VIDEO: NO HOPE Productions Premieres EVOLUTION Featuring Siren
New York City is the greatest place to be in love. Manhattan becomes the glamorous, iconic backdrop of your own love story, when everything is Breakfast At Tiffany's, carriage rides in Central Park and making out at The Cloisters, The Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty or The Duplex. Whether it's dining at Le Bernardin or wolfing down a hot dog at Gray's Papaya, when you're in love in NYC, the city provides an extra rush to your already heightened emotions. You're the Carrie Bradshaw of your own romance and it's all Big all the time.
Check out the music video below!When a love affair ends, New York City is the worst place to be. You lose access to all those magical things that you probably only imagined, maybe never really had or maybe didn't deserve in the first place. And worst of all you're surrounded by all those clueless assholes in the first flush of romance who are so caught up in their fantasy that they can't even see you. So what have you learned from all this having and having not? That's the premise of "Evolution," the new song and video by Tim Aumiller and Scott Schneider, featuring the soaring vocals of New York nightlife all-stars Shanna Sharp, Colleen Harris and Lindsay Morgan (aka SIREN) about how we evolve (or don't) when relationships end and what we take with us. RuPaul called SIREN "fabulous" and they've been described as a "power diva pop trio" by BroadwayWorld.com. Their mission is to serve up gorgeous pop tunes, belted with a country-fried charm. SIREN has appeared at some of New York's premiere venues including 54 Below, Joe's Pub at the Public, New World Stages, the Iridium Jazz Club and Ice Palace on Fire Island. On "Evolution," SIREN performs with Ms. Sharp on guitar, Robert Maril on cello and Schneider on piano. Actors Brandy Burre, Maiysha Cade, Jamie Carroll, Michael Fell, Albert Jones, Lucy Jones, Laleh Khorsandi, Poppi Kramer and Patrick Newton make up the cast. NO HOPE Productions was founded by TIM AUMILLER and Scott Schneider when they hit the theatre scene in 2003 with their darkly comic musical, DOSE! Since then they have presented over a dozen evenings of new music including two sold out shows at the legendary Joe's Pub -Siren/Kings In Concert and their anniversary celebration Pulling The Plug: a decade of NO HOPE. Their musical Hello, My Name Is Billy, was a FringeNYC award winner and a Backstage "Critic's Pick." Hailed as a "rocking new musical," BILLY ran for six weeks at The Duplex and The Slipper Room in the spring of 2010 before its 2011 FringeNYC run at Le Poisson Rouge. Their song "Fools Like You" was featured in the 2014 award-winning documentary Actress. In 2015, they released The NO HOPE Songbook Volume I: 2003-2013. Most recently, their song "So Many Reasons" was nominated for a 2017 MAC Award.
"Evolution" featuring SIREN
Written by Tim Aumiller and Scott Schneider
Directed by Tim Aumiller and Ryan Andrew Bruce
Shot and edited by Ryan Andrew Bruce
Choreographed by Maiysha Cade
Production Coordinator: Dawn Magyar
Recording Engineer: Matthew Aidekman
Piano: Scott Schneider, Guitar: Shanna Sharp, Cello: Robert Maril
With: Brandy Burre, Maiysha Cade, Jamie Carroll, Michael Fell, Albert Jones, Lucy Jones, Laleh Khorsandi, Poppi Kramer, and Patrick Newton
Executive Producer / Casting: John Ort
Produced by NO HOPE Productions
All actors appear courtesy of Sag/Aftra, New Media.