Catch Previews of Little Miss Perfect, House Rules, and More New Musicals From New York Theatre Barn
New York Theatre Barn will continue its New Works Series in February with works including Little Miss Perfect by Write Out Loud Song Competition winner Joriah Kwame and an adaptation of Jodi Picoult’s House Rules by Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical contributors Daniel Mertzlufft and Kate Leonard. Among those set to perform during the spotlights are Kwame, Ty Defoe, Lauren Gunderson, and Daniel Mertzlufft.
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"Joriah Kwamé Wins Cole Porter Award"
Joriah Kwamé... has been named the winner of the ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award! This award is given to someone... who writes music and lyrics, and whose work shows promise.
"Watch Tony Nominee Taylor Louderman..." (Dan Meyer)
The Mean Girls star performs the song by Joriah Kwamé, a winner of Louderman’s Write Out Loud contest.
"15th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project..." (BWW News Desk)
"Farmers Alley's 'Avenue Q' is delightfully twisted and smart" (Marin Heinritz)
"Joriah Kwame, one of the best singers of the bunch, is a tremendous Gary Coleman, lewd, sad, and yet utterly amusing — his gyrations with a broomstick are but one of many hilarious moments of physical comedy."
"Jesus Christ Superstar is the Finale to WMU Theater Season" (Cara Lieurance)
"Patrick Cassidy and WMU junior Joriah [Kwame](Judas) join Cara Lieurance to discuss many aspects of the production, including the extreme vocal and acting demands of the lead roles. They also share their appreciation for the human themes in this epic drama."
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"Sophomore Joriah Fleming reaches for his Dreams" (Jena Burkey)
"Recently Joriah wrote, produced and starred in his first musical called 'Dream: A New Musical.'"
"The musical not only shows the physical journey, the emotional journey with the characters. The actors in this show did a great job of displaying a clear image of what really occurred back in the 50s and 60s dealing with racism and civil rights. The actors played the characters well and let their true emotions shine through. When King was shot, the family was devastated. The actors’ sorrow showed when they sung about their beloved father/husband."
Fleming’s show played on May 17th and 18th, 2013 at Western Michigan University’s Little Theatre."
"Jeremiah Downes & Friends: Live At Farmers Alley Theatre Will Be Presented At Farmers Alley Theatre (BWW News Desk)"
"The evening will star Madge Dietrich...and Evan Gallagher-Frace... with performances by Logan Dolence, Joriah Kwame, Matthew Lanyi, Alyssa Meeuwsen and Cara Palombo."