Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tinatin Is One Busy Lady: Preps Upcoming Memoir, Theatrical Showcase, Soundtrack And Coliseum Performance With Dave Grusin

Among the book projects I've been working on for the past few(!) years is a collaboration with longtime pal and talented singer/songwriter Tinatin, whose accomplishments are well documented here on The Smoking Nun.

On Monday, we got a smidgeon of ink in the Village Voice (below) regarding Tina's upcoming theatrical show that she composed with renowned producer Timothy Graphenreed (whose Broadway credits include The Wiz, Leader of the Pack, The Moony Shapiro Songbook, Comin' Uptown), which will launch in early 2013.

It's all part of a package that will comprise the book (for which we secured a digital publishing contract earlier this year), the stage show W-E (West Meets East), an accompanying soundtrack album and—get this—a performance featuring a full orchestra with Tinatin's hero and mentor Dave Grusin—the 12-time Grammy-winning, Oscar-winning jazz musician—which will take place at the largest public coliseum in T's hometown of Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia. That event will be hosted this September, which I am damned determined to attend.

Tinatin's first public showcase for W-E is Monday, July 2, 2012, at the Triad Theatre on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Why, yes, of course you're welcome to attend. See you there, yes? Click on the pic above to the right for more info. *