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Africana - 1934 - Broadway


Venice Theatre

(New York, NY)
932 Seventh Ave. at W. 58th St.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2020
The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today three new Civic Practice Partnership Artists in Residence: Jon Gray, of the artistic and culinary collective Ghetto Gastro in the Bronx; Mei Lum, of the W.O.W. Project, a community-organizing and arts space in Manhattan's Chinatown; and musician and composer Toshi Reagon, of Crown Heights.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2021
As theater begins a lengthy, gradual comeback from a shut down year, centering support for playwrights is key to ensuring that what’s on the horizon looks different than the standard production models that drove the industry’s recent past. In The Playwrights Realm’s 15th Anniversary Restart Season, in lieu of productions, the organization expands its existing programs and networks of support for playwrights, generating a vital sense of community that likewise catalyzes vital writing.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2020
WP THEATER has announced the 15 artists selected for the 2020-2022 WP Lab. The two-year residency begins now and culminates with the biennial WP Pipeline Festival.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021
Front Row Productions was established by award-winning producers Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey to bring major works to Broadway and the West End featuring diverse casts, creative teams and management.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2020
Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski and Managing Director Lou Castelli, along with Pittsburgh Public Theater's Board of Trustees, are committed to using the current pause in in-person programming in the wake of Covid-19 as an opportunity to imagine and secure a bright artistic future for the organization.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2019
The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) and the Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) at Brown University will showcase the work of internationally acclaimed Haitian American artist Edouard Duval-Carrié this fall. The exhibition of major works created since 2017 is curated by Anthony Bogues, CSSJ Director and Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory Professor of Africana Studies at Brown.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 22, 2019
Composiciones propias, de otros autores y de sus antepasados, conforman el repertorio que interpretará la cantante de Cabo Verde, Elida Almeida, el 23 de octubre, a las 20:00 horas en el Palacio de Bellas Artes.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2020
The first-ever Boston Virtual Book Fair, to be held November 12-14, 2020, will launch with an all-day Paid Preview on Thursday, November 12. Online programming on Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14, will feature curator Marylène Altieri exploring the culinary collection at Harvard's Schlesinger Library, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2019
Multi-instrumentalist, composer and renowned trumpet master Nicholas Payton will be performing live in concert with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic on Friday, Oct. 25 at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 6, 2019
Sundance Institute's Theatre Program will support three ambitious new works for the stage, and their four women creators, at this year's two-week Theatre Lab at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). The Lab, which runs from November 10 to November 24th, will feature the concentrated and abundant time and resources, including individual casting from a dedicated acting company and daily rehearsals, that has long been a signature of Sundance's Labs.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2020
ArtsEmerson, Boston's leading presenter of contemporary world theatre and the professional presenting and producing organization at Emerson College, is excited to partner with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and Baryshnikov Arts Center to commission vocalist-composer and writer Somi Kakoma's in the absence of things and present a free, virtual, exclusive livestream at the short film on Tuesday, December 01 at 8:00PM ET, in partnership with National Black Theatre and Salon Africana.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2020
The High Museum of Art announces today its co-organization of the exhibition “David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History,” celebrating the breadth of the renowned American artist's oeuvre and marking the first major survey of his work since his death in April 2020.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2020
The screening and discussion is free to access and can be viewed at The film and recorded conversation will be available to view until December 8 at 5pm.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 14, 2019
Tube & Berger and Juliet Sikora have announced today that they will be releasing the third volume in the 'It Began In Africa' compilation series on Kittball Records, which includes tracks from Dario D'Attis, Flashmob, Josh Butler, Mat.Joe, Magdalena, Riva Starr, Walker & Royce and many more. 
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 13, 2019
The David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University is presenting the exhibition Luscious: Paintings and Drawings by Wendy Edwards, a 40-year retrospective of the artist's prolific career. A masterful colorist, Edwards creates paintings in which she explores the physicality of pigment on canvas and vibrant works on paper executed with soft pastels. Expressed in exuberant colors and bold compositions, the works vary from landscapes and still-lifes to organic forms and abstraction. The survey includes works created since 1980 when Edwards joined Brown University's Department of Visual Art faculty. The 50 canvases and works on paper convey strong emotional content informed by Edward's relationship with the natural world and abiding commitment to a feminist vision.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Nov 10, 2020
El show, protagonizado por Alberto Frías y Ernest Fuster, está escrito por Zenón Recalde y José Masegosa.
