FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2017
CONTACT: Marjorie Hayes
(NYC, NY). The Women Who Compose for Broadway - A Musical Entertainment featuring the music of Nell Benjamin, Nancy Ford, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, Brenda Russell, Lucy Simon, Kay Swift, Jeanine Tesori, and more, will perform for one special performance December 9, 2017, 4pm at the Triad Theatre.
Over the course of the last century little recognition has been given to the women who have composed Broadway scores. Additionally, there are a comparatively small number of female composers in musical theatre due to the barriers they faced have faced. Marjorie Hayes, creator of the event, was inspired by their stories and decided to shine a light on these ground-breaking women who have made their mark on the Broadway stage. By using only these women's songs, with a bit of historical context, the show celebrates the depth, breadth, and wit of their heart-stopping music.
The musical evening features Broadway and regional favorites, Peter Kendall Clark (New York City Opera), Marc delaCruz (If/Then), Marjorie Hayes (Casa Manana), Madelyn Claire Lego (Southern Colorado Rep Theatre), Brandi Chavonne Massey (Wicked, The Lion King, The Color Purple, Jekyll and Hyde, Caroline or Change), and Rachel Zatcoff (The Phantom of the Opera). Music direction by Kristen Lee Rosenfeld (Spring Awakening 1st national tour, Friends! The musical parody).
The Women Who Compose for Broadway is conceived by Marjorie Hayes, award winning actor and director, former U.S. Senior Fulbright-Hays Scholar, Artslink Grant recipient and current Fellow of the UNT Institute for the Advancement for the Arts. This production is partially funded by the University of North Texas Institute for the Advancement for the Arts.
THE WOMEN WHO COMPOSE FOR BROADWAY
Saturday, Dec 9, 2017, 4:00 PM
General Admission $20.00 + 2 Drink Min
Students $10.00 + 2 Drink Min
Hosted by the Metropolitan Room
To purchase tickets:
158 W 72nd St, NYC 10023