“New World A-Coming” At Schomburg In Harlem (audio)

schomburg podcastMei Tei Sing, Curator of The 75th Anniversary of the American Negro Theatre, describes the significance of the theater’s groundbreaking radio program which is featured in the exhibition: Continue Reading →

Sponsored Love: Taye Diggs In Hedwig And The Angry Inch

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First, it was Harlemite Neil Patrick Harris in the Broadway play Hedwig And The Angry Inch, now its Taye Diggs turn to dig into the Angry Inch. Continue Reading →

The Sable Series: The History of Black Shakespearean Actors

black shakespeareA special evening of poetry and song, featuring the work of Paul Laurence Dunbar with monologues and scenes from Shakespeare’s ROMEO & JULIET, MACBETH, ANTONY & CLEOPATRA, RICHARD AND OTHELLO, along with moving spirituals, and the songs of Paul Robeson. Continue Reading →

The Wiz: A Celebration in Dance and Music Free In Central Park

the wiz in harlemHarlem’s George Faison, internationally celebrated producer, writer, composer, director, choreographer and dancer, made history in 1975 when he became the first African American to win a Tony Award for Best Choreography for The Wiz. Continue Reading →

Taye Diggs’s A Drag In Hedwig And the Angry Inch

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By Eartha Watts-Hicks

It’s 2015, 20 years post To Wong Foo, and I found myself, dragging myself to the Belasco Theatre to see another famous, gorgeous brother in drag.

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Harlem’s Riant Theatre Honors Liesl Tommy And Peter Anthony Andrews

rliant theatre final1The Riant Theatre will kick off the  Strawberry One-Act Festival with a launch party and reception  presenting Pioneer of the Arts Awards honoring  Liesl Tommy, Obie winning director from South Africa, and Peter Anthony Andrews, the first African American TV network entertainment vice president, on Sunday, July 26 at the Poet’s Den Theatre, 309 East 108th Street from 3:00pm – 7:00pm.  Tickets for the event are $50.

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Marc Bamuth Joseph’s Black Joy In The Hour Of Chaos In Harlem

735a8ec0-7d8f-41ef-a954-d85ef05bb943One of the highlights of this creative season has been Marc Bamuth Joseph’s Black Joy In The Hour Of Chaos, currently installed as one of several projects in Central Park that make up Drifting in Daylight, a collaborative project of Creative Time and the Central Park Conservancy.  Continue Reading →

Classical Theatre of Harlem to Present The Tempest

the tempest in harlemThe 15th anniversary season of The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director; David Roberts, Managing Director) continues with CTH’s free, summer, uptown production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, presented in partnership with City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage festival. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s George Faison Taps Damien Sneed For ‘The Wiz’

Damien-Sneed2Tony Award winner, George Faison taps multi-genre recording artist Damien Sneed as the musical director and conductor for the CityParks Foundation’s Central Park’s SummerStage production of “The Wiz: A Celebration in Dance & Music” on Wednesday, August 12 at Rumsey Playfield, located on East 72nd Street, off Fifth Avenue in Central Park. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Chukwudi Iwuji Premieres IRA, First African-American Actor On London Stage

Ira_AldridgebyNorthcoteShrunken Shakespeare Company (Yvonne Cone and Jennifer Martina, Co-Producing Artistic Directors) and Creative Producer Adam Shulman (Dukes of Hazard: The Beginning, Song One starring Anne Hathaway) to host SSC’s Annual Benefit Gala and Staged Reading of Chukwudi Iwuji’s masterpiece screenplay Ira. Continue Reading →

Deborah Cox’s New Video Hits And Readies Lead in “The Bodyguard”

deborah cox1Deborah Cox is hot, Harlem World Magazine’s Diane Allford and Morgan A. Grain  covered the diva last week preparing to host the 2015 Tony awards with Broadway star Justin Guarini. Continue Reading →