Two Harlem Companies Co-Produce Amiri Baraka’s ‘Dutchman’

Dutchman PosterFollowing the successful, award-winning 2013 co-production of Detroit ‘67 written by Dominique Morisseau, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) and The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) officially announce their second co-production. Continue Reading →

The World Premiere Of “LISSABON”

LISSABONKey ArtJPGLa MaMa in Association with New Heritage Theatre Group presents the World Premiere of LISSABON. Continue Reading →

Big Jim & the Small-Time Investors at the Faison Firehouse Theater

BigJimPoster (1)On Tuesday night (March 11) at 8pm, the Center for Contemporary Opera (CCO) will present a semi-staged performance of Eric Salzman’s cutting-edge opera, Big Jim & the Small-Time Investors, as part of their Development Series at Harlem’s Faison Firehouse Theater. Continue Reading →

Cecily Tyson In ‘The Trip to Bountiful,’ Review (video)

bountiful5tvf-3-webHarlem born Cecily Tyson should soon be adding an Emmy to the Tony she has already won for playing Carrie Watts in this new adaptation of “The Trip to Bountiful.” Continue Reading →

Apollo Club Harlem Returns

Apollo TheaterBy Walter Rutledge

Apollo Club Harlem returned to the Apollo Theater for four performances Thursday, February 20 through Sunday, February 23, 2014. The evening consisted of a pre-show musical interlude by pianist Isaac Ben Ayala, a lively revue and post show dancing on stage for orchestra patrons. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks February 20, 2014 (with video)

By Walter Rutledge

S-Epatha-Merkerson-1024x728As the weather may be warming up, but the arts scene is downright hot! We have a revue of Harlem’s heyday at the Apollo Theater, gospel diva’s uptown, a reggae musical in Times Square and a workshop on the Eastside. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Shakespeare in the Park 2014

shakespeare in the parkIt isn’t necessarily the Bard’s finest work that gets trotted out for free summer Shakespeare festivals. More often than not, it’s the lowest-hanging comedy, designed to be a warm-weather trifle for the sweltering public. Continue Reading →