|Shoshana Bean SING YOUR HALLELUJAH A Holiday Concert Event Filmed Live at the Apollo Theater Streaming December 12|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 04:02 pm EST 11/23/20|
A Holiday Concert Event
Filmed Live at the Apollo Theater
Streaming December 12
Gavin Creel, Jared Grimes,
Jeremy Jordan, Shayna Steele,
Connie Talbot, Daniel J. Watts
Tickets now available
(Worldwide - Nov 23, 2020) In 2018 and 2019, Broadway star and Billboard #1 recording artist Shoshana Bean began a holiday tradition with her acclaimed, sold out shows at the world-famous Apollo Theater in New York City. Now rejoice! Shoshana will keep that tradition alive this year with Sing Your Hallelujah, a holiday concert event filmed live at the Harlem landmark, which will stream worldwide on Saturday, December 12.
Sing Your Hallelujah will premiere across the globe in rolling streaming events, starting at 8:00 PM AEST in Australia, 8:00 PM GMT in the UK and 9:00 PM EST in the US through Stellar, a new premium streaming platform designed specifically for live performances.
Ticket holders will be able to stream the event on any computer browser (laptop or desktop), mobile web, the Stellar Android or iOS app, or on TV via the Stellar app on Apple TV, Fire TV and Roku. Tickets start at $30 with various VIP Package options that include a Live Q&A after party, signed poster, audio recording of the show, personalized holiday greetings, and more. To purchase or for more information please visit www.singyourhallelujah.com .
The holiday season has always been a light in the darkness, a time to reflect, connect and be grateful. 2020 has been a year of so much uncertainty and loss, of stripping down and re-evaluating what matters most. Sing Your Hallelujah, Shoshana Bean's holiday musical celebration, captures the true spirit of the season in spite of life looking very different.
With fresh interpretations of holiday classics, intimate collaborations with special guests and honest reflections of an unprecedented year in history, Shoshana reimagines the Christmas television special of long ago.
"When I stand on the Apollo stage, something magical and powerful always takes over. While circumstances prevented us from gathering and celebrating in the way we are accustomed, I couldn't let this holiday pass without giving the best gift I know how to give. The gift of joy, healing and connection through music," Shoshana Bean commented.
Joining Shoshana will be Tony and Olivier Award winner Gavin Creel, tap dance phenom Jared Grimes; Broadway, TV and film star Jeremy Jordan; recording artist Shayna Steele; "Britain's Got Talent" and #1 Billboard recording artist Connie Talbot; and 2020 Tony Award nominee Daniel J. Watts.
Shoshana Bean's three independent solo albums have all topped the iTunes R&B and Blues charts in the US and UK, with her fourth and most recent project, SPECTRUM, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Jazz charts. She has sold out solo concerts around the globe, lent her voice to countless films and television shows, amassed millions of views on YouTube and performed alongside Ariana Grande, David Foster, Postmodern Jukebox, Brian McKnight and Michael Jackson. Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage, having made her debut in the original cast of Hairspray, starring as the very first replacement for Elphaba in Wicked and most recently as Jenna in Waitress. She won a IRNE Award for her performance as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl and earned a Jeff Award nomination for her portrayal of CeeCee Bloom in the pre-Broadway musical production of Beaches.
Directed by Amy Segel ("Schitt's Creek: Best Wishes, Warmest Regards"), Sing Your Hallelujah is produced by For The Record and David Haring. David Cook serves as musical director, arranger and plays the piano with Richard Hammond on bass, Robin Macatangay on guitar, and Matt Musty on drums completing the band.
Amy Segel has 17 years of production experience and has been part of "Schitt's Creek" since season one. She has worked as a senior producer and writer for MTV's international hit, "The Hills Aftershow," CTV's #1 entertainment show, "eTalk," ABC's "We Day," CTV's "The Amazing Race Canada: After The Race," "The Much Music Video Awards," and has launched several series with Bell Media and CBC. For "Schitt's Creek," she has produced and directed all 52 scripted webisodes, three seasons of "Behind the Episodes," all on-air and digital marketing pieces for CBC & PopTV/Viacom as well as the final season campaign. She was the series writer on the second and fourth season of CBC's "The Great Canadian Baking Show" and most recently executive produced and directed a one-hour documentary celebrating "Schitt's Creek."
