Adelphi Presents The Future Of Musical Theater at LARSON LEGACY CONCERT
Since 2015, Adelphi University has given creators an opportunity to showcase their work to new audiences through the Larson Legacy Concert Series. On Sunday, September 23, Jonathan Larson Grant winner Jay Adana will present pieces from her new musical The Loophole in the OlmstedTheatre at the Adelphi Performing Arts Center (PAC), One South Ave, Garden City, New York.
The Loophole, book by Zeniba Britt with music and lyrics by Adana, is a musical about brilliant biracial scientist Polly Danfield living in her white father's house in Atlanta during the last year of the Civil War. She has to ultimately choose between her family and her life's work, or fight for love and freedom.
Adana is a singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn. She was the lyricist for The Woodsman, directed and conceived by James Ortiz and Strangemen and Co. She also contributed music and lyrics to Jeff Augustin's The Last Tiger in Haiti. She was a member of the second cohort of #BARS at The Public Theater where she first met and collaborated with writing partner Zeniba Britt on an adaptation of Beloved by Toni Morrison.
The grants, which honors the creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT, 1982 Adelphi graduate Jonathan Larson, are awarded annually to musical theater creators with the potential to create work that shapes contemporary culture. See more about Larson's Adelphi legacy.
The Larson Legacy Concert Series helps nurture and support the next generation of creative artists to carry on Jonathan Larson's legacy. Past recipients have gone on to create Broadway musicals such as Dear Evan Hansen, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Grey Gardens, Next To Normal, Elf, Hands on a Hardbody, A Christmas Story and many more.
The concert begins at 3 p.m. in Adelphi's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25 with discounts available for seniors, alumni and students. See more about The Larson Legacy Concert Series: Jay Adana - and purchase tickets online.
Adelphi's PAC is one of Long Island's premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Information is available online at pac.adelphi.eduor at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office, at 516.877.4000 email@example.com.Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.
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