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Theatre Information

Ars Nova (New York, NY)
511 W. 54th St.

Schedule

70 minutes

Mondays @ 7 pm
Tuesdays @ 8pm
Wednesday @ 8pm
Thursdays @ 8 pm
Fridays @ 5pm and 8pm
Saturdays @ 3pm and 8pm

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SHIDA, an original musical created and performed by Broadway veteran and gospel music artist Jeannette Bayardelle (The Color Purple; Hair), will receive its World Premiere production Off-Broadway this summer as an Ars Nova Summer Fling--511 W. 54 St. in Manhattan. Directed by Andy Sandberg, SHIDA is a one-woman musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jeannette Bayardelle.



Set to a soulfully contaegous score of rock, jazz, R&B, and gospel music, SHIDA is based on the true story of a young African-American girl who aspires to become a writer, tracing the ups and downs of her family, friendships, and love life--from the double-dutch court at St. Mary's Catholic School in the Bronx to a scholarship at NYU. Her dreams become sidetracked by hardship and loss until her faith and those closest to her combine to restore Shida's hope and give her a second chance. SHIDA is a tour-de-force for Jeannette Bayardelle, who takes us through Shida's powerful, funny, and inspirational story, portraying multiple different roles.



Ms. Bayardelle performed a sold-out one-night-only concert version of the musical at Birdland as part of the Broadway at Birdland series, and SHIDA subsequently received a workshop at Ars Nova as part of the Project Residency Initiative, both under the direction of Mr. Sandberg.


BWW TV: Watch Highlights from SHIDA!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from SHIDA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 5, 2013

The new musical SHIDA, written and performed by Jeannette Bayardelle -- whose Broadway appearances include leading roles in THE COLOR PURPLE and HAIR -- will receive its world-premiere this summer Off-Broadway as an Ars Nova Summer Fling (511 W. 54 St. in Manhattan). Previews began July 19 and SHIDA's official opening night was this Wednesday, July 31. Check out highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: SHIDA Celebrates Off-Broadway OpeningPhoto Flash: SHIDA Celebrates Off-Broadway Opening
by BWW News Desk - August 2, 2013

The new musical SHIDA, written and performed by Jeannette Bayardelle -- whose Broadway appearances include leading roles in THE COLOR PURPLE and HAIR -- will receive its world-premiere this summer Off-Broadway as an Ars Nova Summer Fling (511 W. 54 St. in Manhattan). Previews began July 19 and SHIDA's official opening night was this Wednesday, July 31. The Off-Broadway limited engagement runs through August 28. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night curtain call and festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jeannette Bayardelle in SHIDA, Opening Tomorrow at Ars NovaPhoto Flash: First Look at Jeannette Bayardelle in SHIDA, Opening Tomorrow at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2013

The new musical SHIDA, written and performed by Jeannette Bayardelle -- whose Broadway appearances include leading roles in THE COLOR PURPLE and HAIR -- will receive its world-premiere this summer Off-Broadway as an Ars Nova Summer Fling (511 W. 54 St. in Manhattan). Previews began July 19 and SHIDA's official opening night is Wednesday, July 31. The Off-Broadway limited engagement runs through August 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Bayardelle in action below! (more...)

SHIDA to Begin Previews at Off-Broadway's Ars Nova TomorrowSHIDA to Begin Previews at Off-Broadway's Ars Nova Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - July 18, 2013

The new musical SHIDA, written and performed by Jeannette Bayardelle -- whose Broadway appearances include leading roles in THE COLOR PURPLE and HAIR -- will receive its world-premiere this summer Off-Broadway as an Ars Nova Summer Fling (511 W. 54 St. in Manhattan). Previews begin July 19 prior to SHIDA's official opening night on July 31. The Off-Broadway limited engagement runs through August 28. (more...)