Harlem Stage News

JACK Unveils Fall 2017 Season of Key Experimenting Artists in Theater, Dance & MusicJACK Unveils Fall 2017 Season of Key Experimenting Artists in Theater, Dance & Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Recognized by The Village Voice as 'Best Scrappy Brooklyn Theater' in their Best of 2016 issue, JACK presents a flurry of some of today's key experimenting artists in theater, dance and music, with new work by playwrights Virginia Grise, Azure Osborne-Lee, nicHi douglas, Karma Mayetand Justin Kuritzkes, by choreographer Nicole Bindler, and by composer Justin Hicks with director Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)

DREAMSTATES Film, Misty Copeland Ballet Class, Story Slam and More Set for Harlem Stage's Fall 2017 SeasonDREAMSTATES Film, Misty Copeland Ballet Class, Story Slam and More Set for Harlem Stage's Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Harlem Stage is back with another amazing season featuring a range of Music, Film, Spoken Word, Dance and the return of their successful Dinner/Discussion series, WaterWorks at 10: Visionary Artists and Transformative Art. Harlem Stage will launch the Fall 2017 season with their first ever Open House. (more...)

National Black Theatre's 49th Season Heads 'Black to the Future'National Black Theatre's 49th Season Heads 'Black to the Future'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's 49th season cedes the floor to modern-day griots with gripping, one-person tales capturing the trauma and triumph of a people. In a nod to the African tradition of the storyteller and historian who inspires and uplifts, the season is anchored by two one-person shows, The Peculiar Patriot, by Liza Jessie Peterson, a coproduction with Hi-ARTS, and Sancho by Paterson Joseph, a coproduction with Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) and Pemberley Productions. Themed "Black to the Future," the 49th season-which includes workshop productions by resident playwrights-seeks to take stock of the present and look to the past to predict and help shape a brighter future for Black people. (more...)

New Conservatory Theatre Center Presents World Premiere of THIS BITTER EARTHNew Conservatory Theatre Center Presents World Premiere of THIS BITTER EARTH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

In September, New Conservatory Theatre Center kicks off its 2017-18 subscription season with the world premiere of This Bitter Earth by Harrison David Rivers, directed by NCTC Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker. An NCTC-commissioned play, This Bitter Earth directly responds to the personal and political impact of racial tensions in our country today. (more...)

Haven Theatre Sets 2017-18 Season, Plus Midwest Premiere of THE TOTAL BENT for 2018-19Haven Theatre Sets 2017-18 Season, Plus Midwest Premiere of THE TOTAL BENT for 2018-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Haven Theatre has announced two of the three productions featured in its upcoming 2017-18 Season, including one world premiere - plus an exciting Midwest premiere already set for the company's 2018-19 Season. (more...)

Katori Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Tom Kitt and More Among 2017-18 Tony Awards Nominating CommitteeKatori Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Tom Kitt and More Among 2017-18 Tony Awards Nominating Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today the Nominating Committee for the 2017-2018 Broadway season. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

People's Light Announces Headliners for World Premiere of LIGHTS OUT: Nat 'King' ColePeople's Light Announces Headliners for World Premiere of LIGHTS OUT: Nat 'King' Cole
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

People's Light is delighted to announce the headliners for the upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole by Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor, slated to open the Theatre's season in October 2017. Emmy-nominated actor Dule Hill (The West Wing) will play Cole, and Broadway regular Daniel J. Watts will appear as Sammy Davis, Jr. (more...)

New Conservatory Theatre Center to Premiere of THIS BITTER EARTH This FallNew Conservatory Theatre Center to Premiere of THIS BITTER EARTH This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

In September, New Conservatory Theatre Center kicks off its 2017-18 subscription season with the world premiere of This Bitter Earth by Harrison David Rivers, directed by NCTC Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker. (more...)

BAX Announces 2017-18 Artist in Residence & Space Grant RecipientsBAX Announces 2017-18 Artist in Residence & Space Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

BAX is proud to welcome 2017-18 Artists in Residence (AIR) and Space Grant recipients. This group of artists embodies a vision, promise, and deep commitment to investigative practices in line with their and BAX's core values. Together, we are making space for bold and challenging work that asks deep questions about our ever-changing world and our place in this world. (more...)

June Events at Green Space AnnouncedJune Events at Green Space Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Green Space has announced its full programming lineup for June. See the full schedule below! (more...)

