Ducdame Ensemble Celebrates Shakespeare's Birthday in SHAKESPEARE SINGS!

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Ducdame Ensemble adds classical musicians and TV personalities to their SHAKESPEARE SINGS Concert on Sunday April 23rd. Founding Members Tedra Millan (PRESENT LAUGHTER, THE WOLVES) and Sam Gilroy (Showtime's BILLIONS) will co-host the celebration commemorating Shakespeare's birthday. Ethan Paulini directs, and Nissa Kahle provides the Music Direction. The event serves as a fundraiser for Ducdame Ensemble.

Ducdame Ensemble Founding Member Saamer Usmani (CW's REIGN, Stratford's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE), Nick Vannoy (ATL's DRACULA), and Cellist Parry Karp, are now set to perform. They join the previously announced Chad Burris, Hannah Eakin, Zachary Hess, Alicia Krakauer, Mary Malaney, Rachel Mulcahy, Gracie Winchester alongside Ducdame Ensemble Members, Samantha Blinn, Michael J. Connolly, Gabrielle Georgescu, Ariana Karp, Zander Kirby, and Kelly Strandemo. The evening will provide a festive romp through the music inspired by Shakespeare, from classical to modern rock and pop. Raffle prizes including theatre tickets, signed books from notable LAMDA alumni, and a weekend getaway in the Hudson Valley will be drawn throughout the evening.

Ducdame Ensemble, a not-for-profit theatre company, was founded by graduates of the Masters Degree in Classical Acting program from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). The Ensemble's inaugural USA production, a new adaptation of Lope De Vega's FUENTE OVEJUNA, received a 2015 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award. Their 2016 partnership with the International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe produced the premiere of DAMES OF THRONES, THE WOMEN OF SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORIES; THE MERCHANT OF VENICE; and an immersive TWELFTH NIGHT at the renowned Meow Wolf venue: House of Eternal Return. Ducdame Ensemble, known for productions that draw attention to currently relevant themes in classic texts, will officially announce their upcoming summer 2017 production at SHAKESPEARE SINGS.

SHAKESPEARE SINGS will be presented at Metro Baptist Church (410 West 40th Street, NYC). Doors will open at 7pm on April 23rd, 2017. Tickets for the concert and raffle tickets are on sale at www.ducdameensemble.com.



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