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Sukari Jones and Troy Anthony are an up-and-coming music theatre team. With an original gospel-blues-R&B score, the songs of The River Is Me will be performed in concert at Feinstein’s/54 Below for the first time ever. The show has a book and lyrics by Sukari Jones and music by Troy Anthony. It will feature fresh and moving music following the ghost of a recently lynched black boy, Bo–a funny chubby 14 year old comic book fan–who must recall and reckon with the last moments of his life, which ended when he was brutally lynched for whistling at a white woman in 1955, in order to save the mother he leaves behind. The songs of The River Is Me will be performed by Broadway friends and veterans — for one night only.