Tony Award Nomination
Masi attended the Tony Awards as a Best Score nominee for her work as co-lyricist on the musical Paradise Square, with co-lyricist Nathan Tysen and composer Jason Howland. Leading lady Joaquina Kalukango stopped the show, performing with the cast just before her Best Leading Actress in a Musical win!
Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination
Paradise Square was nominated for 7 Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical. Masi's work as a lyricist is recognized in the nomination for Outstanding Score.
PARADISE SQUARE Broadway dates
Paradise Square (with a score by composer Jason Howland and co-lyricists Nathan Tysen and Masi Asare) has delayed its Broadway dates due to Covid precautions. Performances will now begin at the Barrymore Theatre in mid March 2022.
Dramatists Guild Composer Conversation
Masi spoke on a panel of composers about tech setups and equipment for writing theatre music, published in The Dramatist, a publication of the Dramatists Guild.
REACTIVATING MEMORY SYMPOSIUM
Fri 9/10 @ 9:45am ET
Masi will share music and comments about the iconic 1921 musical Shuffle Along in a lecture-perfomance ("Songs of Shuffle Along") at a virtual symposium with Princeton University on Fri 9/10 at 9:45am ET. Free and open to the public.
Fri 8/20 @ 6pm ET
Masi will play and sing a set of her original songs for the theatre in a free outdoor concert Friday 8/20 at 7pm in Times Square, NYC in the Broadway Buskers concert series. Guitarist Matt Wong will join her for several selections.
ATHE Conference Presentation
Fri 8/6 @ 2:30pm ET
Masi will be in conversation with Dr. Fred Moten about the relevance of his acclaimed scholarly work for musical theatre studies, as part of a session on anti-racist study in musical theatre at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference in August.
Zora Neale Hurston's SPUNK
A virtual reading of Zora Neale Hurston's 1935 play, to which Masi contributed original music, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, streamed in Roundabout Theatre Company's Refocus Project series, May 14-17, 2021.
Episode 12: Voicing Across Distance Podcast
The latest episode of Masi's pandemic-era podcast on vocal sound features Dr. Brian Herrera (Princeton) and Diane Robinson (Chicago Voice Center). Episode 12: Thinking Voice, the Vocal Flourish and Latinx Musicals, Gender-Affirming Vocal Expression.