NYC Children’s Theater Gives Away Ticket for #GivingTuesday

Cast-of-Ballerina-Swan1The award-winning New York City Children’s Theater is giving back for #GivingTuesday by offering FREE tickets to select performances of Young Charles Dickens and Ballerina Swan this holiday season. Continue Reading →

SOUL NATIVITY At Harlem School of the Arts

soul nativity in harlem school for the artsThe critically-acclaimed SOUL NATIVITY returns to Harlem School of the Arts! Conceived and directed by HSA’s Artistic Director Alfred Preisser and Prep Director Tracy Johnson. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Woodie King’s “In White America” On Off Broadway

IMG_0854Woodie King Jr’s New Federal Theatre  rare presentation of historian Martin Duberman’s acclaimed 1963 drama In White America, a documentary play about the history of Blacks in America from slavery through the Civil Rights Movement starring Art McFarland, at the Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street, until November 15.

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Free Performance Of ‘Voices Of A People’s’ By Howard Zinn At Lincoln Center

thousands-of-people-130This Lincoln Center commission commemorates the 35th anniversary of Howard Zinn’s seminal book, A People’s History of the United States, with music and spoken-word performances that will bring to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people in the book: Continue Reading →

Fariña Announces Free ‘Hamilton’ Ticks For NYC Students

7.207207Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, The Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin, and Gilder Lehrman executive director Lesley Herrmann today announced an educational partnership to provide 20,000 NYC public school students from Harlem to Hollis with the opportunity to see Hamilton on Broadway and integrate the show into classroom studies. Continue Reading →

OKLAHOMA! 60th Anniversary By Harlemites Rodgers And Hammerstein

60th classics_oklahoma_1The Academy Award -winning musical team West Harlemites Rodgers & Hammerstein’s American classic OKLAHOMA! returns to theaters nationwide for the first time in wide release in 60 years. Continue Reading →

Rodgers And Hammerstein Harlem, NY, 1940-50’s

Rodgers_and_Hart_in harlemRichard Rodgers (1902–1979) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960) met in a brownstone on West 119th Street while both attended Columbia University in West Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The Debut Of Tokyo’s Sisters Charan-Po-Rantan

Charan-Po-RantanOn Thursday, October 29 (8:15 pm), the twenty-something sister duo Charan-Po-Rantan makes its New York debut at Japan Society, serving up the heady blend of original “circus music” and kinetic theatricality that has created a sensation in their native Japan – something we think our global audience will love. Continue Reading →

Jessica Williams, Ebony Jo-Ann To Receive Reel Sisters Award

JE_t580Sunday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m., the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will present the first Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award to honorees Jessica Williams, the beloved correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah,” and Ebony Jo-Ann, award-winning actress noted for her role as Ma Rainey in August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “12 Angry Men” A Familiar Tale

12-angry-men in harlemBy Dontré L. Conerly

It’s one of the most pervasive stereotypes of the African-American community, and one which often sparks national debate when our nation’s first Black president exercises herculean discipline so as to never comport himself as the “angry Black man” … Continue Reading →