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Langston Hughes

Date of Death: May 22, 1967 (65)

Birth Place: USA

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Sphinx Virtuosi Embark On Spring 2024 U.S. Tour

Sphinx Virtuosi brings their 'Generations' program featuring new works and classical music to various cities across the U.S. from March to April 2024. Join this groundbreaking string orchestra on their captivating tour promoting diversity in classical music.

Opera Philadelphia to Present Karen Slack In TO SIT AND DREAM Celebrating Black Composers

Karen Slack will be the featured soloist in To Sit and Dream, presented by Opera Philadelphia as part of its Sounds of America series. Learn more about the performance and see how to purchase tickets.

Cast and Creative Team Announced  FOR THREE SCENES IN THE LIFE OF A TROTSKYIST At The Tank

The Tank has announced the cast and creative team for the  World Premiere of Three Scenes in the Life of a Trotskyist, written by Andy Boyd (Occupy Prescott) and directed by Jake Beckhard (What Else is True?), one of the Spring 2024 Core Productions for their  20th Anniversary season.

Interview: Dominique Kelley & Jen Bender on Co-Directing AFTER MIDNIGHT at Paper Mill Playhouse

BroadwayWorld sat down with the co-directors of the production to learn more about their process and bringing the Jazz Age to life at Paper Mill. After Midnight intertwines the poetry of Langston Hughes with songs from big-band legends Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields, and more.

Video: Cast Members Rachel Handler and Christian Prentice on Philadelphia Theatre Company's COST OF LIVING

Watch as cast members Rachel Handler and Christian Prentice talk about bringing playwright Martyna Majok’s Pulitzer Prize-winning dual dialogue of human connection in Cost of Living to Philadelphia Theatre Company.

Celebration Arts Presents ZORA & LANGSTON Written & Directed By Imani Mitchell This March

CELEBRATION ARTS presents ZORA & LANGSTON, a play written and directed by Imani Mitchell. Production running in Sacramento from March 1-17, 2024.

SACRA/PROFANA Performs 'The Hope of Loving' This Month

SACRA/PROFANA presents The Hope of Loving, Saturday, February 24, 2024, 3:00 p.m. at Christ United Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $10-$35.

Cleveland Public Theatre's Play Development Series TEST FLIGHT to Return in March

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) has announced the return of its quintessential play development series, Test Flight, back with four up-and-coming Northeast Ohio playwrights. Learn more here!

Berkeley Symphony Performs LITERARY SOUNDSCAPES Next Month

Berkeley Symphony presents 'Literary Soundscapes' at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley on March 23, 2024. Learn more about the performance and find out how to get tickets here!

Review: AFTER MIDNIGHT at Paper Mill Playhouse-A Jazzy, Exhilarating Musical Revue Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance

Paper Mill Playhouse is now presenting After Midnight, a scintillating musical revue.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of AFTER MIDNIGHT at Paper Mill Playhouse

See photos from opening night of After Midnight at Paper Mill Playhouse!

Photos & Video: Get a First Look at AFTER MIDNIGHT at Paper Mill Playhouse

Get a first look at photos and video of After Midnight at Paper Mill Playhouse!

Babson College Names Soprano Karen Slack Artist-in-Residence, Presenting WHO I AM BEYOND MY VOICE

Soprano and entrepreneur Karen Slack will appear for Who I am Beyond My Voice: Karen Slack in Residence at Babson College in Wellesley, MA from Tuesday, March 19 through Friday, March 22, 2024.

South Street Seaport Museum to Present Free Poetry Event Poetry Of Enslavement And The African Burial Ground

Join the Seaport Museum for an enlightening afternoon with esteemed poet David Mills. Explore the profound themes of his award-winning book of poems, Boneyarn, which is the first book of poetry about the history of slavery in New York City.

Review: A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Theatre Memphis

What did our critic think of A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Theatre Memphis? The fuel for the human spirit seems to be propelled by two things: Dreams and Faith. They sound like the same thing, but there’s a distinct difference. One is about seeing, and the other is about believing. Some people have faith without any dreams and others have the dreams without any faith.

The Classical Theatre Of Harlem To Receive $75,000 Grant From The National Endowment For The Arts

The Classical Theatre of Harlem has announced it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projects award of $75,000.00.

Baryshnikov Arts Unveils 2024 Spring Residency Artists

Baryshnikov Arts announces its 2024 Spring Residency Artists, providing space and support for creative investigation in all performing arts disciplines.

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Names Melia Bensussen Artistic Director of National Playwrights Conference

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has revealed that Melia Bensussen will be taking the reins of its flagship program, the National Playwrights Conference.

A RAISIN IN THE SUN to be Presented at Bristol Riverside Theatre This Winter

For its third production of the 2023-24 season, Bristol Riverside Theatre will present a poignant depiction of 1950s Chicago from the experiences of one Southside family in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun.

The New York Public Library Opens Langston Hughes Exhibit

The New York Public Library will open a new exhibit, The Ways of Langston Hughes: Griff Davis and Black Artists in the Making. The exhibit will continue until July 8.


Langston Hughes has written 19 shows including Mulatto (Playwright), Street Scene (Lyricist), The Barrier (Bookwriter), Simply Heavenly (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Soul Gone Home (Playwright), Shakespeare in Harlem (Playwright), God's Trombones (Composer), Black Nativity (Bookwriter), Tambourines to Glory (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Jerico-Jim Crow (Bookwriter), The Exception and the Rule/ The Prodigal Son (Playwright), Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill (Lyricist), Little Ham (Source Material), Mule Bone (Lyricist), Rollin' on the T.O.B.A. (Additional Material), Here Lies Jenny (Lyricist), Here Lies Jenny (Lyricist), LoveMusik (Lyricist), After Midnight (Bookwriter).

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