For The Record (FTR) is a breakthrough, genre-bending form of live entertainment, turning the soundtracks of iconic films into thrilling immersive theatrical experiences. What began in 2010 on a cabaret stage in East Hollywood and quickly became a "must-see show" in Los Angeles, a hit special event in NYC, Chicago, at SXSW in Austin and the Montreal International Jazz Festival, FTR has since created BAZ: Star Crossed Love, "the best spectacular you might ever watch" (Las Vegas Sun) at the Palazzo Theater in Las Vegas, SCORSESE: American Crime Requiem at The Wallis in Beverly Hills, which was nominated for 11 Ovation Awards and won the BroadwayWorld Award for Best Musical in Los Angeles and The Brat Pack, the "overwhelmingly popular" show on the Norwegian Escape, voted one of the "best stage shows at sea." FTR has also set a new standard for concert celebrations, including Night Divine at The Apollo Theater starring Shoshana Bean and Cynthia Erivo.
FTR shows defy easy categorization. They have become the premier theater company for reimagining popular culture - movies, albums, and entire catalogs - as theatrical worlds, immersed in rock 'n' roll with a story to tell.
Gavin Creel received a Tony Award for his performance as Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce. Gavin made his Broadway debut originating the role of Jimmy Smith in Thoroughly Modern Millie, for which he received his first Tony Award nomination. He has since created such memorable performances on Broadway as Claude in Hair, which earned him a second Tony Award nomination, Jean-Michel in La Cage aux Folles and Stephen Kodaly in the Roundabout Theater Company's production of She Loves Me, which was filmed live and is available on BroadwayHD. No stranger to London audiences, Gavin most notably originated the role of Elder Price in the West End production of The Book of Mormon, for which he received the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He also starred as Bert in Disney's Mary Poppins and reprised his performance as Claude in Hair . Other stage credits include starring opposite Sara Bareilles in the Broadway and West End productions of Waitress, The Book of Mormon (on Broadway and originating the First National Tour), and the world premieres of Stephen Sondheim's Bounce (at The Goodman Theatre and The Kennedy Center) and Prometheus Bound at A.R.T. On television, Gavin co-starred alongside Julie Andrews in ABC's "Eloise at the Plaza" and "Eloise at Christmastime." He has released three original albums, Good Time Nation, Quiet (which landed on "Billboard's Top Heat Seekers") and Get Out, and his single "Noise" raised money and awareness for marriage equality. Creel was a co-founder of Broadway Impact, the first and only grassroots organization to mobilize the nationwide theater community in support of marriage equality. A native of Findlay, Ohio, he is a proud graduate of University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance.
Jared Grimes is a quadruple threat in the world of the arts where he is heavily making his mark in singing, dancing, acting and choreographing. On numerous occasions, he has danced alongside legends such as Wynton Marsalis, Gregory Hines, Debbie Allen, Ben Vereen, Jerry Lewis and has also performed for Barack Obama and Ted Kennedy at the Kennedy Center. Grimes has toured with musical legend Mariah Carey, under the choreography of Marty Kudelka and danced for artists such as Common, Salt-n-Pepa, Envogue, Busta Rhymes and The Roots. Jared's theater credits include, A Soldier's Play on Broadway, directed by Kenny Leon, After Midnight on Broadway, directed by Warren Carlyle, The Radio City Spring Spectacular directed by Warren Carlyle and Diane Paulus and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, directed by John Rando at Encores! His television acting credits include Fox's "Fringe," HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," and NBC's "Manifest." His feature film credits include, Paramount's The Marc Pease Experience starring Ben Stiller, New Line Cinema's Little Manhattan, Elevation Filmworks' First Born, starring Elizabeth Shue and The Korean film Swing Kids. Grimes made his choreography debut with Cirque Du Soleil and since has choreographed the musicals Holler If You Hear Me (Assoc.) Jelly's Last Jam, The Scottsboro Boys, Ain't Misbehavin' and 42nd Street. Jared is currently playing the recurring role of "Adrian Shannon" on NBCs "Manifest."
Jeremy Jordan has starred on Broadway in Disney's Newsies (Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk nominations), Bonnie & Clyde (Theatre World Award), American Son, West Side Story, Rock of Ages, Waitress. Television credits include series regulars on CW's "Supergirl," NBC's "Smash," Disney Channel's "Tangled;" guested on "The Flash," and "Law and Order: SVU." Films include American Son, The Last 5 Years opposite Anna Kendrick, Joyful Noise with Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, Newsies, Holly & Ivy. Jeremy is also a songwriter and musician, performing concerts all over the world.
