with the Legendary Pop-Jazz Belter MARILYN MAYE
(Palm Beach, FL – January 30, 2013) The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as “probably the best place for cabaret on the planet” – continues the star-studded season at the hotel's celebrated Royal Room with legendary singing star that only two weeks ago The New York Times hailed as "the 84-year-old phenomenon Marilyn Maye... a great jazz-pop belter whose warm booming trumpet of a voice has only gotten stronger over the decades."
Back By Popular Demand
Following her recent smash appearance at the 11th annual New York Nightlife Awards, Marilyn Maye is returning to The Colony’s Royal Room for her sixth engagement since 2008. She is the holder of the singer's record (76 appearances)
Reviews of Marilyn Maye:
+ Palm Beach Daily News: “The island grew a little brighter as songstress Marilyn Maye, an irrepressible ray of sunshine, blew into town and took over the Royal Room at The Colony… Maye instantly set the scene for the evening, creating a party atmosphere with a group of freshly minted friends who came ready to have a good time… (Maye has a) thoroughly engaging presence that makes every song her own in a polished delivery that appears effortless. She drives home every heartfelt note and leaves the audience grinning from ear to ear.”
+ Stephen Holden in The New York Times: “Ms. Maye, who bounded onto the stage like a young woman in a hurry, continues to defy the laws of nature. With her rich robust voice and innately upbeat disposition, she was as in charge of her talent as I’ve ever seen… (She) embodied a professionalism that is rarely seen nowadays.” (9/6/12)
+ The Hollywood Reporter: "The best all round cabaret singer working today."
+ Rex Reed: “Marilyn Maye is a tenor sax … pure, out-of-this-
+ Philadelphia Inquirier: “Calling her a cabaret singer is like calling Pablo Picasso a painter; it's true all right, but it leaves a lot out!”
+ Actor/Playwright Charles Busch: “Watching her perform is nothing short of astonishing.”
+ Leslie Gray Streeter in The Palm Beach Post: “73 years in the business and still going strong. (Marilyn Maye's) show is a party, not a performance.”
Cost to Attend Marilyn Maye:
+ Tuesday through Thursday: $120 for prix fixe dinner & show; $60 for show only.
+ Friday & Saturday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; $70 for show only.
Showtime & Ticket Information:
For all Royal Room Cabaret performances, the doors open at 6:30 for dinner and the show starts at 8:30. To make reservations, people should call the hotel box-office at 561.659.8100. The Colony is located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach, just one block south of Worth Avenue, one block west of the Atlantic Ocean.
About The Colony Hotel - Palm Beach:
Host to American Presidents and British Royalty, Movie Stars and Corporate Czars, The Colony has been the center of Palm Beach society for more than 60 years, An intimate, friendly boutique hotel with British Colonial flair, it is just steps away from shopping on world famous Worth Avenue, and about 100 yards from a beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach. This landmark hotel recently completed an extensive $20-million renovation and offers guests the choice of charming hotel rooms, luxurious suites, spectacular penthouses and spacious two bedroom villas - plus beautiful grounds and Frette linens.
The Colony's popular restaurants include:
+ Polo Steaks and Seafood, which is now Palm Beach's number one steakhouse, offering dining al fresco in the hotel's beautiful Palm Court by the pool.
+ Royal Room, which is widely considered to be one of the nation’s premier cabarets.
+ Café 155, which is a petit New York-style deli serving delicious breakfasts and lunches prepared in the hotel’s award-winning kitchen.
Over the last several years, The Colony Hotel has won numerous prestigious awards:
+ Hotel of the Year Award from the Hotel & Lodging Association of Palm Beach County (2012)
+ The Quintessentially Palm Beach Award from the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce as part of the town’s Centennial Celebration (2011)
+ The Bernays Award for Best Branding Campaign from the Gold Coast PR Council for the 10th anniversary of the Royal Room Supper Club (2011)
+ The Providencia Award from the Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau. South Florida’s most impressive annual honor recognizing excellence within the local hospitality and tourism industry. This was the only time in the 24-year history of the Award that it had gone to a smaller, boutique hotel (2009).
+ Marilyn Maye
Gary Schweikhart, PR-BS, Inc.
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Ruth Young, The Colony Hotel
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