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Vy Higginsen

 
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[Broadway, 2008]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1988]
Producer

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Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist

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08/20/2019
On April 3rd Gospel singer and Broadway gypsy, Donny McClurkin rendered a pop-up mast Photo

On April 3rd Gospel singer and Broadway gypsy, Donny McClurkin rendered a pop-up master class at the Mama Foundation for the Arts at the request of popular radio personality, producer and founder, Vy Higginsen. McClurkin appeared in the ensemble of t

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Date:
04/06/2017

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2008]
Producer

[Broadway, 1988]
Producer

Writing
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist

Vy Higginsen Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Play
Vy Higginsen, Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Vy Higginsen News

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek of Joshua Henry, Tonya Pinkins & More in THE BIG MIX - JUNETE Photo VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek of Joshua Henry, Tonya Pinkins & More in THE BIG MIX - JUNETEENTH at Little Island
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

The Big Mix - Juneteenth will play June 16 to 19 at 8:00 p.m., hosted by Tony and Grammy Award nominee Joshua Henry (Into the Woods, Waitress, Carousel). With performances from Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins ('All My Children,' Mother Courage and Her Children, Holler If Ya Hear Me), and more.

Idina Menzel, Beth Malone, Jose Llana, Mykal Kilgore & More to Star in THE BIG MIX at Photo Idina Menzel, Beth Malone, Jose Llana, Mykal Kilgore & More to Star in THE BIG MIX at Little Island
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022

Little Island, New York City’s new public park in Hudson River Park by W. 13th Street, announced today the complete casting for The Big Mix, a three-week, three-holiday, one-of-a-kind performance party. Get the scoop on who's performing and how to attend!

Little Island Announces Second Summer Season Featuring Joshua Henry, Tonya Pinkins, J Photo Little Island Announces Second Summer Season Featuring Joshua Henry, Tonya Pinkins, Judy Kuhn & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Little Island, New York City’s new public park in Hudson River Park by W. 13th Street, announced today the 2022 line-up of ticketed events in The Amph, just days ahead of their one-year anniversary.

Jazzmobile Celebrates International Jazz Day With Virtual Presentation Of Keep The Mu Photo Jazzmobile Celebrates International Jazz Day With Virtual Presentation Of Keep The Music Playing
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 30, 2021

Jazzmobile's community concert “Keep The Music Playing” is back with nearly 60 stellar Jazz musicians who are donating their performance to support Jazzmobile, and its performance & education programs!

Work Light Productions and Mama Foundation for the Arts Announce Initiative to Recrui Photo Work Light Productions and Mama Foundation for the Arts Announce Initiative to Recruit and Encourage BIPOC Talent
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2020

Work Light Productions and Mama Foundation for the Arts are partnering on a new program called 'Backstage' that will recruit, train, and employ BIPOC talent in multiple departments of Work Light's theatrical operation

Melissa Errico, Peggy Noonan and More are Coming to The Sheen Center This Spring Photo Melissa Errico, Peggy Noonan and More are Coming to The Sheen Center This Spring
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 13, 2020

The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, the arts center of the Archdiocese of New York, has announced highlights of its 2020 Spring season, a rich mix of theater, film, music, author's nights, gallery exhibitions, and talk events featuring artists and thought leaders including Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal columnist and author Peggy Noonan; New York Times columnist and bestselling author David Brooks, and Director of The Philanthropy Roundtable's Character Initiative and author Anne Snyder; Director of the Vatican Observatory and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ; a rousing evening of gospel music from Vy Higginsen's Sing Harlem choir; celebrated composer and big bandleader Darcy James Argue plus the New England Conservatory Alumni Big Band; Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico and multi-award winning New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik; singer, songwriter, and acclaimed clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn and genre-bending composer, guzheng virtuoso and vocalist from Beijing Wu Fei; and events tackling thought-provoking topical themes including justice in underserved communities, the protection of immigrants to America, and the inspiration of Sr. Thea Bowman and other Servants of God.

The Mama Foundation Seeks Local Talent For MAMA, I WANT TO SING Photo The Mama Foundation Seeks Local Talent For MAMA, I WANT TO SING
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2019

The Mama Foundation for the Arts announces open auditions for all roles in the upcoming performances of Mama, I Want to Sing, the classic gospel musical created by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro.  Auditions will take place on Saturday, September 28th (for those who sign up between 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm) at The Mama Foundation for the Arts, located at 149 West 126th Street (between 7th and Lenox Avenue). All roles are open; the leads are African American women in their ages 18 - 60; African American men ages 20s a?" 60; and ensemble soloists and chorus members of all ages and ethnicities.

MAMA, I WANT TO SING Celebrates Anniversary with Return to Original Theater Photo MAMA, I WANT TO SING Celebrates Anniversary with Return to Original Theater
by Julie Musbach - Aug 26, 2019

Mama, I Want to Sing, the classic gospel musical created by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro, will celebrate a special 35th anniversary season this fall. Having been performed locally in Harlem, New York; as well as nationally and internationally for over three decades, Mama, I Want to Sing proudly returns to the theatre where it began, The Heckscher Theatre, now known as El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio, located at 1230 5th Avenue (at 104th Street).

Photo Flash: THE MOTH Pops Up at Harlem Week Photo Photo Flash: THE MOTH Pops Up at Harlem Week
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 20, 2019

Storytelling nonprofit The Moth – the force behind the Peabody Award-winning public radio show, The Moth Radio Hour, and the ultra-popular eponymous podcast, which is downloaded 70 million times a year – hosted The Moth Pop-Up Story Pitch Event on Saturday, August 17th as part of Harlem Week's “Summer in the City” celebration.

NYS SUMMER STAGE In Harlem Lineup Announced Photo NYS SUMMER STAGE In Harlem Lineup Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 22, 2019

RoAnn Destito, Commissioner, New York State Office of General Services (OGS) today announced the lineup for New York State's Summer Stage in Harlem 2019 series of free concerts that will be presented from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building at 163 West 125th Street in Harlem.


Vy Higginsen Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Vy Higginsen written?
Vy Higginsen has written 2 shows including Mama, I Want To Sing – Part II (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Mama, I Want To Sing (Lyricist).

What awards has Vy Higginsen been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for Joe Turner's Come and Gone .