Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood is an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the most famous songs that Irving Berlin composed for the silver screen. Mr. Berlin understood the impact dance had on the public, and his melodies, rhythms, and lyrics reflected his love of that art form. Six spectacular performers showcased these magnificent songs and told the stories behind the man who made the music that made the movies dance.
Four-time Tony nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Dames at Sea, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, and Ain’t Broadway Grand) directed and choreographed an evening called "songful and sophisticated" by TheaterMania.
Classical/rock violinist Daisy Jopling teams up with award-winning director and visual maestro Daniel Flannery, and acclaimed writer and storyteller Sarah Bracey White in Transcendence. The music embraces traditional African songs, spirituals, blues, bebop, jazz, funk and hip hop. Set to an original stage adaptation of White’s “Primary Lessons”, we meet Sarah as a precocious five-year-old girl as she is pulled from her middle class life in Philadelphia and planted in Jim Crow, South Carolina. We bear witness to Sarah’s struggle to survive and are uplifted by the depth and clarity of her fiery spirit which sustains her and ultimately illuminates the trajectory of her life.
The Last Boy...a new play with music is inspired by the remarkable story of 91 year-old Holocaust survivor Sidney Taussig and his roommates in Theresienstadt, who created Vedem magazine. It would become the longest-running underground publication of World War II. Threaded throughout the play are the boys' breathtaking poems. The Last Boy was NYC's first post-pandemic world premiere, running Off Broadway at St. Clement's Theatre. This one act, 90-minute show features a cast of boys who will break, mend and pay tribute to Vedem’s young poets - most of whom did not survive. But with The Last Boy, their legacy lives on.