Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre led by CEO Sade Lythcott welcomes “Do Wop Love” back home to Harlem. Do Wop Love written by Ronald Wyche and Herbert Rawlings will begin previews on Saturday, June 11, 2011. It will open on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 7PM, which commemorates the birthday of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer – Founder’s Day. Since her passing in 2008, National Black Theatre has celebrated Founder’s Day with a semiannual appeal to keep Dr. Teer’s legacy alive. The evening will culminate with an “Old School Party Jam” hosted by the 70’s R&B group, Blue Magic and 80’s “Just Got Paid” Johnny Kemp.
Swaying with street corner perfect harmony, “Do Wop Love” shows the heart and feet, a good time…come and connect to music as a way of celebrating love’s dramas & joys! You’ll be begging for more even before the first half is finished! “Do Wop Love” is an impressive American history lesson taking us down the musical path of some of the best known, classical love relations songs recorded during the 50s, 60s and 70s. Written by Ronald Wyche and Herbert Rawlings, it shows us that soulful men have feelings too. With a cast of five and live musicians behind them, the dialogue, stories and songs are arranged to transport you to another dimension of being human using the African American musical experience. Directed by Ronald Wyche, this production tells the story of a time when music was a way of life for releasing and energizing our experiences.
Do Wop Love is produced by Jackie Jeffries. Do Wop Love is directed by Ronald Wyche and is under the musical direction of Bert Price and associate musical director P. Murray. The set design has been created by Chris Cumberbatch and the light design by James Carter. The cast consists of Gene Stovall, Jason McCullum, King Aswad and Dade Faison.
Do Wop Love will run Thursdays @ 8PM, Fridays @ 8PM, Saturdays @ 2PM & 8PM and Sundays @ 4PM through June 26, 2011.