J Kyle Manzay News

Khalil Kain, J. Kyle Manzay Set for THE GREAT MACDADDY at 777 Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2012

Korner Theatricals in association with the Negro Ensemble Company, Freedome Bailey and the Hip Hop Theater Festival have announced that TV and film veteran Khalil Kain and Obie award-winning actor and producer J. Kyle Manzay are joining to play the roles of Scag and The Great MacDaddy in the first major revival in 35 years of the Obie award-winning play THE GREAT MACDADDY. Award-winning director Alfred Preisser helms the production, which opens November 29th at 8:00 PM. The Great MacDaddy is the first production at the new 777 Theater in the Broadway theatre district, at 777 Eighth Avenue in New York City. Further casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hip-Hop Theater Festival's HOW TO BREAK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2012

In their first co-producing endeavor, HERE and the Hip-Hop Theater Festival in association with Collective Consciousness Theatre present the world premiere of How to Break, a new play fueled by human beat-boxing, breaking, popping and locking, linguistic flow and multimedia graffiti art. This production will play a limited engagement at HERE, opening tonight, October 23rd and running through November 4, 2012. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

HERE and Hip-Hop Theater Festival Present HOW TO BREAK, Now thru 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2012

In their first co-producing endeavor, HERE and the Hip-Hop Theater Festival in association with Collective Consciousness Theatre present the world premiere of How to Break, a new play fueled by human beat-boxing, breaking, popping and locking, linguistic flow and multimedia graffiti art. This production will play a limited engagement at HERE from tonight, October 18 - November 4, with Official Opening set for Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00pm. (more...)

HERE and Hip-Hop Theater Festival Present HOW TO BREAK, 10/18-11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2012

In their first co-producing endeavor, HERE and the Hip-Hop Theater Festival in association with Collective Consciousness Theatre present the world premiere of How to Break, a new play fueled by human beat-boxing, breaking, popping and locking, linguistic flow and multimedia graffiti art. This production will play a limited engagement at HERE from October 18 - November 4, with Official Opening set for Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00pm. (more...)

SEED Comes To The National Black Theatre in Harlem, Previews 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2011

The OBIE award-winning Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, producing director) in conjunction with Hip-Hop Theater Festival (Clyde Valentín, executive director and Kamilah Forbes, artistic director) will present the world and Off-Broadway premiere of SEED, an award-winning play written by Radha Blank and directed by Niegel Smith, at the National Black Theater in Harlem. (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem & Hip-Hop Theater Festival Present SEED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2011

The OBIE Award-winning Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Director) in conjunction with Hip-Hop Theater Festival (Clyde Valentin, Executive Director and Kamilah Forbes, Artistic Director) will present the world & Off-Broadway premiere of SEED, an award-winning play written by Radha Blank & directed by Niegel Smith, at the National Black Theatre in Harlem. (more...)

SEED Comes To The National Black Theatre in Harlem, Previews 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2011

The OBIE award-winning Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, producing director) in conjunction with Hip-Hop Theater Festival (Clyde Valentín, executive director and Kamilah Forbes, artistic director) will present the world and Off-Broadway premiere of SEED, an award-winning play written by Radha Blank and directed by Niegel Smith, at the National Black Theater in Harlem. (more...)

SEED Comes To The National Black Theatre in Harlem, Previews 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2011

The OBIE award-winning Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, producing director) in conjunction with Hip-Hop Theater Festival (Clyde Valentín, executive director and Kamilah Forbes, artistic director) will present the world and Off-Broadway premiere of SEED, an award-winning play written by Radha Blank and directed by Niegel Smith, at the National Black Theater in Harlem. (more...)

La MaMa to Feature MEDEA, LIFELINE, and More in 2011-12 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2011

La MaMa, the world-renowned downtown theatre founded by the late Ellen Stewart, will celebrate is 50th anniversary season in 2011-12 -- entitled 'Homecomings' - with a two day celebration on October 16th and 17th 2011: The La MaMa 50 World Block Party and The La MaMa 50 Gala. The festivities kick off with the La MaMa 50 World Block Party on Sunday, October 16 from 2 to 6pm on the block of East 4th Street (between the Bowery and Second Avenue in Manhattan) that is home to La MaMa's three performance spaces, and where Ms. Stewart herself resided for many years before her death in January 2011. (more...)

BLACK NATIVITY NOW Ends Off-B'way Run at The Theatre at St. Clement's 1/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2011

BLACK NATIVITY NOW by Alfred Preisser and Tracy Jack, is set to end its Off-Broadway run on January 2, 2011, at the Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street in New York City. (more...)

