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New Heritage Theatre to Present A SEASON IN AN EVENING: A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, 10/27New Heritage Theatre to Present A SEASON IN AN EVENING: A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

On Monday, October 27, 2014, New Heritage presents A Season in an Evening: A Night to Remember in celebration of the theater's 50 years. Actors, musicians, friends and supporters will be treated to an exciting glimpse of history with theatre and music performances by a stellar cast of New Heritage alums and invited guests. (more...)

Apollo Theater and World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! South Africa Festival, 10/9-12Apollo Theater and World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! South Africa Festival, 10/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Karen Sander, Artistic & Executive Director, World Music Institute and The Apollo Theater, in partnership with World Music Institute, presents AFRICA NOW!, South Africa, showcasing today's South African music scene, October 9-12, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part TwoPhoto Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2014

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's 44th anniversary culminated with a special Gala at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers Street) last night, March 16th. This special event saluting NFT, for over 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, was hosted by Danny Glover and Debbi Morgan. BroadwayWorld brings you more photos from inside the big event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part OnePhoto Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2014

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's 44th anniversary culminated with a special Gala at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers Street) last night, March 16th. This special event saluting NFT, for over 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, was hosted by Danny Glover and Debbi Morgan. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the big event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary GalaPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2014

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's 44th anniversary culminated with a special Gala at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers Street) last night, March 16th. This special event saluting NFT, for over 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, was hosted by Danny Glover and Debbi Morgan. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Woodie King's 2014 Black History Month Play Festival to Feature S. Epatha Merkerson, Great Divas of Gospel & MoreWoodie King's 2014 Black History Month Play Festival to Feature S. Epatha Merkerson, Great Divas of Gospel & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Woodie King Jr's National Black Touring Circuit's 2014 Black History Month Play Festival, in conjunction with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group, will present "The Great Divas of Gospel" on Saturday, February 22 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 23 at 3:00pm at the New York Academy of Medicine, 103rd St. & Fifth Avenue. (more...)

Danny Glover & Debbi Morgan to Host NFT 44th Anniversary Gala, 3/16Danny Glover & Debbi Morgan to Host NFT 44th Anniversary Gala, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's 44th anniversary will culminate with a special Gala at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers Street) on Sunday evening March 16th. This special event saluting NFT, for over 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be hosted by Danny Glover and Debbi Morgan. Honorary Chairmen are Harry Belafonte and Hon. Mayor David N. Dinkins. The celebration will kick off at 4pm, and feature performances from Daniel Beaty, Impact Repertory Theater (Academy Award Nominee, 'Raise It Up' from the film August Rush), Chuck Jackson, and Valerie Simpson. (more...)

Harlem Shakespeare Festival to Kick Off with ANTONY & CLEOPATRA, 8/28Harlem Shakespeare Festival to Kick Off with ANTONY & CLEOPATRA, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2013

He is a Roman general, handsome & brave. She is the Queen of Egypt, beautiful & proud. Together they will defy the power of an Emperor. Together they will destroy that which they strive to uphold. Join us as the HARLEM SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL presents Shakespeare's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA from August 28th thru September 1st, at the Waterfront Amphitheatre in Riverbank State Park. Award-winning actress & director Petronia Paley leads theTWAS Classical Actors of Color as they share the stage with classical actor Christopher Sutton as Antony & Debra Ann Byrd as Egypt's last Queen, Cleopatra. (more...)

State Senator José M. Serrano Joins 'One Percent for Culture' CampaignState Senator José M. Serrano Joins 'One Percent for Culture' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

As the political races throughout New York City reach their peak, candidates, thought leaders, businesses, organizations, and prominent New Yorkers are showing their support for the One Percent for Culture campaign that seeks to increase funding to the city's 1,300-plus non-profit cultural organizations. (more...)

Annette Aguilar's Latin Brazilian Jazz Group and More Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Now thru 8/16Annette Aguilar's Latin Brazilian Jazz Group and More Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Now thru 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem has announced its upcoming concerts and events now, August 12, through August 16, 2013. Details below! (more...)

TWAS Presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Now thru 6/30TWAS Presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Now thru 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

Take Wing And Soar Productions, in partnership with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group, present TWAS' Tenth Year Anniversary Season main stage production of Oscar Wilde's celebrated comedy, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, directed by Kevin Connell for a limited run at the Poet's Den Theater, from tonight, June 14th through 30th, 2013. (more...)

TWAS to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, 6/14-30TWAS to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, 6/14-30
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

Take Wing And Soar Productions, in partnership with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group, present TWAS' Tenth Year Anniversary Season main stage production of Oscar Wilde's celebrated comedy, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, directed by Kevin Connell for a limited run at the Poet's Den Theater, from June 14th through 30th, 2013. (more...)

