Amas Musical Theatre To Present BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL As Part Of Its 'Dare To Be Different Series'

Amas Musical Theatre To Present BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL As Part Of Its 'Dare To Be Different Series'Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) in celebration of its 50th season, will present Bridges:A New Musical, with book & lyrics by Cheryl L. Davis and music by Douglas J. Cohen, the first of four new musicals in development included in this year's "Dare to Be Different" series. Performances are Thursday, November 15 at 3pm & 7pm and Friday, November 16 at 3pm at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street - 10th Avenue & 53rd Street}.

In 1965, a young woman boldly joins a march to fight for her civil rights. Decades later, another young woman faces her own battle for equality. As their stories collide across time and distance, each must come to terms with who she is in the context of a changing and complicated world. Full of soulful melodies, Bridges: A New Musical is an empowering story that explores our country's past and present - how far we've come, how far we have to go, and the bridges we must cross to get there.

Directed by Jeffrey Page with musical direction by Chris Ranney, the cast will feature: Tyla Collier (Sistahs: The Musical), Christian Conner, DeMone (Miss Saigon), Tina Fabrique (Ragtime), Badia Farha (School of Rock), Philip Hoffman (Cabaret), Victoria Lanzillo (A Musical Intervention), Judy McLane (Mamma Mia!), Kevin Morrow (Bandstand), Zal Owen (Goldstein), David Rogue (The Christians), Raun Ruffin, Cliff Sellers and Jada Temple.

"Bridges" is a unique and highly original musical that juxtaposes two battles for civil rights in this country that take place almost 50 years apart. The struggle among the freedom fighters in 1960s Selma, Alabama and the fight against proposition 12 in Oakland, California in 2008 are told concurrently through the personal struggles of two young women. It is a compelling story told with great artistry through the words and music of Cheryl L. Davis and Douglas J. Cohen," says Amas Artistic Producer Donna Trinkoff. "We are very excited to continue to be a part of the development of this important show."

For 50 years, Amas has been a pioneer in multi-ethnic casting and has been devoted to the creation, development and professional production of new American musicals through the celebration of diversity and minority perspectives, and the emergence of new artistic talent," "We want to continue to present this series featuring new musicals and special one-night events that explore the stories of people who dare to be different and to give our audiences the chance to get in at the ground floor in the development process of our talented artists in an intimate and up-close and personal setting."

Tickets for Bridges: A New Musical are FREE, but reservations are required. Please email boxoffice@amasmusical.org or call (212) 563-2565. Seating is limited.

For information about upcoming events part of the Amas 50th Anniversary Celebration, please visit amasmusical.org.


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