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Nikki M. James Takes The Stage In PRELUDES

Tony award winning actress Nikki M. James (Best Featured Actress in a Musical, The Book of Mormon, 2011) is taking on a new project this summer in PRELUDES. PRELUDES is a musical fantasia that unfolds in the mind of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov (Gabriel Ebert, Tony award Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Matilda The Musical,2013 ).  The opening action of the play is after the catastrophic premiers of his first symphony.  Rachmaninov slips into a horrible depression and consequently struggles through writer’s block.  He decides to do sessions with a hypnotherapist played by Eisa Davis to be able to write music again.

James, an alumni of the famous Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, has just completed a run in Les Miserables on Broadway.  Other performances include :Romeo and Juliet (Stratford Festival), Caesar and Cleopatra (Stratford Festival), The Wiz (La Jolla), and many others.

preludesPRELUDES is written by Dave Malloy and developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin with Or Matias  on piano.  This new piece will play for a limited engagement May 23-July 19, and opening on June 15, 2015 at the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater in the Claire Tow Theater.

There is nothing we love to see more here at Broadway Black than actors of color having the opportunity to play roles that offer a little more variety. If you are able to see this show, you should take it in- not just for the sheer talent quotient of the cast (AMAZING), but to show the world that we are more diverse than we are sometimes given credit for.
All tickets for this production are $30 and can be purchased at  LTC is located at 150 W. 65th St. NYC, NY.

You can also follow her on Twitter @nikkimjames .

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