B Michael Returned to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Celebrating WomenB Michael Returned to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Celebrating Women
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

B. Michael, the American couturier and ready-to-wear designer whose eponymous label is among the most coveted by stylish and accomplished women around the world, presented the Fall/Winter 2013 b Michael Couture Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on the evening of Wednesday, February 13. The b Michael America Couture Collection for Fall/Winter 2013 is comprised of 32 opulent and modern looks, which the designer created to reflect the essence of our most magnificent sense of self. Flirting with imagination and extravagant notions of style, the Collection offers an array of textures ranging from silk satin and tapestry to chiffon and crocheted lace, with womanly silhouettes. The palette is rich with saturated jewel tones and textured black. (more...)

Pauletta Pearson Washington & Roscoe Orman Lead Revival Reading of POWER PLAY, 10/18Pauletta Pearson Washington & Roscoe Orman Lead Revival Reading of POWER PLAY, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2012

Dynamic producing duo Executive Producer, Mr. Voza Rivers' New Heritage Theater and Ms. Debra Ann Byrd's Take Wing and Soar will team up to bring Pauletta Pearson Washington and Roscoe Orman to the New York stage for a revival production of Lorey Hayes' POWER PLAY, a story about politics, passion and the power of God. (more...)

Pauletta Pearson Washington and Roscoe Orman Lead Cast in Revival of Lorey Hayes' POWER PLAY, Free Staged Reading, 10/18Pauletta Pearson Washington and Roscoe Orman Lead Cast in Revival of Lorey Hayes' POWER PLAY, Free Staged Reading, 10/18
by Patrick Nugent - Oct 16, 2012

Dynamic producing duo Executive Producer, Mr. Voza Rivers' New Heritage Theater and Ms. Debra Ann Byrd's Take Wing and Soar will team up to bring Pauletta Pearson Washington and Roscoe Orman to the New York stage for a revival production of Lorey Hayes' POWER PLAY, a story about politics, passion and the power of God. (more...)

Photo Flash: Danny Glover, Vy Higginsen, Shepard Honored by HARLEM Arts AlliancePhoto Flash: Danny Glover, Vy Higginsen, Shepard Honored by HARLEM Arts Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2012

HAA under the theme 'Harlem at the Crossroads: Sustaining Our Arts and Cultural Resources,'the seven-day series of free events kicked off on October 1 with presentations to actor and activist Danny Glover, legendary theatrical producer Vy Higginsen and pioneering arts producer and consultant Mikki Shepard at Aaron Davis Hall (The City College of New York). (more...)

RoaN Productions Presents Bloodrite: a Modern Urban Tragedy in Two ActsRoaN Productions Presents Bloodrite: a Modern Urban Tragedy in Two Acts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2011

RoaN Productions announced today its participation in the debut stage reading of Bloodrite: a Modern Urban Tragedy in Two Acts, written by Owa (winner: 2011 NAACP August Wilson Theatrical Playwrights Award ). (more...)

RoaN Productions Presents Bloodrite: a Modern Urban Tragedy in Two ActsRoaN Productions Presents Bloodrite: a Modern Urban Tragedy in Two Acts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2011

RoaN Productions announced today its participation in the debut stage reading of Bloodrite: a Modern Urban Tragedy in Two Acts, written by Owa (winner: 2011 NAACP August Wilson Theatrical Playwrights Award ). (more...)

CCNY Launches New Haarlem Arts Theatre; First Up, BLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIECCNY Launches New Haarlem Arts Theatre; First Up, BLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIE
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2011

The City College of New York (CCNY) and its Department of Theatre and Speech are launching the New Haarlem Arts Theatre (NHAT), a new professional theater company in residence at Aaron Davis Hall, which will produce its first season in the summer of 2011. The objective is to establish a professional theater uptown that will rank among the best in the country and to produce bold theatrical works that express the true history, culture, and diversity of America. (more...)

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty's TEARING DOWN THE WALLS - Opening Night!Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty's TEARING DOWN THE WALLS - Opening Night!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

Writer, director, and co-composer Daniel Beaty, Grammy Award-winning co-composers Jamal Joseph and Charles Mack, and the cast of Tearing Down The Walls (Dietrice Bolden, Kelechi Ezie, Rumando Kelley, Jevon McFerrin, Adrienne C. Moore, and Umi Shakti) were joined by celebrity guests including Ruby Dee and Damon Dash on the show's opening night, May 12. (more...)

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