"Side By Side" Radio premiere


Our song "Side By Side" will be played on the radio on Sunday July 9th as part of WFUV's "Sunday Supper", guest-hosted by Christine Lavin. Tune in shortly after 5pm to hear our brand new recording featuring Marialena DiFabbio on lead vocals!

Christine Lavin will also be interviewing David Hein, co-author of COME FROM AWAY, and playing songs from lots of new musicals. Don't miss it!  

WFUV 90.7FM in NYC
www.wfuv.org online streaming

"Side by Side" from EXPRESS
Words & music by Janine McGuire & Arri Lawton Simon
Lead vocal by Marialena DiFabbio
Background vocals by Kellie Cullinan, Janine McGuire & Arri Lawton Simon
Guitar by Jake Ezra Schwartz
Produced by Reed Robins

"Side By Side" comes from the 1964 segment of EXPRESS in which the characters are on their way to the World's Fair in Flushing, Queens.  The song is a teenage girl's response to her mother's racial biases, and a call for equality and acceptance of all people.

EXPRESS at New York Film Academy

show logo (c) Carlos Zamora - www.tnny.org

show logo (c) Carlos Zamora - www.tnny.org


An expanded version of EXPRESS will be workshopped this summer at the New York Film Academy with a performance open to the public on Saturday, August 5th at 2pm.

EXPRESS - an immersive musical
Book, Music & Lyrics by Janine McGuire & Arri Lawton Simon
Directed by Travis Greisler
Musical Direction by Joshua Zecher-Ross

PERFORMANCE: 8/5 at 2pm at New York Film Academy, downtown NYC

EXPRESS is a feature-length immersive musical that tells the story of one woman’s life in New York, with three acts that each depict a chance encounter on the subway that transforms her.  In this musical tour through the decades, our main character finds romance in 1946, examines her own biases in 1964, and finds peace in moving on from loss in 1992.  This ensemble-driven production will invite the audience to experience the show from a seat on the "subway" among the performers.