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2021
In the Heights creators Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes will join global storytelling nonprofit The Moth, in collaboration with the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, for a special Mainstage show on the closing night of the annual Uptown Arts Stroll/Paseo de las Artes.  
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2021
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami today announced that it is bolstering its curatorial team with the promotion of Stephanie Seidel to Curator and Amanda Morgan to Assistant Curator. Donna Honarpisheh joins ICA Miami in the newly-created role of Assistant Curator of Research to support the museum's recently expanded research department, the Knight Foundation Art + Research Center (A+RC).
by Stephi Wild - Mar 23, 2020
Let's Dance International Frontiers (LDIF) is the annual dance festival in Leicester which opens every year on April 29th (International Dance Day) bringing diversity to the forefront with a strong programme of performances, workshops, films and discussion featuring dancers and choreographers from around the world.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 2, 2021
El Teatro de la Zarzuela ha recibido este reconocimiento en la III Edición de estos galardones.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 2, 2020
Thank you to all those who have written us today.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2020
Caramoor, with its more than 80 acres of woodlands, gardens and outdoor performance space, is in a unique position to pivot from its traditional summer season and find new ways of inspiring audiences safely. Participating responsibly in New York's re-opening process, Caramoor's flexible Summer 20/2.0 program will feature livestreamed on-site performances, as well as live performances for low-density audiences, and tours of its gardens and sound art. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2020
Producers Brian Moreland and Arvind Ethan David have announced #WhileWeBreathe: A Night of Creative Protest in benefit of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc and The Bail Project, Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD), BYP100 Education Fund, Forced Trajectory Project (FTP), The Justice Committee, and SONG.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 28, 2021
The recording features performances from Kris Myers (Umphrey's McGee), Juno award winner Alpha Yaya Diallo, Grammy award winner Dobet Gnahoré, Grammy award winner Al Walser, Greek superstar George Perris, New York City Opera soprano Tharanga Goonetilleke, and many more.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2020
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) today announced the expansion of its Art + Research Center, South Floridaa??s only museum-based research department, and its renaming to the Knight Foundation Art + Research Center (A+RC).
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 24, 2020
Producers Brian Moreland (Blue) and Arvind Ethan David (Jagged Little Pill) have announced #WhileWeBreathe: A Night of Creative Protest.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2020
Producers Brian Moreland and Arvind Ethan David have announced casting for #WhileWeBreathe: A Night of Creative Protest in benefit of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc and The Bail Project, Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD), BYP100 Education Fund, Forced Trajectory Project (FTP), The Justice Committee, and SONG.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 9, 2020
Nassau Community College Mainstage Theatre presents an Africana Studies and Theatre & Dance Department Production, SISTAS ON FIRE! A NEWSICAL by Professor Marcia McNair and Professor Anissa Moore.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2021
The Cincinnati Arts Association's Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that it will reopen on Saturday, January 30 with three new exhibitions linked by social, political, and historical investigations.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 16, 2020
Park Avenue Armory, with lead partner National Black Theatre, today announced it has invited ten New York City-based cultural institutions to join 100 Years |100 Women, a two-part, multidisciplinary initiative marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Together, this cohort of institutionsa?"which includes the Apollo Theater; The Juilliard School; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company; The Laundromat Project; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of the Moving Image; National Sawdust; New York University (Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts; Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Innovation; and Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture); and Urban Bush Womena?"is commissioning one hundred artists who self-identify as women to respond to this significant anniversary.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 8, 2021
Para los integrantes de Break the Folk, una de las compañías de danza urbana en México, exaltar las tradiciones de su natal Guerrero, a través del estilo breaking, ha sido una de sus mayores satisfacciones, por lo cual ofrecerá en línea una de las coreografías que mejor los representa en la escena nacional.
by Claudio Erlichman - Feb 4, 2020
Directed by Anderson Claudir, the musical adaptation of Aluisio Azevedo's O Cortico, a classic work of Brazilian naturalist literature, the protagonism is reversed The voice now comes from Bertoleza: a woman, black and enslaved who has a relationship with Joao Romao, an ambitious and opportunist Portuguese. Starring Lu Campos, the show also features the award-winning Eduardo Silva and opens at SESC Belenzinho, in February.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2020
The new Summer season at Omnibus Theatre highlights five productions including a modern revival and three pieces of new-writing. Festivals also make their mark on the season, in particular the return of 96 FESTIVAL, a three-week celebration of Queerness and theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2021
The full-list of nominees for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards were announced today in a special virtual event on NAACP Image Awards’ Instagram channel hosted by Tony-award winning actress and singer Anika Noni-Rose, actress and singer Chloe Bailey, actress Erika Alexander, actor, dancer, and choreographer Nicco Annan, and actor and singer TC Carson.
