Join us at Feinstein’s/54 Below for an inspirational evening featuring the songs of Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical! In an unforgettable celebration of Richard Allen and Taran Gray‘s award-winning musical, experience the full score like never before! Featuring an all-star cast, this concert is produced and directed by show’s creators.
In 1961, black and white civil rights activists rode side by side on interstate buses across the South to challenge segregation laws and practices that stubbornly persisted even after the Supreme Court ruled them unconstitutional. Allen and Gray set this story of civil rights heroes like Diane Nash and John Lewis to a stirring score performed by a cast of powerhouse vocalists. Freedom Riders won several awards at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, including Outstanding Music and a Special Citation for Social Relevance and Impact.
Alexis Floyd – (Wanderlust, Romeo and Juliet, The Wiz, Once On This Island)
Anthony Chatmon III (Into The Woods, The Book of Mormon, Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical)
Brynn Williams – (SpongeBob SquarePants, Bye Bye Birdie, 13, In My Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical)
Ciaran McCarthy (Kinky Boots, Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical)
Deonte Goodman (Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Caroline, or Change)
Edred Utomi (How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, Once On This Island, Big River, Sister Act The Musical)
Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music Live!, Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical, Bandstand)
Scott Redmond (Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical, Shrek the Musical, Peter and the Starcatcher)
Tyla Collier (Sistas: The Musical Regional: Sister Act the Musical, Polkadots, Dreamgirls, Violet, Caroline Or Change)
Colin Carswell (Songs For A New World, Romeo & Juliet, In The Heights, American Idiot)
Directed by Whitney White (Citizen Suny Purchase, Blood Wedding, Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical, The Secret Life Of Bees, AL-HALQA (Is that how it’s pronounced), Three Sisters)
Musical direction by Steven Cuevas (Kinky Boots National Tour, How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical)