MADAME INFAMY to Play NYMF, 7/23-27
Mentioned by the New York Times as "What to Do in New York City in Summer 2014" and lauded by The Huffington Post as "a brilliant example of what might be called creative, feminist historiography," Madame Infamy, is a new musical directed by Carlos Armesto, with concept and Book by Jp Vigliotti and Music and Lyrics by Cardozie Jones and Sean Willis. At the turn of the 18th century, America stood firmly on the backs of its slaves while Paris burned as its poorest citizens revolted against the aristocracy. Two worlds united by one electrifying score, Madame Infamy is the dark and moving tale of Marie Antoinette, last Queen of France, and Sally Hemings, slave and mistress of President Thomas Jefferson. Fighting hardship, scandal, and loss, each must find the strength to combat a nation in hopes of protecting the ones she loves.
Madame Infamy is part of the NY Musical Theatre Festival ("NYMF"), running July 23rd - July 27th at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre. Tickets $25 (for tickets visit www.nymf.org/tickets/2014-events/madame-infamy/).
Two stories in one, unfolding alongside one another, Madame Infamy exposes the complexity of life for anyone born into a world where choice is a commodity. It is the journey of two girls growing into women, struggling to drown out the voices around them in hopes of finding the voice inside. In the end, both face the ultimate battle as their worlds come crashing in on them, and must race against time to protect the ones they hold most dear. With an epic score that takes contemporary musical theater and infuses it with elements of R&B and pop, Madame Infamy will leave you wondering: how will you be remembered?
Broadway stars in the making, Madame Infamy is proud to welcome Rachel Stern (Shrek the Musical, Tarzan Broadway), Briana Carlson-Goodman(Eponine, 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Miserables; Hair, Broadway);Bashirrah Creswell (Nala, Lion King, Broadway), Kevin Massey (Memphis, Tarzan, Big River, Broadway), Q. Smith (Mary Poppins, Les Miserables, 2006 Revival, Broadway), Justin Johnston ( Rent, Angel, Broadway, Roger Off-Broadway Revival) as well as Xalvador Tin-Bradbury, Jake Levitt, Jessica Dyer, Crystal Sha'nae, Bronwyn Whittle, Katie McMillen, Joshua Silver Hughes, Jelani Alladin, Elijah Caldwell, and Samille Ganges.
Production Team includes Keith Robinson (Music Director), Amy Baer (Orchestrations) Elizabetta Spuria (Choreographer), Shane Ballard (Costume Designer), Damon Wiggins (Set Designer), Jake DeGroot (Lighting Designer), Paris Rhoad (Production Stage Manager) Arnold Mungioli at Mungioli Theatricals (Casting).
Performance Dates: Wednesday, July 23rd at 8:00pm; Thursday, July 24th at 9:00pm; Friday, July 25th at 5:00pm; Saturday, July 26that 9pm; and Sunday, July 27th at 1:00pm