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Black Nativity - 2007 - Off-Broadway


Duke on 42nd Street

(New York, NY)
229 West 42nd Street
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Prohibition Era New York is bustling with glitz and glamour in this classic Tony Award-winning musical. Nathan Detroit, the city's most infamous craps game organizer, makes the bet of a lifetime with high-roller Sky Masterson. Sky accepts, and tries to win the heart of a?oeSave-A-Soula?? missionary Sarah Brown, while Nathan's fiancé of 14 years, Adelaide, grows tired of him gambling with hers. When it comes to love, these characters discover you've gotta roll the dice if you want to win big.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Last season's sold-out, legendary holiday event by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes returns to the Black Theatre Troupe stage. Each year, the production of BLACK NATIVITY features new musical selections and text, filled with dynamic gospel choruses, soloists and dance ensembles. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) brings together three tap superstars and a special guest for a celebration of tap dance in And Still You Must Swing. Honoring the heart and legacy of the art form, the dynamic evening of dance featuring Dormeshia, Derick K. Grant, Jason Samuels Smith, and Camille A. Brown will play The Joyce Theater from December 3-8. Tickets, ranging in price from $10-$65, can be purchased at, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at West 19th Street. For more information, please visit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Walnut Street Theatre (WST) continues its 211th season with the hilarious Broadway hit, SHREK THE MUSICAL. Directed by Glenn Casale and choreographed by Robbie Roby, the production begins previews on November 5, opens November 13, and continues through January 5 on the Walnut's Mainstage.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Nunsense a?" a musical that has made millions laugh a?" in the Stackner Cabaret, November 8, 2019 a?" January 12, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Nunsense – a musical that has made millions laugh – in the Stackner Cabaret, November 8, 2019 – January 12, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
TV One gears up for the holiday season with a programming slate full of original movies, specials and marathons. Kicking off the festive season is a back-to-back marathon of the popular sitcom, Family Matters, airing on Thursday, November 28, Thanksgiving Day from 6 a.m. ET through Saturday, November 30 until 6 a.m. ET. Throughout the marathon, TV One will commemorate the 30th anniversary of Family Matters by airing a cast reunion. This TV One original content will replay during the Family Matters marathon airing on Christmas Eve and can be found at
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
Black Nativity by Langston Hughes will run December 5-15 with a special Community Night preview performance on Thursday, December 5 at the Marcus Center's Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
One of the most renowned musicals of the holiday season, BLACK NATIVITY, returns to Black Theatre Troupe. December 6-22, 2019. This annual, legendary holiday event by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, returns again to the BTT stage. Black Nativity is a joyous company of singers, actors, dancers and musicians, delivering a powerful message of joy, hope, victory and liberation. This song-play touches a special chord in the hearts of all at a very special time of the year.
by Stage Tube - Nov 15, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Nunsense - a musical that has made millions laugh - in the Stackner Cabaret, November 8, 2019 - January 12, 2020.
by TodayTix UK - Nov 12, 2019
The festive season is a fantastic time for a London theatre trip to get together with friends and family and celebrate with a show full of seasonal goodwill, or just great drama, music, laughs and spectacle. Looking for theatre inspiration? Here are some of the best seasonal shows!
by Nathaniel Jones - Nov 12, 2019
Tackling roles that involve the depiction of historical figures can be a mountainous task. For most, it takes research, time, and great direction to execute. The same could be said about mental health. They are enthralling when mastered, captivating audiences as the drama unfolds. The flawless cast and crew of Breakfast with Mugabe at Black Theatre Troupe is a prime example of drama done right, thanks to great direction and a cast with a commitment to their craft.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) has announced its 21st anniversary 2020-2021 season. In addition to four regular-season shows, the schedule includes a special holiday show, available outside of the subscription. Running from October 7, 2020 through June 6, 2021, the regular season shows are a?oeBroadway in Black,a?? a?oeEubie!,a?? a?oePipelinea?? and a?oeSmokey Joe's Café.a?? The holiday show is a?oeBlack Nativity.a??
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
A dark comedy of reinvention, written by one of the most popular playwrights in the country right now, is the latest production by PRIME Productions, a professional theater in the Twin Cities that seeks to explore and illuminate the powerful stories of women over 50. THE ROOMMATE by Jen Silverman will take over the Andy Boss Thrust Stage at Park Square Theatre in the Historic Hamm building in St. Paul, May 7 a?" 24, 2020. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
In the face of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe officials have canceled the remainder of WBTT's 2019-2020 performance season. In addition to the final three weeks of the run of a?oeYour Arms Too Short to Box with God,a?? WBTT has canceled the highly-anticipated world-premiere musical a?oeRubya?? and the season's closing production, a?oeFlyin' West.a??
