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Vy Higginsen
Let The Music Play Gospel

Vy Higginsen, the first woman in NY prime time radio, returns to the stage in the new musical Let The Music Play... Gospel!

Black PR Wire -The Mama Foundation for the Arts proudly announces the brand new production of their acclaimed musical, Let the Music Play... Gospel! From the creators of Mama, I Want To Sing! – the worldwide musical sensation – Let the Music Play... Gospel! is a musical celebration of a generation, featuring an intergenerational company of performers comprised of both younger and older adults; at The Dempsey Theater in Harlem (127 West 127th Street, between Lenox and Seventh Avenues). After a long running hit engagement in 1988, the joyous concert musical returns 30 years later, for an energized remounting; performances begin on April 7, 2018.

Conceived and written by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro, this 30th Anniversary revival offers new direction by Mr. Wydro, Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson, Kevin McKoy, and choreographer Elijah Ahmad Lewis. The show features a new and fresh showcasing of a classic musical genre. Ms. Higginsen invites you to experience the floor-stomping and roof-shaking power of her legendary musical: “This show is guaranteed to warm your soul and lift your spirits. The story is in the sound of the music; the message is in the words of the song.”

Let the Music Play... Gospel! features Vy Higginsen returning to the stage with fellow cast members Deborah Bingham, Matthew Brown, Matthew Burke, Renee Connell, Carlton Ellen, Jessica Lyric Harp, Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Gladys Mitchell, Kamal Morales, Jalana Potts, Kiara Ray, Michael Reid, Roberta Ross, and Chloe Thompson; with musicians Andre Cleghorn, Edward Cleghorn, Jr, David McKoy, and music director Kevin McKoy; lighting design by Earl Dolphy, and sound design by Don Juan Holder. More ↠