Playbill Songwriter Series: Truth Future Bachman Makes Queer, Trans Superheroes Sing | Playbill

Songwriter Series Playbill Songwriter Series: Truth Future Bachman Makes Queer, Trans Superheroes Sing

The rising-star non-binary composer is joined by vocalists Jonathan Christopher, Blu Morpho, and Maya Sharpe.

Make some noise! Truth Future Bachman is up next for Playbill's Songwriter Series, which launched in July with a soulful performance by Troy Anthony, featured Jaime Jarrett's transgender superhero musical Wonder Boy in August, and Cheeyang Ng's Eastbound and MĀYĀ in September. Presented by City National Bank, the series is dedicated to spotlighting emerging composers and features a new video every month.

Bachman visited Playbill to perform songs from two of their original and developing musicals, Shapeshifters and Luna and the Starbodies. Bachman describes the former as being about "queer, Trans superheroes—and community." The latter, which takes place in the Shapeshifters universe, follows Luna, a transient starlet preparing to become a mother, as she hitchhikes across the night sky to find her cosmic destiny.

Luna and the Starbodies will be presented in concert at Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium October 27 at 7:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public, with seating and entry first-come, first-served. For more information, visit

To purchase the live album of Luna and the Starbodies, recorded at a Joe's Pub concert earlier this year, visit

Bachman is joined in the Songwriter Series video by vocalists Jonathan Christopher (Hamilton), Blu Morpho, and Maya Sharpe (Hair). The group is accompanied by pianist and music director Josh Knight (HamiltonSondheimia) and percussionist Sarah Gooch. Knight is playing the Playbill piano, provided by the nonprofit Sing for Hope.

For more on Bachman, visit

City National Bank is a proud sponsor of Playbill’s Songwriter Series. As the leading bank to Broadway, City National supports diverse talent on the stage and works behind the scenes to provide a full suite of financial products to fit their needs. Proudly serving the theatre community for over 65 years, see how they make it their business to be personal at

Sing for Hope harnesses the power of the arts to create a better world. Our creative programs bring hope, healing, and connection to millions of people in hospitals, schools, care facilities, refugee camps, transit hubs, and community spaces worldwide. A non-profit organization founded in New York City in response to the events of 9/11, Sing for Hope partners with hundreds of community-based organizations, mobilizes thousands of artists in creative service, and produces artist-created Sing for Hope Pianos across the US and around the world. The official Cultural Partner of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Sing for Hope champions art for all because we believe the arts have an unmatched capacity to uplift, unite, and heal. Learn more at

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