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Timbuktu! - 1978 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Based on the musical Kismet with a book by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis


From the play by Edward Knoblock

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Mark Hellinger Theatre


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(New York, NY)
237 West 51st St.
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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2020
On September 21 and 28 at 7:00 PM, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will present '2020 Poetry Jam: She Speaks, He Speaks, We Speak, Generations Speak.' 
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 6, 2019
World Circuit Records is reissuing four of its cornerstone albums. Remastered and available on vinyl for the first time, Ali Farka Touré's Savane and Omara Portuondo's Buena Vista Social Club Presents are on LP and digital formats today, followed by Radio Tarifa's Rumba Argelina and Guillermo Portabales' El Carretero, which are due on CD, LP and digital formats on October 4.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2021
Ebony Repertory Theatre announces full cast and creative team for BLUES IN THE NIGHT, the Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical conceived by Sheldon Epps. Presented by Ebony Rep, in association with International City Theatre, ERT's Founder and Producing Artistic Director Wren T. Brown (ERT's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill) directs this powerful and soulful blues celebration.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021
In a reimagined iteration of the annual awards, in partnership with ETT (English Touring Theatre), the audio productions will play from free listening stations or via a QR code in theatres across the UK, with copies of the scripts including braille translations available.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2021
Ebony Repertory Theatre has announced full cast and creative team for BLUES IN THE NIGHT, the Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical conceived by Sheldon Epps.
by Don Grigware - Sep 18, 2019
Actress/singer Jenelle Lynn Randall got raves for her participation in this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival. She premiered her one woman play with music about the life of actress/songstress Eartha Kitt entitled I Wanna Be Evil: The Eartha Kitt Story. For one night only Randall brought her evening to Feinstein's at Vitello's on Monday September 16 and was totally engaging, sparking a great big hit. Kitt was sultry with a purr that would stop a clock. Born into poverty as a plantation
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2018
Today (17 Sep), stars of Birmingham Hippodrome's high-flying pantomime adventure,Peter Pan arrived at the theatre for a first glimpse at the festive family spectacular coming this December. Jimmy Osmond, Meera Syal, Matt Slack and Jaymi Hensley posed in full costume ahead of the swashbuckling production sailing into Birmingham from Wednesday 19 December. 
by Julie Musbach - Oct 9, 2018
Gloucester Stage Company wraps up its 39th season of professional theater with the world premiere of Ken Riaf's My Station in Life from October 12 through October 28 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. From the rubble of his studio dungeon, Simon Geller, the last standing single-handed radio operator in the country, broadcasts commercial free classical music from Gloucester - the town that loves and endures his peculiar presence.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2019
Actress, singer, author, and activist Eartha Kitt might be best known as the singer behind a?oeSanta Babya?? and a?oeC'est si bon,a?? or as the third Catwoman on the sixties Batman TV series. However, a government-led blacklisting following anti-war statements she made at a White House luncheon halted her career for an entire decade. The infamous blacklisting forms the basis for the AUDELCO nominated play Down To Eartha, a one-woman show which will hold a four-show run at the Dwyer Cultural Center (258 Saint Nicolas Ave. in Harlem), January 17 through 20 next year. January 17 marks what would have been Kitt's 93rd birthday, as well as the 52nd Anniversary of the White House incident. Tickets for opening night are on sale now for $35, with the remaining dates on sale ranging from $20-$30.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2020
In a new collaboration, American Ballet Theatre partners with CHANEL to launch Pas de Deux, a limited documentary series exploring the intersection of dance and other diverse art forms. The series premieres Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 7:00PM EDT on American Ballet Theatre's YouTube channel and IGTV.
by Andrea Stephenson - Oct 21, 2019
The musical A Little Princess by Andrew Lippa and Brian Crawley, is based on the 1905 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It first appeared on stage in Mountain View, California in 2004 and premiered in London in 2018. The story opens with Sara Crewe in her room at her school in London. She tells Becky, a maid at the school, about her life growing up in Africa and how she came to be in London. The musical takes the audience on a journey filled with memories, wild flights of imagination, magic, heartbreak, friendship, and love.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2021
In 1977, stars from Broadway shows gathered onboard a New York City subway car to take what would become an iconic photo, appearing with the tag line “The Only Sure Way to Make It to Broadway.” Forty-four years later, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Broadway advertising agency RPM collaborated to re-create this photo.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 30, 2018
Today, international advocacy organization Global Citizen, through Parlophone/Atlantic Records, released Global Citizen EP 1.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 27, 2018
'Global Citizen EP 1', an EP of 4 brand new tracks, will be released on November 30 through Parlophone/Atlantic Records. The EP features artists including Pharrell Williams, Stormzy, David Guetta, Stargate, Cassper Nyovest, Jozzy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Los Unidades and more.
by Julie Musbach - Nov 2, 2018
Written by Tony-nominated composer/lyricist, Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), and Brian Crawley (Violet), A Little Princess is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which was honored by School Library Journal as one of the 'Top 100 Chapter Books' of all time. This re-imagined version of the classic tale expands beyond the confines of Victorian England to Africa, giving the writers ample opportunity to include lively African music and dance, exotic locales like Mali and Timbuktu and creating an unforgettable journey around the world.
by Tori Hartshorn - Nov 19, 2018
Link TV, the national independent non-commercial satellite television network, announced today the premiere of a new weekly international film series called CINEMONDO that brings cinema from around the world to foreign movie fans.The new weekly Link TV series will be one of the few destinations for cinephiles to watch quality foreign films that were produced to bridge worldly gaps and promote in viewers a better understanding of the broader world. Promising to bring audiences great artistic, cultural and political value, CINEMONDO will premiere on Link TV Thurs., Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with each title streaming for seven days following the broadcast at linktv.org/cinemondo.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2021
Hawkins' Broadway credits include Timbuktu! (1978), The Tap Dance Kid (1983), Honky Tonk Nights (1986), and Roza (1987). Off-Broadway, he appeared in The Crystal Tree (1981), The Gig (1994), and 70, Girls, 70 (2006). His regional theatre credits include The Desert Song (1984) and Roza (1986).
by A.A. Cristi - May 8, 2019
From croaker sack to Chinchilla, Orson Welles called Eartha Kitt 'the most exciting woman in the world'. But in 1968 she was blacklisted for 'making the 1st Lady cry.' 'I Want To Be Evil' chronicles Eartha's destitute childhood, her affair with the Revlon heir, her kinship with Sammy Davis Jr. and her volatile relationship with Hollywood.
by - May 18, 2022
Special Offer - Harlem Stage Presents Jason Diakité's A Drop of Midnight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2020
On Monday May 18, 2020 at 7:00pm, Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown performing arts venue will host an online premiere celebration on Facebook and Instagram in place of its annual spring gala.
by Julie Musbach - May 10, 2019
The Trustees of the JMK Trust today announce that Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu wins the 2019 JMK Award, this year in a new partnership with the Orange Tree Theatre, with his production of Arinze Kene's Little Baby Jesus forming a core part of the theatre's annual programming.
by Michael Major - Mar 8, 2022
Global superstar and feminist icon Oumou Sangaré’s new single “Wassulu Don” is out today, coinciding with International Women’s Day. The music video features a series of vignettes of modern African women celebrating and thriving in their own hometown communities. Watch the new visual now!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2019
Actress, singer, author, and activist Eartha Kitt might be best known as the singer behind "Santa Baby" and "C'est si bon," or as the third Catwoman on the sixties Batman TV series. However, a government-led blacklisting in the late sixties halted her career for an entire decade. The infamous blacklisting forms the basis for Down To Eartha, a one-woman show which will begin its 10-show run at the Gene Frankel Theater (24 Bond Street) in August.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 28, 2021
Since his beginnings in traditional Breton music, his playing has been informed by African-American aesthetics (jazz / funk) which led him on a musical journey to West Africa.
by BWW Features - Jun 19, 2020
Patricia Cruz, Executive Director of Harlem Stage has penned an article exclusively for BroadwayWorld, discussing Harlem Stage's past, present and more. 
