Timbuktu! Broadway

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


From the play by Edward Knoblock

Schedule

Mark Hellinger Theatre

(New York, NY)
237 West 51st St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County today announced the 2018-2019 season of the popular series CULTURE & COCKTAILS. For the 14th season in a row, from November 2018 through April 2019, five fascinating conversations will be held at The Colony Hotel Pavilion, located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach.
by TV News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017
Four-time Grammy Award nominee, and Tony Award winner Melba Moore has been crossing genres from Broadway to recording star to television personality since the early '70s. Never willing to stand still, Melba Moore has continued to perform in all genres and has remained one of the most enduring artists of the 21st century. She will bring her powerhouse vocal skills to SOPAC on Friday, November 11 at 8 p.m.
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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 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 TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2018
Today, international advocacy organization Global Citizen, through Parlophone/Atlantic Records, released Global Citizen EP 1.
by TV News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017
The Jerome Robbins Foundation introduces the The Springboard Project:  Fostering Collaboration in Dance-Driven Musical Theater.
by Nicole Ackman - May 29, 2018
The concert of A Little Princess at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall was a lovely production with lots of great talent of a musical that still feels a bit messy. Rebecca Trehearn, Danny Mac, and Alexia Khadime all lent their amazing voices to the show and the young girls playing Sara, Becky, Lottie, and their friends were simply incredible. However, the show itself, with book and lyrics by Brian Crawley and music by Andrew Lippa, felt rather lacking in cohesion and proper pacing.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will be hosting a Reunion Concert of the 1971 Broadway musical, INNER CITY. The original Broadway production, directed by Tom O'Horgan, featured music by Helen Miller and lyrics by Eve Merriam.  The show was based on Merriam's book "The Inner City Mother Goose," a collection of updated nursery rhymes reflecting life of the disenfranchised inhabitants of America's urban inner cities circa 1970. The production ran at Broadway's Barrymore Theater from December 1971 to March 1972. Featured cast member, Linda Hopkins, was awarded a 1972 Tony Award for her performance.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017
The Newark Black Film Festival (NBFF), the longest running festival of its kind in the United States, kicks off its 43rd season on June 28 at the Newark Museum with 13th, Ava DuVernay's exploration of the history of race, justice and mass incarceration in the U.S., focusing on the nation's prisons that are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018
Birmingham Hippodrome have announced their star line-up for this year's must-see festive family production of Peter Pan, the high-flying pantomime adventure, starring Jimmy Osmond, Meera Syal, Matt Slack, Jaymi Hensley, The Timbuktu Tumblers and Sascha Williams, who will sail into Birmingham from Wed 19 December. 
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 Audrey Morabito - Jan 16, 2018
Parallel to the 50th Anniversary of the activist and entertainer, Eartha Kitt's, notorious visit to the White House in January 1968, Vincent Victoria's new play The Disappearance of Eartha Kitt will be making its world premiere in Houston. The play will detail the whereabouts and life of Eartha Kitt from 1968-1978, as she moved her career to Europe, later returning to Broadway ultimately to be nominated for a Tony Award in her musical comeback Timbuktu .
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018
Sundance Film Festival: Juries, Awards Night Host Announced
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018
This February, Theatre Royal Stratford East's Gerry's hosts a festival showcasing work focusing on the current state of affairs in the world today from 8 new theatre companies and artists. Playing across both the studio and the caf space, Stronger than Fear - a festival of hope, opens 8 February and runs until 24 February.
by Charlie Wilks - Feb 5, 2018
Combining the centuries-old skills and traditions of the touring circus troupe, this is a variety act like no other. Contained within is an assortment of acrobatics, contortion, knife throwing, motorbikes, fire juggling, and so much more, from performers originating from as far afield as Kenya, Cuba, Mongolia, Brazil etc.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018
Following its critically acclaimed, successful 2017 spring season, New York's beloved Dance Theatre of Harlem, under the artistic direction of Virginia Johnson, will return to NY City Center for its annual homecoming season from April 4-7, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017
On the 50th Anniversary of Eartha Kitt's infamous White House visit on January 18, 2018, Vincent Victoria Presents will be premiering the play 'The Disappearance of Eartha Kitt'. The two act drama is a Historical Fiction inspired by the headline making incident in 1968 when the celebrated actress was invited to a White House luncheon by First Lady Lady Bird Johnson where women from all across the country were asked to talk about juvenile delinquency.
by Movies News Desk - Aug 7, 2018
The official trailer is here! Agalmatophilia (pronounced A-GAL-MATTO-PHILIA, is a paraphilia involving sexual attraction to a statue, doll, mannequin) is the story of Guy Talbot, an isolated workaholic who seeks a secretary to help manage his life and business. He hires his first applicant, Iesha Stayput, who oddly enough appears to be a living, breathing mannequin. She aides him in business affairs, slowly but surely, but her professionalism quickly becomes secondary to Guy's ulterior motives…
by TV News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018
Voodoohoney Records has announced details for the third annual Strange Fruit Music Festival. The Festival will be presented from August 29th through September 2nd at various locations around the city of Milwaukee.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018
Voodoohoney Records has announced details for the third annual Strange Fruit Music Festival. The Festival will be presented from August 29th through September 2nd at various locations around the city of Milwaukee.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017
by Isa Ponturo - Apr 5, 2018
Swedish musical theatre artist Anton Zetterholm is cast as Tony in the Swedish production of WEST SIDE STORY at Malmo Opera. The show is set to premiere autumn 2018. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018
New York's beloved Dance Theatre of Harlem, under the artistic direction of Virginia Johnson, returns to NY City Center for its annual homecoming season tonight, April 4, the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with the annual Vision Gala, honoring dance legend Carmen de Lavallade and civil rights icon Xernona Clayton.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018
Penumbra Theatre proudly announces the regional premiere of This Bitter Earth, an arresting new work by award winning playwright Harrison David Rivers. This Bitter Earth opens on Thursday, April 26 and continues through Sunday, May 20. Previews are April 24 and 25. Tickets range in price from $15 for students/youth to $40 for adults, and are on sale through Penumbra Theatre's box office at 651.224.3180 and online at www.penumbratheatre.org.
by TV News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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.
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2018
The Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) and African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) celebrate the silver anniversary of the New York African Film Festival at FSLC from May 16 to 22. Under the theme “25 Years of the New York African Film Festival,” the international film organizations will pay homage to the pioneers of African cinema while marking the passing of the baton to a new generation of African visual storytellers who continue to transform and expand our understanding of the continent and its diaspora. The event also commemorates the 100th birthday of the venerated South African freedom fighter and national leader Nelson Mandela, with a crop of films from his native land. The month-long festival brings 66 films from 25 countries to FSLC, the Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAMcinématek, and Maysles Cinema in Harlem.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018
Melba Moore is live in concert at the Bartlett Performing Arts Center.