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Shaftesbury Theatre

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Holborn end of Shaftesbury Avenue
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
The Apollo Theater announced today that media mogul Oprah Winfrey will join critically acclaimed writer, artist and thinker Ta-Nehisi Coates tonight as he begins his national book tour for his latest work, The Water Dancer, on the world-famous Apollo stage. The program will take place on Monday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
This December, the Apollo Theater will celebrate the holidays with offerings for the entire family. Holidays at the Apollo includes programs that will celebrate culture, music, and community during the festive season.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, in partnership with SHOW- SCORE.COM, recently launched ALL NEW YORK'S A STAGE, the first-ever campaign dedicated to raising the visibility of our vibrant local theater industry, which is made up of small venues, companies and related organizations throughout the five boroughs.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Additional actors, activists and artists are signing on to the Apollo Theater's production of Between the World and Me running Friday, Oct. 25 through Monday, Oct. 28.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is thrilled to present GRAMMY Award-winning Trumpeter Curtis Taylor as part of its monthly a?oeJazz at MOCAa?? series on Friday, Oct. 25. Taylor blends soulful, harmonic rhythms together for an unforgettable sound. His improvisational style demonstrates a level of maturity far beyond his counterparts.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The Apollo Theater announced today details outlining a partnership with the Harlem-based non-profit ImageNation Cinema Foundation to present ImageNation's Cocktails & Cinema, a quarterly social event which will feature screenings of films and media that showcase the global Black experience. The Theater proudly launches its new series with an advance screening of the film Clemency on November 21 at 7:00 p.m. Clemency, winner of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, was written and directed by Chinonye Chukwu, the first Black woman to win the Festival's top prize, and stars Alfre Woodard, Aldis Hodge, and Wendell Pierce. The feature film will be preceded by a reception and live performance by DJ Reborn beginning at 6:00 p.m., followed by a Q&A after the film.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Join the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute(CCCADI) and author, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, as we invite her readers to an intimate gathering and reading in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of her novel, Daughters of the Stone on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 9:00. Enjoy a special guest reader, music, and food at this festivity. CCCADI is located at 120 East 125th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues in Manhattan. Admission is free but please register via event brite:  
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
In an evening of works that deconstruct stereotypes and delve into cultural identity, Ballet Hispánico returns to the Apollo Theater. This all-Latina program will include works from three leading voices in dance. 2019 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient Annabelle Lopez Ochoa will present a world premiere with her new work Tiburones.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is presenting Afro-Peruvian producer, composer, arranger, educator and pianist Kiki Sanchez as part of its monthly a?oeJazz at MOCAa?? series on Friday, Nov. 29. Sanchez is among the new generation of young Afro-Peruvian Jazz musicians that are emerging on the national Jazz scene.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
At a recent event, held at Settepani Restaurant on Malcolm X Blvd., the president and CEO of the 125th Street Business Improvement District, Barbara Askins, officially kicked-off the countdown to the 26th annual Harlem Holiday Lights 2019 celebration.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation's museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public.  All museums must undergo a re-accreditation review at least every 10 years to maintain accredited status.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
THE NEW YORKER NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG presents a new show that sheds light on Harlem's gay underground: Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do: Songs from Gay Harlem
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
The Caribbean Cultural Center invites the public to the 9th annual Art of Justice on May 15th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm for an open strategic discussion with Arlene Davila, Nitasha Dhillion, Shellyne Rodriguez, and Marz Saffore to address the issue: Decolonizing Places l Theirs and Ours. The Art of Justice is an interactive conference series on the intersections of art, activism, and cultural equity. CCCADI is  located at 120 East 125th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues. Suggested donation: $5-$10.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
