Category: Theatre

THEATRE: The Sensational Josephine Baker

THEATRE: The Sensational Josephine Baker

Emerging Artists Theatre presents the Off-Broadway premiere of The Sensational Josephine Baker, a rich, comedic, moving musical portrait of the unique iconic Jazz Age legend, Josephine Baker. Performances will run through Sunday, October 3rd at TADA Theatre, 15 West 28th Street, 2nd floor, between Broadway and 5th Avenue. Show times are: Tuesday and Friday at [...]

September 16, 2010 | 0 Comments More
The Public Theater Presents The Capeman

The Public Theater Presents The Capeman

Originally on Broadway in 1998, Paul Simon’s musical THE CAPEMAN tells the true story of a Nuyorican street gang member, Salvador Agrón, whose story exploded on to the front pages of the tabloids in 1959, ultimately revealing the cultural and racial tensions beneath the surface of New York in that era. THE CAPEMAN’s score is [...]

August 1, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker at The Schomburg Center in Harlem

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker at The Schomburg Center in Harlem

The one woman show Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker comes to The Schomburg Center in Harlem. Social worker Helena D. Lewis recalls her true-life experiences by portraying twenty-five different characters and offers a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world. Written [...]

April 10, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Harlem: Our Shared Global Culture — 1st Annual Harlem Arts Alliance International Arts Event

Harlem: Our Shared Global Culture — 1st Annual Harlem Arts Alliance International Arts Event

Featuring: Bodoma Garifuna (Honduras) IMPACT Repertory Theatre (U.S.A.) New York African Chorus (Continental Africa) Pauline Jean Trio (Haiti) Taeko & Gaika Mass Choir (Japan) Yoshi Amao & Samurai Crew (Japan) Keith “The Captain” Gamble (U.S.A.) Visual Artist & Photography video display of Harlem Arts Alliance member’s and member partner’s work MCs: Yoshi Amao & Victor [...]

March 17, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Suzan-Lori Parks’ The Book of Grace at The Public Theatre

Suzan-Lori Parks’ The Book of Grace at The Public Theatre

Treasured for her groundbreaking poetic and inventive language, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) has drawn a family portrait shattered by issues of rage, revenge, power and betrayal. When a young man returns home to South Texas to confront his father, everyday life erupts into a battle for personal survival. At once fiercely intimate and [...]

March 2, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Neighbors by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins at the Public Theatre

Neighbors by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins at the Public Theatre

Have you seen the new neighbors? Richard Patterson is not happy. The family of black actors that has moved in next door is rowdy, tacky, shameless, and uncouth. And they are not just invading his neighborhood—they’re infiltrating his family, his sanity, and his entirely post-racial lifestyle. This wildly theatrical, explosive play on race marks the [...]

February 24, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Lincoln Center Celebrates Black History Month

Lincoln Center Celebrates Black History Month

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February 18, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Fat Bitch with Erica Watson

Fat Bitch with Erica Watson

In the tradition of Sandra Bernhard & Margaret Cho, comic Erica Watson premieres her solo show. February 11 – 25 at Laurie Beechman Theater Watch your skinny backs Sandra Bernhard, Margaret Cho and John Leguizamo – ERICA WATSON is coming to claim her crown as Queen of the theater/standup hybrid show with the New York [...]

February 16, 2010 | 2 Comments More
The Emperor Jones at the SoHo Playhouse

The Emperor Jones at the SoHo Playhouse

Eugene O’Neill’s brilliant groundbreaking play, The Emperor Jones, is the story of Brutus Jones, an African-American man who sets himself up as monarch of a Caribbean island following a prison break in the Unites States. When the natives rebel after years of exploitation, Jones’s mesmerizing journey into darkness becomes a terrifying psychological portrayal of power, [...]

December 27, 2009 | 0 Comments More
THEATRE REVIEW — Dream Girls at the Apollo in Harlem

THEATRE REVIEW — Dream Girls at the Apollo in Harlem

The energy was abuzz in the Legendary World Famous Apollo Theatre awaiting the start of Dreamgirls, a touchstone in American musicals. The play’s opening scene is at the Apollo Amateur Night competition, and the play ends with a farewell concert at the Apollo Theater. So one can’t help but to find it absolutely fitting that [...]

November 29, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Flahooley in Harlem

Flahooley in Harlem

FLAHOOLEY is an allegorical musical tale for audiences of all ages is set in fictional Capsulanti, USA, which is the site of B.G. Bigelow, Incorporated, the largest toy corporation in the world. Puppet designer Sylvester Cloud has created a remarkable doll called Flahooley. As Flahooley is about to be unveiled at the company’s big Christmas [...]

September 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
La Menta Collective — Friends. Artists. Collaborators.

La Menta Collective — Friends. Artists. Collaborators.

La Menta Collective is a new initiative providing a platform for new and emerging artists of various art forms. The Collective seeks to provide an avenue for artistic growth. Through regular exhibitions, readings and performances (juntas), an online presence, and involvement in various arts events, they strive to provide themselves and other artists with a [...]

August 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Theatre Review — Another Man’s Poison

Theatre Review — Another Man’s Poison

Penelope Lowder (Pauline) and Leland Gantt (Frankie Masters) Photo Credit: Joan Marcus *** As American perceptions on race are constantly changing, notions of identity continue to shift and require deeper understanding of historical context and social issues.  “Another Man’s Poison,” is a play that attempts to tackle the complexities of Black masculinity in the racially [...]

August 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Harlem Stage Reading of Sleep Deprivation Chamber and Community Forum on Race and Law Enforcement

Harlem Stage Reading of Sleep Deprivation Chamber and Community Forum on Race and Law Enforcement

A staged reading of OBIE Award-winning play “Sleep Deprivation Chamber” about police brutality and its impact on a black family – written by Adam P. Kennedy and Adrienne Kennedy – forms the backdrop for a community discussion of race relations and law enforcement on Mon., Aug. 17, 7 pm. at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse. In [...]

August 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Another Man’s Poison

Another Man’s Poison

Off-Broadway Limited Engagement 2 Weeks Only: August 12 – 16 and August 19 – 23 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 West 42nd Street • NYC (between 9th Av & 10th Av) … ANOTHER MAN’S POISON reveals the irony of the sweet revenge of success set in the fascinating backdrop of prime time television. [...]

August 12, 2009 | 0 Comments More
The Riverside Theatre and BeBop Theatre Collective Celebrate Sonia Sanchez

The Riverside Theatre and BeBop Theatre Collective Celebrate Sonia Sanchez

August 8, 2009 | 0 Comments More
The Wiz in Harlem at Aaron Davis Hall

The Wiz in Harlem at Aaron Davis Hall

Join Dorothy Gale and her friends as they, “ease on down the road” to the Emerald City where they meet the most powerful and coolest ruler in all of children’s literature – The Wiz. The Harlem Repertory Theatre’s entertaining and energetic interpretation of this African American Musical theatre classic is certain to please audiences young [...]

July 22, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Crime Against Humanity at the East Harlem Cafe

Crime Against Humanity at the East Harlem Cafe

July 6, 2009 | 0 Comments More