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Langston Hughes

 
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Date of Birth: February 01, 1902
Date of Death: May 22, 1967 (65)

Birth Place: USA
 

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Langston Hughes News

Eric Hoffman and Ken Hatfield to Release Vocal and Guitar Duet Album STIRRINGS STILL Photo Eric Hoffman and Ken Hatfield to Release Vocal and Guitar Duet Album STIRRINGS STILL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2022

ARTHUR CIRCLE MUSIC will present Stirrings Still, an intimate set of duets for voice and guitar, scheduled for release January 24, 2023 on CD, digital download, and streaming, with a vinyl edition to follow in June 2023.

Former Booker T Washington Students Lead BLACK NATIVITY Holiday Performance Photo Former Booker T Washington Students Lead BLACK NATIVITY Holiday Performance
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2022

Bishop Arts Theatre will present its annual holiday production of Black Nativity inspired by Langston Hughes' hand-clapping, toe-tapping, finger-snapping retelling of the Christmas story. Black Nativity runs from December 1-18, 2022 for three consecutive weekends at Bishop Arts Theatre.

Triangle Performance Ensemble Returns To The Stage Celebrating 16 Years Of BLACK NATI Photo Triangle Performance Ensemble Returns To The Stage Celebrating 16 Years Of BLACK NATIVITY Durham
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2022

Black Nativity Durham, presented by Triangle Performance Ensemble, returns to the stage after being virtual for two years due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards; Reboot Theater's CABARET L Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards; Reboot Theater's CABARET Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Bishop Arts Theatre's BLACK NATIVITY Returns for 18th Annual Holiday Tradition Photo Bishop Arts Theatre's BLACK NATIVITY Returns for 18th Annual Holiday Tradition
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 19, 2022

Bishop Arts Theatre will present its annual holiday favorite of Black Nativity inspired by Langston Hughes' hand-clapping, toe-tapping, finger-snapping retelling of the Christmas story December 1st through 18th. This year's production will be directed by Sheridan Singleton with choreography by J. Alexander Langley. 

New York Virtuoso Singers Presents AMERICAN INVENTION, February 2023 Photo New York Virtuoso Singers Presents AMERICAN INVENTION, February 2023
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2022

The New York Virtuoso Singers conducted by Harold Rosenbaum present American Invention on Sunday, February 19, 2023 featuring vibrant American choral music from the 18th century to today.

Resonance Works Welcomes the Holidays With AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS And THE BALLA Photo Resonance Works Welcomes the Holidays With AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS And THE BALLAD OF THE BROWN KING
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2022

Resonance Works' tenth anniversary season continues with an inspiring program this December, including holiday classics and a world premiere. Amahl and the Night Visitors returns after a two-year hiatus, and Resonance Works will present Margaret Bonds' The Ballad of the Brown King for the first time.

The Cecilia Chorus Of New York Presents Works BY Margaret Bonds and J.S. Bach This De Photo The Cecilia Chorus Of New York Presents Works BY Margaret Bonds and J.S. Bach This December
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2022

The Cecilia Chorus of New York, led by Music Director and Conductor Mark Shapiro, will present The Ballad of the Brown King: A Christmas Cantata (1954) by American composer Margaret Bonds on a text by Langston Hughes and in Bonds's original orchestration, along with J.S. Bach's Magnificat and part five of his Christmas Oratorio on Sunday, December 11 at 2:00PM in Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall on 57th Street in Manhattan.

DOC THE HALLS A Streaming Collection Of World Premiere Holiday Songs Launches Decembe Photo DOC THE HALLS A Streaming Collection Of World Premiere Holiday Songs Launches December 2, 2022
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2022

Decameron Opera Coalition, the celebrated national alliance of independent opera companies, is together again with a digital video songbook for the holiday season.  

estcoast Black Theatre Troupe Presents BLACK NATIVITY Photo estcoast Black Theatre Troupe Presents BLACK NATIVITY
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2022

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe ‚Äď once again ‚Äď invites the community to celebrate the holiday season with ‚ÄúBlack Nativity,‚ÄĚ an inspirational gospel musical originally penned by poet/playwright Langston Hughes that retells the biblical Nativity story. The music is combined with dance, poetry and narrative to deliver a message of joy, hope and liberation. ¬†

