Tony Award Winner LaChanze Joins Cast of Swimming Upstream in New Orleans & NYC
V-Day is pleased to announce that renowned actor/singer LaChanze, best known for her Tony award winning performance in Broadway's The Color Purple has joined the cast of Swimming Upstream, September 10th at The Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans and September 13th at The Apollo Theater in New York City. The two-night only performances will commemorate the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and pay tribute to the women of New Orleans and the Gulf South.
LaChanze joins fellow Tony Award Winner Shirley Knight, along with the original New Orleans Swimming Upstream cast, including Troi Bechet, Asali Njeri DeVan, Anne-Liese Juge Fox, Karen-kaia Livers and singers Michaela A. Harrison and Leslie Blackshear Smith. Due to an unforeseen scheduling change, previously announced cast member Kerry Washington will no longer be appearing.
Mahalia Jackson Theater - NEW ORLEANS, Friday, September 10
Tickets starting at: $27.50
Apollo Theater - NEW YORK CITY, Monday, September 13
Tickets starting at: $28.50
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Produced by V-Day, Ashe Cultural Arts Center and The Women Donors Network.
With generous support from the Rockefeller Foundation and The Culture Project.
*All performers pending scheduling
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