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 10, 2020
Celebrated Malian songwriter and guitarist Afel Bocoum's new studio album Lindé is due September 4 via World Circuit Records.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 24, 2019
Actress, singer, author, and activist Eartha Kitt might be best known as the singer behind a?oeSanta Babya?? and a?oeC'est si bon,a?? or as the third Catwoman on the sixties Batman TV series. However, a government-led blacklisting in the late sixties halted her career for an entire decade. The infamous blacklisting forms the basis for Down To Eartha, a one-woman show which will begin its 10-show run at the Gene Frankel Theater (24 Bond Street) in August.
by Alan Henry - Jul 21, 2021
Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome till Cabaret! Kliv in på Kit Kat Klub och låt dina bekymmer försvinna. Utanför blåser vinden snålt och kallt, hungern river och fattigdomen skär, men här inne är livet härligt, glatt och fullkomligt gränslöst. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 8, 2020
Actress, singer, author, and activist Eartha Kitt might be best known as the singer behind 'Santa Baby' and 'C'est si bon,' or as the third Catwoman on the sixties Batman TV series.
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 5, 2022
Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown performing arts venue led by Patricia Cruz (artistic director and CEO), announced its new spring 2022 season of live performance (music, theater, dance) and digital programming, curated with multidisciplinary artist Carl Hancock Rux, who recently joined the organization as associate artistic director/curator-in-residence.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2019
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County today announced that the popular series CULTURE & COCKTAILS returns next month with the third of five fascinating conversations this season at The Colony Hotel Coral Ballroom, located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2019
As the world premiere of Ishy Din's Approaching Empty opens at Kiln Theatre, the company's Artistic Director, Indhu Rubasingham, announces the casting for the UK premiere of Florian Zeller's The Son, in a translation by Christopher Hampton. Michael Longhurst directs Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston, John Light, Oseloka Obi, Amaka Okafor and Martin Turner. The production opens on 26 February, with previews from 20 February, and runs until 6 April.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2019
Birmingham Hippodrome have released a selection of stunning, rarely seen backstage images taken during a performance of this year's high-flying pantomime, Peter Pan.
by Michael Major - Feb 8, 2022
Grammy Award-winning global superstar Oumou Sangaré makes her return to the World Circuit label for the release her new album Timbuktu. Recorded in multiple locations in the U.S., Mali and France, Timbuktu is her first new material since 2017’s critically acclaimed Mogoya. Listen to the album's lead single 'Sarama' and pre-order the new album now!
by Julie Musbach - Feb 4, 2019
What is Black theater? How is it defined and by whom? What is the relationship between the Black dramatist, their creation and the Black community at large? 'Looking for Leroy' by Larry Muhammad explores these questions through the legacy of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, who was one of the most important dramatists the 20th century and who defined the role of the Black playwright for our age. This two-character play imagines five encounters between Baraka, a literary lion now in his 60s, and an intern in his 20s who idolizes him, challenges him and aims to be like him.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2020
Join Harlem Stage commissioned WaterWorks artist Jason 'Timbuktu' Diakité for a full week of performances as he debuts his autobiographical theater project, A Drop of Midnight. A Drop of Midnight is directed by Farnaz Arbabi, production dramaturgy by Jonathan McCrory, composed by Erik Hjärpe, and features live band, The Rakiem Walker Project.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 25, 2021
Today it's all about history-making performer, choreographer, director, costume designer, composer and visual artist, Geoffrey Holder.
