Doris Troy News

Harlem Records to Release Gospel Album 'Hey Jude', 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Harlem Records announces its first full-length album release. (more...)

Mama Foundation for the Arts to Present WE ARE! & ALIVE! this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

The Mama Foundation for the Arts proudly announces that two new musicals will open Off-Broadway this fall in Harlem: WE ARE!, an original musical about and starring the acclaimed Gospel for Teens Choir (first seen in an Emmy Award-Winning '60 Minutes' story), and ALIVE!, an original musical featuring a full company of performers who are age 55 and over. Both WE ARE! and ALIVE!, conceived, written and directed by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro, will join MAMA, I WANT TO SING: THE NEXT GENERATION and SING HARLEM SING in Repertory at The Dempsey Theater in Harlem (127 W. 127 St.). Performances for ALIVE! begin on Saturday, October 5th; performances for WE ARE! begin Saturday, October 12th. MAMA . . . will join the two new musicals in rep beginning Saturday, October 19th, and SING, HARLEM, SING will be performed on Saturday, November 16th. Tickets to all four musicals presented by The Mama Foundation at The Dempsey are $35 and are available by calling the Mama Foundation for the Arts at 212-280-1045, or online at SmartTix.com. (more...)

MAMA, I WANT TO SING Celebrates 30th Anniversary at The Dempsey Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

Mama, I Want To Sing, the classic 1983 gospel musical created by Vy Higginsen, will celebrate its 30th anniversary tonight, March 23, 2013 with a very special performance of Mama, I Want To Sing: The Next Generation at The Dempsey Theater, located in Harlem at 127 West 127th Street, between Lenox and 7th Avenues. (more...)

MAMA, I WANT TO SING Will Celebrate 30th Anniversary at The Dempsey Theater, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

Mama, I Want To Sing, the classic 1983 gospel musical created by Vy Higginsen, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Saturday, March 23, 2013 with a very special performance of Mama, I Want To Sing: The Next Generation at The Dempsey Theater, located in Harlem at 127 West 127th Street, between Lenox and 7th Avenues. This Gala event, taking place exactly 30 years to the day from when the original production opened in Harlem to great acclaim, benefits Gospel for Teens, a program of the Mama Foundation for the Arts' School for Gospel, Jazz, and R&B Arts. (more...)

Vy Higginsen’s Gospel for Teens Choir Releases Debut Single
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2012

Vy Higginsen's Gospel for Teens Choir has released their debut single, 'Yes We Can,' now available for download on iTunes. A video can be watched at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zn2oICBSN8&feature=youtu.be. The choir's debut album will soon be released on the new Harlem Records label. (more...)

Mama Foundation for the Arts Presents Back-to-Back Saturday Musical Matinees, Beg. Today, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 06, 2012

Vy Higginsen's Mama Foundation for the Arts presents two musical matinees, Mama I Want To Sing: The Next Generation and Sing, Harlem, Sing!, every Saturday afternoon (performances resume today, October 6th, 2012) at The Dempsey Theater, located at 127 West 127th Street, between Lenox and 7th Avenues. Tickets for both musicals are priced from $20 - $35, and are available via SmartTix.com (212-868-4444) or by calling the Mama Foundation for the Arts at 212-280-1045. (more...)

Mama Foundation for the Arts Presents Back-to-Back Saturday Musical Matinees, Beg. 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2012

Vy Higginsen's Mama Foundation for the Arts presents two musical matinees, Mama I Want To Sing: The Next Generation and Sing, Harlem, Sing!, every Saturday afternoon (performances resume on Saturday, October 6th, 2012) at The Dempsey Theater, located at 127 West 127th Street, between Lenox and 7th Avenues. Tickets for both musicals are priced from $20 - $35, and are available via SmartTix.com (212-868-4444) or by calling the Mama Foundation for the Arts at 212-280-1045. (more...)

GOSPEL FOR TEENS CHOIR Performs on 'The Celebrity Apprentice' Live Finale Tonight, 5/20
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2012

Vy Higginsen's Gospel for Teens Choir will perform live on the season finale of the hit NBC reality program "The Celebrity Apprentice," airing this evening, May 20th from 9 - 11 p.m. (more...)

GOSPEL FOR TEENS CHOIR to Perform on 'The Celebrity Apprentice' Live Finale This Sunday
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2012

Vy Higginsen's Gospel for Teens Choir will perform live on the season finale of the hit NBC reality program "The Celebrity Apprentice," airing this Sunday, May 20th from 9 - 11 p.m. (more...)

