March 25 – March 25
Monday, March 25, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Executive Director, Crystal Field




Monday, March 25, 2024 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Tickets: $18 General Admission

Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Street)

Celebrating Women History Month

Featuring vocalists:
Ria Alexander
Daralyn Jay
Lady Leah
Allison Semmes
Tracey Titus

Melissa Slocum (b)
Wen- Teng Wu (ds)

with complementary banana puddin’ for ALL
And Open Mic / Jam Session
The evening includes actresses who love and sing Jazz music:
Ria Alexander, an AUDELCO award winning actress recently seen giving a sterling performance as lead actress in TNC’s LEAVES by Victor Vauban Junior.

Leah Finnie (aka Lady Leah) who was nominated for a Featured Actress AUDELCO Award in NEC’s production of Charles White’s UNTITLED. She can be seen in National TV & Radio advertisements for Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Colonial Penn Life Insurance, Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoWellcome, Nestle’, AT&T, and many more.
Leah’s professional singing career also began in New York City, performing at the Red Rooster, Lenox Lounge, Sugar Bar, The Metropolitan Room, and the Apollo. She’s always been inspired by Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Aretha Franklin, and Ray Charles; some of her mother’s favorites. Her sultry voice and demeanor have captured audiences everywhere.
Daralyn Jay is vocalist that truly defies categorization—as capable of scatting her way through a swing chorus as tossing a soulful riff. She interprets standards as well as Latin, R&B and pop tunes, incorporating rarely performed verses and using French, Portuguese and Spanish lyrics to tell the story.
Daralyn has appeared on the stages of top New York venues, including The Kitano, Minton’s, Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club, Smoke and Ginny’s. She has also performed as a guest artist in such international locales as France, Italy, Turkey, China, Cuba and Israel.
An accomplished actress, Daralyn has numerous theater, film, television, commercial and voiceover credits, including TV series “Law & Order” and “Blue Bloods.”
Allison Semmes who appeared on Broadway as Diana Ross in Motown the Musical, and The Book of Mormon (2011)…. On February 4, 2024 Allison completed a run on Broadway as Josephine Baker in the musical Harmony with music by Barry Manilow.

Sonia Sanchez, Ishmael Reed, Woodie King Jr.,
Stephen McKinley Henderson, Carl Clay, Hollis King,
John D. Smith, Askia Davis Jr., Toni Petersen,
Steve Cromity, Barbara Muhammad, Larry Cherry
Perri Gaffney, Sheryl Renee Productions


COVID Protocol:
As of September 26th, 2022, we are no longer requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for our audience upon entry.
Wearing of masks is suggested in the lobby, restrooms and performance spaces at Theater for the New City, but they are not required.