The Sister Rosettas Return to New Ohio Theatre, Now thru 12/14
Extended after a sold-out run in September, The Sister Rosettas are back with five more performances. A revival of the rock/pop-punk music of world touring MING DYNASTY, last seen on City Stages in 2009 alongside Diana Ross, Ben Harper, and Al Green, now brings new front woman Diana Oh and bassist/songwriter Philippe Arman to the stage. Diana Oh tells the story of how this new collaboration was formed by fusing old songs and new and is led by veterans Eric Miranda, Kole Smith and Matt Harrington.
This event will have special opening guest appearances by: singer/songwriter, Melissa Lusk (12/5), rapper, Anonymous (AND.ON.I.MUST) aka Christopher Gabriel Núñez, (12/6), comedian Lauren Hennessy (12/9), poet/playwright muMs (12/12) and composer/performer, Melissa Li (12/14).
terraNOVA's Artistic Director, Jennifer Conley Darling is thrilled to be remounting, The Sister Rosettas, "Diana Oh was part of our soloNOVA Arts Festival and truly wowed audiences with her powerful voice and soulful connection to each member of the crowd. Seeing Diana now front a band that is continuing the legacy of Ming Dynasty is an event not to be missed." The Sisters Rosettas was developed, in part, through IRT Theater's Residency Program.
Lead Vocals: Diana Oh, Vocals/Lead Guitar: Eric Miranda, Vocals/Guitar: Kole Smith, Vocals/Percussion: Matt Harrington, Vocals/Bass: Philippe Arman, Creative Director: Jessi D. Hill. Produced by terraNOVA Collective. Part of the New Ohio Theatre's Producers' Club 2013.
All performances take place at the New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street. (Subway: 1 to Christopher Street). Tickets are available at www.terranovacollective.org. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
TONIGHT, December 5th @ 8:00 pm
Friday, December 6th @ 8:00 pm
Monday, December 9th @ 8:00 pm
Thursday, December 12th @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 14th @ 8:00 pm
Diana Oh (Lead Vocals): is the Lead Vocalist for The Sister Rosettas. She recently closed an extended sold-out run of her solo show Diana Oh is GOING ROGUE, the solo show that was based upon her original music, songwriting, and relationships. MFA, NYU Musical Theatre Writing (Elphaba Thropp Fellow). National Theater Institute Alum. BA, Smith College. As an actor, musician, lyricist, and songwriter, her work has been featured at Lincoln Center, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Goodspeed Opera House, LAByrinth, Gideon Productions, FullStop Collective, the Bad Boyz II soundtrack, BBC National Geographic. www.dianaoh.com
Eric Miranda (Vocals/Lead Guitar): has sung and played guitar with Rick Derringer and Rainbow's Joe Lynn Turner, played bluegrass with Boo Reiners in the Demolition String Band, written and performed with Jesse Malin and Francis Dunnery, and been on stage with the Counting Crows and Ryan Adams, who called Miranda's The Plums, his favorite band. He's played punk, power pop, rock and bluegrass, drums, bass and guitar and was also the vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, and drummer for Ming Dynasty before the band dispersed in 2009.
Jessi D. Hill (Creative Director): is Associate Artistic Director of terraNOVA Collective in NYC where she curates the Groundbreakers Playwrights Group. Recent and upcoming directing projects include work at The Public/Joe's Pub, New York Theatre Workshop, Women's Project, Primary Stages, The New Group, Dixon Place, New Dramatists, The Lark, The Playwrights Realm, The Playwrights Center, Chicago Dramatists, New Georges, Ensemble Studio Theatre and others. MFA: Yale. www.jessidhill.com