show to see this weekend? We have you covered with a few top picks for cabaret, comedy, drag shows and more! NYC has so many incredible events, but here are a few top picks to consider this week including Patti LuPone, tributes to Chita Rivera and more.

Interview: Marilyn Maye at 54 Below: Still Going Strong at 96!

Marilyn Maye celebrates 96 years of song! Celebrate the iconic singer's birthday by catching one of her string of shows with dates April 9-12, 14, & 16-20, and May 2, 5, & 6, 2024. Read a conversation with Maye about the show, and get your tickets today!

Performers Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch Return To Bemelmans Bar At The Carlyle

Catch the latest performances by Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch at Bemelmans Bar.

Feature: Meet 54 Below's Newest Board Members

54 Below recently welcomed six new members to their distinguished board of directors. We asked them a few questions to get to know them a bit better. Meet James Gunderson, Tom Hood, Howard Lee Morgan, Brian Kaltner, Lee H. Perlman and Susan L Raanan!

New Dates Added For Cabaret Icon Marilyn Maye's Birthday Bash at 54 Below

Celebrate with cabaret icon Marilyn Maye as new dates are added for her birthday bash at 54 Below. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Marilyn Maye, Abby Mueller And More Take the Stage Next Month At 54 Below

Next month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Klea Blackhurst to Present THE BOX SET Series at Chelsea Table + Stage

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present the return of Klea Blackhurst in “The Box Set,” a fantastic season-long retrospective of the celebrated theater and concert artist’s acclaimed shows. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Feature: Special April Birthday Salute �" Who Is She?????

Our 'Born This Month' Cabaret Birthday Salute goes to a woman with an incredible life story. An amazing musical inspiration. Do you know her name? Born in April, she changed music history during her 106-year life. Read about her in our monthly birthday feature.

See Nicole Henry, Andrea McArdle & More at 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. See the full lineup and learn how to purchase tickets.

Photos: Susie Clausen 'Saxy Susie' Don't Tell Mama

Susie Clausen brings the newest version of 'Saxy Susie' to the stage at Don't Tell Mama. Ms. Clausen takes her passion for the saxophone and singing and updated a charming and ebullient act with some clever new tunes. Directed, written, & arranged by Marilyn Maye. Musicians: David Pearl, Tom Hubbard, Pete Smith, Daniel Glass, & Dan Gross.

Maria Schneider Orchestra, Christian Sands Trio, and More Play Birdland This Month

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced programming running March 11th - March 24th. Performers appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include Maria Schneider Orchestra, Emilio Solla & La Inestable de Brooklyn, Christian Sands Trio, and Canadian Jazz Collective.

Review: Singer DAVID MARINO Is a Knockout at Birdland

David Marino sings with heart and happy pizzazz. His Birdland night was invigorating and emotional and thoroughly engaging. If you want our critic's two cents about a singer with a million-dollar talent, whose show is a bargain of solid entertainment at almost any price, read the rave about David Marino and his audience-pleasing triumph at Birdland.

Barb Jungr Brings Three Nights of Concerts to London's Crazy Coqs With 'Singing Into My 70s'

Join legendary UK vocalist Barb Jungr as she celebrates her 70th birthday with 'SINGING INTO MY 70s', a three-night West End celebration at London's Crazy Coqs. Experience the magic of her Dylan and Cohen interpretations.

Jinkx Monsoon, Cheyenne Jackson & More Set for Provincetown Town Hall Summer 2024 Season

A star-studded music and comedy season has been set for the summer of 2024 at Provincetown’s largest entertainment venue, the Town Hall. See who is performing, the full schedule and learn how to purchase tickets.

March BIRTHDAY Feature and a QUIZ: Honoring Those Born in March

Let's march into March with a quiz about the music notables born in that month. Check out this BroadwayWorld quiz to see how much you know about them. A March Multiple Choice Quiz about our multiple birthday honorees.

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