Little Island is presenting Morgan James: EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T at The Glade on Sunday, July 31 at 6:30pm. The event was free. Little Island is located at Pier55 in Hudson River Park, West 13th Street, New York NY 10014
Morgan James and some of her favorite gal pals respond vocally to: “…but that’s a guy’s song!”
Broadway performer and recording artist, Morgan James reunites with four of the cast members from her all-female Jesus Christ Superstar studio cast recording: Tamika Lawrence (Caroline or Change), Ellyn Marie Marsh (The Bedwetter), Orfeh (Pretty Woman), and Pearl Sun (Come From Away) to interpret lyrics assigned to other male characters in musicals, and make a compelling case for nontraditional casting as it relates to gender. The concert is directed by Richard Amelius, with musical direction by Geraldine Anello. The band includes Anello on keys, Paul Adamy on bass, and Sarah Gooch on drums.
The event will include a post-show Q&A to discuss these choices, and the album that started it.
Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer, activist and 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. Lia is also the host and Executive Producer of BACKSTAGE PASS WITH LIA CHANG, a new Arts and Entertainment program that airs on MNN.org.
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