Sing Harlem Sing!, About Life of Vy Higginsen, to Play Dempsey Theatre

News   Sing Harlem Sing!, About Life of Vy Higginsen, to Play Dempsey Theatre
Sing Harlem Sing!, a new musical written by Vy Higginsen and directed by Ken Wydro — creators of Mama I Want to Sing! — will begin performances at The Dempsey Theatre in Harlem April 17.

Produced by The Mama Foundation for the Arts, the production will star creator Higginsen as well as Dejohnee Richardson, Michael Liverpool and Ahmaya Knoelle.

Sing Harlem Sing!, according to press notes, "tells the story of Higginsen's groundbreaking career as New York's first black female radio disc jockey. The musical celebrates the soul-stirring power, energy and enthusiasm of the human voice and features a soulful score including gospel, R&B and rock 'n' roll music from Saturday night and Sunday morning."

"With Sing Harlem Sing!, we celebrate one of the world's most legendary neighborhoods," said Higginsen in a statement. "An entertainment capital within the world's greatest entertainment capital, Harlem's music, culture and people are at the heart of our show. While the appeal of the show has proven universal, we knew that this show's home had to be in Harlem."

The production also features choreography by Michael Rice, musical direction by Edward Cieghorn, scenic design by Tone Baxter, wardrobe by Theta Dennis, lighting design by Christophe Pierre and sound design by Don Holder.

Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 4:30 PM. The Dempsey Theatre is located at 127 West 127th Street, between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Malcolm X Boulevards. For tickets, priced $35, call (212) 868-4444 or visit

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