BalaSole Dance with Guest Soloist Miki Orihara Comes to BAM Fisher, 6/2-6/3BalaSole Dance with Guest Soloist Miki Orihara Comes to BAM Fisher, 6/2-6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

     ROBERTO VILLANUEVA, Executive & Artistic Director and Founder of BalaSole Dance Company, presents the 18th NYC concert season of BalaSole in 'MOLTI,' a new program of solos in a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices, joined by special guest artist MIKI ORIHARA, former principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, June 2 & 3, 8PM, at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space), 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY.  This program is part of a split bill concert with the Marie-Christine Giordano Dance.  BalaSole's program will be presented in the second half of the concert (at approximately 9 PM). (more...)

Dule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE Workshop at The Old GlobeDule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE Workshop at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The high-profile creative team behind People's Light's upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole will workshop the developing piece at San Diego's prestigious Old Globe Theatre from April 20-23, 2017. (more...)

New York City Opera Presents ANTONIO LITERES'S Los ElementosNew York City Opera Presents ANTONIO LITERES'S Los Elementos
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Last June, New York City Opera inaugurated its Opera en Español series with the long-awaited New York premiere of Daniel Catàn's Florencia en el Amazonas. This May, following the critical success of the company's modern day revival of Respighi's rarely heard La Campana Sommersa, New York City Opera will present the second installment in its Opera en Español series with the American premiere of Antonio Literes's circa 1713 Spanish Baroque opera, Los Elementos. Richard Stafford will direct and choreograph the compact, one-hour work with sets by John Farrell, costumes by Janet O'Neill, lighting by Susan Roth and hair and makeup by Georgianna Eberhard. Sopranos Samarie Alicea and Chelsea Bonagura and mezzo-sopranos Melanie Ashkar and Kelsey Robertson will make their City Opera debuts as the four elements: Air (El Ayre), Water (El Agua), Earth (La Tierra), and Fire (El Fuego). City Opera veteran baritone Marco Nisticó returns to portray Time (El Tiempo) and mezzo-soprano Magda Gartner is featured as the Dawn (La Aurora). Pacien Mazzagatti, New York City Opera's Principal Conductor, will lead the New York City Opera Orchestra in Literes's evocative and atmospheric score. (more...)

Brooklyn Center Presents Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban SextetBrooklyn Center Presents Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8pm (more...)

Quincy Tyler Bernstine to Star in Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL at McCarterQuincy Tyler Bernstine to Star in Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 Theater Series with a new production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel, a story of an African-American seamstress living in 1905 New York City pursuing her dreams of love and independence. Directed by Jade King Carroll, Intimate Apparel will run from May 5 to June 4. (more...)

Harlem Stage's E-MOVES 18 presents New and Innovative WorksHarlem Stage's E-MOVES 18 presents New and Innovative Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Harlem Stage dance series, E-Moves promises to present a broad spectrum of choreographers of color who work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. This year the acclaimed dance series has commissioned new works from two established and two emerging choreographers. Under the curatorship of Charmaine Warren, the E-Moves 18 lineup includes four artists with work that intersects the questions and impact of the world around them. Francesca Harper who continues to seek answers for life's challenges; Parijat Desai whose work is realized through her unique blend of contemporary dance and Indian forms; Kyle Marshall who quietly investigates black culture through dance; and Leyland Simmons who makes ballets that break from the classical mold. (more...)

City Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with Colman Domingo's WILD WITH HAPPYCity Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with Colman Domingo's WILD WITH HAPPY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

For the penultimate show of the 2016-17 season, City Theatre presents Wild With Happy by Colman Domingo, a magical and madcap comedy about death that will give you life. (more...)

Derek Lee McPhatter to BRING THE BEAT BACK to JACK This AprilDerek Lee McPhatter to BRING THE BEAT BACK to JACK This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

JACK presents Bring the Beat Back, A Music, Drama and Dance Party by Derek Lee McPhatter, April 21 - 22, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban SextetBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College concludes its 2016-17 Jazz series on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8pm with Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet. (more...)

Miller Theatre presents the Premiere of THE BREMEN TOWN BANDMiller Theatre presents the Premiere of THE BREMEN TOWN BAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

This spring, Miller Theatre at Columbia University presents the world premiere production of an inspired spin on a classic Grimm fairytale. Seeking to escape their tiresome days on the farm, four spirited animals-a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster-set out on an adventure to realize their dreams and fill their lives with music. (more...)

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