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.

 

Christiana Cole sings “Across a Crowded Room” at Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts presents “Across a Crowded Room.” Teams of emerging theater makers will present live performances of their newly written, twenty-minute musicals, featuring professional actors.

Christiana Cole joins as a starring performer of a new musical, “Descending,” by BJ Gandolfo and Rachael Migler.

The event is free. For more information and to reserve a ticket, click here.

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Bruno Walter Auditorium
111 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023
Mon, October 1, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

 

Christiana Cole sings for songwriters & Kirsten Childs at NYMF

bel_portrait-carousel.png__960x480_q85_crop_upscaleChristiana Cole will be a featured performer at the Kirsten Childs musical theatre songwriting workshop at New York Musical Festival (NYMF) 2018.

Christiana lent her talents to the master class in previous years, when it featured Brian Lowdermilk (The Bad Years, Henry & Mudge) (2017), Ryan Scott Oliver (35MM, Jasper in Deadland) (2016) and Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde, Heathers, Bat Boy) (2015).

Join us for a public masterclass with Kirsten Childs (bookwriter, composer and lyricist of Bella: An American Tale and The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin) and participants from Anna K. Jacobs’ (POP!; Harmony, Kansas; Teeth; Echo) Musical Songwriting Workshop. Over the week-long Musical Songwriting Workshop, participants have been guided through an authentic musical theater songwriting process and this masterclass will showcase what they have been working on. Christiana Cole will be one of the guest professionals performing the work written by the students in the class.

Kirsten Childs will talk about her creative and professional experiences as musical theater writers, then each team who have taken part in Anna K. Jacob’s Musical Songwriting Workshop will present their song and she will provide feedback and guidance.

Wednesday July 25, 6-9pm
The Green Room 42 at Yotel
570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10036