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Honored to make their Broadway debut with Ohio! Imani has performed Off-Broadway and is an emerging voice actor. They also release music under the name NANí. Imani is a proud Black+Boricua, queer, and disabled artist who believes in art as an act of love and community.

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[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2023
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SNOOZEFEST, A SONG CYCLE ABOUT SLEEP Comes To 54 Below This Month

54 BELOW will present Snoozefest: A Song Cycle on April 19th, 2024 at 9:30pm. Snoozefest, a collaboration between eight emerging writers/writing teams, debuts with a cast featuring How to Dance in Ohio's Desmond Luis Edwards, Imani Russell, Conor Tague, and Ashley Wool, as well as A Beautiful Noise's Kalonjee Gallimore, Our Town's Nimene Wureh, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's Brittany Zeinstra, and more! 

HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Cast Will Reunite for Times Square Concert

It's time to dance again! The original cast of How to Dance in Ohio will perform selections from the show on Monday, May 20, 2024, at Palladium Times Square. 

Video: HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Takes Final Bows; Producers and Cast Members Give Speeches

How to Dance in Ohio played its final Broadway performance on February 11, 2024. Following the final curtain call, several speeches were given by members of the show's team. Check out the video here!

HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Recorded for Lincoln Center Archives

How to Dance in Ohio, which concludes its Broadway run this Sunday, February 11, 2024, was recorded for the Lincoln Center Theatre on Film and Tape Archives, preserving it to be viewed in the future by theatre professionals.

Album Review: Broadway's HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Is Closing But Finds More Life With Its Cast Recording

Center Stage’s production of this album gives the listener a real sense of the show without the help of the musical’s book and this always gets high marks from this rainbow writer,

HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Plays Final Broadway Performance

How to Dance in Ohio will conclude its Broadway run on February 11, 2024, following 27 previews and 72 regular performances at the Belasco Theater.

Video: The Cast of HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Sings Out at Broadway Sessions

Watch video highlights from the cast of How To Dance In Ohio at Broadway Sessions!

HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO & Mentra to Host Resume Writing Workshop

Broadway's How to Dance in Ohio, inspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name, and Mentra, a neurodiversity employment network, are partnering to host a Resume Writing Workshop in New York City this month.  

HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Announces Broadway Closing Date

How to Dance in Ohio will conclude its Broadway run on Sunday, February 11, 2024, following 99 performances (27 previews and 72 regular performances) at the Belasco Theater.

Listen: HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Cast Recording is Available Digitally Today

The original Broadway cast recording of the new musical How to Dance in Ohio, is available digitally on all platforms. Listen to the full album here!

Broadway Sessions Continues With HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO

Ben Cameron's long running, award winning musical theatre variety series, Broadway Sessions, returns for a new season at The Green Room 42 on January 18th! The evening will feature cast members from the groundbreaking hit, How To Dance In Ohio.

Video: HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Cast and Creatives Talk Autism Representation and More on PBS NewsHour

Members of the cast and creative team of How to Dance in Ohio recently chatted with PBS NewsHour about the importance of Austism representation on Broadway, and more! Check out the video here!

HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Cancels Today's Matinee Due to Illness in the Company

How to Dance in Ohio on Broadway has cancelled today's January 3rd matinee due to illness in the company. 

Interview: Meet 13 of HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO's Broadway Debuts

Discover the heartfelt stories of the cast members making their Broadway debut in How to Dance in Ohio. Hear their experiences, reflections, and the significance of this groundbreaking musical.

Photos: HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Cast and Creative Team Celebrates Opening Night

The Belasco Theatre was the place to be as Broadway celebrated the opening of the final musical of 2023. How to Dance in Ohio – inspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name – is now officially open on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos of the company arrivals here!

Video: First Look At HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO On Broadway!

First look video has been released from the new musical How to Dance in Ohio – inspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name – which is set to open this Sunday, December 10 the Belasco Theatre.

Ludacris and Paula Abdul Join HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Producing Team

Multi-Grammy Award winning music icons Ludacris and Paula Abdul have joined P3 Productions, and Tony Award-winning entertainment mini-studio Level Forward, on the producing team of the new Broadway musical How to Dance in Ohio.

Photos: First Look at HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO on Broadway

Production photos have been released from the new musical How to Dance in Ohio – inspired by Alexandra Shiva's Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name – which is set to open this Sunday, December 10 the Belasco Theatre.

Photos: Go Inside the First Preview of HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO on Broadway

Take a look at the first preview of HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO on Broadway. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Meet the Cast of HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

The new musical How to Dance in Ohio, inspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name, begins previews on Broadway tonight, November 15. Meet the cast of How to Dance in Ohio here!

Imani Russell FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Imani Russell next theatre project?

Imani Russell's next show will be How to Dance in Ohio which opens on 12/10/2023 on Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has Imani Russell been in?

Imani Russell has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Imani Russell been in?

Imani Russell has not appeared in the West End.

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