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My View: Marilyn Maye Kicks XXX at The Friars Club Metropolitan Room Show

My View: Marilyn Maye Kicks XXX at The Friars Club Metropolitan Room Show

Bernie Fusrhpan, managing partner of the Metropolitan Room moved his club into the Milton Berle Room of the Friars Club last night and Broadwayworld was there for the entertainment super special.  Marilyn Maye tore down the house (Monastery) as she showed the Friars why she is the darling of the Big Apple and arguably one of the finest vocalists to have ever entertained at the Friars Club. Warming up the audience for Marvelous Marilyn’s appearance were host Bernie Furshpan, comic Eddie Sarfaty, singers, Richard Pryor Jr., Kelly Wright, and Charlie Romo.  You would have to go to six separate shows at the Metropolitan Room to get this much entertainment but it’s standard fare at the Friars Club…. plus it came with a 3 course dinner.  The club is ending this season with a special 90th Birthday Bash for former New York City Mayor David Dinkins and Friar entertainers are lining up for the event.  The only questions are which celebrity is going to sing New York, New York, will Mayor Dinkins name a street in honor of Marilyn Maye and how many celebrities will be at the Friars tribute to Dean Martin on his 100th Birthday in September.

(For another article by Stephen & complete photos of this show go to Broadwayworld.com)

Marilyn Maye

Marilyn Maye

Bernie Furshpan

The Best Of The Metropolitan Room

Corinna Sowers Adler, Charlie Romo, Mercedes Ellington, Kelly Wright, Bernie Furshpan, Joanne Furshpan, Bill Boggs, Stephen Sorokoff

(For complete photos of this show go to Broadwayworld.com)

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Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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