Imhotep's Guide to Black Events 10/6-10/12/11
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 11/10/2011, 11:31 a.m.
Greetings! This weekend is the 16th anniversary of the Million Man March: Holy Day of Atonement in Philadelphia, with the Hon. Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, Sun., Oct 9 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Educators, scholars and activists from around the country will also gather to convene the "National Conference on the State of Black Education and the Mis-Education of Black Youth" at the International House of Philadelphia, located at 3701 Chestnut St., Sat., Oct. 8 from 3 to 10 p.m.
- "Benito Cereno," by Robert Lowell, directed by the legendary Woody King Jr. The historic Amistad mutiny, with the heroic African Prince Cinque, comes to life onstage at the Flea Theater, 41 White St. between Broadway and Church Street. Through Oct. 18. For more information, call (212) 352-3101 or visit www.facebook.com/HorizonTheatreRep.
- Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Angela Bassett and Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson star in the Broadway debut of "The Mountaintop," Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning drama, directed by Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon ("Fences," "A Raisin in the Sun"). Performances on now, with the official opening on Oct. 13. Featuring original music by Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis. At the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St. For tickets, visit Telecharge.com.
- "Loving Him is Killing Me," a hilarious, inspirational play about the dramatic life of Elizabeth Johnson, starring Tyson Beckford, Kenny Lattimore, NeNe Leakes, Angie Stone and many others. Through Oct. 9 at the Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway. For more information, call (212) 465-6500 or visit www.beacontheatre.com.
- Esther Armah's "Saviour?" a provocative, dramatic new love story about white privilege, Black women, sex and betrayal, in a limited engagement at the Dwyer Cultural Center, 258 St. Nicholas Ave. at 123rd Street, between St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Friday, Oct. 7 through Sun., Oct. 30. For tickets, call (212) 352-3101 or visit www.takewingandsoar.org.
- The Classical Theatre of Harlem in conjunction with the Hip-Hop Theater Festival presents the world premiere of "Seed," a story of Harlem in the '80s and '90s. "Seed" begs the question: How far are you willing to go protect the future of a community and its children? Performances through Sun., Oct. 9, at the National Black Theatre, 2031 Fifth Ave. at 125th Street in Harlem. For tickets, call (866) 811-4111 or visit www.seedtheplay.com.
- "Black Angels Over Tuskegee," the story of the pioneering first African-American fighter pilots, now playing at the Actors Temple Theatre, 339 W. 47th St. between Eighth and Ninth avenues. For tickets, call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com.
- "Mama, I Want to Sing: The Next Generation," by Vy Higginsen, with original music by Wesley Naylor. Now playing at the Dempsey Theater, 127 W. 127th St. between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Malcolm X boulevards. For more information and tickets, call (212) 868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com or mamafoundation.org.
- "Baby It's You" follows the creation and rise of the independent record company that gave us the popular girl group the Shirelles, the Isley Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Chuck Jackson and more. At the Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St. For more information, visit www.babyitsyouonbroadway.com.
- "The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith." Now running on Broadway at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 W. 46th St. For tickets, call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.stlukestheatre.com.