Josephine and I 2015

Opened: March 10, 2015
Closing: April 05, 2015

Josephine and I - 2015 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Public Theater [Joe's Pub]
425 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10003

Born into poverty in the slums of St. Louis, Josephine Baker became one of the most famous and groundbreaking stars of the 20th century. The first African-American performer to rise to international prominence, she was a French Resistance spy and civil rights activist who was married twice by age 16 and served as muse to Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, who called her "the most sensational woman anyone ever saw."

Now, nearly 40 years after her death, Baker's life inspires a young woman to face up to the sacrifices required to follow one's dreams.

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Cast Set For RICHARD III at Shakespeare's Globe
by Stephi Wild - Apr 11, 2024


Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the cast of Richard III, directed by Elle While. Performances run 9 May – 3 August. Learn more about the cast here!

Cast and Creative Team Set for AN AMERICAN SOLDIER at Perelman Performing Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 29, 2024


The Perelman Performing Arts Center has revealed the complete and creative team for An American Soldier at the new performing arts center at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.

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by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2024


Shakespeare’s Globe has announced its Summer Season, running from April – October 2024. Learn more about the full season here!

Cast and Creative Team Set for TEMPESTUOUS ELEMENTS World Premiere at Arena Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 16, 2024


Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has revealed the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Tempestuous Elements, playwright Kia Corthron’s new work exploring the trailblazing career of visionary Black feminist and educational luminary Anna Julia Cooper.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 9, 2024


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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2023


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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 16, 2023


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by Rob Lester - Oct 17, 2023


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by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2023


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Orchestra of St. Luke's Announces 2023-24 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 22, 2023


Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) gives a record six mainstage performances at Carnegie Hall in 2023–24, as well as significant ongoing series in both of the venue's other two performance spaces, Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall.

Magic Theatre Extends Run of World Premiere Play JOSEPHINE'S FEAST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2023


Join us at the Magic Theatre for the world premiere of 'Josephine's Feast,' a captivating new play. Don't miss your chance to experience the enchanting world of this mesmerizing production, running until August 30th. Book your tickets now!

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by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 30, 2023


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by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 13, 2023


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by Blair Ingenthron - May 20, 2023


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by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2023


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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2023


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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 17, 2023


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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2023


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by Stephi Wild - Feb 21, 2023


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Josephine and I FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of Josephine and I have there been?
Josephine and I has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2015.
What awards has Josephine and I been nominated for?
Josephine and I have been nominated for several awards, including the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for Cush Jumbo, the Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Cush Jumbo, the Outstanding Costume Design at The Lortels for Anthony Ward, and the Outstanding Solo Show at The Lortels.
What awards has Josephine and I won?
Josephine and I has won the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for Cush Jumbo, the Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Cush Jumbo, the Outstanding Costume Design at The Lortels for Anthony Ward, and the Outstanding Solo Show at The Lortels.

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