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International News Ariana DeBose Plays London Palladium April 1

The West Side Story Oscar winner and Broadway favorite is joined by musical director Benjamin Rauhala and a six-piece band.

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Stage and screen star Ariana DeBose gives a one-night-only concert at the London Palladium April 1. 

DeBose is joined by musical director Benjamin Rauhala, leading a band featuring Robyn Brown on bass, Dave Hornberger on cello, Kobi Pham on guitar, Zach Okonkwo on drums, Ryan C Quigley on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Kate Ingram on saxophone, flute, and clarinet. 

Providing backing vocals are Allie Daniel and Claudia Kariuki. Aaron Renfree has choreographed the evening, which also features dancers Ché Barrett-Davis, Alex Brown, Jo Dyce, and Gracie Gledhill.

The 2022 Oscar winner's Broadway credits include Hamilton, Bring It On, Pippin, A Bronx Tale, and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. DeBose also starred in Netflix's screen adaptation of The Prom and won her Oscar playing Anita in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story. For her work in the latter, she also earned the British Academy Film Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Critics’ Choice Award.

The concert is produced by Fourth Wall Live.


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