Mary Bridget Davies, Ruthie Ann Miles and More Sing 'BABY MAKIN' HITS' Tonight at The Cutting Room
A bunch of Broadway's best come together to sing some soulful new music tonight, October 4th, at The Cutting Room. Mary Bridget Davies, Jerry Dixon, Trent Armand Kendall, Kingsley Leggs, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Charles Rooney, Christina Sajous and others will perform in Brett Macias' Neruda and Shakespeare: Baby Makin' Hits in New York at 7:30pm.
Composer Brett Macias sets some of Pablo Neruda's 100 Love Sonnets and passages from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream to the rhythms of funk, soul, rock and blues. Featuring stars of Broadway and a 7-piece all-star band, led by Brandon Ethridge (School of Rock, Rock of Ages, We Will Rock You).
Scheduled to perform are: Mary Bridget Davies (Tony Nominee - A Night With Janis Joplin), Jerry Dixon (If/Then, Five Guys Named Moe), Michelle Dowdy (Hairspray), Nkrumah Gatling (Hair), Tamar Greene (The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess), Trent Armand Kendall (Scotsboro Boys, Five Guys Named Moe), Kingsley Leggs (Sister Act, The Color Purple), Sarita Rachelle Lilly (The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess), Tiffany Mann (Dreamgirls), Kelly McIntyre (A Night With Janis Joplin - National Tour), Ruthie Ann Miles (Tony Winner - The King & I), Brian Charles Rooney (Bedbugs), Soara-Joye Ross (Les Miserables, The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess), Christina Sajous (Hollar if Ya Hear Me, American Idiot), Heath Saunders (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Jason Veasey (The Lion King) and more to be announced.
Brett Macias has composed music for Webster University, Encores! (NYC), the St. Louis Gateway Men's Chorus, Stephens College, the Cockeyed Optimists, Prospect Theater Company, St. Louis Repertory Theater of Saint Louis and Masterworks' Off Broadway Production of The Glass Menagerie. Brett wrote the music for the musicals: Fishing the Moon, The Lavatory, Beneath the Surface, and Tuesday. TUESDAY was a finalist in the 2010 New York Musical Theatre Festival and was presented at the 2014 New Horizons music festival at Truman State University, and in 2016 was workshopped at the Musical Theater Factory and Coastal Carolina University. He, with Caroline Murphy, was featured in American Theater Magazine as a writing team to watch. A concert of his music was performed at Lincoln Center in 2012 and at Vitello's in Los Angeles in 2014. In Development: MARI, HECTOR, AND THE M.T.A. (words by Christina Quintana). GUMBO (words by Christina Quintana) was selected by the Grand Jury for the 2014 New York Musical Festival Next Link Project and was developed at the Musical Theater Factory and The Pitch at Fingerlakes Theater Fesival. brettmacias.com