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Black Light

Opened: September 24, 2018
Closing: November 11, 2018

Black Light - 2018 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Greenwich House Theatre
27 Barrow St. New York, NY 10014

After a sold-out run at Joe's Pub, Daniel Alexander Jones returns to the stage as Jomama Jones, his critically-acclaimed alter-ego, in BLACK LIGHT. BLACK LIGHT is a revival for turbulent times and asks us, "Beyond what we can see, what can we be?" Jomama and her musical collaborators lead audiences on an intimate journey - through the darkness of personal and political upheaval, and the shards of shattered illusions - illuminated by spontaneous humor and what The New Yorker calls her "very particular radiance."

BLACK LIGHT draws musical influence from Prince, Sade, Diana Ross, and Tina Turner, and is marked significantly by the Black American Freedom movement, Afromysticism, goddess mythology and divination. Commissioned as part of Joe's Pub's New York Voices program, this immersive performance piece removes the barrier between artist and audience through inquiry, story and song.

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Harlem Stage Announces Return to Live Performances With 2021 Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021

Harlem Stage today announced the return of its fall 2021 season. Featured artists in Harlem Stage’s 2021 fall season include choreographer/dancer Drew Dollaz (a Harlem Stage WaterWorks Emerging Artist); jazz prodigy and pianist/organist Matthew Whitaker; and more.

Broadway Producers Brian Moreland and Rachel Sussman to Join Diana DiMenna's Plate Spinner Productions by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 25, 2020

Award-winning producer Diana DiMenna is pleased to announce that esteemed colleagues Brian Moreland and Rachel Sussman have joined Plate Spinner Productions, the producing company DiMenna launched in 2018.

2022 Idea Awards for Theatre Recipients Announced by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation has announced the recipients of their 2022 Idea Awards for Theatre; three categories of grants awarded to adventurous new voices in playwriting and musical theatre, as well as the visionary playwrights who have inspired and blazed trails before them.

AFRIKANIA Returns to Black Light Theatre Image 9/4 by BWW Staff - Sep 2, 2021

Afrikania is a journey into the wild with the Black Light Theatre performance in the centre of Prague which will attract also little viewers! It is the non-verbal theatre production and it is an excellent choice if you want to go with your children to the theatre.

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER to Celebrate Its 10th Season With 30 City National Tour by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky's 130-year-old ballet reimagined as a holiday dance spectacle, will travel to 30 cities this fall while celebrating the show's 10th season. Inspired by the live stage show, the Original Special 'The Hip Hop Nutcracker' from Disney Branded Television will stream this holiday season, only on Disney+.

Frights'n Lights is Coming to Riders Field in Frisco This Halloween Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022

Frights'n Lights Frisco, Texas's ultimate Halloween adventure - where ghouls glow, spirits shine and things go 'bump' in the light - is back for a 2022 Halloween season October 1-31 at Riders Field in Frisco.

Universal Preservation Hall Announces Upcoming 2023 Shows by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2022

Universal Preservation Hall is announcing the first batch of shows coming in 2023. Tickets are available through the Box Office at Proctors, in person or via phone at 518-346-6204 Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. or online at UniversalPreservationHall.org starting Tuesday, September 6. Starting October 1, the Box Office at Proctors will extend their hours to include Saturdays. Groups of 10 or more can get their tickets by calling 518-382-3884, ext. 139.

Theatre Communications Group Presents TCG Books' First Fridays: Featuring Daniel Alexander Jones and Emily Morse by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2021

Theatre Communications Group has announced the sixth iteration of TCG Books' First Fridays, featuring Daniel Alexander Jones (Love Like Light, Particle and Wave) in conversation on Facebook Live, Friday, September 3, 2021 at 7:00pm ET. TCG Books' First Fridays series features authors from TCG Books' roster in conversation about their work on the first Friday of every month.

JUSTICE? OR…JUST ME? THE BITE to be Presented at Whitefire Theatre's Black Voices Solo Theatre Festival by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 8, 2021

Justice? Or...Just Me? The Bite by Lorinda Hawkins Smith, based on the Justice? Or...Just Me? book series will be at the Whitefire Theatre in their Black Voices Solo Theatre Festival this month. The solo play is written, produced and performed by Lorinda Hawkins Smith with direction by Patricia Bean-Kane.

Theater for the New City's Village Hallowen Costume Ball Goes Virtual by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2020

Theater for the New City's Village Halloween Costume Ball, a revered Village tradition that frequently welcomes over 1,200 revelers, will be presented virtually this year with most of its key traditions preserved. Notable artists including Everett Quinton, F. Murray Abraham, Austin Pendleton, Phoebe Legere and Penny Arcade.

