Summer Updates

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    Summer Updates

    Hey everybody,

    Thank you to everyone who came out to see Suffs at the Public Theater! While our world premiere production has come to an end, the work is never over and it can't be done alone. So, join the movement and be the first to know what's on the horizon for Suffs. Sign up at this link to stay connected. You can also check out some song clips from the show on the Public's Youtube channel. Here's a shot of our phenomenal cast and crew when a very special should-be president came to visit us.

    summer updates

    And thank you to all of you who have listened to my new record Songs of the Great Hill! I'm excited to release a deluxe edition of the album today, featuring a brand new bonus track, Whales in the Hudson, an aspirational, environmental daydream bop I co-wrote with my best friend Kate Ferber. You can stream it here and check out this lyric video for some extra fun. And if you're old school and want a physical copy of the album, you can order one here. Also check out this sweet video of Sing Again we made on a lovely, cold day in January.

    Coming up this summer, I'm pumped for our world premiere of The Devil Wears Prada in Chicago! Tickets are on sale now here. It still blows my mind that I've gotten to write a score with Sir Elton John (I mean... what?) and I can't wait to finally share it with the world.

    Then I'll be back in town just in time for our long-awaited run of my musical adaptation of As You Like It directed by Laurie Woolery, and created for the Public Works community. Tickets are FREE and you can find more info about how to get them here. Our As You Like It has been done over forty times around the world since our brief run in 2017, and I'm beyond thrilled to finally bring it back home to the Delacorte.

    Lastly, if you're as freaked out about the midterm elections as I am, and you want to turn your despair and rage into some action, please consider donating to or volunteering for two organizations I'm proud to partner with this year. First, the NYCLU works tirelessly to defend our civil liberties in every sense, and they've been a leader in the fight to actualize and protect every citizen's ability to exercise the basic constitutional right to vote in New York State. I'm honored to co-chair their Artist Ambassador program. Get involved here. I'm also grateful to be on the Artist Council of the New York Working Families Party, a multi-racial working-class coalition that, among many things, supports progressive leaders to run for office, forming a unique bridge between activism and electoral success. Join me in becoming a member here. It's going to take all of us coming together to win these crucial battles at the ballot box this year, so let's get it done!

    We made it through another winter,

    Shaina