MELISSA MANCHESTER, March 11-15
(Palm Beach, FL - March 4, 2014) The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as “probably the best place for cabaret on the planet” – is continuing its star-studded season with a Grammy Award winning recording star making her Royal Room debut:
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester started as a back-up singer to Bette Midler before becoming a solo artist selling-out Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall and theatres around the world. Her first smash hit was “Midnight Blue” and her songs have been recorded by Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, Kathy Mattea, Peabo Bryson, Cleo Laine, Barbara Cook and Mel Torme, among many others. Her international hits "Through The Eyes Of Love" and "Don't Cry Out Loud" were written for her by her friend and frequent collaborator Carole Bayer Sager, Marvin Hamlisch and the late Peter Allen. In 1980 she became the first artist in the history of the Academy Awards to have two nominated movie themes in a given year -- "Through The Eyes Of Love" and "The Promise" -- and went on the make Oscar history by performing both songs during the worldwide telecast. Two years later, she received the Grammy Award for Best Female Vocalist, and later worked again with Midler on the film For the Boys. In 2010, Melissa co-created and starred in the five-time Ovation Award nominated ballroom dance spectacular Fascinating Rhythms.
Reviews of Melissa Manchester:
+ Stephen Holden in The New York Times: “Melissa Manchester suggests a no-nonsense Hollywood gal of a certain age who has pointedly turned her back on the glamour thing in an effort to get real… With a voice that leaped from a whisper to a brassy whoop, she suggested a combination of Laura Nyro and Ethel Merman, at once ungainly and grand.”
+ Cabaret Scenes: Grammy-winning songstress Melissa Manchester is an adored ‘70s icon. Her audiences reclaim a bit of their youth when she sings her hits like “Midnight Blue” and “Whenever I Call You Friend”… With a powerful, voluminous low register, Manchester gives her all on every song… (delivering)
Cost to Attend Melissa Manchester:
+ Tuesday through Thursday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; $65 for show only.
+ Friday & Saturday: $140 for prix fixe dinner & show; $75 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.
Coming Soon to The Royal Room Cabaret:
+ March 18-22: Broadway, Hollywood & TV Star Tom Wopat
+ March 25-29: Legendary folk singer Judy Collins
+ April 1-5 & 8-12: Royal Room favorites Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
+ April 15-19: Mother and son jazz duo Bill Charlap & Sandy Stewart
The popular Norm Kubrin Trio will perform a dinner set in the Royal Room from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and in The Colony Hotel’s Polo Steaks & Seafood from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
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 offers guests the choice of charming hotel rooms, luxurious suites, spectacular penthouses and spacious two bedroom villas - plus beautiful grounds and Frette linens. For more information, please visit www.thecolonypalmbeach.com.
+ Melissa Manchester