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July 18, 2011 - by NYC News Desk
A Mediterranean taverna in the Theater District...
Broadway Rhythm and Booze, a cabaret series created as a platform to highlight the soulful talents of the Broadway community, will take place on Monday, August 1st at Tillman's Bar & Lounge, 165 West 26th Street (between 6th and 7th avenue), doors open at 7pm, performance begins at 8pm. Tickets are $18 for advance general admission, $25 for advance reserved seating (limited availability), $20 at the door and available at www.vallinsandmalotke.com or by calling 646-363-6039.
Evoking the Harlem jazz clubs of yesteryear, this swank Flatiron District lounge pays homage to musical legends and has a reputation for booking the most desirable jazz, hip-hip and Motown acts. Headline talent includes Felicia Boswell (Memphis, Dreamgirls), Rhett G. George (Memphis,Wicked), and Chaz Lamar Sheperd (Dreamgirls, The Color Purple). Music Director, Steven Jamail has conducted tribute concerts for Chita Rivera, Cyndi Lauper and Queen Latifah and has performed with jazz legend Chick Corea, the Houston Symphony and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Jamail is joined by Colin Dean (Bass) and John Bollinger (Drums).
"N+N Productions is thrilled to be back at Tillman's to present the third installment of the Broadway Rhythm and Booze series, that celebrates soul music and live performance," said Nikole Vallins and Natalie Malotke, Producers. "The stage at Tillman's is an ideal venue for Broadway and emerging artists from a variety of disciplines to debut their own material and artistry. With the support of the Broadway community, we are able to reinvent Cabaret in New York and introduce a new family of rising stars."
Tillman's owner, Lesly Bernard, former co-owner of celebrity haunts Clementine and Taj and partner at Pravda, modeled the upscale eatery after a 1970's underground speakeasy. The venue is outfitted in authentic vintage furniture, funky wall designs that depict jazz legends from B.B King to Parliament and boasts a menu known for nine varieties of specialty grilled cheeses. Fan favorites include Brie And Spiced Pear with black truffle butter, French Onion Soup with roasted garlic & herbs, gruyere, caramelized onion compote, Vegan Mozzarella with tofu mozzarella, roasted vegetables and pesto and Smoked Salmon And Cream Cheese with red onion and french capers.
Reservations recommended, running time is one hour. Guests who attend the performance are invited to stay at Tillman's to enjoy dancing and signature classic cocktails.
About N&N Productions:
Nikole Vallins and Natalie Malotke are an independent producing and consulting team. Recent credits include:Indomitable: James Brown at Le Poisson Rouge; National Asian Artist's Project's, Oklahoma!; Steven Jamail's Concert at Hudson Terrace; the 2010 Gala for Transport Group; and the 2011 Gala for A.R.T./New York. For more information: www.vallinsandmalotke.com, @vallinsmalotke.
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