Tituss Burgess, Telly Leung, Andre De Shields & More to Honor Wayne Brady at LIGHT THE LIGHTS! Benefit by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2021

The Drama League has revealed a slate of artists who will be participating in the organization’s benefit event, Light the Lights! A Drama League Celebration, on October 18, 2021, at The Players (16 Gramercy Park South).

André De Shields, Laura Benanti, Adrienne Warren, Katrina Lenk and More Join ACLU & NYCLU's SING OUT FOR FREEDOM Concert by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2020

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) have announced performers and speakers set to join their annual Sing Out For Freedom benefit concert, this year an election eve virtual event on Monday, November 2 at 6:30PM (EST).

Lincoln Center Will Present LUNA & THE STARBODIES By Truth Future Bachman This Week by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2022

Following.a sold-out concert at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, Lincoln Center will present 'LUNA & THE STARBODIES', in concert at Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium October 27 at 7:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public, with seating and entry first-come, first-served. 

Image+nation, Canada's Original LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Announces Halloween Edition by A.A. Cristi - Oct 23, 2020

It's Trick or Treat time and image+nation is here to bring the Treats to you, directly to your home to watch and share! image+nation, Canada's first LGBTQ film festival and pioneering platform of queer stories, brings you its first Halloween special edition, I+N HORREUR: because sometimes it's scary being queer.

Proctors, Capital Repertory Theatre And Universal Preservation Hall To Present A Multitude Of Events In 2023 by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2022

A tribute to the queen of soul, a dash of history and stories by a beloved children's author are all coming to Proctors Collaborative in 2023!

Tickets To Go On Sale Friday for THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER at the Providence Performing Arts Center by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2022

The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s 130-year-old ballet reimagined as a holiday dance spectacle, will travel to the Providence Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, December 7 at 7:30P this holiday season while celebrating the show’s 10th season.

Review: SIX! THE MUSICAL SPARKLES AND DAZZLES at Straz Center For The Performing Arts by Drew Eberhard - Nov 2, 2022

On Tuesday evening a packed house at Carol Morsani Hall at Tampa, Florida's Straz Center for the Performing Arts sat waiting in anticipation for the Broadway Season Opener SIX to begin. I myself have stayed relatively neutral to the show, and going in blind only hearing one or two songs, I was eagerly awaiting the performance. As the curtain speech began anticipation grew stronger, and it was announced,' the show would begin in just under SIX minutes.' With book, music, and lyrics by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, SIX is a modern retelling of the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII. The show is performed in a pop concert style, with each performer singing about her time with Henry and battling it out to see who suffered more, and can become the lead singer of the group. Therefore not making the plot overly complicated, SIX is a high-energy spectacle that is a good time from start to finish.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, November 2- with Rachel Brosnahan, Laura Benanti and More! by Nicole Rosky - Nov 2, 2020

Today (November 2) in live streaming: Sing Out for Freedom, Beth Malone sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!

André De Shields, Laura Benanti, Adrienne Warren, Katrina Lenk and More SING OUT FOR FREEDOM Tonight by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2020

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union present their annual Sing Out For Freedom benefit concert tonight, Monday, November 2 at 6:30PM (EST).

Playhouse on the Square Welcomes Young Area Professionals to Fourth Networking Event by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022

Playhouse the Square, the Mid-South’s largest professional live theatre company, will be hosting its fourth networking event for young professionals Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.  Playhouse Wine Night will be in partnership with the West Memphis Chamber of Commerce.

Steve Martin's THE UNDERPANTS to Open at MainStage Irving-Las Colinas in July by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2023

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas has announced the cast, creative team, and performance dates for their upcoming production of the riotously funny farce The Underpants.

BWW Review: GODSPELL is a Timeless Tale With Unique Staging, and Full of Music to Set Your Soul on Fire at Eight O'Clock Theatre by Drew Eberhard - May 22, 2021

Every so often we in the Theatre-going community find a show or two that “makes its rounds” so to speak within the area. Godspell happens to be one of those shows. Having been done numerous times, a show that could be considered timeless, can also pose the question, “how are they going to make it stand out from all the others?” The folks at Eight O’Clock Theatre have managed to answer this question ten-fold with their most recent take on the Behemoth Musical by one Stephen Schwartz. Set in a reminiscent-like “tent city” in modern time we meet John the Baptist, Jesus,and his “Players” or folks yearning to hear the teachings of the Son of God. Through 17 musical numbers accompanied by a live band, nine uniquely different performers dressed in modern fare take the stage in an almost traveling-minstrel troupe set out to tell the story. One distinct difference is this “tent city” is in the heart of Tampa, complete with a skyline showing the Towers of University of Tampa and the Sign that hangs above the Tampa Theatre. An open concept stage with an almost concert like feel, we are transported not only into the world of the players, but also a world maybe not so different from that which we could experience if only in particular sides of the city. With graffiti emblazoned on the walls and a mural of Jesus memorialized in black light the lights dimmed and the story began.

