Summer Update!

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    Summer Update!

    Hey everybody! It's been a while since I've sent an update, so I'm sorry for such a long one. But I'll try to keep it interesting with lots of pictures!

    CONCERT WITH JASON ROBERT BROWN - JULY 27TH

    The brilliant Jason Robert Brown has a monthly residency at SubCulture, and I'm honored and delighted to be his special guest for July. We're putting together an epic set list - covering each other's tunes and more. It's happening this Wednesday July 27th at 8 PM. Get your tickets here!

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    OFF-CENTER JAMBOREE

    Last Saturday, I got to perform at City Center in my extraordinary mentor Jeanine Tesori's Off Center Jamboree, starring Sutton Foster and Jonathan Groff. It was pure joy. Sutton beautifully performed my song Room, which blew my mind. And City Center just released a video my performance of my tune WHEN, which you can watch here:

     

    HADESTOWN

    Thank you to all of you who have come to see Hadestown at NYTW! Singing Anais Mitchell's gorgeous folk songs every night under Rachel Chavkin's magical direction has been heavenly. Stay tuned - our live cast album will be released soon! 

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    OLD HATS ALBUM

    Speaking of cast albums, we finally recorded a short album of a handful of songs from Old Hats, which you can get here. I'm so glad to finally have these out there for those of you who have been asking for these tunes - I hope you enjoy them!

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    RAGTIME ON ELLIS ISLAND

    I'm massively excited to play the radical bad-ass activist Emma Goldman in a concert version of one of my favorite musicals Ragtime in August, presented on Ellis Island, starring a whole bunch of folks I admire, including narration by the legendary Brian Stokes Mitchell. Sadly, tickets are not available publicly, but hopefully it will happen again! You can read more about the site-specific production here.

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    SESAME STREET SONG SUNG BY SARA BAREILLES

    I've been having so much fun writing songs for Sesame Street over the last year, and recently I got to write this tune for the incredible Sara Bareilles to sing on her special guest episode. Getting to write music for one of my favorite voices on this legendary show was thrilling. You can watch and listen to Just Like Magic here!

     

    Before you make plans to head out of town for Labor Day weekend, save the date for my musical adaptation of Twelfth Night happening September 2nd thru 5th at the Public Theater's Delacorte Theater in Central Park, presented by Public Works! More about that in my next update.

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    Thanks for all the support. And if you read this whole damn thing, I appreciate you even more.

    Cheers,

    Shaina