FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the 'Everyday Diva', Featuring R&B Singer Monifah, Changes Venue
Today, Tmapp, in association with CBO Entertainment, announced that the Equity Showcase production of FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the "Everyday Diva," has changed venues. Beginning Friday, December 9, 2016, the musical will play MIST Harlem (www.mistharlem.com), uptown's premiere live performance and special event venue through December 20, 2016.
The previously announced venue, The Poet's Den Theatre, was shut down because of building violations. That closure started a search for a new performance space and led the fledgling production to MIST Harlem. MIST Harlem features a café, bar, and restaurant that theater patrons can take full advantage before and after performances, and receive 10 percent off all purchases.
Tickets for performances of FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the "Everyday Diva" are $18 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com, by calling 800.838.3006, and at the MIST Harlem Box Office.
FOR ALL MY GIRLS features acclaimed singer/songwriter Monifah (aka Monifah Carter) of TV One's "R & B Divas: Atlanta," Georgia Kate Haege (Mamma Mia! North American National Tour), Gabrielle Lee, who replaces the previously announced April Nixon (Dreamgirls, One Mo' Time, Smokey Joe's Café) and Virginia Woodruff (Gotta Dance, Violet, Leap of Faith, The Color Purple/2005). The ensemble includes Brandon Ellis, Alicia Kee, Mils James, Sara Kennedy, Preston Pujol and Rhianna Radick.
FOR ALL MY GIRLS tells the story of friends LaVerne, Cathy, Lisa and Candice who embark on a highly-anticipated fun-filled girls' night out on the town. But the night takes many unintended turns that lead the women to do some honest soul-searching about themselves, their lives and each other.
With a book, music and lyrics by Tmapp, FOR ALL MY GIRLS features a mix of R & B, Gospel, Rock and Soul music. Composer, orchestrator, and producer Kenny Seymour (Half-Time, Amazing Grace, Memphis, Vietgone) is the musical director. Lacy Darryl Phillips serves as the choreographer. Marishka S. Phillips directs.
Tmapp (Book, Music, Lyrics) aka Anthony Mapp, TMapp is a performer, entrepreneur and journalist who wrote his first song in 1979 and his first musical in 1981. He wrote FOR ALL MY GIRLS to honor his mother, his sisters and all the "everyday divas" who make the difference in our lives.
Marishka S. Phillips (Director) Triple threat. Stage and screen actress. Director. Acting coach. Ms. Phillips has made her mark performing onstage in musicals such as Raisin, Uptown: It's Hot, Bubblin' Brown Sugar, FAME: The Musical, The Me That Nobody Knows, and The Wiz. Her TV credits include "The Cosby Show," and "A Different World." She has trained and coached some of Hollywood's biggest names including Kerry Washington and Deborah Cox. Directing credits include the critically acclaimed off-Broadway productions of Box and Precious.
FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the "Everyday Diva"
MIST Harlem, 46 W. 116th Street, NYC
Friday, December 9 @ 8pm
Saturday, December 10 @ 8pm
Sunday, December 11 @ 8pm
Monday, December 12 @ 8pm
Tuesday, December 13 @ 8pm
Thursday, December 15 @ 8pm
Sunday, December 18 @ 8pm
Monday, December 19 @ 8pm
Tuesday, December 20 @ 8pm
MIST Harlem Box Office, 46 W. 116th Street.