Listen: Behind the music showcased in the Women of Color on Broadway concert

Listen: Behind the music showcased in the Women of Color on Broadway concert

Listen to a playlist of tunes selected by Women of Color on Broadway

Remember going to see live performances?

In February, Women of Color on Broadway took the stage at the Cooper Union’s Great Hall for a one-night-only concert. Scored by a jukebox of Broadway hits, the evening honored Tony Award-winners LaChanze and Melba Moore and paid tribute to women of African, Latin and Asian descent.

ALL ARTS was there to film the event, which makes its streaming and broadcast debut Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

The live-captured showcase features performances from popular Broadway musicals — such as “Hamilton,” “The Wiz,” “The Band’s Visit,” “Once On This Island” — sang by Kimberly Marable (“Hadestown”), Kayla Davion (“Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”), Aléna Watters (“The Cher Show”), Darlesia Cearcy (“Once on This Island”), Lianah Sta. Ana (“Miss Saigon”), Kuhoo Verma (“Medusa the Musical”), Genesis Collado (“Over Here!”), Barbara Douglas and Vanisha Gould.

Women of Color on Broadway concert at the Great Hall at the Cooper Union. Courtesy of the Cooper Union. Photo by Marget Long.
Women of Color on Broadway concert at the Great Hall at the Cooper Union. Courtesy of the Cooper Union. Photo by Marget Long.

The concert is presented annually by Women of Color on Broadway, which was founded in 2018 by sisters Victoria Velazquez and Alexia Sielo with the aim of expanding access to mentorship and jobs within the theater industry.

“A lot of times, to a lot of people, they can’t see it unless it’s done,” Velazquez told ALL ARTS last year. “With kids growing up, they need to see people who look like them achieving amazing goals and succeeding in life in general.”

For more background into the artists and the productions showcased in the tribute, listen to the playlist below, curated by the Women of Color on Broadway team.

Top Image: Melba Moore performing "I Got Love." Courtesy of the Cooper Union. Photo by Marget Long.