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
This taut, incendiary drama explores the emotional and societal fallout when a respected Black police officer loses his cool and in a 'split second' kills a white man: a taunting, racist petty thief.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has announced a change to its 2020-2021 season lineup. WBTT has replaced 'Broadway in Black' with 'The Soul Crooners' to open the season; this decision was made with respect to budgetary and logistical considerations due to the coronavirus.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces the cast and creative teams for the 201920 Season shows 2 Pianos 4 Hands, The Niceties, The Nerd and Nunsense.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
Greenhouse Theater Center and GLP Productions present the world premiere of David Alex's political drama N, directed by TaRon Patton, playing October 24 a?" November 17, 2019 in The Greenhouse Theater Center's Upstairs Studio, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has awarded scholarships to six deserving students.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Oak Cliff's award-winning multicultural and multidiscipline center for the arts, Bishop Arts Theatre Center (BATC), announces the 2019/2020 theatre series season. Under the direction of Founder and Executive Artistic Director Teresa Coleman Wash, the 26th season celebrates color, culture, and creativity embodying the diverse community of voices that are found in North Texas.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
After months of speculation and a thrice-developed season line up, the Aurora Fox Arts Center is elated to announce a plan for a truncated season's worth of live theatre. Consisting entirely of shows that feature small casts of six or fewer actors, the Aurora Fox's 36th season will include Cameron Mackintosh's musical revue, a?oeTomfoolery;a?? Langston Hughes' holiday song-play, a?oeBlack Nativity;a?? a?oeThe Paviliona?? by Craig Wright; a?oeQueens Girl in the Worlda?? by Caleen Sinnette Jennings; and a contemporary reboot of a Lewis Carroll classic, a?oeWonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure,a?? by Rachel Rockwell and Michael Mahler. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, the only professional Black theater company on Florida's West Coast and one of only three in Florida, has received its first-ever grant from the Shubert Foundation. The funding in the amount of $10,000 will support WBTT's 2020-2021 performance season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announces the cast and creative team of SIX by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2020
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently received an Arts Appreciation Grant of $30,000 from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The grant will support WBTT's operations as well as the costs associated with its 2020-2021 season.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Shakespeare Theatre Company is delighted to announce the full cast of The Amen Corner, James Baldwin's classic parable of passion and perseverance, which will grace the stage at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from February 11-March 15, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
In celebration of Black History Month, Focus Features and Regal have partnered to offer free screenings of HARRIET in 50 theatres around the United States on Tuesday, February 4, and Tuesday, February 11.  The film depicts the life of one of history's most courageous African American heroes, Harriet Tubman, bringing her story to the big screen for the very first time. For her work as the titular role of Harriet, Cynthia Erivo has been nominated for two Academy Awards®, for Best Actress and Best Original Song for a?oeStand Up,a?? which she co-wrote with Joshuah Brian Campbell. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Creative Cauldron will present its first production of 2020, Crowns, February 13 - March 8, written by Regina Taylor and adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Mayberry. When a Brooklyn teen goes to live in South Carolina after the death of her brother she learns the beauty, ceremony and symbolism of hat-wearing from her resilient, southern sisters. This musical draws from the roots of gospel music and traditions of greater African-American Diaspora to weave an inter-generational story of love, joy, and redemption. Crowns has played throughout the country to acclaim, including a sold out run at Arena Stage. Directed by Kara Tameika Watkins and Ian Anthony Coleman, with musical direction by Cedric Lyles. Crowns will be presented at Creative Cauldron, 410 S Maple Ave, Falls Church VA 22046 from February 13 to March 8. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM. Press night is Saturday, February 15th, 2020 at 7:30 PM. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 12th.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
Tonight, at a celebration honoring theatre excellence on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery for theatreWashington's announcement of nominees for the 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 18 at an event at the Anthem.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) is pleased to present the seventh year of its annual Young Artist Program, through which Troupe members are able to showcase their talents with self-produced, one-person shows. The first Young Artist showcases of the 2019-2020 season, featuring popular WBTT artist Derric Gobourne Jr., take place Sunday, March 15 (this show is sold out) and Monday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.
by Cara Joy David - Feb 11, 2020
Performances begin tonight for The Shakespeare Theatre Company mounting of THE AMEN CORNER, James Baldwin's classic parable of passion and perseverance, at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) in Washington, D.C.. The production will run from February 11-March 15, 2020. 
