Urban Stages will present MUSICAL MARATHON FOR UKRAINE

Urban Stages has announced the MUSICAL MARATHON FOR UKRAINE, featuring musical artists from Ukraine and Urban Stages in New York. The event will feature four different shows on Saturday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. at the Urban Stages Theater (259 West 30th Street). Tickets are $30. To purchase, visit urbanstages.org or call 212-421-1380.

Funds raised will benefit RAZOM, a non-profit organization whose name means TOGETHER in Ukrainian – which has facilitated emergency and state aid to Ukraine since the Revolution of Dignity in 2014. This event is focused on fundraising for medical supplies. Tax deductible gifts. A donor has agreed to match donations on behalf of Urban Stages. The Consul General of Ukraine, Oleksii Holubova, is due to address the public.

“The ongoing invasion of the sovereign country of Ukraine has had unprecedented global consequences and has horrified the world. Urban Stages offers what we can – art and music – to raise funds and help solve the crisis humanitarian situation that the people of Ukraine are currently facing. Ukraine and the musical artists of Urban Stages will unite to raise funds for medical supplies.” Urban Stages Artist, Production Manager, Frances Hill

Urban Stages is proud to present such a talented and diverse group of artists who are committed to supporting the Ukrainian people in these difficult times:

Ukrainian artists include

KATERYNA AIMAN, YULIYA BASIS, VICTORIA CARCHIETTA, FIMA CHUPAKHIN, ANDY DIDORENKO, OLESANDRA HRABOVA, GALINA IVANNIKOVA, LESYA VERBA

Urban Stages artists include

John DiPinto, JON DELFIN, Natalie Douglas, CLEVE DOUGLASS, SONIA SENKIWSKY GIANDOMENICO, Julie Gold, ANN KITTRIDGE, MADALYNN MATHEWS, Sue Matsuki, Lori Mirabal, Sidney Myers, ANN BRESSLER NEE, Kati Neiheisel, ROBIN RADUS, Gregory Toroian, Ann Talman, Tom Toce, Leslee Warren, Skip Ward and ERICA WEISE

Together with the husband and wife duo, Ukrainian composer/violinist ANDY DIDORENKO and pianist YULIYA BASIS will perform Meditation by Ukrainian composer S. BORTKLEWICZ and his own composition entitled Reminiscence. VICTORIA CARCHIETTA, flautist, now in her 4th year at NYU, whose family is originally from kyiv, will perform the Fourth Movement of Prokofiev’s Sonata. OLESANDRA HRABOVA, a Ukrainian soprano will sing Ukrainian songs. Urban Stages pianist John DiPinto will perform Ukrainian folk tunes by accordionist VOLDYMY KURYLENKO. Broadway soprano Lori Mirabal will sing a selection of musical theater tunes. GILANA IVANNIKOVA, Ukrainian mezzo soprano, will conduct the Ukrainian national anthem.

Saturday April 23 at 4 p.m. – Gregory’s Gals Sing for Ukraine – Show Tunes & Ukraine Artists

MAC award-winning singer Sue Matsuki will perform as part of Gregory’s Gals Sing for Ukraine. Pianist Gregory Toroian with Skip Ward on bass will accompany Ann Talman, Leslee Warren and Kati Neiheisel singing songs from the American Song Book. GALINA IVANNIKOVA, Ukrainian mezzo soprano, will sing the Ukrainian national anthem with YULIYA BASIS on the piano. The duo will perform a Ukrainian folk song Black Brows

Saturday April 23 at 6 p.m. – SONGS OF HOPE by the Ukrainian. Cabaret artists and urban scenes

Award-winning cabaret songwriter Tom Toce will host SONGS OF HOPE, in support of the people of Ukraine. Traditional singer-songwriter Erica Weiss, former conductor of the Yale Slavic Chorus, will perform Ukrainian folk songs with her Slavic Chorus colleagues AMY BRESSLER NEE and SONIA SENKIWSKY GIANDOMENICO. Cabaret stalwarts Ann Kittredge, Sidney Myer and Sue Matsuki along with MADALYNN MATHEWS will perform songs of hope from The Great American Songbook. The evening will also feature Julie Gold, Ukrainian musician playing the dorma, KATERYNA AIMAN, Ukrainian pianist FIMA CHUPAKHIN and Ukrainian mezzo soprano GALINA IVANNIKOVA. JON DELFIN is musical director.

Saturday April 23 at 8 p.m. – MUSIC OF HOPE – Ukrainian and urban JAZZ artists!!!

JAZZ will be the HEAD, MUSIC OF HOPE. Ukrainian/American jazz artist FIMA CHUPAKHIN came from Ukraine to the United States in 2012 as a jazz pianist on a Fulbright. He holds two masters in Jazz. He is very popular on the New York scene as a versatile pianist, composer, arranger, joined by the famous jazz singer CLEVE DOUGLASS. Cleve became a fixture in the New York nightclub community and was named BEST JAZZ VOCALIST. The two JAZZ musicians playing together to raise FUNDS for UKRAINE is the theme of this show. Masks, vaccinations, mandatory identity documents.

Event details

APRIL 23, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Urban Stages Theater 259 West 30th Street

JOIN US, Help Ukraine. Come to a Show or all 4!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2022

  • 2:00 p.m. Classical music, Ukrainian music, Musical theater
  • 4pm Gregory’s Gals Sing for Ukraine – Show Tunes & Ukraine Artists
  • 6:00 PM SONGS OF HOPE by the Ukrainian. Cabaret artists and urban scenes
  • 8:00 pm MUSIC OF HOPE – Ukrainian and urban artists JAZZ!!!

$30 tickets (or just donate) urbanstages.org 212 421-1380