The Museum at Bethel Woods to Participate in Blue Star Museums Initiative by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021

The Museum at Bethel Woods will be a participant in this year's Blue Star Museums initiative, which provides free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel and their families. The 2021 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15th, 2021, and end on Labor Day, Monday, September 6th, 2021.

Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents The New York Premiere Of Ashwini Ramaswamy's LET THE CROWS COME, April 13-15 by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2022

Baryshnikov Arts Center will present the New York premiere of Minneapolis-based choreographer and dancer Ashwini Ramaswamy’s Let the Crows Come, an experimental Bharatanatyam work, and a “Best of Dance 2021” selection by The Washington Post. Performances will take place Wednesday–Friday, April 13–15, at 8pm, at BAC’s Jerome Robbins Theater, 450 West 37th Street, in Manhattan.

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Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents The New York Premiere Of Ashwini Ramaswamy's LET THE CROWS COME, April 13-15 by A.A. Cristi - Mar 2, 2022

Baryshnikov Arts Center presents the New York premiere of Minneapolis-based choreographer and dancer Ashwini Ramaswamy's Let the Crows Come, an experimental Bharatanatyam work, and a “Best of Dance 2021” selection by The Washington Post.

Artist Raul Cordero's Large-Scale Sanctuary Opens In Times Square This April by A.A. Cristi - Mar 17, 2022

Times Square Arts, the largest public platform for contemporary performance and visual arts, is pleased to present THE POEM, an immersive public art installation by Cuban artist Raúl Cordero, on view April 8 - May 4, 2022.

A Conversation with the Cast of THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Virag Dombay - Mar 10, 2021

To celebrate Women's History Month, next up on my arts in conversation is Asabi Goodman, Lisa Hickey, Lauren Roche and Amanda McErlean from the cast of The Curator's The Revolutionists. Their respective bios are featured at the bottom of this article. Here's what these remarkable ladies had to say...

Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Alhambra Theatre And Dining by Jordan Higginbotham - Jun 26, 2022

What did our critic think of THE WIZARD OF OZ at Alhambra Theatre And Dining?The cult classic “Wizard of Oz” opened at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining on Friday night, and if you are looking for a sweet and nostalgic performance to distract you from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this is the show to attend.

THE BEST OF IMAGE Will Be Performed by Black Light Theatre Prague Next Week by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2021

Enjoy the unique compilation of dance, mime sketches and black light theatre metamorphosis of reality! The Best of Image brings to you the most popular scenes from successful sketches of Image Black Light Theatre.

JIM BEAM BLACK and Two Inspired Summer Cocktail Recipes by Marina Kennedy - Jul 8, 2022

We have recipes for two new cocktails by Beam Suntory Mixologist, Amy Probasco.  They are sure to be the favorites of friends and family at all your outdoor barbecues and gatherings this summer

Review: SIX at National Theatre by David Friscic - Jul 17, 2022

Misogyny and patriarchy in Tudor history (Tudor Dynasty) in all its perfidy, comes to life as the six wives of Henry VIII come to musical life ---bloodied but unbowed in the much-ballyhooed musical SIX now playing at the National Theatre.  Two university students, Toby Marlow, and Lucy Moss conceived the intriguing book, music and lyrics for this multi-layered musical that speaks to any demographic. The music and lyrics jump out at you with snappy, rollicking, cutting-edge songs that are given “diva-esque” renditions by the six actresses playing the roles of the wives of Henry VIII. The stage at the National explodes in a riot of music, “out of the stratosphere” energy, and vibrant, pulsating lights and costumes---all compressed within eighty high-energy minutes. 

Joe's Pub To Present LUNA & THE STARBODIES By Truth Future Bachman by A.A. Cristi - Jul 14, 2022

Fresh off a two week workshop at the Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College, Joe's Pub at the Public Theater will present 'LUNA & THE STARBODIES', a theatrical concept album, on Friday July 29th at 7pm.

Review: AIROTIC SOIREE at HK Hall Puts Athletes and Artists In Sexy Sequins On Delectable Display by Stephen Mosher - Jan 3, 2023

The new cabaret act in town is the aerial and acrobatic AIROTIC SOIRÉE.

THE MOVING MEMORY PROJECT to Return in February With a Dance Show by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2023

The Moving Memory Project will return in 2023 for an in-person presentation of works by NYC-based dance artists, presented under the title Sense Memory.

