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Rhyming Biography A SUCKER EMCEE Come to the National Black Theatre


After a highly acclaimed world premiere production run in 2014 at the LAByrinth Theater Company, the rhyming biography A Sucker Emcee will come to the National Black Theatre [NBT] from April 26 through April 30, 2017. Written and performed by Craig 'muMs' Grant, A Sucker Emcee will be a special six show limited engagement as part of NBT's 48th season themed In Pursuit of Black Joy. For this remount, NBT has brought together the original production team of Director Jenny Koons, DJ/composer Rich Medina, Set Designer David Meyer, Light Designer Bradley King, and Sound Designer Jessica Paz.

Infused with hip-hop, slam poetry and personal recollections, this one-man show charts the ups and downs of muMs' incredible journey, from growing up in the Bronx to starring on one of HBO's biggest shows. A life set against the backdrop of the birth of hip-hop, this is the story of a man looking for his spotlight and finding it in the most unlikely of places.

Tickets for "A Sucker EMCEE" are on sale now. The show runs from April 26 through April 30, 2017. Tickets are general admission, $25 in advance, and $35 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit us online at, or call (212)-722-3800. Discounted ticket prices are available for senior citizens, students, active military, veterans, and groups of 10 or more. Please call to obtain information about the discounted rate. The box office is open at NBT from 1 PM to 6 PM, Tuesday through Friday. National Black Theatre is located at 2031 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10035 between 125th and 126th street. (Take the 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 subway to 125th Street.)

Audience members are invited to share their experiences with "A Sucker EMCEE" with the hashtag #BlackJoyOurJoy. Follow NBT on Facebook ( and Twitter/Instagram (@NatBlackTheatre).

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