Langston Hughes Videos

Photos & Video: First Look at MY BROTHER LANGSTON World Premiere at Black Ensemble Th Videoplay
Photos & Video: First Look at MY BROTHER LANGSTON World Premiere at Black Ensemble Theater

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 30, 2022

Black Ensemble Theater’s is continueing the 2022 Season of Excellence: The Season of Healing and Joy with the world premiere of My Brother Langston, written and directed by Rueben D. Echoles, The production runs August 13-September 18, 2022. Get a first look at photos and video here!

VIDEO: First Look at Signature Theatre's AFTER MIDNIGHT, Streaming Now Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Signature Theatre's AFTER MIDNIGHT, Streaming Now

by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2021

Signature Theatre is now streaming its production of After Midnight, beginning today, June 13 and running through August 4, 2021. This exhilarating song and dance extravaganza is set to the swinging sounds of Duke Ellington, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, Harold Arlen and more and framed by the poems of Langston Hughes.

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For Signature Theatre's AFTER MIDNIGHT Videoplay
VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For Signature Theatre's AFTER MIDNIGHT

by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

Signature Theatre will present After Midnight, running June 13 ‚Äď August 4, 2021. This exhilarating song and dance extravaganza is set to the swinging sounds of Duke Ellington, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, Harold Arlen and more and framed by the poems of Langston Hughes.

Celebrating Black History Month: SHUFFLE ALONG Shuffles to Broadway in 2016 Videoplay
Celebrating Black History Month: SHUFFLE ALONG Shuffles to Broadway in 2016

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 27, 2021

Based on the original book of the 1921 musical revue Shuffle Along, the story focuses on the challenges of mounting the original production of Shuffle Along and its effect on Broadway and race relations.

Celebrating Black History Month: AFTER MIDNIGHT Brings Jazz Back to Broadway Videoplay
Celebrating Black History Month: AFTER MIDNIGHT Brings Jazz Back to Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 11, 2021

Today we celebrate Black History Month by taking a closer look at After Midnight. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, it played for 273 performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The revue is based on Cotton Club Parade, which ran in concert at Encores! in 2011 and 2012. The revue takes place 'after midnight' in New York's Harlem.

Broadway Rewind: AFTER MIDNIGHT Brings Jazz to Broadway in 2014 Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: AFTER MIDNIGHT Brings Jazz to Broadway in 2014

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 8, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014 to take a closer look at After Midnight, which at the time featured special guest star Vanessa Williams. After Midnight, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, played for 273 performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. 

VIDEO: First Look at THE BLACK CLOWN In Rehearsal at A.R.T. Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at THE BLACK CLOWN In Rehearsal at A.R.T.

by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2018

American Repertory Theater at Harvard University (A.R.T.), under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announces complete casting and creative team for The Black Clown. The production begins previews Friday, August 31; opens Wednesday, September 5; and closes Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, MA.

FKAjazz to Release New Album 'Stereotype Threat' Next Month Videoplay
FKAjazz to Release New Album 'Stereotype Threat' Next Month

by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2017

With the release of his new album Stereotype Threat under the bold, fresh artistic identity FKAjazz (formerly known as…), NYC based saxophonist Samir Zarif lays the dynamic groundwork for the possibilities of what jazz is for his generation and provides a vision for what the cherished American art form can be moving forward.

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Addresses the State of the Union in Gypsy of the Year Presentation
by Stage Tube - Dec 7, 2016

The company of Hamilton took top honors for best onstage presentation. In 'America,' the cast mashed up the music and lyrics of Bob Marley and Lin-Manuel Miranda and the poetry of Langston Hughes into a call for peace and equality in our country. Javier Mu√Īoz and Syndee Winters led the integration of song and word, with the cast channeling the duo's sentiments into a powerful, striking dance.

VIDEO: The Cast of SHUFFLE ALONG Performs on the TONY AWARDS
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 12, 2016

The cast of SHUFFLE ALONG performed a rousing number from the Tony nominated musical. Watch the clip below!


Langston Hughes Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Langston Hughes written?
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).