Wednesday, September 27, 2017


Songs from the 88
by reg e gaines and Calvin Gaines

WHEN: Friday, October 6, at 8pm and Saturday, October 7, at 2pm.
Luna Stage is located at 555 Valley Road, West Orange
TICKETS: All tickets are $20
For tickets call the Luna Box Office 973 395-5551

Luna Stage has a very special benefit event to open the 2017-18 season: Songs from the 88, an interactive concert featuring songs, poems and monologues from reg e gaines and Calvin Gaines’ new musical, The 88.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join Luna as it helps launch a new piece of theatre written by reg e gaines and Calvin Gaines, major talents from the hip-hop/spoken word world.

RGaines pix (1)Songs from the 88 is part of a longer piece The 88 about 10 siblings who board the 88 bus, sometimes together, often alone, but always accompanied by their grandmother Marcella. She is their ticket to The Great White Way and why each one learned they belong. This presentation is a fundraiser for the artists to help continue work on the piece, an homage to the brothers' grandmother, Marcella Victoria Quarles.

cal in studio (1)Co-authored by reg e gaines (above left), a two-time Tony Award-nominated playwright and Grammy Award-nominated lyricist, who has published four books of poetry, is editor of the 2015 poetry anthology A Year In Ink, and scored the PBS documentary, Senior Year, and his brother Calvin Gaines (right), an award-winning musician and producer who has worked with such artists as Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, The Temptations and Destiny’s Child with musical direction by Mark Wilson.

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