Sing Street: Grounded
Determined to show their support to the COVID-19 first responder and essential healthcare workers and the charities assisting the theater community, the cast of SING STREET present SING STREET: Grounded – At Home With The Broadway Cast, a chance to meet the young cast for some of their favorite scenes and songs to benefit The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS . SING STREET: Grounded – At Home With The Broadway Cast took place on Thursday, April 30 from 6:30pm till 7pm (EST) on SING STREET Broadway ’s Facebook Page. Donations were made directly to The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS through Facebook Live during the live-streamed event, which was available on demand through Monday, May 4 at 6:30pm (EST).
SING STREET is a story about seeking bluer skies in a time of darkness and celebrates the joy and power of music.
Relying on the talented cast, strength of the new Broadway score and beating heart of the uplifting story, SING STREET: Grounded – At Home With The Broadway Cast featured songs including “ Up ,” “ Drive It Like You Stole It ” and “Go Now,” as well as “Love and Stars,” the world premiere of a new song written for the Broadway production of SING STREET. With 14 young cast members set to make their Broadway debuts, the SING STREET Broadway Show was postponed when Broadway was suspended to stop the spread of COVID-19. SING STREET is directed by Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent), features a book by Tony Award winner Enda Walsh (Once), music and lyrics by Gary Clark (front man of Danny Wilson) & John Carney (“Modern Love”), choreography by Obie Award winner Sonya Tayeh (Moulin Rouge), and is based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.
The SING STREET cast scattered around the world in Ireland, Great Britain, New York, California, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Jersey, Florida, Vermont and Massachusetts were live streamed from their homes, playing their instruments and singing, all in unison on Facebook Live with ambitious technological experimentation, using the medium of the moment with a young cast that is excited by and comfortable with the creative expression that’s possible with a cell phone and a laptop.
SING STREET: Grounded – At Home With The Broadway Cast is created by the cast with the help of SING STREET show director Rebecca Taichman and the support of film-maker Henry-Alex Rubin, creative agency Droga5 and production company SMUGGLER.
SING STREET stars Max Bartos as Darren, Brendan C. Callahan as Gary, Billy Carter as Robert, Zara Devlin as Raphina, Gus Halper as Brendan, Jakeim Hart as Larry, Martin Moran as Brother Baxter, Anne L. Nathan as Sandra, Johnny Newcomb as Barry, Brenock O’Connor as Conor, Gian Perez as Kevin, Sam Poon as Eamon, Skyler Volpe as Anne, Amy Warren as Penny, Anthony Genovesi as Declan, with off-stage covers Ilan Eskenazi, Dashiell Eaves, Shadia Fairuz, Sophie Hearn, Michael Lepore and Jace Reinhard.