This Week on Broadway for August 21, 2022: Marilyn Maye


Peter Filichia, Michael Portantiere, and James Marino talk with Marilyn Maye. Reviews include Patience @ 2ST Uptown, Ann Morrison: Merrily From Center Stage @ 54 Below, 54 Sings Broadway’s Greatest Hits! @ 54 Below, macbitches by Sophie McIntosh @ Chain Theatre, and “The Butcher Boy” at Irish Rep.

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PETER FILICHIA is a playwright, journalist, and historian with a number of books. His new book, The Book of Broadway Musical Debates, Disputes, and Disagreements will be released on Sept. 1, 2022, and can now be preordered on Amazon. Peter also has columns at Masterworks BroadwayBroadway Select, Encore Monthly, and many other places.

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Guest: Marilyn Maye

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.


PF: Patience @ 2ST Uptown, McGinn/Cazale Theater, 2162 Broadway, through August 28, 2022

MP: Ann Morrison: Merrily From Center Stage @ 54 Below

MP: 54 Sings Broadway’s Greatest Hits! Feat. John Easterlin, Jenny Lee Stern, & more! @ 54 Below

UPCOMING September 6, 2022: Charles Kirsch’s Backstage Babble LIVE!, feat. Brad Oscar, Len Cariou, & more! @ 54 Below

PF: macbitches by Sophie McIntosh @ Chain Theatre, 312 West 36 Street, through September 10, 2022

MP:The Butcher Boy” at Irish Rep


“‘Into the Woods’ breaks $2 million as Broadway box office holds steady” by Broadway News’ Caitlin Hornik – “For the week ending Aug. 14, the 23 Broadway productions running grossed $27,561,874 and played to about 89% capacity. Grosses are down just 0.4% from last week with capacity down 0.07%, showing a very minimal change. “Into the Woods,” “Dear Evan Hansen” and “MJ” all played to 100% capacity. Nine other productions played to at least 90% capacity. Only two productions … played to less than 70% capacity.”

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Opener: Night Of My Nights from Kismet

Night of My Nights

Closer: Here’s That Rainy Day from Carnival in Flanders

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