After a sold-out run at the Apollo Theater’s Salon Series, internationally acclaimed Burnt Sugar Arkestra, Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Color Purple, Lion King and Unchain My Heart) and Director Patricia McGregor (Fela) present a one-night only concert version of Indomitable: James Brown The Music and The Man on Friday, December 17, 2010.
Doors at 7 Show at 8
$15 Standing in advance $20 Standing at door
$25 premium Seating (limited availability)
Director Patricia McGregor, Associate Director of Broadway’s Tony nominated Fela and co-founder of collaborative performance collective Angela’s Pulse, infuses the staged concert extravaganza with dance and multi-media elements, while the Burnt Sugar Arkestra, conducted by Greg Tate, interprets Brown’s music through their virtuosic skill at recreating and renovating musical styles of many genres. Lead actor, Brandon Victor Dixon (Color Purple,) brings Brown’s voice, movement and soul back to the stage in an unforgettable performance.
“James Brown was a true American icon. Although he died on December 25, 2006, his influence lives on. The consummate showman, his complex, exhilarating, and socially conscious work formed an entire musical idiom that is the foundation of pop music worldwide.” said Patricia McGregor, Director. “Four years after his death, we wanted to create a performance that would celebrate his extraordinary life. The fusion of Mr. Dixon’s ferocious vocals, and Burnt Sugar’s dynamic improvisation, results in a unique and thrilling evening.
“ This is a fast paced theatrical tribute to the man who defined a musical era in American History. This 18 piece band explodes with funk and soul, led by the incredibly charming and talented Brandon Victor Dixon. The band members channel his spirit through classics including “Think” “Say It Loud” and “Superbad.”
Featuring performances by: Imani Uzuri, Shelley Nicole, Lisala, Luqman Brown, LaFrae Sci, V. Jeffrey Smith, Latasha N. Nevada Diggs, Karma Mayet Johnson, “Moist” Paula Henderson, Jared Michael Nickerson, Mikel Banks, Lewis “Flip” Barnes, Micah Gaugh, Curtis Stewart, Will Martina, Avram Fefer, Andre Lassalle, Bruce Mack, Christopher Randolph, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart and Eddie Brown.
Indomitable is presented by Bert Media LLC, Burnt Sugar Index LLC, Nikole Vallins, and Natalie Malotke.