Vy Higginsen’s Mama Foundation for the Arts Presents SING, HARLEM, SING! and MAMA, I WANT TO SING: THE NEXT GENERATION
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2012

Vy Higginsen's Mama Foundation for the Arts continues to make musical history in Harlem by presenting two magical, musical matinees, Mama I Want To Sing: The Next Generation and Sing, Harlem, Sing!, every Saturday afternoon at The Dempsey Theater, 127 West 127th Street. (more...)

MAMA, I WANT TO SING Returns To Harlem's Dempsey Theater 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2012

Mama, I Want to Sing: The Next Generation, the revival of Mama, I Want to Sing - the 1983 musical based on the life and times of singer Doris Troy - will re-open at The Dempsey Theater (127 W. 127th Street, NYC). (more...)

MAMA, I WANT TO SING: THE NEXT GENERATION Opens at Dempsey Theater, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2012

Mama, I Want to Sing: The Next Generation, the acclaimed revival of Mama, I Want to Sing - the 1983 musical based on the life and times of singer Doris Troy - will re-open at The Dempsey Theater (127 W. 127th Street, NYC). The musical will perform weekly on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. beginning February 25, 2012. Tickets are $35.00 and are available through SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or www.smartix.com. (more...)

MAMA, I WANT TO SING: THE NEXT GENERATION Opens at Dempsey Theater, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2012

Mama, I Want to Sing: The Next Generation, the acclaimed revival of Mama, I Want to Sing - the 1983 musical based on the life and times of singer Doris Troy - will re-open at The Dempsey Theater (127 W. 127th Street, NYC). The musical will perform weekly on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. beginning February 25, 2012. Tickets are $35.00 and are available through SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or www.smartix.com. (more...)

MAMA, I WANT TO SING Returns To Harlem's Dempsey Theater 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2012

Mama, I Want to Sing: The Next Generation, the revival of Mama, I Want to Sing - the 1983 musical based on the life and times of singer Doris Troy - will re-open at The Dempsey Theater (127 W. 127th Street, NYC). (more...)

MAMA, I WANT TO SING: THE NEXT GENERATION Continues At Harlem’s Dempsey Theater Through 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2011

Mama, I Want To Sing: The Next Generation, the acclaimed revival of Mama I Want To Sing! - the 1983 musical based on the life and times of singer Doris Troy - continues at The Dempsey Theater (127 W. 127th Street, between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Malcolm X Boulevards). (more...)

MAMA, I WANT TO SING: THE NEXT GENERATION Continues At Harlem’s Dempsey Theater Through 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 05, 2011

Mama, I Want To Sing: The Next Generation, the acclaimed revival of Mama I Want To Sing! - the 1983 musical based on the life and times of singer Doris Troy - continues at The Dempsey Theater (127 W. 127th Street, between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Malcolm X Boulevards). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Amas Musical Theatre Honors Rashad
by BWW - Apr 04, 2008

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Producing Artistic Director; Rosetta LeNoire, Founder), will celebrate its 39th year with a Gala evening on Monday, March 31st featuring a special 'Blast from the Past' concert performance of Mama, I Want to Sing, a star-studded concert of the gospel, pop, and rhythm and blues hit musical that began at Amas in the early nineteen eighties. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Hosts Gala In Honor of Rashad
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2008

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Producing Artistic Director; Rosetta LeNoire, Founder), will celebrate its 39th year with a Gala evening on Monday, March 31st featuring a special 'Blast from the Past' concert performance of Mama, I Want to Sing, a star-studded concert of the gospel, pop, and rhythm and blues hit musical that began at Amas in the early nineteen eighties. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Honored at Amas Benefit March 31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2008

Amas Musical Theatre will celebrate its 39th year with a Gala evening on Monday, March 31 featuring a special 'Blast from the Past' concert performance of Mama, I Want to Sing, a star-studded concert of the gospel, pop, and rhythm and blues hit musical that began at Amas in the early nineteen eighties. The Amas Gala will also honor award winning actress Phylicia Rashad and PricewaterhouseCoopers with 'The Rosie Award', named for Amas Founder Rosetta LeNoire. (more...)

LaBelle, Ciara, Etc. to Star in Film Version of Off-Bway Hit
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2007

Variety.com reports that Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Ciara, Grammy-winning R&B legend Patti LaBelle, and Emmy Award-winner Lynn Whitfield will star in CodeBlack Entertainment's adaptation of Off-Broadway gospel musical Mama, I Want to Sing!, which played more than 2,400 performances between 1983 to 1991. (more...)

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