The Apollo Theater today announced details for its 2019 Apollo Spring Gala, the historic Theater's largest annual fundraising event, taking place on Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. In honor of the Theater's 85th Anniversary, this year's gala theme is "Icons Revisited," which will explore iconic Apollo performers through the lens of contemporary artists.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) closes out its golden anniversary season with the world premiere of 125th & FREEdom, a five-hour public performance dance project by Ebony Noelle Golden this June. Written, choreographed and directed by Golden, the piece will make Harlem's iconic 125th Street its stage as it explores the question: "If Harriet Tubman were alive today, how would she free Black people?" The event is a part of the institution's new programmatic initiative, NBT Beyond Walls, which sees the esteemed Harlem institution presenting performances throughout the city, country and internationally.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019
The Harlem Repertory Theatre's chamber version of the musical Sweet Charity unabashedly ventures into Bob Fosse's adult-themed musical drama about women who make their living in the sex trade. HRT's company of seven talented actor/singers/dancers tell the tale of the abusive (emotionally and physically) cycle in which our star, Charity Hope Valentine, finds herself inextricably trapped. She falls in love with the same wrong man over and over again. The current #MeToo movement inspired HRT's AUDELCO award-winning director and choreographer, Keith Lee Grant, to take on the challenge of mounting this production of Sweet Charity. The #MeToo era has thankfully forced the way we perceive the treatment of women as depicted in this musical from the late 1960s. Charity's desperate yet ever hopeful search for love is in stark contrast to the vicious cycles of abuse that are the 'accepted' realities of her workplace.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
The Apollo Theater will present Luvvie Ajayi, New York Times best-selling author and Yvonne Orji of HBO's Emmy nominated series Insecure in Jesus and Jollof Live on Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. as part of the Africa Now! Festival, presented in partnership with World Music Institute. The mainstage presentation is hosted by Young Prince with music by DJ mOma and a live performance by Kaleta & Super Yamba Band. This season, we are expanding the Africa Now! Festival to celebrate its growing prominence by presenting contemporary musicians alongside cultural innovators transforming television, podcasts and film.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
The New Black Fest and The Lark, two theater organizations dedicated to celebrating and advocating for stories that uplift the wide range of experiences in our complex world, are proud to announce the sixth annual The New Black Fest at The Lark.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) closes out its golden anniversary season with the world premiere of 125th & FREEdom, a five-hour public performance dance project by Ebony Noelle Golden this June. Written, choreographed and directed by Golden, the piece will make Harlem's iconic 125th Street its stage as it explores the question: “If Harriet Tubman were alive today, how would she free Black people?” The event is a part of the institution's new programmatic initiative, NBT Beyond Walls, which sees the esteemed Harlem institution presenting performances throughout the city, country and internationally.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Fantasy Theatre Factory invites you to join South Florida Theatre League for Student Stages of the Sun: Plays by Student Playwrights at the Sandrell Rivers Theater. The play reading is part of SFTL's Summer Theatre Fest 2019 and brings to life short plays written by college and high school students from South Florida. It is the only reading in Summer Theatre Fest specifically dedicated to developing young voices in our community!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) will close out its golden anniversary season this Saturday, June 29 with the final performance of 125th & FREEdom. . Created, written and choreographed by Ebony Noelle Golden, 125th & FREEdom is a five-hour, immersive public performance dance piece that is part dance party, part parade, part protest and ritual performance, and all Harlem. Exploring the question, "If Harriet Tubman were alive today, how would she free Black people?" the program transforms Harlem's iconic corridor into a stage with performances along 125th Street from the East River to the Hudson River. The piece, free and open to the public, premiered on June 8 and is the culmination of a 50th anniversary season for the trailblazing theatre which also saw productions including In Perpetual Flight: The Black Body in Migration, a special in-progress staged reading of the musical WiLDFLOWER by Jason Michael Webb and Lelund Durond Thompson, and The Mothers of the Movement: The Black Woman She Does Exist.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Unbound, a book launch series with BAM and Greenlight Bookstore presents Unbound: Dapper Dan for the launch of Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem, a candid chronicle of the Harlem designer's life, spanning more than 70 years and set against the backdrop of an ever-evolving America.
