International performer Ryan G. Hinds will perform a selection of Kander and Ebb’s greatest works during his New York cabaret debut #KanderandEbb at the legendary Don’t Tell Mama’s.
Fans of the Canadian based singer will get to experience “a uniquely personal musical exploration of the John Kander/Fred Ebb canon.” Along with musical director Mark Selby, Hinds will introduce the audience to insight on the famous songwriting duo and their lesser known songs, as well as present exciting, innovative new takes on their more popular pieces.
“I adore the intersection of musical theatre and Blackness,” explains Hinds. “With Kander and Ebb we saw it in Kiss of the Spider Woman and Chicago before their amazing work on Scottsboro Boys, and [this] show is a blend of my personal experiences with their music.”
Hinds first presented #KanderandEbb at Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times last December. After receiving a stammering standing ovation from a full house at the world’s largest LGBTQ theater complex, the show received a remount this fall followed by an additional run at the Mainline Theater in Montreal.
Few know that before Taye Diggs, Hinds was actually the first Black actor to play the role of Hedwig in John Cameron Mitchell’s punk-rock musical Hedwig & the Angry Inch. Since then, Hinds has become an international name, playing in venues everywhere from Montreal to L.A. to Rio de Janeiro. The artist has also performed with headliners including Liza Minnelli, Todrick Hall, Debbie Reynolds, and Lady Bunny.
Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb are one of the most prolific songwriting duos in musical theater history. Their 50-year collaboration produced such great works as Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Steel Pier, New York, New York, and my personal favorite, The Scottsboro Boys.
Ryan G. Hinds in #KanderAndEbb premieres at Don’t Tell Mama on Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. For tickets call (212) 757-0788 or visit DontTellMamaNYC.com.