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Richie Abanes, Amaker Smith, John Paul Almon, and Javier Ignacio: Steppin' to the Bad Side

Broadway Sings for Pride

On June 20, 2016, Broadway Sings for Pride premiered its 6th anniversary benefit concert "Ovation" in New York City, at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. This milestone event was filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special celebrity guests, and more. The show honored Tyler Clementi Foundation and AIDS pioneer and activist Ruth Coker Burks. Broadway Sings for Pride is a multiple award-winning, non-for-profit organization that brings together Broadway talent, activists, and celebrities, to educate the public, raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ+ youth, and support these young people, so that they may reach their full potential.

As a salute to 3-time Academy Award nominee, Tony Award winner, and Grammy Award winner Henry Krieger, Richie Abanes (Broadway's "Dreamgirls"), Amaker Smith (Broadway's "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"), John Paul Almon (Broadway's "Side Show"), and Javier Ignacio (Broadway's "Side Show") performed the song "Steppin' to the Bad Side" during the event, where Shefik served as Videographer.

"Dreamgirls" is a Broadway musical, with music by Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based on the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called "The Dreams", who become music superstars.

"Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture" is a soundtrack album for the 2006 film "Dreamgirls", based on the Broadway musical. The album was released by Music World Entertainment and Columbia Records on December 5, 2006 in two versions: a single-disc standard release, and a two-disc deluxe edition. The one-disc version includes highlights from the film's songs, including "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", "One Night Only", and "Listen", while the two-disc version includes all songs present in the film alongside several bonus tracks.

The soundtrack also features the song "Steppin' to the Bad Side", originally performed by Jamie Foxx, Keith Robinson, Hinton Battle, Eddie Murphy, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson, and Beyoncé in the film.

The soundtrack was nominated for the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, losing to The Beatles' "Love". "Listen", "Love You I Do", and "Patience" were all nominated for the 2006 Academy Award for Best Original Song. However, "Love You I Do" won the Grammy Award that same year for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.

Videographer: Shefik

Last Updated: October 6, 2022

About Shefik

Celebrating over 25 years in the entertainment industry, Shefik has held senior-level positions at many Fortune 500 companies and celebrated brands, including IBM, NBCUniversal, and MTV World. He currently serves as a Technical Lead at NBCUniversal. His work has been featured in television broadcasts and video productions for TIME, The Washington Center, "Unsung" (TV One), and Broadway World. He is currently the Executive Producer and Host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Shefik presents Invocation", which is broadcast on 23 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States, as well as the internationally syndicated video series of the same name via Amazon and other notable outlets.