The Dorothy Parker Society is heating up June with two big nights of fun, live music and cocktails. The Last Thursday Series in the Borsalino Room is Thursday, June 24, at Flute Gramercy. Two nights later, the monthly Wit’s End bash will be at Flute Midtown on Saturday, June 26 for the “Beyond the Silvery Sea” party with the world-famous Moonlighters performing.
The venue on June 24 is underneath Flûte, the popular Champagne lounge in Gramercy Park (40 E. 20th Street) in its underground private cabaret room. The Dorothy Parker Society (dorothyparker.com), New York’s #1 literary association, is the evening’s sponsor. The musical director and accompanist is the incomparable William Zeffiro, the man behind the hit show “The Road to Ruin” at the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Appearing at the Last Thursday Series on June 24 at 8 pm:
Janice Hall has performed in major opera houses all over the world and on national television in operas such as La Traviata, Madame Butterfly, and Salome. Recently, she was in London, performing in the operatic version of “Angels in America” with the BBC Symphony, and just performed and recorded the world premiere of the opera, “Before Night Falls”, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Tanya Moberly has been performing at Don’t Tell Mama since 1998 when she co-created the “The Blonde Leading The Blonde” with partner Susan Hackett. She won a MAC Award for her work as executive producer at The Salon, where she appears each Sunday night.
Stephen Wilde played Marc Connelly at the Algonquin Hotel and on the road in “The Talk of the Town.” He is an actor, singer, producer, and artist. He is a member of an a cappella quartet, Voce, which performed at Birdland in April.
Erin Cronican is an actress-singer who has appeared in “Subways Are For Sleeping”, “Socks the Musical” and “Suds.”
Candice Oden performs every Sunday at The Salon at Etcetera, Etc. She toured with “Red, Hot & Blue” and “Lullabye of Broadway.”
Matt Leisy’sOff Broadway credits include “The Fantasticks” and “The Hat Pin.” Matt toured in “Camelot” and “The Sound of Music” and appeared onscreen in “Love Possibly”
Table reservations for the Last Thursday Series are encouraged (212-529-7870). There is no cover with a 2-drink minimum. Must be over 21 to attend.
Then on Saturday, June 26, is the monthly Wit’s End party at Flute Midtown (205 West 54th Street at Broadway). RSVP via Facebook here.
Swing and tap those toes into the glorious summer season with us as we celebrate the wonder of the underwater world in Jazz Age style! Songs inspired by the sea and fabulous uke tunes brought to you by NYC favorites, The Moonlighters!
Free Hors D’Oeuvres 7pm-8pm…come down early and have dinner at Flute!
Free Beginner Dance Lesson – 830pm!
ATTIRE: Vintage/vintage-style evening attire 1910s-1940s – NO CASUAL ATTIRE IS PERMITTED. We will have a fabulous prize for the best dressed guy or gal whose attire is inspired by the sea/vintage nautical attire!
Get your copy of the second issue of Zelda: The Magazine of the Vintage Nouveau– available at the soiree!
Cover is $12, and attendees must be 21+