Motown and Bring It On Star Ariana DeBose Will Say She's Different in Joe's Pub Concert
12 Jul 2013
Ariana DeBose, who can currently be seen on Broadway in Motown, will make her solo concert debut with …They Say I'm Different Aug. 12 at Joe's Pub.
At the 9:30 PM concert DeBose, who plays Mary Wilson in Motown, will be joined by Motown co-star Charl Brown and Chaplin's Jenn Colella, among others.
Directed by Max Friedman with music direction by Damien Bassman, the evening promises "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."
DeBose, who was a contestant on the reality television series "So You Think You Can Dance?," was also seen on Broadway as Nautica in Bring It On: The Musical. Click here to read her exclusive blog for Playbill.com about performing with both Broadway shows on this year's Tony Awards.
Joe's Pub is located at 425 Lafayette Street. For more information and tickets, call (212) 967-7555 or visit JoesPub.com.
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