Sun Jul 31 2016

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

The Marlin Room at Webster Hall

125 East 11th St. New York, NY 10003

Ages 18+

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Hamilton’s Daniel J. Watts (HBO’s “Vinyl,” Motown the Musical) and WattsWords Productions, in association with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, presents Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM: LOVE TERRORISTS (A Benefit for Orlando) on Sunday, July 31 at New York’s famed Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street) in the Marlin Room for one night only. Doors open at 7pm, the show begins at 8pm.

 

“In light of the recent events, most notably the horrendous mass shooting at Pulse night club in Orlando that rocked the world last month, we need to galvanize the masses to speak openly, honestly, and sincerely about our fears and differences so that ultimately we can come together as a society,” said poet/performer/activist Watts.  “I aim to do that with this original THE JAM: LOVE TERRORISTS.  It is paramount that we support each other and use our talents to the betterment of humanity.” 

 

A play-on-words, THE JAM pays homage to Watts’ great-grandmother who, after making jam from scratch, would share with others what she was unable to consume herself.  THE JAM is Watts’ continuation of that legacy featuring his original spoken word, often set to music and/or dance.  

 

THE JAM: Love Terrorists is a veritable call to arms, demanding any and all to terrorize with love.  The final lines of the title poem read:

Life is a blessing and then you die.

What better way to die than from loving to death?

Love is a weapon of mass construction.

Use it at your leisure.

These are our demands.

 

Watts will be joined by his band The InnerView, including lead vocalist Derrick Baskin (Hulu’s “Difficult People,”Whorl Inside A Loop), Hamilton’s Ephraim Sykes (HBO's “Vinyl”) on drums and vocals, Taharqa Patterson (Lights Out On Broadway) on guitar and vocals, Hamilton’s Voltaire Wade-Greene on bass and vocals, and Taylor Williams (The Color Purple, She Loves Me) on keys, with Preston Dugger III (Motown the MusicalMemphis) aka DJ Duggz spinning through the evening.  Beyoncé’s music director and bassist Divinity Roxx (ImPossibleThe Roxx Boxx Experience) joins the bill, as well as special performances from the casts of HamiltonOn Your Feet and Shuffle Along.  The official after party features DJ Duggz.

Webster Hall Presents
Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM: LOVE TERRORISTS (A Benefit for Orlando)

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  • Daniel J. Watts

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    Broadway

  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    Broadway

  • Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS

    Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS

    Charity

  • Ephraim Sykes

    Ephraim Sykes

    Broadway

    A native of St. Petersburg, Florida and graduate of Ailey/Fordham University BFA program, Ephraim M. Sykes danced with Ailey II. Made his Broadway debut with The Little Mermaid and later his principle debut as 'Benny' in the off-Broadway revival of Rent. He performed in The Wiz at Encores!, and Broadway's Memphis. Ephraim continued stage performances with Bring It On at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and returned to Broadway in Disney's Newsies. Most recently, Mr. Sykes was an Original Broadway Cast member in Motown: The Musical.

    Sykes has appeared in films; Dance Flick and had his first starring role in Leave It On the Floor, working alongside musical director Kimberly Burse and choreographer Frank Gatson Jr, who both worked with Destiny's Child since the group began.

    In addition to stage and film, Sykes held television roles in NYC 2-2 on CBS as well as a recurring role in NBC's Smash and the Pop Culture Classic Queen of Jordan episodes of 30 Rock

    Ephraim has performed with various artists and has choreographed for various showcases, dance companies, music videos, events and artists.

    Ephraim can be seen on Broadway Summer 2015 in Hamilton.

  • Taharqa Patterson

    Taharqa Patterson

    Broadway

  • Voltaire Wade-Greene

    Voltaire Wade-Greene

    Broadway

  • Taylor Williams

    Taylor Williams

    Broadway

  • Preston Dugger III

    Preston Dugger III

    Broadway

  • DJ Duggz

    DJ Duggz

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Webster Hall Presents

Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM: LOVE TERRORISTS (A Benefit for Orlando)

Sun Jul 31 2016 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

The Marlin Room at Webster Hall New York NY
Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM: LOVE TERRORISTS (A Benefit for Orlando)
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  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

Ages 18+

Hamilton’s Daniel J. Watts (HBO’s “Vinyl,” Motown the Musical) and WattsWords Productions, in association with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, presents Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM: LOVE TERRORISTS (A Benefit for Orlando) on Sunday, July 31 at New York’s famed Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street) in the Marlin Room for one night only. Doors open at 7pm, the show begins at 8pm.

 

“In light of the recent events, most notably the horrendous mass shooting at Pulse night club in Orlando that rocked the world last month, we need to galvanize the masses to speak openly, honestly, and sincerely about our fears and differences so that ultimately we can come together as a society,” said poet/performer/activist Watts.  “I aim to do that with this original THE JAM: LOVE TERRORISTS.  It is paramount that we support each other and use our talents to the betterment of humanity.” 

 

A play-on-words, THE JAM pays homage to Watts’ great-grandmother who, after making jam from scratch, would share with others what she was unable to consume herself.  THE JAM is Watts’ continuation of that legacy featuring his original spoken word, often set to music and/or dance.  

 

THE JAM: Love Terrorists is a veritable call to arms, demanding any and all to terrorize with love.  The final lines of the title poem read:

Life is a blessing and then you die.

What better way to die than from loving to death?

Love is a weapon of mass construction.

Use it at your leisure.

These are our demands.

 

Watts will be joined by his band The InnerView, including lead vocalist Derrick Baskin (Hulu’s “Difficult People,”Whorl Inside A Loop), Hamilton’s Ephraim Sykes (HBO's “Vinyl”) on drums and vocals, Taharqa Patterson (Lights Out On Broadway) on guitar and vocals, Hamilton’s Voltaire Wade-Greene on bass and vocals, and Taylor Williams (The Color Purple, She Loves Me) on keys, with Preston Dugger III (Motown the MusicalMemphis) aka DJ Duggz spinning through the evening.  Beyoncé’s music director and bassist Divinity Roxx (ImPossibleThe Roxx Boxx Experience) joins the bill, as well as special performances from the casts of HamiltonOn Your Feet and Shuffle Along.  The official after party features DJ Duggz.