Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Photo Flash: First Look at Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL at The Apollo Theater

pixeltracker

The Apollo Theater presents The Classical Theatre of Harlem's production of THE FIRST NOEL from December 10-18, 2016. Following its world premiere in 2015 on the Theater's soundstage, the Harlem-based holiday musical makes an unprecedented move to the Apollo's mainstage this year, as part of the institution's "Holidays at the Apollo" programming. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

The musical features original music and reimagined classic carols -rangingfrom pop to jazz to gospel - and follows three generations of a Harlem family affected by tragedy to tell a universal story of love and belonging.With an original book, music and lyrics by Lelund Durond Thompson (founder, YellaFella Entertainment) and Jason Michael Webb ( Motown: The Musical, Violet and The Color Purple), Steve H. Broadnax III (Dominique Morisseau's Blood at the Root) serves as director and Brian Harlan Brooks( Motown: The Musical) is choreographer.

The company of THE FIRST NOEL is Brian D. Coats (as Skeeter; Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), Tina Fabrique (as Grandmother Ethel; Ragtime; Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk), Ashley Ware Jenkins (as Noel; The Color Purple national tour), Donald King Jr (as Benny Raindrop), Lizan Mitchell (as Lou ; So Long on Lonely Street), Ken Robinson (as Henry; 2015 revival, The Color Purple), Soara-Joye Ross(as Deloris; LES MISERABLES), with Nia Caesar and Zariah Singletary as Young Noel. The ensemble features James Alexander, Angela Birchett, Jesse Corbin, Darius Crenshaw, Tamara Jade Fingal, Ayana George, LaTrisa A. Harper, Adam Hyndman, Sarita Amani Nash, Drew Shade, Tiffany Webb and Helen White.

The design team for THE FIRST NOEL is Dan Robinson (scenic design), Rachel Dozier-Ezell (costume design), Alan C. Edwards (lighting design), Curtis Craig(sound design) and Andre Zachery (projection design).

Tickets are available at The Apollo Theater Box Office: 212-531-5305 (253 West 125th Street) and via Ticketmaster.com: 1-800-745-3000. Group Sales: 212-531-5355. Tickets range in price from $30 - $65. Apollo Advantage member pricing: $30 - $40. To learn more, visit www.apollotheater.org/firstnoel.

Photo Credits: Lelund Durond Thomas and Margot Jordan

high res photos

Photo Flash: First Look at Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL at The Apollo Theater
Zariah Singletary

Photo Flash: First Look at Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL at The Apollo Theater
Zariah Singletary and Ashley Ware Jenkins

Photo Flash: First Look at Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL at The Apollo Theater
Tina Fabrique

Photo Flash: First Look at Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL at The Apollo Theater
Soara-Joye Ross

Photo Flash: First Look at Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL at The Apollo Theater
Ashley Ware Jenkins

Photo Flash: First Look at Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL at The Apollo Theater
Zariah Singletary

Photo Flash: First Look at Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL at The Apollo Theater
The set of THE FIRST NOEL


Related Articles

Buy at the Theatre Shop

T-Shirts, Mugs, Phone Cases & More

More Hot Stories For You