A SPECIAL EVENT FOR LOWER EAST SIDE HISTORY MONTH!
THE NEWS is a music/theater performance outdoors on the Lower East Side - a portrait of the neighborhood in ten songs based on ten news articles from 1914.
Audiences go on a walking tour, seeing scenes and dances staged in multiple locations, while hearing the score on headsets synced to the action.
Lyrics/direction by Ryan Gilliam, composed by Michael Hickey. Created in collaboration with a company of more than 25 singers, musicians, and actors, ages 12-30. More info at www.downtownart.org
MAY is LOWER EAST SIDE HISTORY MONTH - more info at www.leshistorymonth.org
Company of THE NEWS:
Actors:Trevania Campbell, Kwame Gibbs-Hobgood, India Gray, Mae Hardman-Hill, Celina Leroy, Samantha Levine, Bernardo Malatesta, Jeffrey Men, Hannah No, Jann Punwattana, Seth Rosenbaum, Elise Ruiz, Johanna Torres, Tahiri Urbano, Yelena Virovlyanskaya
Singers: Jessie Mae Atkinson, Blair Austin, Elanna White, Ashley Avera, Hila Nauss, Gabriel Navarro, Jonathan Rodriguez, Brandon Sargent, Chris Russell, James Parks, and James Dirck, Dakota Scott
Musicians: Michael Hickey, Nick Salgo, Steven Castineiras, Kiho Yutaka
Additional musical composition by Dakota Scott
Starting Location: Sara Roosevelt Park, north east corner (View)
East Houston Street at Chrystie
New York, NY 10003