Who is Who and What is What
29LIVES the series premieres this Friday, May 22 with Episode 1: “Subways, Bus Stops & Taxicabs”
29LIVES the series is an online musical adaptation of writer/producer Chris Wade’s song cycle, produced entirely in isolation since the quarantine began in March 2020; it was shot on smartphones, Zoom and Facebook Live. The first Episode of 29LIVES the series will premiere at 3pm EST on Friday, May 22nd 2020, and will be available for streaming at as well as on Facebook and YouTube.
29LIVES the series is a musical peek into contemporary city life. The first episode “Subways, Bus Stops & Taxicabs” is a valentine to New York City, as New Yorkers adjust to accepting the new reality of empty streets, confinement, and having their lives and dreams put on hold. Themes of isolation, longing, hope, and metamorphosis have been part of this harmonic song cycle since its inception in 2008.
29LIVES the series, Episode 1 casting includes Manuel Cortes Alcazar (Dream Babies), Bernard Davis, Lauren D’Imperio, Kirsten Egenes (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Lauren Gismondi, Erin Solér, Gabriel Spector, Matt Stairs, and Chris Wade, with Erika Amato (Flashdance - tour), Brooke Aston (All Shook Up - Nat’l Tour) , Emily Battles (Windfall podcast), Lisa Lamothe, Jamond McCoy & Katey Wade. Future segments feature Anne Fraser Thomas (Hercules), Zoran Duke Rausavljevich, Sonia Harley, Athena Renee, Sy Sylvers, Candace Wakefield, David Albulario, Robert Rice, Josh Munnell, and more.
With music & lyrics by Chris Wade (Such Sweet Sorrow, BMI), 29LIVES the series is produced via Chris Wade Music Productions in association with collaborative artists Erin Solér (Theatrical Consultant), Josh Munnell (Vocal Mixer), Stephen Brotebeck (Choreographer), David Albulario (Theatrical Consultant), Emmanuel Munda and Mads Bentley (Editing Consultants), with additional lyrics by Carlos Morales, Charlie Sohne, Jana Cudney, Craig Hillman and more.
The opening segment is also being presented and aired as part of the Lower East Side Festival for the Arts 2020, Theater for the New City, also Opening Friday May 22, 2020.
Chris Wade Music Productions produces The Jolly Holidays Caroling Company (One World Observatory), RAISE Gospel-Pop Choir (Oprah Tour with Daybreaker), and #TheAccidentals Quartet (GEICO commercial).
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