A live concert performance of a song from EXPRESS, our original immersive musical that explores themes of family, community, inclusivity, and our evolution as individuals and as a culture. The action takes place entirely on the NYC subway during several turbulent eras and follows transformative moments in the lives of three generations living in NYC.
This song takes place in 1964 and is a teenager’s response to her mother’s racist beliefs and actions. It is a call for diversity and equality, about recognizing and appreciating our differences while celebrating the humanity that we share.
Words and music by Janine McGuire & Arri Lawton Simon
Performed by Marialena DiFabbio (lead vocals), Janine McGuire (backup vocals), and Arri Lawton Simon (piano and backup vocals)
Filmed live at The Green Room 42 on March 5, 2018 as part of ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com’s Fifth Anniversary concert
EXPRESS premiered as a site-specific production staged inside vintage subway cars at the New York Transit Museum, directed by Rose Ginsberg. After further development at New York Film Academy, EXPRESS has grown into a semi-immersive production that can be performed anywhere from a rehearsal room to a convertible blackbox to the digital space. The action of the show takes place entirely on the NYC subway across multiple time periods.
SHEET MUSIC available at mcguireandsimon.com/sheetmusic and contemporarymusicaltheatre.com
ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com is your sheet music source for over 600 largely unpublished musical theater songs. Songs are searchable by voice and song type, and available for purchase directly on the site.