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by BWW News Desk
Ars Nova presents, as part of the UNCHARTED series, a concert performance of Shaina Taub's music, directed by Jordan Fein.
The cast includes Alyse Alan Louis, Etai BenShlomo, Eli Bolin, Mike Brun, Heather Christian, Drew Citron, Jacob Colin Cohen, Clinton Curtis, Damon Daunno, Kate Ferber, Armand Hirsch, Leigh Jones, Andrew Lippa, Carrie Manolakos, Molly McAdoo, Grace McLean, Dave Melton, Benj Pasek, Lauren Pritchard, Meagan Reyes, Jean Rohe, Liana Stampur, Jay Stolar, Ali Stroker and Mary Testa.
Classically schooled on the keys, raised on the Steves (Wonder and Sondheim), and deeply rooted in soul, Vermont-raised singer/songwriter Shaina Taub creates a unique style of pop brewed with folk and explosive harmonies. Ars Nova's 2012 Composer-in-Residence and her killer live band cap off the year with this celebratory concert, featuring the best of her diverse repertoire and much-loved performers from the downtown indie scene and the big Broadway!
Shaina Taub is a New York-based songwriter and performer. She is the recipient of a 2012 Macdowell Fellowship, a 2013 Yaddo Fellowship and is Ars Nova's 2012 Composer-in-Residence. She released her debut record, What Otters Do, last year and has a regular residency at Rockwood Music Hall. Her original folk opera, The Daughters, has been produced by The Public Theater's Joe's Pub, the Yale Institute of Music Theatre, CAP21 Theatre Company and was featured in NYU's mainstage season this fall. She writes and performs for the hit weekly musical sketch comedy team, Political Subversities. She's currently writing the score for a new musical commissioned by the Tony-Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival, developing music for Walt Disney Imagineering, as well as a new piece commissioned by Ars Nova. She recently performed in the original cast of Karen O and the Yeah Yeah Yeah's Stop the Virgens at the Sydney Opera House, and her band, The Shaina Taub Trio, will release a record in the new year. For more information, visit www.shainataub.com.
UNCHARTED: THE Shaina Taub SONGBOOK will be on Friday, December 14 at 8pm. Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54 Street. For more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com.
Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing theatre, comedy and music artists in the Early Stages of their professional careers. Our unique development programs are designed to support outside-the-box thinking and encourage innovative, genre-bending work. By providing a safe environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova gives voice to a new generation of artists and audiences, pushing the boundaries of live entertainment by nurturing creative ideas into smart, surprising new work.
Tickets are on sale at www.arsnovanyc.com, 212-352-3101, or the Ars Nova box office starting 30 minutes prior to each show. Ars Nova is lcoated at 511 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.
Photo by Sasha Arutyunova, Copyright 2012.