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Milla Ilieva Sings of So Many Nights, So Many Men on Valentine's Day

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Jazz/cabaret star Milla Ilieva, a 2006 Nightlife Award finalist (for Best Female Vocalist), will bring her critically-acclaimed new show So Many Nights, So Many Men to Danny's Skylight Room Cabaret, 346 West 46th Street, for a special one-night stand on Valentine's Day, Tuesday February 14 at 7pm.

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, who will also accompany Ilieva.  The singer previously performed the show at The Encore in October of 2005.

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.

The show is $20, with a $12 food and drink minimum.  A special prix fixe Valentine's Day menu is available for dinner before or after the show. All major credit cards are accepted. For reservations call (212) 265-8133.

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