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Darkness RISING Live: Mental Health Benefit Concert

New York, NY, March 01, 2018 --( Broadway’s best join together for a night of inspirational cover songs.

Singers and musicians from the Black Broadway community will sing inspirational cover songs from their upcoming album: Darkness RISING. The concert benefits BLK HLTH, an organization which focuses on the wellness of the Black community. The concert will be held at The Triad NYC on Monday, April 2nd at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased at The Triad is located at 158 W. 72nd St. (2 drink minimum)

The concert will include music from the musical theatre, pop, R&B, and Gospel genres. Audiences will enjoy familiar songs like “Waving Through a Window” (Dear Evan Hansen), Lin Manuel Miranda’s “How Far I’ll Go” (Moanna), Kesha’s Praying, classics like Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car, as well as other songs from the Darkness RISING album.

The Darkness RISING cast includes soloists: Stephen Scott Wormley, Juson Williams, Jo’Nathan Michael, Nattalyee Randall, Terance Reddick, Cedrina Shari, Sidney DuPont, Collin Howard, Ashley Ware Jenkins, Tamala Baldwin, Anita Welch, Kris Roberts, and Carlita Victoria (Creator). The ensemble includes Vlad Dorson, Valton Jackson, James Roberts, Danielle Jackman, Ashley Jeudy, Shy Palmer, Tatianna Mott, Nicholette Shorts, Sheniqua Denise Trotman, Skylar Gamble, David Kaverman. Wesley Barnes, and Jura Davis.

The 25+ cast includes Black artists from the NYC theatre community, under the musical direction of David Rowen of David Rowen Creative.

The concert and cast album both feature artists from shows such as Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Les Miserables, The Lion King, The Wiz, Motown The Musical and more.

The concert features a 4-piece band: David Rowen: Piano, Ian Jesse: Bass, Mark ‘Lace’ Gibbs: Guitar, and Kahlil Kwame Bell on Drums. Our musicians have toured with Erykah Badu, Common, Prince, Havoc of Mobb Deep and more.

Upcoming Press: Broadway Black and John Fugelsang’s "Tell Me Everything" on Sirius XM, March 28th 2:30pm show.

About: Darkness RISING is a mental health project with the goal of inspiring conversations about mental health in the Black community in an effort to tell our stories and #Erasethestigma. The project was created as a way of dealing with Carlita’s personal struggles with Anxiety, PTSD and suicide. African Americans are 20 percent more likely to have serious psychological distress than other Americans. The project includes an album to be released on Spotify in Spring 2018, a visual album, and a live concert. For more info: To donate: Promo videos:

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