Who Do You Love?

Sun Productions

2162 Broadway • 4th Floor • New York • NY • 10024-6620 • Phone: (212) 799-3753


For Immediate Release, Please
Contact:      Stephen Sunderlin  (212) 799-3753
December 4th , 2007  



A Gospel Musical inspired by the Old Testament’s Book of Esther 

Saturdays Feb. 2 and 9 at 8:00 pm
Sundays Feb 3 and 10 at 6:00 pm

at Off-Broadway’s Richmond Shepard Theatre

"An entertaining work...Emily King and Dawn Richardson…Kathy Hazzard and Steven Strickland were stellar...A gospel musical for believers and nonbelievers, Who Do You Love? offers both entertainment and healing." Eric Miles Glover - New Theatre Corps.



DAMASCUS PRODUCTIONS and RICHMOND SHEPARD are pleased to announce the extension of  WHO DO YOU LOVE? with book by SHAUNDA ERIKKA, lyrics by ERICA CAMPBELL, WINDY BARNES FARRELL , DARRELL ALSTON and SHAUNDA ERIKKA and a score by ERICA CAMPBELL and WINDY BARNES.  SHAUNDA ERRIKA is the director.  The production, which was scheduled to close January 19th will continue with performances Saturdays, February 2nd and 9th at 8:00 pm and Sundays, February 3rd and 10th at 6:00 pm. The RICHMOND SHEPARD THEATRE is located at 309 E. 26th Street at 2nd Avenue.  Tickets are $25.00, $15.00 for students and seniors.  For reservations call (212) 352-3101, (866) 811-4111 or visit www.theatermania.com.


WHO DO YOU LOVE?, set in a modern church on the brink of becoming a ‘mega’ phenomenon, is a contemporary re-telling of the historic and heroic tale of courage and purpose – revealing social issues and of the challenges the church faces today.  When a young woman moves in with her uncle for a fresh start she soon discovers a new church, its charismatic Reverend and the devastating challenges the congregation is facing.  As the church struggles to re-grow under the supervision of the Reverend, she must balance her new found love for him, and decide whether or not to take a stand for the church or walk away from her faith. WHO DO YOU LOVE? had a successful run at the Wilshire Theatre, Beverly Hills, last July.


SHAUNDA ERIKKA (Playwright/ Director/co-Producer) is a graduate of Dartmouth College where she studied playwriting with August Wilson, and received her Masters in Theatre Management from the Yale School of Drama.  Born and raised on Long Island, she has worked for theaters across the nation, including The Goodman Theatre of Chicago, Second Stage Theatre in New York, Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, and Cornerstone Theater Company in  Los Angeles.  Erikka is currently on staff at the Pasadena Playhouse and is pursuing her Masters of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary. Who Do You Love? marks her playwriting debut.


Featured in the cast are KATHY HAZZARD, who has appeard with the contemporary gospel group called “Sweet Spirit”.  She later became a member of Andrae Crouch and the Disciples and toured throughout the world with them for over 23 years.  Kathy has also appeared in televisions and movies including “Color Purple”, “Amen”, “L.A. Law”, “Free Willy”, “Doogie Howser”, “NYPD Blue”, “Women of Brewster Place”, “Martin”, “VIBE”, “Sister to Sister”, “The Young and the Restless”, “The Lion King”, “Lion King II”, “Mighty Joe Young”, and “The Hughleys” and OKEMA T. MOORE  who played "Lorell Robinson" on Broadway in a run of DREAMGIRLS directed by TONY award winner Ben Harney.  Rounding out the company are MURRAY ADAMS, RON BRUCE, JOHN BURTON, JR., JOY CURRY, EMILY KING, CINTI LAIRD, CHARLES MACEO, DAWN RICHARDSON, STEVEN STRICKLAND,  SHENELLE WALLACE and LANEYA WILES.