New York Theatre Barn Presents Excerpts From Freedom Riders Musical February 24

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New York Theatre Barn Presents Excerpts From Freedom Riders Musical February 24

The presentation features a conversation with writers Richard Allen and Taran Gray.

New York Theatre Barn hosts a free live stream of excerpts from the civil rights-themed musical Freedom Riders February 24, in honor of the individuals who challenged the American South status quo when buses were segregated. The digital event streams on NYTB’s YouTube at 7 PM ET.

The presentation also includes a conversation with the writers Richard Allen and Taran Gray and a special appearance by one of the last surviving Freedom Riders: Charles Person.

READ: How the Real-Life Freedom Riders Inspired a New Musical

The performance will feature Jennifer Sun Bell, Kevin “Blax” Burroughs, Anthony Chatmon II, Tyla Collier, Meagan Flint, Deon’te Goodman, Payson Lewis, Eboni Muse, Michael William Nigro, Ebony Pollum, Leonard Patton, Scott Redmond, Nygel Robinson, Clayton Snyder, Erin Vanderhyde, Brynn Williams, and Davon Williams.

WATCH: Broadway Alums Anthony Chatmon and Brynn Williams Sing ‘You Are the Wind’ From Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders has been developed with Barn Stage Company, New York Musical Festival and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. A previous showcase at NYMF welcomed the late Congressman John Lewis, who serves as one of the main inspirations for the musical.

Real-Life Freedom Rider and U.S. Congressman, John Lewis, Visits Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical

Real-Life Freedom Rider and U.S. Congressman, John Lewis, Visits Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical

The NYMF production put a musical spotlight on a powerful moment in American history.

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Richard Allen, Congressman John Lewis, and Taran Gray

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Anthony Chatmon II and Congressman John Lewis

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Congressman John Lewis and the cast

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Anthony Chatmon II and Congressman John Lewis

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Richard Allen, Congressman John Lewis, and Taran Gray

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Richard Allen, Steven Cuevas, Congressman John Lewis, Whiteny White, and Taran Gray

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Congressman John Lewis and the cast

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