Amas Musical Theater postpones “Dare To Be Different” festival in ART / New York theaters

Amas Musical Theater (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) announced today that due to ongoing issues regarding Covid, they are postponing the fourth year of “Dare To Be Different”, a festival of new musicals and special events that was scheduled to take place from January 27. – February 18, 2022 at ART / New York Theaters (502 West 53rd Street – 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). For more information, please visit

In a statement, Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer of Amas, said: “As optimistic as we like, we cannot ignore the growing statistics currently plaguing our city and our beloved industry. Above all, we want to keep our company and our performers safe and healthy. We want our audience to also feel safe and happy to return to the theater and participate in the activities at Amas. We remain committed to presenting the shows that were represented at the Festival, and a Once things get down to the bottom, we’ll be reprogramming these exciting new musicals. “

Amas Musical Theater (Donna Trinkoff, artistic producer) is a non-profit, multi-ethnic theater organization founded in 1968 by Ms. Rosetta LeNoire. Amas (“you love” in Latin) is dedicated to the creation, development and professional production of new American musicals, the celebration of cultural fairness and minority perspectives, the emergence of new artistic talent , as well as the training and encouragement of young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods. people. Amas celebrates its impact as a pioneer of multi-ethnic casting in American theater and reiterates its commitment to this reflection of our diverse society. In recent years, Amas has grown into a premier nonprofit laboratory for new musicals, the most recent being Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn, Broadway and the Bard, starring Len Cariou and Red Eye of Love, who received the Joseph A. Callaway Award for Outstanding Choreography. His production of The Other Josh Cohen received six 2013 Drama Desk nominations, including Outstanding Musical, a 2013 Lucille Lortel nomination for Outstanding Musical, and a 2013 Off-Broadway Alliance nomination for Best New Musical. Other shows that Amas has developed include A Taste of Chocolate, Triasic Parq, The Countess of Storyville, Distant Thunder, Marry Harry, Me and Miss Monroe, Aesop & Company, Signs of Life, Wanda’s World, Shout! The Mod Musical, Lone Star Love, From My Hometown, Zanna, Don’t !, 4 Guys Named Jose and Stormy Weather: Reimagining Lena Horne. Amas education programs include the Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theater Academy, Lens on Live Theater, and in-school theater residencies designed in partnership with elementary, middle and high schools.