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 11, 2019
Unbound, a book launch series with BAM and Greenlight Bookstore presents Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem, a candid chronicle of the Harlem designer's life, spanning more than 70 years and set against the backdrop of an ever-evolving America.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Celebrated New York Choir Director Chantel R. Wright continues to celebrate the release of the group's debut CD project, Chantel R. Wright Presents Pneumatica: All We Need. On Thursday, July 25th, the nine-member inspired youth-ensemble will join music artists Songs of Solomon, Petula Beckles, and Mark Prentice to perform a free concert at 'Gospel Night' in Harlem from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., located at Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street, New York, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
The Apollo Theater today announced details of its 2019 fall season, featuring myriad music, dance, and theater performances and film screenings that expand the nonprofit theater's role as a partner, commissioner, and co-producer of programming that articulates African American narratives.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
RoAnn Destito, Commissioner, New York State Office of General Services (OGS) today announced the lineup for New York State's Summer Stage in Harlem 2019 series of free concerts that will be presented from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building at 163 West 125th Street in Harlem.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is thrilled to present Tom McCormick as part of its monthly "Jazz at MOCA" series. McCormick is a gifted multi-instrumentalist in addition to being an accomplished composer and arranger. He blends the sounds of Latin, Brazilian and funk-infused music with smooth jazz for a performance full of energy.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
The Apollo Theater announced today that critically acclaimed writer, artist and thinker Ta-Nehisi Coates will begin the national book tour for his latest work, The Water Dancer, at the world-famous Apollo stage. The program will take place on Monday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. with a special guest to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Today the Apollo Theater announced it will screen the award-winning documentary Bakosó: Afrobeats of Cuba on Thursday, February 20th at 6:30 p.m., as part of ImageNation's Cocktails & Cinema series.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
Amateur Night at the Apollo, sponsored by Coca-Cola, returns on February 19th at 7:30 p.m. marking the 86th year of the signature program, and will introduce the new 'Set It Off Man' Greginald Spencer. This season, contestants will compete for the chance to win this year's Amateur Night champion title.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Producers Brian Moreland, Ron Simons, Mike Jackson, John Legend and Eric Falkenstein announced today that Blue, the play by Charles Randolph-Wright with music by Nona Hendryx and lyrics by Charles Randolph-Wright, will play a 16-week engagement at New York's Apollo Theater (253 West 125th Street), under the direction of Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad who starred in both the play's 2000 world premiere at Arena Stage and 2001 New York premiere at Roundabout Theatre Company.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is thrilled to welcome back The French Horn Collective as part of the monthly 'Jazz at MOCA' series on Friday, Jan. 31. The French Horn Collective is an energetic and progressive band that performs an extensive variety of Gypsy Jazz, Swing and modern original French music. Led by Parisian musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and songwriter, Vincent Raffard, the diverse group consists of highly talented musicians from various musical backgrounds and finds inspiration from genres such as Gypsy Jazz, Hot Swing, Ska and Polka, formulating the group's unique, progressive sound. The French Horn Collective will begin its performance at 8 p.m., rain or shine.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
The Apollo Theater announced today that it will screen the iconic MGM film Shaft (1971), as part of the Apollo Film series, on Saturday February 29th at 8:00 p.m. The screening will be accompanied by a live performance of Isaac Hayes' Academy Award® nominated score by Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, a sprawling band of musicians led by founder and cultural critic Greg Tate.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Quick Silver Theater Company (QSTC) presents a staged reading of Pearl Cleage's latest play: 'Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
New York State Office of General Services (OGS) Commissioner RoAnn Destito today announced a new exhibit, a?oeHarlem Art Then and Now: A Celebration of Community and Contemporary Art,a?? will open February 7 at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building. The exhibit opens during Black History Month and pays tribute to community art by exhibiting selections from the State's Harlem Collection alongside works by contemporary Harlem artists from outside the collection. Information on the exhibit can be found here.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
Mondo Tragic, Eric Micha Holmes' imaginative, satirical and arresting new play will take center stage at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) February 27 -- March 3. Directed by Miranda Haymon, the workshop production concludes Holmes' 18-month I AM SOUL Playwright Residency at NBT, as the institution is celebrating its 50th season,  "Liberation: A Journey Beyond Walls."