Shayna Steele. After appearing on Broadway in Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar and the original cast of Hairspray, Steele started her band with partner David Cook in 2002. Since then, Steele has recorded and released 3 albums and 1 EP and has done multiple international tours throughout Europe, Africa and the UK. Shayna regularly appears as the guest artist soloist with Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti and is a regular pops soloist with world class symphonies throughout North America. Her song "Gone Under" has over 1.5 million hits on YouTube with Grammy Award winning band Snarky Puppy for their Family Dinner Volume 1 Live DVD and CD. Following the success of that performance, she was a featured soloist with the band at the Nice Jazz Festival, the Estival Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Java Jazz Festival and the Singapore Jazz Festival. Shayna has worked as a sideman alongside Lizz Wright, Bette Midler, Natasha Bedingfield, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Rihanna and Kelly Clarkson. Shayna's sophomore album, RISE (Ropeadope Records) received rave reviews from both critics and fans alike and reached #4 on the U.S. iTunes jazz charts and #2 on the Italian iTunes Jazz Charts. Following Shayna's 3rd studio album Watch Me Fly (Membran), Shayna headlined several festivals throughout the world including 2020's San Jose Jazz Festival where Downbeat Magazine called her set " a study in contrasts and dynamics." Shayna is currently working on her 4th studio album with partner David Cook set to release in Spring of 2021. Visit www.shaynasteele.com
In 2007, at six years old Connie Talbot stepped on stage of "Britain's Got Talent," flashed an adorable gap-toothed smile and instantly won the heart of the notoriously difficult to please Simon Cowell as well as the British viewing public. In just a couple of minutes, a true star had been born. Connie has become an international phenomenon, with appearances all around the globe. Her YouTube videos have, in total, well over a hundred million views and the videos on her official channel are currently viewed over 100,000 times per day. Every 0.76 seconds somebody somewhere is starting to view one of Connie's videos. The Guinness Book of World Records certified her with two accolades: youngest artist in the UK ever to reach the charts and the youngest ever to receive a gold record. Most recently she took to the "America's Got Talent: The Champions" stage and won the hearts of America. Connie is a rising star in the music industry.
Daniel J. Watts is a 2020 Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for his portrayal of Ike Turner in the hit Broadway musical Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. He has appeared in nine Broadway shows including Hamilton, Memphis and After Midnight. He received the Barrymore Award (People's Light) and the LA Ovation Award (Geffen Playhouse) for best featured actor for his portrayal of Sammy Davis, Jr. in Lights Out: Nat King Cole opposite Dulé Hill. TV credits include Season 3 of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," seasons 1 & 2 of "The Last OG," "Blindspot," and "Vinyl," Off-Broadway he has starred as the title character in Suzan-Lori Parks' Death of the Last Black Man in the Entire World AKA The Negro Book of the Dead (Signature Theatre) and Whorl Inside A Loop (2nd Stage). A play-on-words, Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM pays homage to Watts' great-grandmother who, after making jam from scratch, would share with others what she was unable to consume herself. THE JAM is Watts' continuation of that legacy, blending elements of stand-up comedy and compelling storytelling with his original spoken word, often set to music and/or dance. The Jam: Only Child was a wide success at the 2020 Public Theatre Under The Radar Festival and will be streamed as part of the Signature Theater (DC) 2020-2021 season. Inaugural (2020) Antonyo Award winner for Best Quarantine Content. His original work and musical collaborations are featured on Raphael Saadiq's newest album Jimmy Lee, Tituss Burgess' Saint Tituss, Divinity Roxx's ImPossible, Nick Blaemire's Ampersand; as a contributing artist for Armstrong Now in conjunction with The Louis Armstrong House Museum; and featured in the young adult anthology How I Resist, edited by New York Times Best Seller Maureen Johnson for Wednesday Books/Macmillan. Watts is an artist in residence at ASU Gammage and has also served as an adjunct professor of NYU's Tisch New Studio. BFA Graduate Elon University Music Theatre Program. 2011 Young Alumnus Award Recipient. www.wattswords.com IG/Twitter: @dwattswords
David Cook is a NYC-based pianist and musical director who has worked with Shoshana Bean for nearly 20 years, including collaborations on her records Superhero, Spectrum and Selah. He currently works in the same capacity for several other artists including Taylor Swift, Ben Platt, Kesha, Thomas Rhett, Lizz Wright, Maren Morris and more. As a leader, he has released two critically acclaimed jazz records on the Brooklyn Jazz Underground label, Pathway and Scenic Design. He is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music, and serves as adjunct professor in the jazz department at Montclair State University's John J. Cali School of Music.
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