Brel's Gay Marshall Sings Piaf at the Metropolitan Room Oct. 4

News   Brel's Gay Marshall Sings Piaf at the Metropolitan Room Oct. 4 Gay Marshall, who played a year-long run in the acclaimed revival of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, makes her Metropolitan Room debut Oct. 4 with a new show featuring the songs made famous by the late Edith Piaf.
Gay Marshall
Gay Marshall

Simply titled Gay Marshall Sings Piaf, the singing actress' new show celebrates the release of her new CD of Piaf tunes. Show time is 9:45 PM with encore performances scheduled for Oct. 11 and 18 at 9:45 PM.

About her new recording and show, Marshall recently told Playbill.com, "I am so thrilled to finally have recorded a CD of Edith Piaf songs, many of which I have translated, so they go from one language to the other making them more available to an English-speaking audience without losing the French atmosphere. The orchestrations are beautiful — they're a new slant on an old style, so it's not some kind of imitation, otherwise you could simply go and buy Edith herself. I worked for authenticity with a modern touch!"

Marshall, according to press notes, "lived in Paris for years, is a longtime Edith Piaf addict, and has written and performed a one-woman show about her. Although she's done many American musicals and loves singing almost every style of music, this material has remained her favorite. . . . Incorporating existing translations plus her own adaptations, many of the numbers are an original mix of French and English." Audiences can expect to hear Marshall's versions of "La Vie En Rose," "No Regrets," "Spring At Last!" and "Avec Ce Soleil," among others.

Marshall made her Broadway debut as Diana Morales in A Chorus Line and played Grizabella in the original French production of Cats. She appeared in the Goodspeed, Paper Mill and York Theatre Company productions of The Baker's Wife and received a Drama League Distinguished Performance Award nomination for her work in the Off-Broadway revival of Jacques Brel. . . . Her one-woman shows are titled Piaf: La Vie l'Amour and If I Were Me.

The Metropolitan Room is located in Manhattan at 34 West 22nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. There is a $20 cover charge and a two-drink minimum; call (212) 206-0440 for reservations. Visit www.metropolitanroom.com for more information.

Gay Marshall live at the Zipper Factory.
Gay Marshall live at the Zipper Factory.