Celebrate Vy Higginsen’s latest: ‘Let the Music Play ... Gospel!’

AmNews Staff Reports | 3/29/2018, 3:40 p.m.
The Mama Foundation for the Arts proudly announces the brand-new production of their acclaimed musical, “Let the Music Play ...
Vy Higginsen

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 featuring an intergenerational company of performers comprising both younger and older adults, at the Dempsey Theater in Harlem (127 W. 127th St., 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 April 7, 2018.

Conceived and written by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro, this 30th anniversary revival offers new direction by Wydro, Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson, Kevin McKoy and choreographer Elijah Ahmad Lewis. The show features a new and fresh showcasing of a classic musical genre. “Let the Music Play ... Gospel!” features 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, Lewis, Gladys Mitchell, Kamal Morales, Jalana Potts, Kiara Ray, Michael Reid, Roberta Ross and Chloe Thompson; musicians Andre Cleghorn, Edward Cleghorn Jr. and David McKoy, and music director Kevin McKoy; lighting design by Earl Dolphy; and sound design by

Don Juan Holder.

“Let the Music Play ... Gospel!” will be performed Saturday afternoons from April 7 through May 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available by calling The Mama Foundation for the Arts at 212-280-1045 or through OvationTix at Mamafoundation.org. Tickets are $35 to $50 for general admission. Special rates for seniors age 62 or over and for groups of 10 or more are also available when calling the box office.

For more information, please visit www.mamafoundation.org.