Maude Maggart sings in NYC thru May 10…compared to Jeanette MacDonald


Isn’t She Romantic? Well, She Is and She Isn’t

By STEPHEN HOLDEN in The New York Times, Published: April 4, 2008

When Maude Maggart sings the Rodgers and Hart standard “Isn’t It Romantic?” in an ethereal voice with a supernatural glow, a song of blissful expectation transforms into a ghostly cry of loneliness. Because her voice suggests Jeanette MacDonald, who sang it in the movies, you have a sense of cultural multiple exposure: old Hollywood filtered through post-Woodstock folk-pop via Kate Bush. It is complicated and enthralling…

Maude Maggart continues through May 10 at the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel, 59 West 44th Street, Manhattan; (212) 419-9331,