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Milla Ilieva Performs So Many Nights, So Many Men Oct. 28-Nov. 12

Jazz and cabaret star Milla Ilieva (who drew strong notices for her Broadway Unplugged performance last fall) will return to New York cabaret with her brand-new show So Many Nights, So Many Men. The show will be performed at The Encore (266 W. 47th Street) for a special three-week engagement running Fridays and Saturdays October 28th through November 12th.

According to press notes, the show is "a style-spanning romantic romp that mixes Broadway ballads, obscure comic gems, rediscovered theatre cult favorites and American popular songbook chestnuts....A multifaceted vocalist, Milla -- who trained at the Peabody Conservatory, The Juilliard School in its Professional Studies Program, and the Académie Ravel in France -- is as comfortable performing standards as she is singing opera and country western. In So Many Nights, So Many Men, Milla lampoons her apparently insatiable appetite for love (she's been engaged five times!) as she jumps from songs by composers as varied as Rimsky-Korsakov, Vernon Duke, Jule Styne, Ray Jessel, Harold Arlen, Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Jacques Urbont, Lionel Bart and Arthur Schwartz." Some of the more obscure songs are from the musicals All in Love, Lock Up Your Daughters and The Act. The show will be directed by Margery Beddow and feature musical direction by Paul Trueblood.

Of Russian descent, Ilieva grew up a country girl in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and then, to round things out some more, became an inveterate New Yorker. So Many Nights, So Many Men is the singer's fourth professional show after An Earful of Music (her debut act in 1992); Hidden Voices (in 1999-2000, a compendium of songs from Hollywood musicals that were secretly lip-synced by the stars), and her hit Do Re Milla which premiered at Dillon's Supper Club in New York in August 2003 and played at the Iridium Jazz Club in the summer of 2004.

So Many Nights, So Many Men will play three consecutive Fridays and Saturdays (Fridays at 9:30P; Saturdays at 5P) on 10/28 at 9:30PM, 10/29 at 5PM, 11/4 at 9:30PM, 11/5 at 5PM, 11/11 at 9:30, 11/12 at 5PM. Tickets are $20, but BroadwayWorld readers will enjoy a $5 discount when ordering in advance at by calling (212) 352-3101 or by visiting (use code xoxo1).

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