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
In partnership with Amazon Music, Kamasi Washington will unveil a new film, Kamasi Washington Live at The Apollo Theater, this Thursday, February 6 via Amazon Prime Video. The film, directed by Michael Garber and recorded at Washington's February 2019 headline show at the iconic theater, features Washington performing songs from his critically acclaimed releases The Epic, Harmony of Difference and Heaven and Earth alongside his much lauded band The Next Step and guests including DJ Battlecat and vocalist Dwight Trible. Intimate shots of Washington preparing for the show and visiting Harlem landmarks are throughout, offering insight into the tremendous artist's process.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
The Apollo Theater in partnership with World Music Institute presents the 7th annual AFRICA NOW!, hosted by Young Prince with sounds by DJ mOma. This year's lineup features African Dancehall & Afrobeat stars:
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
The Apollo Theater, in partnership with World Music Institute, presents African dancehall artists Patoranking (Nigeria), Seyi Shay (Nigeria), Buffalo Souljah (Zimbabwe), and Afrobeat sensation Kaleta & Super Yamba Band (Benin/Nigeria) as part of AFRICA NOW! hosted by Young Prince and music by DJ mOma. The 7th annual collaboration returns to the legendary Apollo stage on Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. This year's concert, a highlight of the Apollo's season, celebrates not only the best of today's African contemporary music but spotlights how the music of the diaspora has impacted the continent.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
ImageNation, the innovative Harlem-based non-profit dedicated to developing cinemas and audiences for independent films about the global Black experience is proud to announce the screening of award-winning documentary Bakosó: Afrobeats of Cuba on Thursday, February 20th at 6:00 p.m., as part of ImageNation's Cocktails & Cinema series at the Apollo Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is celebrating Black History Month with singer and violinist, Nicole Yarling, as part of its monthly 'Jazz at MOCA' series on Friday, Feb. 28. Yarling is a rising star in the jazz community with her velvet voice, high technical skills and energetic personality.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is currently presenting two exhibitions - 'Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen' and 'Alice Rahon: Poetic Invocations' - through March 29, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019
In celebration of its 50th anniversary as it's poised for a major capital redevelopment project of its current site, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) is taking it to the streets with a robust season of programming and partnerships that transcends the walls of its building. As a cultural anchor in Harlem for the last half century, NBT has been at the forefront of transforming lives and community through the power of theater. Through its new program, NBT Beyond Walls, the institution will now produce activities citywide, nationally and internationally. Highlights of NBT's 50th season include partnerships and programming with Carnegie Hall, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the World Famous Apollo Theater; the national tour of the critically acclaimed one-woman show The Peculiar Patriot; and the ongoing cultural exchange with the international sister institution, the National Black Theatre of Sweden, established in Stockholm in November 2018. Founded in 1968, the oldest continually run Black theater in New York City and one of America's longest continually operated theaters run by women of color will celebrate its half-century mark through October 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Today, producers Brian Moreland, Ron Simons, Eric Falkenstein, Mike Jackson and singer John Legend announced complete casting for Blue, a play by Charles Randolph-Wright and directed by Phylicia Rashad which will play a 16-week limited engagement at New York's legendary Apollo Theater (253 West 125th Street) in Harlem starting Monday, April 27 with opening night set for May 10.. Blue will run through August 16.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2020
Producers Brian Moreland, Ron Simons, Mike Jackson, John Legend and Eric Falkenstein announced today that tickets for Blue are officially on-sale. The beloved play by Charles Randolph-Wright with music by Nona Hendryx and lyrics by Charles Randolph-Wright, will play a 16-week engagement at New York's legendary Apollo Theater (253 West 125th Street), under the direction of Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad who starred in both the play's 2000 world premiere at Arena Stage and 2001 New York premiere at Roundabout Theatre Company. Previews are set to begin on April 27th with opening night on May 10th. Blue will run through August 16th.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is thrilled to welcome back Miami Big Sound Orchestra as part of the monthly a?oeJazz at MOCAa?? series on Friday, Dec. 27. Known as downtown Miami's resident Latin Jazz big band since 2006, Miami Big Sound Orchestra combines 21st-century big band jazz with Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, funk and soul. Their repertoire includes original compositions by Rafael a?oeCalia?? Valencia, legendary Miami bassist/composer; Chino Nunez, GRAMMY Award-winning producer; and Jaui Schneider, former pianist/composer of Ray Barretto; along with classics from legends such as the great Mario Bauzá.
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 25, 2019
The Apollo Theater will bring the New York premiere of TWISTED MELODIES, an intimate one-man production inspired by the life, artistry, and struggles of 1970s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, to its iconic stage, 45 years after Hathaway himself last performed on it.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
The Apollo Theater Salon Series in partnership with Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) will present WiLDFLOWER, the staged concert reading of the full-length musical with book, music and lyrics by Jason Michael Webb and Lelund Durond Thompson. The performance, directed by Logan Vaughn and starring Broadway stars Tshidi Manye (The Lion King) and Quentin Earl Darrington (Once on this Island), will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, on the Apollo Theater Soundstage.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
In conjunction with Haitian Heritage Month, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) will display "PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince" which brings together the work of over 20 artists working in the Haitian capital. The exhibition, on view April 23 to August 11, 2019, highlights Port-au-Prince's many diverse centers of cultural production, informal street life, religious heritage and mythologies to create a compelling portrait of a historically significant and intensely complex city in flux.