Christiana Cole sings on the soundtrack of The Farewell

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Christiana Cole sings on the soundtrack of The Farewell, starring actor and rapper Awkwafina. Alex Weston composed the music for the soundtrack. Christiana can be heard on the songs “Come Healing,” “Hotel Best,” and “Family.”

The Farewell is a 2019 American biographical comedy-drama film written and directed by Lulu Wang. It stars Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, and Jiang Yongbo and follows a family who, upon learning their grandmother in China has only a short while left to live, decide not to tell her and schedule a family gathering before she passes.

The film was screened in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was theatrically released in the United States on July 12, 2019, by A24.

The full soundtrack, including the tracks featuring Christiana, can be streamed on Spotify here.

Christiana Cole narrates In Dreams: Debussy and Fiday at the Arete Gallery in Brooklyn

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Sunday, June 16, 8pm: Christiana Cole joins flutist Alice Jones and pianist Derin Oge at the Arete Gallery for an evening of chamber music.

In Dreams dives into the hope and discomfort of the subconscious. Christiana narrates 12 sensual poems (originally attributed to Sappho) in Claude Debussy’s “Bilitis.” Michael Fiday‘s “Nine Haiku” (2007) sets works by 8th century poet Basho with flashes of powerful images, dreams that come into focus for only a moment before they vanish. The program also features Houtaf Khoury‘s “Apres un reve” (2008), a modern nightmare reacting to the terror of relentless war in the Middle East: a dream of hope amidst the fatigue of fear. Hasan Ucarsu‘s “…the city of anachronistic nostalgia, Istanbul…” (2003) celebrates his and Derin’s hometown of Istanbul, a city rich in contradictions and layers.

In Dreams
Alice Jones, flute
Derin Oge, piano
Christiana Cole, narrator

At the Arete Gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
67 West Street #103, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday June 16, 8pm
$15 entry at the door

Directions: G train to Greenpoint Ave  or B46, B62, B43, B24

Areté is located in the rear of the building, through the main lobby and into the outdoor courtyard.

Christiana Cole sings on the BMI Showcase April 1

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Christiana Cole sings the work of up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams on the BMI Showcase on April 1. Christiana will be singing three solo songs for three very different roles that she has had the pleasure of developing:

“What Even” from The Average-Sized Mermaid by Jessica Fleitman and Rick Bassett
“Every Day” from Uncivil Ones by Christian Duhamel and Ayumi Okada
“Back to My Arms” from #Mars by Laura Kleinbaum and Willem Oosthuysen 

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The Drama League-, Drama Desk- and Tony®-honored
BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop

presents

THE BMI WORKSHOP SHOWCASE

New Theatre Songs by Members of the Workshop

The BMI Workshop Showcase will feature performances of new songs written and developed by recent members of the Workshop. Admission to this showcase is FREE.

The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
10 W 64th St
[between Lincoln Center Plaza and Central Park West at the West Side YMCA]
New York, NY 10023

Monday, April 1 at 3 pm
Monday, April 1 at 6 pm
Running time: 75 minutes

To reserve a ticket, please RSVP. Include the following information when sending your RSVP: Preferred Show Time, Name, Affiliation, and # of Tickets.

BMIMusicalTheatre@bmi.com or Sylvia at 212 220-3177

FEATURED WRITERS

Benjamin Velez
​Christian Duhamel & Ayumi Okada
Erin Murray Quinlan
Jack Coen
Jae Broderick & Andre McRae
Jae Broderick & Dylan MarcAurele
Janine McGuire & Arri Lawton Simon
Jessica Fleitman & Rick Bassett
Laura Kleinbaum & Willem Oosthuysen
Oliver Houser
Phoebe Kreutz & Dan Israel
Sam Wessels & Marc Chan
Sami Horneff & Ben Diskant
Tia DeShazor & Andy Roninson

 

Christiana backs up Tony-winner Joanna Gleason at 54 Below

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Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below with her new show, Out Of The Eclipse. With songs by Kurt Weill, Stephen Sondheim, Brian Wilson, Sam Phillips, Rodgers and Hart, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Van Morrison, Nanci Griffith, Paul Simon, and The Girls of the Golden West, she brings us through the dark time since last we saw her, and into the light. She reunites with her arranger and music director Jeffrey Klitz, and is backed by the Moontones. (Guitar, banjo, autoharp, cello, percussion, piano, and the close harmony vocals of Christiana Cole, Christine Cornell and Michael Protacio.) A revival for the spirit!