by Tori Hartshorn - Feb 21, 2019
Alt-pop/rock band Missyou is exclusively premiering their new single and video 'Anything' today on Substream Magazine! Give it a spin here!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2020
Victor Alli will perform the role of 'V' in the world premiere of Ghost House, a new horror play by Tristan Bernays directed by Andrew Twyman.
by Brett Cullum - Dec 7, 2019
Vincent Victoria has made a name for himself by recreating black female icons that loom large over our cultural imagination. Eartha Kitt like Lena Horne defied the beauty standards of her time to create her own definition of what a leading lady should look and act like.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018
Link TV, the national independent non-commercial satellite television network, announced today the premiere of a new weekly international film series called CINEMONDO that brings cinema from around the world to foreign movie fans.The new weekly Link TV series will be one of the few destinations for cinephiles to watch quality foreign films that were produced to bridge worldly gaps and promote in viewers a better understanding of the broader world. Promising to bring audiences great artistic, cultural and political value, CINEMONDO will premiere on Link TV Thurs., Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with each title streaming for seven days following the broadcast at linktv.org/cinemondo.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2020
ArtsEd has announced new appointments to its staff. In September, the School of Acting will welcome Steven Kavuma as Foundation Acting Course Leader and Gabrielle Nimo as Head of Movement.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 29, 2019
Songhoy Blues today announce their latest EP, Meet Me in the City (October 18 on Yellow Vinyl)—their first new music since the critically acclaimed album Résistance, which Rolling Stone called one of the best albums of 2017. They also share two versions of the EP's track “Time to Go Home,” one mixed by Blake Mills (Grammy-nominated producer of Alabama Shakes' Sound & Color, John Legend's Darkness and Light, and Perfume Genius' No Shape) and the other by David Ferguson (known for his sound engineering work with 'Cowboy' Jack Clement and on Johnny Cash's American Recordings).  The track, with lyrics written by Will Oldham (the music is by Songhoy Blues andMatt Sweeney and produced by Sweeney), appears on the EP alongside the title track written by Junior Kimbrough (with additional lyrics by Songhoy Blues and produced by Matt Sweeney), and a cover of Fela Kuti's “Shakara,” featuring Femi Kuti. Songhoy Blues will embark on a North American tour beginning in September and extending through the fall.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 26, 2021
Cirque Beserk! is a circus with a very good pedigree. Founded by Martin Burton, the original Zippo The Clown, this entertaining and skillful production brings the traditional circus show into the modern age, using talent sourced from around the globe.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 7, 2020
From March 30a?"April 4, Harlem Stage would have presented to very enthusiastic audiences, the premiere of our newest WaterWorks artist and commissioned project, Jason 'Timbuktu' Diakité's A Drop of Midnight. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, A Drop of Midnight will now premiere on October 13, with performances through October 18.*
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2021
Harlem Stage today announced the line-up for its 2021 virtual gala, “Art and Activism,” to be held on Friday, May 21 at 8 PM (ET), co-hosted by poet and playwright, Carl Hancock Rux and Harlem Stage artistic director and CEO, Patricia Cruz, and directed by filmmaker, Sekou Luke.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 22, 2019
Alt-pop/rock band Missyou has released their debut EP, YourBody. The 6-track EP is available to listen to across streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, and Soundcloud.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022
Children’s Theatre Company announced their 2022 – 2023 Season featuring the world premiere of An American Tail the Musical written by Tony Award-winning playwright Itamar Moses with music and lyrics by Michael Mahler and Alan Schmuckler, based on the hit award-winning animated film by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022
Harlem Stage will present its annual gala and opening night premiere of A Drop of Midnight by the chart-topping, global hip-hop artist Jason ‘Timbuktu' Diakité, with direction by Jonathan McCrory.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2019
Vanguard Theater Company will present 'A Little Princess' for four performances in New York at the TBG Studio Theatre. Performances are May 10 - 12, with shows on Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, and Sunday at 2PM.