STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for ILLA! A HIP HOP MUSICAL, Heading to NYMF
Following sold out runs in Atlanta and Toledo, the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and David Coffman are pleased to announce the return of iLLA! A HIP HOP MUSICAL and a new exclusive trailer. The production, featuring book, lyrics and music by Ronve O'Daniel, music by Jevares C. Myrick, and Direction by J Kyle Manzay, will perform concert presentations at The Pearl Theatre Friday, July 29th at 5pm, Sunday, July 31st at 9pm, and Tuesday, August 2nd at 9pm. Click below to watch an exclusive trailer for the show!
iLLA! is an award-winning love story set against the turbulent 2008 U.S. financial meltdown. iLLA!, which is slang meaning, "to be greater," Prince, a classically trained dancer who dreams of becoming a hip-hop star. After suffering a humiliating defeat at a leading open mic competition, Prince struggles to redeem himself in the eyes of his friends and family. He falls in love with a girl named Stacy but their family prejudices threaten to tear them apart. Can Prince overcome his fears and troubled home life to achieve his dreams? It's a journey of Swagger, Survival and the Search for Self.
iLLA! will star Glee and Pretty Little Liars' Titus Makin, Jr. as "Prince," while Andrew Bancroft, who performs with Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda in the rap group, "Freestyle Love Supreme," will play Prince's arch-rival, "Big Trey," as both characters are entangled in a love triangle, told through the music of hip-hop, pop, and soul.
Individual tickets for the iLLA! concert presentation are $27.50 and are currently on sale. For tickets and information, call (212) 352-3101 or visit nymf.org/illa.