“The Wiz” Eases into Harlem With Anniversary Tribute to Broadway’s Landmark Firsts

Geoffrey Holder outside the Majestic Theater

By Vinette K. Pryce

Forty years after winning seven Tony Awards —Broadway’ s highest theater honor – the first Black musical to claim the distinction eased into two New York City parks for three, free, nights of celebration to mark the 40th anniversary of its historic trailblazing achievements. 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 →

The Apollo Announces 2015-16 Season In Harlem

apollo panel make your music move (2) Jenella YoungThe Apollo Theater today announced its 2015–2016 season, encompassing world premieres, commissions, and collaborationswith world-class performing arts institutions and international artists working across a range of disciplines and genres— from dance and theater to jazz, soul, and opera. Continue Reading →