A musical about queer history
The east coast premiere of the epic choral work about the untold stories of our community. The 2021-2022 season continues with a musical by composer Andrew Lippa (Broadway’s The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) Unbreakable – a musical chronology of LGBTQ+ lives in America through the 20th century. Joining us will be celebrated vocalist Nova Y. Payton, who won a Helen Hayes Award in 2012 for her portrayal of Motormouth Mabel in Hairspray at Signature Theatre, and soprano Amy Broadbent from the United States Navy Band Sea Chanters Chorus. This stunning choral work will include soloists and the full Chorus accompanied by an orchestra. Using different music genres and told in multiple scenes, Unbreakable presents stories from American LGBTQ+ history including; Harvard’s “Secret Court” of 1920, the life of transgender activist Sylvia Rivera, The Lavender Scare, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, the AIDS crisis, and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Jane Addams, among others.
June 4, 2022 at 3PM (ASL) & 8PM
1215 U Street NW
The concert will be ASL interpreted at the 3PM performance.
*Please note all shows and events subject to change at any time.
The health and safety of all artists, members, and patrons remains our top priority. We will abide by the health and safety policies and protocols in place at the venues that we utilize for our performances. At this time, proof of vaccination along with matching photo ID are required to attend our events. We are also requiring face masks to be worn at all indoor performances and events. We will continue to follow the advice from the CDC regarding singing in large groups. As such, all concerts and events are subject to change.
Complimentary tickets are available for schools, LGBTQ+ student groups and youth-based nonprofits, first responders, front line workers, and those with financial hardships. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Click HERE to see the digital version of the Unbreakable playbill.