Alysha Deslorieux, Lexi Lawson, Ciara Renée Join Broadway Sings Rihanna Lineup
Alysha Deslorieux (Once on This Island), Lexi Lawson (Hamilton), and Ciara Renée (Pippin) will join the lineup of the latest installment in the Broadway Sings series, Broadway Sings Rihanna, a one-night-only event at the Highline Ballroom on March 26 celebrating the music of the best-selling pop artist.
The three performers complete an all-female lineup that includes the previously announced Lilli Cooper (SpongeBob SquarePants), Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen), Abby Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Jessica Vosk (Wicked), Felicia Boswell (Memphis), Lulu Fall (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Kathryn Gallagher (Spring Awakening), Alexa Green (Wicked), Joanna A. Jones (Hamilton), Anastacia McCleskey (Waitress), Bryonha Marie Parham (Prince of Broadway), Christina Sajous (American Idiot), Hannah Shankman (Wicked), and Raena White (The Lion King).
The concert will feature completely new arrangements of Rihanna's hits — which include "Umbrella," "Diamonds," "Shut Up and Drive," and "Disturbia" — with the singers backed by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations by Joshua Stephen Kartes. Broadway Sings Rihanna is produced and directed by Corey Mach.
Rihanna is the youngest artist to have 14 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, which earned her the distinction of being the top Hot 100 artist of the 2010 decade, as well as the number-one artist in the history of their Pop Songs Chart. She has won eight Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and 12 American Music Awards.