5 Reasons to Check Out BROADWAY SINGS RIHANNA March 26 at Highline Ballroom
1. The Ladies. This is the first Broadway Sings concert to feature an all-female lineup, and isn’t it about time? From the current political climate to the #TimesUp movement finally giving women their due, it seems like the perfect moment to feature 15 of the best female voices in NYC. Some perfomers include Dear Evan Hansen standout Kristolyn Lloyd, Lilli Cooper from The Spongebob Musical, Hamilton’s current star Lexi Lawson, and Wicked’s green witch, Jessica Vosk. Pentatonix's Kirstin Maldonado (currently starring in Kinky Boots) will also be performing!
2. The Musical Styles. The Broadway Sings series does not directly copy the recorded versions of the songs of the artists being honored, separating this series from many similar shows in NYC. While the lyrics and most melodies remain, the audience is given a chance to hear the song in a completely different light, highlighting the strengths of the particular Broadway performers. Musical styles showcased in the upcoming Rihanna concert range from big band, swing, and jazz to R&B, rock, and country!
3. The Orchestra. As with all previous Broadway Sings shows, the orchestra is always living. Each song selection is specifically and meticulously orchestrated by music director Joshua Stephen Kartes for 14-pieces...including four glorious backup singers!
4. Rihanna. Not only is her music inherently theatrical, she writes in a myriad of different styles: pop, R&B, reggae, dubstep, hip hop, EDM, and even country.
5. The Highline Ballroom. Nestled right beneath the beautiful High Line, the venue is a hip, spacious space boasting pristine production quality and a state-of-the-art sound and light system. You can even come early for a delicious dinner on the main floor or balcony level. Broadway Sings also works with the venue to make the series affordable. That means there are $20 student tickets at the door.
Broadway Sings Rihanna is March 26 at the Highline Ballroom.
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