NEW YORK MUSICAL FESTIVAL

New York, NY - Summer 2016
Mykal Kilgore as John Lewis
The Company of Freedom Riders
Ebony Pullum as Fraces Bergman & Micah Woods as Jimmy McDonald
The Company of Freedom Riders
Brynn Williams as Diane Nash
Mykal Kilgore as John Lewis & Brynn Williams as Diane Nash
Maurice Murphy as Barnard Lafayette
The Company of Freedom Riders
Brynn Williams as Diane Nash & The Company of Freedom Riders
Ciaran McCarthy as John Seigenthaler & Brynn Williams as Diane Nash
The Company of Freedom Riders
The Company of Freedom Riders
FREEDOM RIDERS: THE CIVIL RIGHTS MUSICAL tells the story of the real-life Freedom Riders who challenged the status quo of the 1960’s by riding interstate buses in mixed racial groups through the South challenging local laws and customs that enforced segregation. Based on the lives of Diane Nash, Congressman John Lewis, and the other riders, Freedom Riders is a soaring portrait of American race relations and a testament to the power of nonviolent direct action in uncovering injustice. Winner of the New York Musical Festival award for Outstanding Music and the Social Relevance and Impact Award.
 
The show features a book by Richard Allen with music & lyrics by Taran Gray & Richard Allen. J. Scott Lapp directs the NYMF production with musical direction by Bill Brown and choreography by Jon Rua. Nico Rabbit handles the scenic design and stage management is by Jennifer Scott.