By Michael Gioia
09 Sep 2013
At the 9:30 PM concert DeBose, who plays Mary Wilson in Motown, was joined by Motown co-star Charl Brown and Chaplin's Jenn Colella as well as Ariana Groover, Sara Kapner and Alice Lee — who all appeared in the Off-Broadway revival of Bare — and Saycon Sengbloh (Motown, Fela!).
Directed by Max Friedman with music direction by Damien Bassman, the evening promised "an eclectic mix of material, ranging from funk rock classics to new work from up-and-coming musical theatre writers. The multimedia concert will showcase Ariana's versatility as an interpreter of stories through music and dance. A four-piece band will play musical director Damien Bassman's re-imagined arrangements of songs written or made famous by Shirley Bassey, Beth Hart, Annie Lennox, Prince, Drew Overcash, Diana Ross, Zack Zadek and many more."
Videography is by Shoshana Feinstein.