Ashley Brown, Broadway’s Mary Poppins, Joins DCINY for “Defying Gravity” March 30

Ashley Brown R5-049-23 CROPPEDDistinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) is thrilled to announce that Ashley Brown, a multi-award winner for the title role in Mary Poppins, which she originated on Broadway, will be a guest artist in Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz and Eric Whitacre. This year, DCINY’s popular annual collaboration with Eric Whitacre, known to millions worldwide through his Grammy-winning recordings and ground breaking Virtual Choir, includes a special collaboration with multi-Grammy and Oscar-winning Broadway and film composer Stephen Schwartz . Whitacre will conduct Brown, Schwartz, and over 250 voices in the concert, which takes place on Sunday, March 30 at 2:00pm at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center.

Ashley Brown originated the title role in Mary Poppins on Broadway for which she received Outer Critics, Drama League and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress.  Ms. Brown’s other Broadway credits include Belle in The Beauty and The Beast, and she has starred in the national tour of Disney’s “On The Record.” Ms. Brown recently returned to critical acclaim starring in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Oklahoma, following her performances with that company as Magnolia opposite Nathan Gunn in Francesca Zembello’s Showboat. Ms. Brown has performed with virtually all of the top orchestras in North America including the Boston Pops, the New York Philharmonic, The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at Disney Hall, and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. A graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory. Ms. Brown’s new album of Broadway and American Songbook standards is available on Ghostlight/Sony.

Tickets ($20-100) available at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *