One Mann’s Showmance From Broadway To Harlem

terrance in harlemTerrence Mann met his future wife, Charlotte d’Amboise, in 1983, when both appeared in “Cats” on Broadway. Showmance is the preferred term on the Great White Way to describe such pairings. Continue Reading →

Orson Wells ‘Macbeth’ Lafayette Theater Harlem 1936 (video)

Lafayette-Theatre-Macbeth-1936-in harlem1For days, Harlem residents strolling anywhere between Lexington Avenue and Broadway from 125th to 140th Streets had seen the word “Macbeth” for Orson Wells stenciled in glowing paint at every corner.
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Homage 5: Life After Death At The Schomburg In Harlem

April20-Shaun-Neblett+cropPlaywright Shaun Neblett (pen name MC SNEB) returns to the Schomburg with a free workshop performance of Homage 5: Life After Death, an original play developed from Notorious B.I.G’s album Life After Death. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Cirque du Soleil First Broadway NY Production To Launch Global Expansion

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We’ve selected this story as a HW Pick because it’s a great business lesson as a ise business person once said, “…in making decisions where there is money,” to grow your business:

CrainsNewYork reports that Cirque du Soleil generated more than half its $850 million in revenue last year from eight acrobatically inclined shows, all of them in Las Vegas. Continue Reading →

Renee Elise Goldsberry Welcomes Hillary To Harlem

Renee Elise Goldsberry Welcomes Hillary Clinton to Harlem With The National AnthemHola, Ola, Salam əleyküm, Guten Tag, Bonjour! Hamilton star and Grammy Winner Renée Elise Goldsberry welcomed Hillary Clinton to Harlem earlier this week with an incredible rendition of The National Anthem. Check out the video below! Continue Reading →

Harlem Chamber Players ‘A Hug For Harlem’ Concert At Merkin Concert Hall

Concert at Merkin Concert HallThe Harlem Chamber Players and Chamber Music NY commissioned Jeffrey Scott to compose A Hug for Harlem for orator and orchestra especially for this concert. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Sidney Poitier, A Nine-Film Retro At MOMI

in_the_heat_of_the_night_1967_cropbw1Actor, director, activist, and humanitarian, Sidney Poitier was a pioneer on many fronts: He has been called Hollywood’s first black leading man, and was the first African-American actor to win an Academy Award, in 1963.   Continue Reading →

CTH’s Playwrights’ Playground In Harlem

80b9156b-e98f-42f4-a99a-be4f1e53ca82The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s popular free cold reading series is designed to promote the work of emerging playwrights whose works are persistently underrepresented on American stages. Continue Reading →

Equity Play By Students From Harlem (And Beyond) At Columbia

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Be inspired, informed and entertained by an original educational-equity-themed play written and performed by the Campaign for Educational Equity’s high-school-student collaborators from Epic Theatre Ensemble. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: New York Yiddish Theater: From Bowery To Broadway

Yiddish_Theater_hero1From the late 19th to the mid- 20th century, a thriving Yiddish theater culture blossomed on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and in Harlem (from Milton Berle to George and Ira Gershwin), entertaining over 1.5 million first and second generation Eastern-European Jewish immigrants. Continue Reading →