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PopImpressKA Journal: N'Kenge / star, conceiver and producer of Broadway bound musical based on Hollywood’s very own African-American Star Dorothy Dandridge

PopImpressKA Journal: N'Kenge / star, conceiver and producer of Broadway bound musical based on Hollywood’s very own African-American Star Dorothy Dandridge

by Olga Papkovitch

September 10, 2018


www.nkengemusic.com

Above: Caroline Baptista/Newport Babies Photography

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BACKSTAGE WITH MOTOWN'S STAR N'KENGE- PRIMETIME TV /

Behind the Scenes Footage of Primetime RTL-TV's Interview of Motown's Star N'Kenge who plays Mary Wells

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International Award Winning Singer N'Kenge, was called "Electrifying" by the NY Post in the role of Mary Wells that she originated in Broadway's Smash Hit Motown: The Musical.  Berry Gordy describes N'Kenge as "the most versatile artist I know". N'Kenge was recently seen on National TV singing the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden.
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Above Image: 
PhotoGRAPHY: Julie Curry Photography 
In addition to being a Brand Ambassador to celebrities' new go-to Cosmetic line "Sharee Cosmetics" https://shereecosmetics.com/ and popular sunglasses line "Velvet Eyewear" https://velveteyewear.com/, N’Kenge Also Stars in the Broadway bound Musical DANGEROUS Produced by Neil Rubenstein www.dangerousmusical.com
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ABOVE: DANGEROUS at 54 Below with Jamie LaVerdiere 
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N’Kenge performs one of the hit songs from her upcoming Dorothy Dandridge Musical at her SOLD OUT solo concert at The Pierre’s Broadway Series 

GET TIX for N’Kenge’s Upcoming Solo Concerts in NYC. 
Private Salon Performance & Presentation 
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ABOVE:  Photo: Julie Curry Photography 
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Back by Popular Demand! N’Kenge returns to The Pierre’s Broadway Series
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Above Photography: Alice Caramel 
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N'Kenge is an artist whose Musical range covers 11 languages and genres that stretches from Opera, gospel, Jazz, pop and musical theatre. A graduate of both The Juilliard School and Manhattan School Of Music, N’Kenge Starred in a “Man in the Mirror” world tribute show and soon after made her debut in Sondheim on Sondheim singing alongside Vanessa WilliamsBarbara CookTom Wopat and Norm Lewis. This Broadway Darling was seen on TV as a presenter at the 58thAnnual NY Emmy Awards. N'Kenge had the honor to sing at the White House for President Bill Clinton and for the Commander-in-Chief Ball for President Obama, she starred in London’s West End at the Theatre Royal in a tribute to the late great Ray Charles and has done solo engagements in New York at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as well as the Library of Congress in Washington, DC in which it was broadcast worldwide by NPR.  
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 "When a backbend is absolutely necessary when singing a super high note!"
                   ~ N'Kenge
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 Above: N'Kenge  Performing as Mary Wells on Broadway at the Motown: The Musical at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Mar 11, 2013 — with Jawan JacksonEphraim Sykes  Jesse Nager, Donald Webber Jr. and Jay Tee III.
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Above: Caroline Baptista/Newport Babies Photography
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This energetic, well-rounded singer has performed with jazz greats like Ornette Coleman and Wynton Marsalis and was  nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of the leading roles in both the Elton John/Tim Rice Musical  “Aida” and in Marion Caffey’s “3 Mo Diva’s” by the Helen Hayes Awards and the Arizoni Theater Awards. N'Kenge  made her New York City Center Encoresdebut in the leading role of Mother Hare/Circe in The Golden Apple and was a headliner in her new SOLD OUT show LEGENDS! with The Jacksonville Symphony. N'Kenge is consistently seen as a soloist in pop programs with the Indianapolis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra and New York Pops Orchestra among others around the globe.
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Above:  Photography: Evan William Smith
Hair & Make-up: Dre Brown
Dress: Marchesa
 
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N'Kenge is the star, conceiver and producer of Broadway bound musical based on Hollywood’s very own African-American Star Dorothy Dandridge which opens Off Broadway in the spring 2019 at Theatre 80 on St Marks Place. For more details on tickets and N'Kenge's 2018-2019 tour schedule and recordings, visit her at www.nkengemusic.com
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N'Kenge
Originated "Mary Wells" in Broadway's
MOTOWN: The Musical
www.nkengemusic.com
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The Players ("A Certain Club")
Executive Board of Directors
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Amas Musical Theatre (Off-Broadway)
Board of Directors
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Above: N'Kenge with Baroness Olga Papkovitch Von Siebenburgen at the 
EMPKT PR Launch Event organized by its Persident & Founder -
Beatrice Bugnosen Kimmel 
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Above: Photography: Caroline Baptista/Newport Babies Photography 
Dress & Accessories by Monique Leshman
Venue: The Players
 

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