BWW Interview: India Shanelle of BLACKLIGHT COMMUNITY at NYC Based Not-for-Profit by Caroline Sposto - Feb 28, 2022

Blacklight Community is about empowering performers by way of education, opening doors to opportunities, and encouraging constructive dialogue and collaboration. I recently caught up with India and asked her some questions. Here are those questions along with her thoughtful answers.

Frameline Announces Allegra Madsen As New Director Of Programming by A.A. Cristi - Feb 10, 2021

Following an extensive national and global search, Frameline—the world's longest-running and largest showcase of queer cinema—announced the appointment of Allegra Madsen as the organization's new Director of Programming.

How Jefferson Mays and the Design Team of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Are Making Holiday Magic by Cara Joy David - Dec 22, 2022

Broadway’s one-man A CHRISTMAS CAROL starring Jefferson Mays definitely managed magic. It is a rare show that leads even Broadway regulars to leave the theater going: “How did they do that?” BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD and some others have managed, but not many. This show did.

Dina Summer Shares New EP 'Who Am I' by Michael Major - Dec 20, 2021

The third release on Local Suicide's Iptamenos Discos sees Dina Summer delivering a versatile debut project that’s sure to turn heads. Fronted by Greek native Dina P., the project strikes an amazing balance and blurs the lines between a variety of genres while maintaining a distinct style and sound from beginning to end. Listen to the EP now!

Interview: Unique Derique of FOOL LA LA: HOLIDAY GIFT! at The Marsh Berkeley Is All About Joy & Gratitude by Jim Munson - Dec 19, 2022

BroadwayWorld chats with master clown Unique Derique (aka Lance McGee) about 'Fool La La: Holiday Gift!' his whimsical show combining vaudeville and African American hambone at The Marsh Berkeley December 21 to 30.

BWW Interview: Gerri Weagraff of ANASTASIA at Hennepin Theatre Trust by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 16, 2021

Russian-set musicals figure highly in this actor's nontraditional path to the tour stage. ANASTASIA, the new Broadway musical, and its Dowager Empress are on the Orpheum's stage till Dec. 19.

AGSA Celebrates Homegrown Talent With Teen-Exclusive Event NEO ULTRAVIOLET by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2021

On the night, guests can explore the Neo SALA Exhibition as part of this year's SALA Festival, featuring teen artists from across the state who were invited to create an original artwork inspired by the theme 'ultraviolet'.

Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery, Hannah Corneau, The Skivvies & More to be Featured in Joe's Pub Fall Programming by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

Joe’s Pub has announced fall programming. This season presents incredible performances from Latine artists: Afro-Cuban jazz grooves from Dayramir González, an evening of Latin alternative music with Jessica Medina & Mai-Elka Prado, and more.

Ars Nova Announces 'Name Your Price' Tickets for 20th Anniversary Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022

Ars Nova has announced details for its 20th Anniversary Season, which introduces the What’s Ars Is Yours: Name Your Price ticket initiative.

Joe's Pub Presents First Installment of a New Collaboration Between Vocalist Vuyo Sotashe and Jazz Pianist Chris Pattishall by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2022

Joe's Pub will present the first installment of a new collaboration between South African vocalist Vuyo Sotashe and North American jazz pianist/composer Chris Pattishall on Thursday, October 20.

The Children's Theater Series at Playhouse Square Returns in 2022 by Stephi Wild - Aug 20, 2021

The Children’s Theater Series at Playhouse Square returns to the stage next year and is the perfect way to introduce, or reintroduce, the amazing world of live theater to your family. 

The Metropolitan Opera Announces VERDI'S REQUIEM: THE MET REMEMBERS 9/11 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 20, 2021

The Metropolitan Opera will present a pre-season performance of Verdi’s Requiem to commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11. On Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 7:45pm ET, Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct the Met Orchestra and Chorus with a quartet of star soloists.

Czech Center New York Presents REQUIEM 2021 by Stephi Wild - Aug 19, 2021

Czech Center New York in collaboration with Harmony Foundation and Czech Consulate General in New York will present Requiem 2021, a multimedia project commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

AFRIKANIA Comes to Black Light Theatre Image Today by BWW Staff - Aug 12, 2021

Afrikania is a journey into the wild with the Black Light Theatre performance in the centre of Prague which will attract also little viewers! It is the non-verbal theatre production and it is an excellent choice if you want to go with your children to the theatre.

New Film Series at Japan Society to Hold Screenings from May 13th through June 3rd by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 13, 2022

Japan Society presents Part of the Okinawa in Focus series and the Globus Film Series, Visions of Okinawa: Cinematic Reflections. The screenings of these films are set for May 13th through June 3rd. In-theater screenings are set for May 13th through May 21st. Virtual screenings will run from May 14th through June 3rd. The films will be available to stream in North America or globally. For details, see the individual titles of the films below. 


Black Light has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2018.
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Black Light.



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