54 Below Podcast

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Ep. 12 Sing Harlem Sing

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54 Below Podcast | August, 21 2012 | More at 54Below.com

Vy Higgenson is a proud Harlemite and New Yorker known for a many significant firsts in the entertainment industry: The first black female radio personality in the prime time New York City market on WBLS.  First woman to host a morning show on New York radio at WWRL. The first black woman to produce a drama on Broadway with Joe Tuner’s Come and Gone by August Wilson. The first black female writer, producer, director of the longest-running, Off-Broadway musical in the history of American theatre with Mama, I Want to Sing.

Tonight she talks with Richard Frankel about another first, creating  Sing, Harlem, Sing! a musical revue created by Vy Higginsen and directed by Ken Wydro.  The soulful score filled with classic gospel tunes and well as R&B, jazz, and rock n’ roll hits from
the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, is a celebration of African-American music, urban radio, and the energy of one of the world’s most legendary neighborhoods.

The first performance on August 25th will kick off a series of Saturday Gospel brunches.

More information and tickets at 54below.com

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