"Welcome" Album, Composed by Tituss Burgess, Features Jenny Powers, Kristina Nicole Miller and More
29 Jun 2012
Middle Collegiate Church will launch its album "Welcome," composed and produced by stage and screen actor Tituss Burgess, July 1 at 6 PM. A music video of "We Are The Ones," featuring Burgess, will also premiere.
Directed by Shari Carpenter, the music video also features Alyson Palmer and Jenny Powers (Grease). The music, according to press notes, "blends old-school gospel, jazz and theatrical genres." The music video will screen at the Middle Church at 6 PM. For more information, click here.
Other vocalists featured on "Welcome" are Kristina Nicole Miller (The Lion King), Tami Petty, Jarvis Derell, Martina Sykes, Amy Lynn Hamlin, Joe Caruncho, and Allison Mickelson. The album was co-produced with Dionne McClain-Freeney and Stefan Held.
Deeply committed to economic justice, marriage equality, LGBTI justice and racial justice, Middle Church will direct the proceeds from the album to feed the homeless in Tompkins Square Park; launch "The Soul Food Truck," which will provide low-cost hot meals to neighbors in the East Village; and to support homeless programs for LGBTI youth.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.