Tag: Theatre

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
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 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
Theatre Review — Pulitzer Prize Winner Ruined by Lynn Nottage

Theatre Review — Pulitzer Prize Winner Ruined by Lynn Nottage

Saidah Arrika Ekulona (left) and Condola Rashad in Lynn Nottage’s ‘Ruined’ at the Manhattan Manhattan Theatre ClubClub Photo: Wall Street Journal ***** Last year HBO premiered The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo, a documentary by Lisa F. Jackson. Greatest Silence introduced me to the atrocities going on in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) [...]

June 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

August Wilson’s JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE is set in a Pittsburgh boarding house in 1911. Owners Seth and Bertha Holly play host to a makeshift family of people who come to stay, some for days, some longer, during the Great Migration of the 1910s when descendants of former slaves moved in large numbers from [...]

May 12, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Volcano’s Birthright{s}

Volcano’s Birthright{s}

Written and performed by Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene and directed by Maija Garcia, Volcano’s Birthright{s} is a one-woman, multi-media theatrical production that fuses poetry, choreography, film and music. In an intimate setting, this Nigerian dyke poet and daughter of immigrants illuminates her experience of love and heartache, art and activism, culture and roots. Fly spits [...]

May 8, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Mama I Want to Sing — The Movie

Mama I Want to Sing — The Movie

The off-Broadway gospel stage musical Mama I Want To Sing! comes to the big screen this fall. The majority of the film has been made but filming will continue throughout Harlem during the month of May. The all star cast includes Ciara, Lynn Whitfield, Billy Zane, Hill Harper, Kim Porter, Ben Vereen, Patti LaBelle, Kevin [...]

April 27, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Sing Harlem Sing

Sing Harlem Sing

Sing Harlem Sing! is a musical written by Vy Higginsen and directed by Ken Wydro (creators of the long running musical Mama I Want To Sing!). The Musical tells the story of Higginsen’s groundbreaking career as New York’s first black female radio disc jockey. The score includes gospel, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll.

April 21, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Holliday — On Stage Together

Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Holliday — On Stage Together

Jennifer Hudson shocked the concert audience a couple of days ago in Atlanta with surprise guest Jennifer Holliday. They performed And I’m Telling You (I’m Not Going) together. Holliday first made the song famous — and her signature tune — when she sang it eight times a week in the original 1981 Broadway production of [...]

April 19, 2009 | 0 Comments More
The High Priestess of Dark Alley

The High Priestess of Dark Alley

Two sisters — one robbed of her sexuality, the other defined by it–do battle with their domineering mother over the men they love. Set in present-day New Orleans, The High Priestess of Dark Alley is the story of three Creole women, Celeste Thibedeaux and her two grown daughters, Claire and Janee Charbonet. Trapped by the [...]

February 13, 2009 | 1 Comment More
In The Blood

In The Blood

The Hostos Repertory Company’s production of Susan Lori Park’s modern riff on The Scarlet Letter in which Hester La Negrita, a homeless mother of five, lives with her kids on the rough streets of the inner city. While Hester’s kids fill her life with joy-lovingly comical moments amid the harsh world of poverty-the adults with [...]

November 12, 2008 | 0 Comments More