Ensemble of Convent Avenue Baptist Church Guests In BLACK NATIVITY 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2010

The Inspirational Ensemble of Convent Avenue Baptist Church will make a special guest appearance in Alfred Preisser and Tracy Jack's BLACK NATIVITY NOW on Friday December 10th at 7pm! (more...)

Ensemble of Convent Avenue Baptist Church Guests In BLACK NATIVITY 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2010

The Inspirational Ensemble of Convent Avenue Baptist Church will make a special guest appearance in Alfred Preisser and Tracy Jack's BLACK NATIVITY NOW on Friday December 10th at 7pm! (more...)

Tix Now On Sale For BLACK NATIVITY NOW, Show Opens 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2010

Tickets are now on sale for Alfred Preisser and Tracy Jack's BLACK NATIVITY NOW. (more...)

Tix Now On Sale For BLACK NATIVITY NOW, Show Opens 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2010

Tickets are now on sale for Alfred Preisser and Tracy Jack's BLACK NATIVITY NOW. (more...)

J Bernard Calloway, Mario Cantone Lead SELLING OUT Private Reading 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 05, 2010

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR "SELLING OUT"The reading of SELLING OUT by J Kyle Manzay is by invitation only (more...)

J Bernard Calloway, Mario Cantone Lead SELLING OUT Private Reading 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2010

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR "SELLING OUT"The reading of SELLING OUT by J Kyle Manzay is by invitation only (more...)

BLACK NATIVITY NOW Set for Limited Off-B'way Run at The Theatre at St. Clement's
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2010

BLACK NATIVITY NOW by Alfred Preisser and Tracy Jack, is set for a limited Off-Broadway run from December 3, 2010 - January 2, 2011, at the Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street in New York City. (more...)

Jim Jones' Hip Hop Monologues Return to 37 Arts on March 24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2009

Hip Hop?s most talked about theatrical production is coming back to the stage by overwhelming demand. Produced by Sony Entertainment, Damon Dash, and J Kyle?s Korner Entertainment, Hip Hop Monologues: Inside the Life & Mind of Jim Jones, the critically acclaimed artistic listening set to stage, will open for the first time to the public at the 37 Arts Theater in New York City and will play for a limited edition run of six performances. (more...)

Jim Jones' Hip Hop Monologues Return to 37 Arts on March 24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2009

Hip Hop?s most talked about theatrical production is coming back to the stage by overwhelming demand. Produced by Sony Entertainment, Damon Dash, and J Kyle?s Korner Entertainment, Hip Hop Monologues: Inside the Life & Mind of Jim Jones, the critically acclaimed artistic listening set to stage, will open for the first time to the public at the 37 Arts Theater in New York City and will play for a limited edition run of six performances. (more...)

PLAY Announces 1st Living Portrait Performance Series 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2009

Performers Leading Artistic Youth (PLAY) recently announced the launch of its first Living Portrait (LP) performance series, featuring a masterful journey through the lives of five African American legends, performed by classically-trained actor, Willie E. Teacher. Supported by its Broadway caliber of imagery and sound, LP inspires leadership, develops self-esteem and highlights the historical impact of these legends' contributions to our individual success. The first LP series, scheduled to debut Friday, Jan. 30 at The Harlem School of The Arts Theatre, includes the profiles of President Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr., Jack Johnson, George Washington Carver and Harriet Tubman. 'We're living in a very poignant time in history, where the dreams of our past leaders have become reality for our current leaders,' said LP actor, Willie E. Teacher. 'It is very critical educators are able to make that connection for children in a way that allows them to see how their current decisions impact the face of history for future generations. Living Portrait is no doubt a powerful and unique tool for educators to engage students in the process of learning.' Willie E. Teacher is deeply committed to enriching the lives of urban youth through student-centered, theatrical performance-based interaction (PBI). He has spent 15 years developing and perfecting his techniques both on stage and in the classroom, including his role as Director of the Indiana Jones production at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Teacher holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Brandeis University. Most recently, he has held lead roles in the acclaimed Off-Broadway play, Actor's Rap with playwright J. Kyle Manzay and the Tony award-winning production, Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death, written by Melvin Van Peebles. Teacher also holds TV and movie credits, having appeared in the HBO movie, Life Support, starring Queen Latifah, as well as numerous appearances on ABC's All My Children. (more...)

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