BROADWAY PRODUCERS PREMIERE A NEW MUSICAL IN WASHINGTON DC STARRING APRIL NIXON AS SOJOURNER TRUTH. PRODUCTION TO BE LIVE STREAMED ACROSS AMERICA.

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BROADWAY PRODUCERS PREMIERE A NEW MUSICAL IN WASHINGTON DC STARRING APRIL NIXON AS SOJOURNER TRUTH.

PRODUCTION TO BE LIVE STREAMED ACROSS AMERICA.

B.W. Productions Contact:
Brooke Ciardelli
917-370-6823
email

 

APRIL NIXON (OLIVIER AWARD nominee, B’way/National Tour: Cats, Tommy, Smokey Joe’s Café, Damn Yankees, 9 to 5, Fosse, The Wiz, Sweet Charity, Dreamgirls, Caroline or Change), ASHLEY WARE JENKINS (Celie; Color Purple National Tour) and THADDEUS MCCANTS (TV: Boardwalk Empire – co-star, Young & Restless – lead) head the cast of TRUTH the musical, by Keni Fine and music by Keni Fine & Tony Small, directed by Oscar Blustin. Opening out of town at THEARC Theater in Washington, D.C. Feb 26 – 28, 2015.

Executive produced by Craig Haffner (Emmy Award‐winning producer with Greystone Television, Tony Award-nominated producer-Ragtime) and Brooke Ciardelli (Producer A Walk In The Woods – Northern Stage/The Tricycle, UK, Founding Artistic Director‐Northern Stage, producer‐Tom Crean at Irish Rep, NY). VirtualArtsTV will produce the live broadcast on Friday, February 27th at 7:30pm, available for viewing at www.truththemusical.com The production will be live streamed to Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide and to every US Navy‐based Boys & Girls Clubs around the world.

Full Cast: April Nixon (Sojourner Truth), Ashley Ware Jenkins (Mama Isabella), Thaddeus McCants (Peter Williams), Thomasina Nelson (Aunty Bee), Nia Simon Smith (Mau‐Mau Bett/Millie), Drew Tillman (Young Isabella), Beth Amann (Mrs Dumont), Brandon Mack (Fiddlesticks), DeCarlo Raspberry (Trunk), Roy Patten Jr (Sydney), Nurney (Zipper), Will Hawkins (Master Charles/Rev Bullworthy), Harv Lester (Master Dumont/Mayor Hightower).

TRUTH the musical is inspired by the life and words of Sojourner Truth – an African‐American woman born into slavery, who escaped into freedom with her infant daughter to become an abolitionist and women’s rights activist, and went to court to recover her son, winning the first case against a white man. Her best‐ known extemporizing speech on gender inequalities, “Ain’t I a Woman?” was delivered in 1851 at the Ohio Women’s Convention in OH.

Selected songs from the show were presented at the United Nations during the 60th Anniversary Celebration of the Declaration of Universal Human Rights, for a special program on women in human rights.
“We have been developing TRUTH for quite some time and we are honored and grateful to be here in the nation’s capital, where Sojourner Truth lived and worked” said Keni Fine.

Presented by THEARC Theater and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington as a part of Black History Month.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Brooke Ciardelli – 917-370-‐6823 – brooke@brookeciardelli.com

BIOGRAPHIES

KENI FINE – Writer/Co‐Composer
TONY SMALL – Co-Composer
OSCAR BLUSTIN – Director
VIRTUALARTSTV - Live Broadcast Producer
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB ‐ Producer
FINEHEART PRODUCTIONS - Producer
BROOKE CIARDELLI – Executive Producer
CRAIG HAFFNER – Executive Producer

#TruthLive
 

Truth The Musical - live streamed from Washington DC

Watch the show right here on VirtualArtsTV

Inspired by the life and words of Sojourner Truth – an African‐American woman born into slavery, who escaped into freedom with her infant daughter to become an abolitionist and women’s rights activist, and went to court to recover her son, winning the first case against a white man.

We have been developing TRUTH for quite some time and we are honored and grateful to be here in the nation’s capital, where Sojourner Truth lived and worked – Keni Fine, Writer/Co-Composer

 

 

 

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