Revered by Broadway audiences for her unforgettable (and award-winning) portrayal of The Baker’s Wife in the original company of Into the Woods, New York has also embraced Joanna in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Nick and Nora, and Sons of The Prophet among others, racking up all of the major theatre awards along the way. This is to say nothing of her film and TV work, which includes Boogie Nights, Crimes & Misdemeanors, The Wedding Planner, and a whole host of other projects.

Click here for more info and to buy tickets.

Joanna Gleason at 54 Below
254 W 54th St. Cellar level, NYC 10019

TIMES (show/doors)
Fri, Mar 1: 7:00 pm / 5:00 pm
Sat, Mar 2: 7:00 pm / 5:00 pm
Fri, Mar 22: 7:00 pm / 5:00 pm
Click here to buy tickets.

$55 – $75
VIP Seating: $75 – $85
Premiums: $95 – $105
Additional $6 If Purchased At Venue
$25 Food & Beverage Minimum

WATCH: “Christmas Lullaby”

Christiana Cole sings “Christmas Lullaby” from Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown. Andy Roninson, piano.

Listen on iTunes
Listen on Spotify
and available on all major music sites.


Videography by Tyler William Milliron, editing by Mark Rusciano, recorded live at Good Child Music Studios with Bryan Smith engineering and mastering.

A Cozy Christmas with Christiana Cole

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Come celebrate the season with friends, at the album release party for “A Cozy Christmas with Christiana Cole,” Christiana’s new album of eight sacred and secular Christmas favorites. Andy Roninson‘s world-class jazz piano playing is the perfect match to Christiana’s warm and velvety voice, with fresh piano arrangements on nearly every tune. With additional orchestrations by opera and musical theatre composer (and co-founding editor of Musical Theatre Today) Lucas Syed, and recorded at Williamsburg’s own Good Child Music with Bryan Smith, AND vocal cameos by Christiana’s husband, Aaron Phillips (Red Dead Redemption), this album is a welcome new addition to your holiday lineup. “A Cozy Christmas with Christiana” will be released across all major streaming platforms and on physical CD on December 5.

A Cozy Christmas with Christiana
Wednesday Dec 5
7:30pm-9:30pm

Huckleberry Bar
588 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(Take the L/G to Metropolitan/Lorimer)
http://www.huckleberrybar.com

There’s no need to RSVP and there’s no cover. Just come celebrate with Christiana at this cozy cocktail bar and enjoy the art that she enjoyed making!

Christiana Cole reprises the role of Jennie/Levi in The UnCivil Ones at EAT

IMG_0345Christiana Cole rejoins the cast of The UnCivil Ones (formerly Mary Walker Wears What She Wants) in a special benefit performance honoring Emerging Artists Theatre.

The UnCivil Ones is by Christian Duhamel (book/lyrics/original concept), Ayumi Okada (music), and Charissa Bertels (additional book/original concept). “During the American Civil War, one of the nation’s first female surgeons, Doctor Mary Walker, defies gender norms and heads to the front lines to help the wounded. There she crosses paths with Jennie, a young woman posing as a male Confederate soldier, and Lizzie, a freed black slave acting as a Union spy. When Mary is captured by the Confederacy and imprisoned at Castle Thunder, she must rely on these women — each with very different ideas about freedom and womanhood — to help her survive.”

The UnCivil Ones
Sunday, October 28th, 2018 7pm
Tickets $15 (Tax deductible donation)
TADA! Theater
15 West 28th St, 2nd floor
Between Broadway and 5th Avenue
See the event on Facebook.
Click here for tickets.

Christiana Cole sings Fleitman & Bassett for Tom Kitt at City Center

IMG_0043Christiana Cole will sing “Isn’t It Nice?” from The Average-Sized Mermaid by writing team Jessica Fleitman and Rick Bassett at NY City Center. This composition master class with Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then) is designed for emerging composers and lyricists, challenging them to tell new stories in musical theater.

THE ORIGINAL MUSICALS OF TOMORROW WITH TOM KITT
Barbara and David Zalaznick Studio
Mon Oct 15, 2018
All tickets $30
Click here for more information and tickets. 

Christiana Cole joins new musical “Pecker” based on John Waters’ film

D3EB7D38-4B15-4DB3-A2B0-079E1F833B3FChristiana Cole joins the cast of the new musical “Pecker,” with book by Owen Robertson and songs by Alan Cancelino. “Pecker” is based on the autobiographical film of same name by John Waters. The industry reading is directed by Jeff Calhoun (director of “Jekyll and Hyde,” “Newsies,” “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Grey Gardens” on Broadway), with Adam Wiggins as musical director.

The cast of “Pecker” features Lauren Molina, Andrea Burns, Joan Barber, and more.

The industry reading takes place on Tuesday Oct. 2, 2018 midtown.