Jul. 23, 24: Little Island Storytelling Festival: Sing Again: A Reunion Concert with Shaina Taub & Community Featuring Kim Blanck, Cherrye J. Davis, Kate Ferber, Darius de Haas, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Jo Lampert, Jose Llana, Liana Stampur, Kuhoo Verma, and Ato Blankson-Wood

Little Island, New York City’s new public park in Hudson River Park by W. 13th Street, is presenting Sing Again: A Reunion Concert with Shaina Taub & Community on Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24 at 8pm in The Amph.

Jose Llana and Shaina Taub. Photo by Lia Chang

Curated by Little Island Artist-in-Residence PigPen Theatre Co., Sing Again: A Reunion Concert with Shaina Taub & Community is part of the multidisciplinary Storytelling Festival.

Join singer-songwriter and bandleader Shaina Taub for her first live show for an audience in nearly two years. Reuniting with her longtime bandmates Hiroyuki Matsuura (Drums/Vocals), Mike Brun (Bass/Guitar/Vocals), David Farrell Melton (Keys), and featuring a bevy of brilliant artists from New York’s creative community including Kim Blanck, Cherrye J. Davis, Kate Ferber, Darius de Haas, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Jo Lampert, Jose Llana, Liana Stampur, Kuhoo Verma, and Ato Blankson-Wood – Taub will both debut a slew of new songs from her upcoming album and pass the mic to special guest singers to perform old favorites from her songbook. This exuberant evening of original music aims to tell a story of healing and possibility as we all come back together to sing again.

Tickets are $25 to $65, click here to purchase.

Raised in the green mountains of Vermont, Shaina Taub is a New York-based songwriter and performer. She is an Artist-in-Residence at the Public Theater and a signed recording artist with Atlantic Records. She is a winner of the Kleban Prize, the Jonathan Larson Grant, the Fred Ebb Award, the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award, the MAC John Wallowitch Award, and the ASCAP Foundation’s Lucille and Jack Yellen Award. Taub is currently writing Suffragist, a new musical about the American women’s suffrage movement, as well as lyrics for the upcoming Broadway musical The Devil Wears Prada, with music by Sir Elton John. She’s written songs for Sesame Street, the theme song for Julie Andrews’ Netflix series Julie’s Greenroom, and co-wrote the opening number for the 2018 Tony Awards, for which she and her collaborators Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban were nominated for an Emmy Award. Her songs have been performed across the country by Broadway stars such as Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, and Phillipa Soo. She has released two independent albums, Visitors and Die Happy, and has an ongoing concert residency at Joe’s Pub. Her concert work also includes a solo debut in Lincoln Center’s acclaimed American Songbook series and playing her music with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Taub’s original musical adaptations of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and As You Like It were commissioned by the Public Theater as part of their community-based Public Works initiative, and both received critically acclaimed productions at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in which she also starred. The original cast album of her Drama Desk nominated score for Twelfth Night was released by Craft Recordings, and both of her Shakespeare musicals have gone on to be produced by Seattle Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, the National Theatre in London, and many schools and communities around the world. Taub starred in the west coast premiere and New York re-mounting of the Signature Theatre’s hit production Old Hats, created by Bill Irwin and David Shiner and directed by Tina Landau, featuring Taub’s original songs. She earned a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for her portrayal of Princess Mary in the Off-Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. She sang back-up for Karen O and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in O’s psycho-opera, Stop The Virgens (St. Ann’s Warehouse and the Sydney Opera House); appeared in the original Off-Broadway cast of Hadestown(New York Theatre Workshop and the live cast album); and played the role of Emma Goldman in the Ragtime on Ellis Island concert. A fellow of the MacDowell Colony, the Yaddo Colony, the Sundance Institute, and the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, Taub serves on the Dramatists Guild Council and is an alum of NYU’S Tisch School of the Arts. She is a proud member of the Resistance Revival Chorus and is co-chair of the NYCLU’s Artist Ambassadors. www.shainataub.com

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer, an Award winning filmmaker and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. Her short film, When the World Was Young recently garnered a 2021 DisOrient Film Audience Choice Award for Best Short Narrative. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations.

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