Christiane Noll Joins Emerging Female Composers For Gender Parity!


Christiane Noll just finished a great run and was nominated for A Drama Desk Award for her incredible performance in CHAPLIN the Musical.

Alice Ripley, Betsy Wolfe, Krysta Rodriguez, and more sing music of Emerging Female Composers for Gender Parity in Musical Theatre on July 15th

On July 15th Sparkification Productions presents An Evening Celebrating Emerging Female Composers: a concert to promote gender parity in musical theatre. The concert will feature the songs of Jennifer Lucy Cook, Shoshana Greenberg, Kathryn Hathaway, Janine McGuire, Julia Meinwald, Nicky Phillips and Sarah M. Underwood with contributions by Carmel Dean, Laura Kleinbaum, Tina Lear, Gordon Leary, Jeffery Dennis Smith, and Stephanie Smith. Performers include Erin Davie, Lesli Margherita, Christiane Noll, Alice Ripley, Krysta Rodriguez, Betsy Wolfe, and more to be announced. The evening features Musical Direction by Mary-­?Mitchell Campbell.

According to the producers, “Sparkification Productions presents An Evening of Emerging Female Composers came about after noticing that in the many conversations about inequality for women in theatre, musical theatre was largely ignored. Broadway musicals are synonymous with the American theatre and it is especially important to make sure women involved in its creation are spotlighted and given support. Female composers graduate from professional programs at the same rate as their male counterparts, yet there is a significant difference in professional success-­?-­? and it’s not because they are any less talented! The longer the Broadway community ignores the problem, then the longer the perception persists that female composers aren’t as talented. The goal of Sparkification Productions presents An Evening of Emerging Female Composers is to spotlight female composers and create an event that actively tries to address this imbalance.”

The musical theatre writers selected for the concert are all women who have had work showcased places like NYMF, The MacDowell Colony, and The Yale Institute of Musical Theatre, but have yet to have a major New York or regional production.

The 7:30pm concert (7pm doors) will take place at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theatre and include a post-­?concert reception with the artists. All tickets are priced at $20.

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The Helen Mills Event Space and Theatre is located at 137-­?139 W. 26th Street.

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