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News Manhattan Concerts of Rick Knight's A Cruise Line Begin Sept. 1 A concert of new songs from the upcoming musical A Cruise Line, composed by Rick Knight and directed by Spider Duncan Christopher, will be performed at Don’t Tell Mama, beginning Sept. 1.

Rick Knight
Rick Knight

The concerts, scheduled for Sept. 1, 2, 6, 9, 14-16, begin at 9:15 PM and include 16 songs performed by an ethnically and culturally diverse ensemble cast of 11. Two special memorial shows will be presented Sept. 11-12 at 7 PM. Proceeds from the memorial shows will go to selected foundations helping the victims and families of 9/11 First Responders.

Performers singing in the concert version of A Cruise Line include Andi Bohs, Joe Dawson, Lisa Deane, Ken Gartman, Drew Hale, Ryan Hartman, Howah Hung, Dana Hunter, Michael Kours, Liz McKendry, Jody Mullen, Zal Owen, Andrew Pacho, Yolanda Robinson, Marshall Simon and Ryan Tofil.

In A Cruise Line, all of the stories swirl around each other as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches. According to press notes, "It’s a dramatic comedy that presents a message described as every bit as paradigm shifting as Hair and Rent." In A Cruise Line, “once you connect the dots, you can color outside the lines.”

Knight and Christopher first considered the concept of the show in January 2008, looking at the metaphysical implications of what was going on in our culture as a result of the trauma internalized after the towers fell. Following the concert, Knight and Christopher will work on a full production of A Cruise Line.

Don’t Tell Mama is located at 343 West 46th Street. For more information and reservations, call (212) 757-0788 or visit There is a $20 cover charge and a two-drink minimum.

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