There is a another new show coming to Broadway. The musicalis called SHIDA, which stars Jeannette Bayardelle. Broadway fans will know Jeannette from when she performed the lead in The Color Purple and as a winner of the NAACP theater award for Best Lead Actress for the Color Purple.
SHIDA was first presented in a concert version at Birdland, as part of the Broadway-at-Birdland series. This one-night-only event sold out and received a tremendous response, with many audience members eager to know where they could come back to see the show again with their friends and family. Among those in attendance was Jason Eagan, Artistic Director of Ars Nova Summer Fling. He was so taken with the piece that he invited us to be a ‘Project in Residence,’ culminating with three workshop performances.
The Ars Nova Summer Fling has been well attended and very well received. Audience members who had previously seen the show at Birdland commented on how much the piece had grown since then and how much more of a complete theatrical experience it was in an actual theater space, despite the still-limited production value.
For more information on the show call 866-811-4111 or log onto www.shidathemusical.com to purchase tickets.