J Kyle Manzay News

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for ILLA! A HIP HOP MUSICAL, Heading to NYMFSTAGE TUBE: New Trailer for ILLA! A HIP HOP MUSICAL, Heading to NYMF
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2016

Following sold out runs in Atlanta and Toledo, the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and David Coffman are pleased to announce the return of iLLA! A HIP HOP MUSICAL and a new exclusive trailer. The production, featuring book, lyrics and music by Ronve O'Daniel, music by Jevares C. Myrick, and Direction by J Kyle Manzay, will perform concert presentations at The Pearl Theatre Friday, July 29th at 5pm, Sunday, July 31st at 9pm, and Tuesday, August 2nd at 9pm. Click below to watch an exclusive trailer for the show! (more...)

New York Musical Festival Adds New Productions, Readings & More to 2016 SlateNew York Musical Festival Adds New Productions, Readings & More to 2016 Slate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, announced today additional productions and special events for NYMF 2016. THE GOLD, SINGLE, CAMP ROLLING HILLS, LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE, ARTEMIS IN THE PARKING LOT, CRUDE, and MOLLY MURPHY & NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON ON OUR LAST DAY ON EARTHjoin the previously announced new musicals that will be presented at the 2016 New York Musical Festival from July 11 through August 7 in various venues in Midtown Manhattan. In addition, NYMF is proud to announce additional concerts and special events for the 2016 Festival. (more...)

iLLA! A HIP HOP MUSICAL Wins NYMF Developmental Reading Series; Picked for 2016 Next Link ProjectiLLA! A HIP HOP MUSICAL Wins NYMF Developmental Reading Series; Picked for 2016 Next Link Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical won the 2015 Award for Excellence for the NYMF Developmental Reading Series. Even more recently, iLLA was announced as the first 2016 Next Link Project for NYMF 2016.  (more...)

Khalil Kain, J. Kyle Manzay Set for THE GREAT MACDADDY at 777 TheatreKhalil 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 BREAKPhoto 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 11/4HERE 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, 10/18-11/4HERE and Hip-Hop Theater Festival Present HOW TO BREAK, 10/18-11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 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 9/6SEED Comes To The National Black Theatre in Harlem, Previews 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 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 SEEDClassical 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 9/6SEED Comes To The National Black Theatre in Harlem, Previews 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 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 9/6SEED 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 SeasonLa 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 1/2BLACK NATIVITY NOW Ends Off-B'way Run at The Theatre at St. Clement's 1/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 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 12/10Ensemble 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 12/10Ensemble of Convent Avenue Baptist Church Guests In BLACK NATIVITY 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 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 12/3Tix Now On Sale For BLACK NATIVITY NOW, Show Opens 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 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 12/3Tix 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 10/5J Bernard Calloway, Mario Cantone Lead SELLING OUT Private Reading 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 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 10/5J Bernard Calloway, Mario Cantone Lead SELLING OUT Private Reading 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 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'sBLACK 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...)

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