PHOTO CALL: Daniel Beaty Musical Tearing Down The Walls Premieres Off-Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: Daniel Beaty Musical Tearing Down The Walls Premieres Off-Broadway Tearing Down The Walls, a new musical featuring direction, book and lyrics by Obie Award winner Daniel Beaty (Through the Night) and music by Beaty and Oscar and Grammy-nominated songwriting team Jamal Joseph and Charles Mack (August Rush), premieres at the Riverside Theatre in Manhattan.

"Infused with soulful music, impassioned spoken word and laugh-out-loud humor," Tearing Down The Walls, press notes state, "tells the story of the residents of a tight-knit Harlem community upended and pushed to the limit by life's challenges, but who find hope in the most unusual places."

Here is a first look at the show:

Presented by The Riverside Theatre, Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group, and Walk Tall Girl Productions, the musical will officially open May 12 at the venue that previously housed Beaty's solo show, Through the Night.

The cast features Dietrice Bolden, Umi Shakti, Adrienne C. Moore, Rumando Kelley, Jevon McFerrin and Kelechi Ezie.

Tickets are available via theriversidetheatre.org or at (212) 870-6784. All preview tickets are $15, and all regular performance tickets are $25. 

The Riverside Theatre is located at 91 Claremont Avenue.

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