Musical About Anti-Gay Violence, This One Girl's Story, Begins at NYMF Sept. 27

News   Musical About Anti-Gay Violence, This One Girl's Story, Begins at NYMF Sept. 27
 
Zonya Love Johnson, Angela Grovey and Antonio Edwards Suarez lead the cast of This One Girl’s Story, a musical inspired by the true story of a deadly attack on a lesbian couple in the West Vilage, which begins performances Sept. 27 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

Angela Grovey
Angela Grovey

Featuring book and additional lyrics by Bil Wright and music and lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney, This One Girl's Story had its world premiere as part of the 2010 GayFest NYC. The musical draws its inspiration from the life of Sakia Gunn, who was murdered in 2003.  

Jeremy Dobrish directs the NYMF engagement that will run through Oct. 9 at the McGinn-Cazale Theater. Choreography is by Tanisha Scott.

In addition to Johnson (The Color Purple), Grovey (Wig Out) and Suarez (American Buffalo), the cast includes Danielle K. Thomas (Avenue Q), Desiree Rodriguez (Barrio Girrl!) and Jade Hicks (Rent).

According to the authors, "This One Girl's Story is the journey of Patrice and her friends — four young women in search of a drama-free night filled with dancing and maybe a little romance — hopefully not with yet another W.G.F.M ('Wrong Girl For Me'). They’ve ditched their troubles in Newark to party in the Big City, but a shocking incident forces them to face difficult truths about themselves. This powerful musical combines R&B, jazz, gospel, and hip-hop to sing a tale of love and courage."

Additional creative team members include lighting designer Jeff Croiter, sound designer Jill B.C. Du Boff, scenic designer Caleb Levengood and costume designer Josh Quinn. Musical arrangements and musical direction are by J. Oconer Navarror. Carly J. Price is production stage manager.

The McGinn-Cazale Theater is located at 2162 Broadway. For further information visit NYMF.

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