by Cristina Martinez - Feb 19, 2021
El Teatro Amaya estrena el 2 de abril el musical THE CLOWN. Escrito y dirigido por Zenón Recalde, el espectáculo está protagonizado por Alberto Frías y Ernest Fuster.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2019
Rodolfo Reyes, ganador de la Medalla Bellas Artes en la categoría de Danza, se define como un “ave de paso” que llega, propone, organiza y luego se va. Así lo ha hecho a lo largo de su trayectoria de más de 60 años en los que ha fundado diversas agrupaciones, escuelas y ha viajado por el mundo con una danza vinculada a las luchas sociales de América Latina.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2019
Theatre artists from around the city and across the globe come together to uplift stories of climate heroes and climate warriors. Join us at the historic and cultural landmark Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute to celebrate local and global climate action through performance! The afternoon will feature short plays in English and Spanish from Climate Change Theatre Action and conversation with local climate justice organizers.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 3, 2020
Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC), together with co-commissioners Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (Urbana, IL) and ArtsEmerson (Boston, MA), co-present an exclusive first look of vocalist-composer and writer Somi Kakoma's new work-in-progress short film, in the absence of things, in partnership with National Black Theatre and Salon Africana. Access to view the short film has now been extended through Tuesday, December 15 at 5pm ET; it can be streamed for free at
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 17, 2019
Multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning composer/pianist/educator Arturo O'Farrill and the non-profit The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) continue their 18th Anniversary live performance season with Jazz Across The Americas: Argentina -- A Tribute To Lalo Schifrin at Symphony Space on Friday, January 17 & Saturday, January 18, 2020. 
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 11, 2020
La Escuela de Artesanías del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL) organizó la Primera Exposición Virtual de DocentesReencuentro, con el propósito de mostrar la visión, sentimientos y pensamientos de los profesores a través de una obra realizada durante la campaña 'Quédate en casa' derivada del confinamiento por el COVID-19. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2020
On August 18, marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Park Avenue Armory and lead partner National Black Theatre, together with nine other New York City cultural institutions, will unveil the next phase of the 100 Years | 100 Women initiative.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2020
Black Dance Stories has announced its August 2020 lineup featuring dancers and choreographers who use their work to raise societal issues, strengthen community through their programming, and use history as a source of inspiration.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 28, 2020
Young Playwrights Theater has announced Savannah Miller and Adanna Paul as the 2020-21 Young Playwrights in Progress!
by Ainhoa Hornero - Aug 26, 2021
El musical sobre el autor de EL PRINCIPITO continúa su gira
by Nuria Pedret - Aug 20, 2021
El compositor y director musical Sergi Cuenca comenta en profundidad el primer tema de THE LION KING, el musical con letras de Elton John y Tim Rice
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2020
On August 18, marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Park Avenue Armory and lead partner National Black Theatre, together with nine other New York City cultural institutions, unveiled the next phase of the 100 Years | 100 Women initiative.
by Susan Haubenstock - Aug 13, 2020
Cadence Theatre's site-specific Sitelines initiative will be extended in a community partnership to create Sitelines BLM.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 6, 2021
Throughout Black History Month, TBS and ambassadors Gross (“Star”, “MacGyver”) and Knight Pulliam (“The Cosby Show”, “House of Payne”), set out to financially empower recent graduates of historically black colleges and universities with its first-ever interactive TBS HBCU Cash Out™ social media contest.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2020
After last semester's successful “What Is Opera” showcase, Opera UTEP returns to bring you even more opera favorites that demonstrate what opera is. This semester's scenes will include selections from CARMEN, DON GIOVANNI, THE MAGIC FLUTE, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, EL DUO DE LA AFRICANA, DIE FLEDERMAUS and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2021
Inspired by the real-life story of Tahlequah, an orca who pushed her deceased 400lb baby calf-a girl-with her head, through the Pacific Northwest for 17 days, the choreoritual 'Dance of the Orcas' takes a journey from grief to the freedom and redemption that comes from learning to let go.