Christiana Cole sings the work of Michael R. Jackson, Katya Stanislavskaya, Sukari Jones and Troy Anthony in October

katya photoOctober 15: Christiana Cole will perform “I’m Just a Girl” from Going South, with words and music by Katya Stanislavskaya, at 7Songwriters: Witchy Women, a cabaret of musical theatre and art song written by women.

Going South shines a light on outdated and outrageous laws on divorce, discrimination, gender/bathroom issues, and campus rape in today’s American South.

7S: Seven Songwriters is a concert series that showcases composers and songwriters of cross-genre: musical theater, jazz, classical art song, pop, rock, experimental—multidisciplinary musicians whose work in-between genres defies definition or any one label.

October 15, 2017
Whitman & Bloom, downstairs speakeasy lounge
384 3rd Ave, New York, NY (between 27th and 28th) 
Doors/Drinks: 5:30PM
Show: 6:30PM – 8:00PM
$15 Advance | $20 Cash at Door

NW-JonesAnthony-1October 19: Christiana Cole will perform “Too Soon (to Say Goodbye)” and “Go, Go, Waterman” from The River Is Me, by Troy Anthony and Sukari Jones, at the Songwriter’s Showcase at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) Festival of New Musicals. The performance will be on Stage 3 of New World Stages at 2pm. Laura Brandel directs.

The River Is Me is a new original music theater ghost story inspired by all the lynched bodies of black boys that have been destroyed and discarded that we as a nation now must drink in time and time again from the very landscape beneath our feet.

namtThe National Alliance for Musical Theatre, founded in 1985, is a not-for-profit organization serving the musical theatre community. Our mission is to advance musical theatre by nurturing the creation, development, production and presentation of new and classic musicals, providing a forum for the sharing of resources and information relating to professional musical theatre through communication, networking and programming, and advocating for the imagination, diversity and joy unique to musical theatre. This year’s Festival features shows selected from over 240 submissions from around the world, representing the breadth, depth and excitement of musical theatre today.

For more information about attending NAMT, visit their website here. Most working NYC theatre professionals should be able to attend the concert for free.

Songwriter’s Showcase feat. The River Is Me
NAMT Festival of New Musicals at New World Stages, Stage 3
Oct 19, 2pm

white girl in dangerEarlier this month, Christiana performed a concert version of a groundbreaking new musical, White Girl in Danger, with words and music by Michael R. Jackson, at Joe’s Pub on Sep. 24 at Adelphi University and Sep. 25 at Joe’s Pub, as Musical Theatre Factory’s season kickoff.

White Girl In Danger is a dark musical comedy about Keesha Gibbs, an African-American teen who lives in the “blackground” of an all white world of a 90s era melodrama and seeks to prove she’s just as much of a protagonist/heroine as Meagan, Maegan, and Megan, the white girls who battle issues such as drugs, alcohol, abusive boyfriends, eating disorders, and finally a serial killer who has been murdering the town’s white girls one by one. Inspired by classic 90s movies-of-the-week such as She Cried No, Friends ‘Til The End, and Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? The performance was directed by Tamilla Woodard with music direction by Darius Smith. The talented cast included LaToya Edwards, LaDonna Burns, Molly Hager, Christiana Cole, Bonnie Milligan, Liz Lark Brown, Eric William Morris, Sarita Lilly, Rheaume Crenshaw, and Larry Hamilton.


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