ABOUT TOWN: Premiere of Children’s Musical “Show Way” — January 19

A musical adaptation of the story of a seven generation daughter-to-daughter tradition. m4s0n501

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(photo credit: Steven Rosen Photography)

Folks big and small came out to help writer Jacqueline Woodson (above) celebrate the musical inspired by her book Show Way!

Congrats to the acclaimed children’s & young-adult author for the musical, which is about seven generations of women who pass quilts or “show ways” from daughter to daughter. Thanks to the talented multi-culti cast, the imaginative production was alive with laughter as well as teachable moments. Following the premiere, the McGinn/Cazale Theater on Manhattan’s Upper West Side was packed with little ones lining up to get autographs from the actors, the writer and the book’s illustrator Hudson Talbot.

Those of you with kids from 4 to 12 who’ve been clamoring for some age-appropriate theater with African-American stories will want to check it out.

Kudos to the Vital Theatre Group and all involved for bringing culturally diverse children’s theater to New York!

Show Way runs every Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., plus school holidays thru March 3rd. Tickets, $25 / $30.

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Bridgett M. Davis' latest novel, INTO THE GO-SLOW, will be published by Feminist Press in September '14. Bridgett is the Director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program at Baruch College and a founding member of ringShout, a group dedicated to promoting ambitious black literature. As the Books Editor for Bold As Love, she curates Sundays @. . ., a monthly reading series for works in progress.

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