Grammy-nominated artist LynnMarie wins “Best Production” for Wrap Your Heart Around It!
Wrap Your Heart Around It, the new stage production from five-time Grammy nominee LynnMarie, has been awarded the title of “Best Production” from the United Solo™ Theater Festival. The accolade, decided upon by industry veterans, was announced at the festival’s closing ceremony on Sunday night at The Studio Theater on Theatre Row in New York City. “Best Production” is the festival’s highest honor.
In October, LynnMarie performed the one-woman show in front of two sold-out crowds, making it one of the festivals best selling performances. The festivals Artistic Director, Omar Sangare, Ph.D. said, “we are thrilled to award Wrap Your Heart Around It this year’s best production! She made us laugh. She made us cry. She inspired us and challenged us. We couldn’t ask for more!”
Told through stories and songs, the show chronicles LynnMarie’s life journey, as she reveals how growing up in an ethnic dysfunctional family, being the Adult Child of an Alcoholic, a special needs parent and a fumbling, faith-searching woman, all lead her out of depression to acceptance and joy.
The artist who has received five Grammy nominations and performed her unique style of accordion music throughout the U.S. and Europe, as well as on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno said, “I am so thrilled with this honor,” she says, “because this is not just about an award – it’s about getting a message of hope and encouragement to a new audience, and recognition like this will help us be able to do that on a bigger scale. A hug thank you to the United Solo™ Festival for this amazing opportunity to display my work.”
Wrap Your Heart Around It is produced by Emmy-Award Winning director Paul Miller, directed by Diana Basmajian and under the musical direction of Paul Binkley. Future performances are being planned for Nashville, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.
For more information regarding the United Solo™ Theater Festival contact unitedsolo.org. For more information on LynnMarie, please visit lynnmarie.net