Book, Music, Lyrics by Masi Asare
It is 1970, and at his L.A. home the famous musician Rishvor Prasad insists to an interviewer that he was born in Delhi and orphaned at a young age. But as he speaks, memories of his past as a Black man in the midwestern US surface. Eventually he must face up to who he has chosen to become, and the family he left behind decades ago. (Barbara Whitman/Grove Entertainment commission.)
THE FAMILY RESEMBLANCE
Book, music, lyrics by Masi Asare
Akosua and her mixed race family expect an ordinary Christmas back home in Pennsylvania, but heavy winds, a corporate crisis, and a visitation from an ancestor mean things do not go as planned. Even when your heritage is all over the map, look to your roots to find the way forward. (Theatre Royal Stratford East commission, developed O'Neill Center, Live & In Color).
MONSOON WEDDING the musical
lyrics by Masi Asare and Susan Birkenhead, Music by Vishal Bhardwaj
The new stage musical of Mira Nair's hit indie film, with music by Vishal Bhardwaj. Two families come together in Delhi for the festivities and intrigues of an arranged marriage between a privileged Indian bride and an American-born desi groom. Performing in Doha with QatarCreates in Nov 2022 and off-Broadway at St. Ann's Warehouse in May 2023.
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Masi Asare, Music by Jason Howland
A Civil War-era megamusical...the story of a community of free Black people and Irish immigrants all trying to hold onto hope in the midst of the crucible of 1863 New York City. Played over 100 performances at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre from March 15-July 17, 2022.
MIRROR OF MOST VALUE
By Masi Asare
Kamala Khan attempts to boost Ms. Marvel's fledgling super hero profile by writing her own fan fiction. But when building a fandom becomes an obsession, Kamala's schoolwork and relationships suffer. To become the Jersey City hero of her dreams, Kamala must learn to accept herself just as she is - imperfections and all. Featured on the Marvel Spotlight episode of Marvel's 616 on Disney+.
MUSIC, LYRICS, CONCEPT BY MASI ASARE, BOOK BY BROOKE PIERCE
It's the 1960s, and Sympathy Jones has big dreams of becoming a star. A star spy, that is. (Premiered New York Musical Theatre Festival, 40+ licensed productions to date.)