NOMINATED FOR UNITED SOLO uAWARD
FOR “THROUGH THE NIGHT”
THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF BEATY’S NEW MUSICAL
“ T E A R I N G D O W N T H E W A L L S ”
BEGINS FRIDAY, MAY 6
New York, NY (April 13, 2011) – Daniel Beaty, writer, director and co-composer of Tearing Down The Walls, has been nominated for a United Solo uAward for his performance in his acclaimed solo show Through the Night (www.unitedsolo.org). The recipient of the uAward will be announced at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City, October 20 - November 20, 2011. His fellow nominees in the category include John Lithgow (Stories By Heart), Patti LuPone (The Gypsy In My Soul), and Robin Williams (Weapons of Self-Destruction).
Through the Night has been honored with a 2011 Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Best Solo Show, two LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards for the show’s 2010 Geffen Playhouse run (Lead Actor in a Play and Sound Design), the 2010 Voice of Change Award, and the 2010 Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Recognition Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. For his acclaimed solo show Emergency!, Beaty received the 2007 OBIE Award for Excellence in Off-Broadway Writing and Performing and the 2007 Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Recognition Award for Outstanding Solo Performance.
Tearing Down the Walls begins performances at The Riverside Theatre (91 Claremont Avenue) on Friday, May 6 and will officially open on Thursday, May 12. (Through the Night also premiered at The Riverside Theatre.)
Infused with soulful music, impassioned spoken word and laugh-out-loud humor, Tearing Down The Wallstells the story of the residents of a tight-knit Harlem community upended and pushed to the limit by life's challenges, but who find hope in the most unusual places.
The cast features Dietrice Bolden, Umi Shakti, Adrienne C. Moore, Rumando Kelley, Jevon McFerrin, and Kelechi Ezie.
The creative team includes Oscar and Grammy-nominated songwriting team Jamal Joseph & Charles Mack (Music), Dell Howlett (Choreography), Bryan Collier (Scenic and Projections Design), Catherine Fisher (Costume Design) and Andrew Merkel (Lighting Design).
The playing schedule during previews will be Friday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 7 at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, May 8 at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m., and Wednesday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m. After opening night the playing schedule will be Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., with 3:00 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays.
Tickets are available via theriversidetheatre.org or (212) 870-6784. All preview tickets are $15.00, and all regular performance tickets are $25.00. Tickets purchased before April 15 will be $10 (previews) and $20 (regular performances). Opening night tickets are available for purchase at $50, and include exclusive access to the VIP reception, which will include an exhibit of original artwork by Bryan Collier.