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by Nathaniel Jones - Dec 9, 2019
Remarkable, astonishing, captivating, all words that couldn't begin to describe what I witnessed at The Black Theatre Troupe. It is one thing for a show to move you to tears by its message, but this production has the ability to do much more. The Black Theatre Troupes production of Black Nativity moves your spirit, sending its audiences into irrefutable praise.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Houston's theater company and non profit The Sankofa Collective is taking its spin on the classic piece written by Langston Hughes - Black Nativity. The greatest gift given to earth will be shared this Christmas season, December 20th - 22nd at the MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (Matchbox #3).
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019
Jennifer Hudson stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote her film, Cats, which is out in theaters today!
by TV News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Follow the inspirational journey of one of the bravest people and heroes in history, Harriet Tubman, as she risks her life to save others from the horrors of slavery in HARRIET, arriving on Digital January 14, 2020 and Blu-rayi??, DVD and On Demand on January 28, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. With a 97% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes®, HARRIET on Blu-rayi??, DVD and Digital has a variety of compelling bonus features, including deleted scenes, a deeper look into Harriet Tubman's story, and feature commentary with director and co-writer Kasi Lemmons. The captivating and emotional story of courage, HARRIET has been nominated for two 2020 Golden Globe® awards including Best Actress in a Drama for Cynthia Erivo and Best Original Song for a?oeStand Upa?? which was co-written by film star Erivo and Joshuah Campbell. Additionally, the film was nominated for a SAG Award® and a Critics Choice Award, earning a total of three Best Actress nominations.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Skylight Music Theatre today announced the cast and creative team for The Gospel at Colonus running January 17-26, 2020 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019
It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
Memphis Symphony Orchestra will present its Magic of Memphis Holiday Spectacular on Saturday Dec. 21 and Sunday Dec. 22. Presented in partnership with the Hattiloo Theatre, this year's production 'Black Nativity' features Memphis' best musical and theatrical performers.
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2019
During last night's live finale of The Voice on NBC, Jennifer Hudson took to the stage to perform 'Memory' from the movie Cats, which opens in theaters this Friday, December 20!
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019
There's Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019
Cats pounces to the big screen in just over a week, but fans need not wait that long to get another taste of the new film. Jennifer Hudson, who plays Grizabella in the movie, has just released a sneak peek of the glamour cat's iconic anthem, 'Memory.' Listen to the full track below!
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 8, 2019
Jellicle cats, come one, come all! The long-awaited film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's classic musical Cats is coming to movie theaters this December, and we can barely contain our excitement to see Grizabella, Rum Tug Tugger, Old Deuteronomy, and more come to the big screen. To get you all ready to see the Jellicle Ball on screen and celebrate International Cat Day, we've gathered all the info you need to know about the movie, from the casting to behind-the-scenes info. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2020
The Black Theatre Troupe's 2020-2021 season Telling Our Stories will mark the 50th year the company has celebrated the Black experience. Since their 1970 debut production of Lonnie Elder's nationally acclaimed drama of social and political consciousness, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, Black Theatre Troupe has gone on to produce powerful works with an emphasis on African American culture and ideology.
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
The 23rd Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (, along with founding partner HBO, announced its 2019 festival slate today. The slate of 78 official selections and 7 spotlight selections represent inclusion in the broadest sense, highlighting content from around the globe by creators of color and women. The annual showcase of diverse culture will take place in Manhattan, September 18-22, 2019 at AMC Empire 25 on 234 West 42nd Street.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Artistic Director Jamil Jude and Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company will open a ground-breaking 17th season with Dominique Morisseau's Paradise Blue.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces its season opener, Fabulation Or, The Re-Education of Undine by Lynn Nottage, starring Helen Hayes Award winner (and two time HHA host) Felicia Curry in the title role (see full bio below), with a stellar supporting cast including Roz White (Mosaic's Marie and Rosetta) as Undine's mother, and Aakhu TuahNera Freeman as the Grandmother (Death of a Salesman at Ford's Theatre), directed by Eric Ruffin (director of the multiple Helen Hayes Award winning Black Nativity at Theatre Alliance).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2020
With losses in the hundreds of thousands related to show cancellations due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Sarasota's 'miracle theater' - Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe - has been looking for a miracle. With the community-wide Giving Challenge approaching later this month, a miracle has appeared in the form of a $25,000 challenge match.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Louis Johnson, dancer and choreographer, has died on March 31 at age 90.