Aug 25 – 29
Broadway @ The Art House and Mark Cortale Present
featuring Billy Stritch at the piano
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 three summers ago, and again the past two years. She returns to The Art House by popular demand this summer. Stephen Holden of the New York Times wrote of her recent March 2013 shows at 54 Below “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.
In New York, after three shows at famed Town Hall, she returned for a two-week run at to Feinsteins in November. 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.