The 7:30 PM concert will feature original songs based on stories written by Broadway in South Africa students who participated in a four-day arts intensive that was held in January in Cape Town. Those commissioned to pen these songs include composers Deborah Abramson, Scott Alan, Jeff Bowen, Joe Iconis, Daniel Larsen, Selloane Nkhela, Ryan Scott Oliver and Katie Thompson. The new songs will be performed at the upcoming concert by Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Sean Bradford (The Lion King), Lili Cooper (Spring Awakening), Darius de Haas (Kiss of the Spiderwoman), Eden Espinosa (Wicked), Frankie James Grande (Mamma Mia), Adam Kantor (Rent), Tracy McDowell (Rent), Selloane Nkhela (The Lion King), Courtney Reed (In The Heights), Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde) and Lisa Nicole Wilkerson (The Lion King).
The evening will also boast a performance by South African recording artist and producer Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse as well as a concert dance piece choreographed by Charles O. Anderson, artistic director and founder of Dance Theater X.
Jen Bender will direct Broadway in South Africa: The Concert with musical direction by Jesse Vargas.
VIP ticket holders will have an opportunity to mingle with the performers at a 6 PM pre-show reception and a post-show party.
Individual ticket prices range from $20-$100 and are available by calling Symphony Space at (212) 864-5400 or by visiting www.symphonyspace.org. VIP sponsor packages range in price from $5,000-$25,000 and are available by contacting Sean Bradford, BSA Co-Founder and Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (917)370-6915, or by visiting www.broadwayinsouthafrica.com.
Peter Norton Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street.