Courtney Reed, Luis Salgado, Genny Lis Padilla and More Cover Latin Artist Selena April 1 in NYC Concert

News   Courtney Reed, Luis Salgado, Genny Lis Padilla and More Cover Latin Artist Selena April 1 in NYC Concert Former In the Heights cast members Courtney Reed and Luis Salgado are among the artists who celebrate the life of late Mexican-American artist Selena Quintanilla-Pérez April 1 in Broadway Sings Selena at the Underground in New York City.

Courtney Reed
Courtney Reed

The 7 PM concert — held on the 18th anniversary of the singer's death — features over 15 of Selena's songs, including "Como la Flor," "Dreaming of You," "I Could Fall in Love" and "No Me Queda Mas."

Performers include Reed (In the Heights, Mamma Mia!), Salgado (Women on The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, In the Heights), Genny Lis Padilla (Off-Broadway's Rent), Desi Oakley (Annie, Wicked), Jose Sepulveda (Altar Boyz), Margot B. (Off-Broadway's Rent), Brandon Contreras (In The Heights national tour), Gizel Jimenez (In The Heights Westchester), Tyrone Davis, Jr. (Shrek national tour), Stephanie Klemons (In The Heights, Bring It On associate choreographer), Danny George (Sister Act national tour), Charles Barksdale (Sister Act national tour), David Davila, Michelle Caniglia, Ashley Mitchell, Damaris Gonzales, Kimberly Gonzales and Lola St. Lords.

According to press notes, "Some of Broadway's brightest young talent will sing songs made famous by Selena Quintanilla-Perez, the queen of Tejano music who was slain on March 31st, 1995."

The evening also features cast members from the Boston cast of SpeakEasy Stage Company's In The Heights, including Diego Klock-Perez (Usnavi), Jorge Barranco (Sonny), Alessandra Valea (Vanessa), Sean Jones, Adrian Ruz, Sarah Crane and Chris Ramirez.

Broadway Sings Selena, presented as part of Lone Star Theatre Company's Texas Legends series, is produced by Victor Legra and David Davila with direction by Jay Levy and music direction by Addison O'Donnell. The concert is a benefit for Lone Star's upcoming production of Davila's Adan y Julio, a play about two young men in love who are caught on two different sides of the dangerous Mexican drug war. The Underground is located at 955 West End Avenue. To reserve tickets, email broadwaysingsselena@gmail.com. For more information, visit TheUndergroundNYC.com.

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