Producer Jewel Kinch-Thomas, Ruby Dee, and Daniel Beaty
(© Richard Conde)
Producer Jewel Kinch-Thomas, Ruby Dee, and Daniel Beaty
(© Richard Conde)
Stage and screen legend Ruby Dee was among the opening night guests for the new musical Tearing Down the Walls, at the Riverside Theatre, on Thursday, May 12.

Featuring book and lyrics by Obie Award-winner Daniel Beaty and music by Beaty and Oscar and Grammy-nominated songwriting team Jamal Joseph & Charles Mack, the show tells the story of the residents of a tight-knit Harlem community upended and pushed to the limit by life's challenges, but who find hope in the most unusual places.

The cast features Dietrice Bolden, Umi Shakti, Adrienne C. Moore, Rumando Kelley, Jevon McFerrin, and Kelechi Ezie.

The creative team includes Wendell Howlett (choreography), Bryan Collier (scenic and projections design), Catherine Fisher (costume design), and Andrew Merkel (lighting design).

For TheaterMania's review of Tearing Down the Walls, click here.

For tickets and more information, click here.

Umi Shakti, Adrienne C. Moore, Dietrice Bolden, and Kelechi Ezie
(© Richard Conde)
Umi Shakti, Adrienne C. Moore, Dietrice Bolden, and Kelechi Ezie
(© Richard Conde)
Jamal Joseph, Daniel Beaty, and Charles Mack
(© Richard Conde)
Jamal Joseph, Daniel Beaty, and Charles Mack
(© Richard Conde)