54 BELOW, has announced the appearance of cabaret and theatre legend Marilyn Maye and the debut of her new show "MAYE-DEN Voyage" for a two-week engagement on March 5-7 & 12-14 at 7:00PM and March 8-9 & 15-16 at 8:00PM.
To purchase tickets, visit www.54below.com. Doors open for dinner at 5:30PM for the 7:00PM show and 6:30PM for the 8:00PM show. $35-$45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
"I am thrilled to be appearing at 54 Below," says Ms. Maye. "My new show, MAYE-DEN Voyage, will be, as usual a PARTY of great musical stories. We'll take a trip together to "Broadway and Jazz" in this lovely new club."
This past January, Maye received the Nightlife Legend Award at the 11th annual New York Nightlife Awards. From her first appearance in the spotlight as a tiny pre-teen vocalist in a series of amateur contests in Topeka, Kansas to being dubbed "A National Treasure," Marilyn Maye continues to entertain audiences with her skill of performing. With a Grammy nomination in the mid-Sixties as Best New Artist, a bevy of awards reflecting her showmanship, her illustrious singing career is still going strong after a life-time spent entertaining audiences.
The Smithsonian Institution chose her recording of "Too Late Now" (from her RCA "Lamp Is Low" album) for inclusion in its Best Performers of the Best Compositions of the 20th Century Permanent Collection, along with such other singing greats as Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland.
Marilyn's big break arrived in the mid-Fifties when Steve Allen invited her to appear on his television show. When Ed McMahon caught her cabaret act in New York City, he immediately arranged for her to appear on The Tonight Show. In 2006, Marilyn was once again "discovered" when she appeared as a special guest of The Mabel Mercer Society at New York's renowned Rose Hall at Lincoln Center. As a result of this, Marilyn has never been busier.
54 BELOW, Broadway's nightclub, is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style.
Designed by Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty and architect Richard Lewis, lit by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, and with sound by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski, 54 BELOW features an in-your-living-room intimate relationship between its performers and audiences. Tony Award winner Scott Wittman serves as Creative Consultant and MAC Award Winner Phil Geoffrey Bond serves as Director of Programming. André J. Marrero is the Executive Chef of the new venue, which provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Bringing together his love of the arts with his passion for cooking and hospitality, Chef André has created a market driven contemporary bistro menu that includes ingredients sourced from all over the world.
54 BELOW is owned and operated by Tony Award winning producers Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, and Steven Baruch. 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly and has audio and video recording capabilities. The cover charge ranges from $5-$85. 54 BELOW is located at 254 West 54th Street. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com.