Community Calendar 6/23 - 6/29
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 6/23/2016, midnight
Greetings! Summer has arrived and the International African Arts Festival is coming to Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park, Friday July 1 through Monday July 4. This years theme is “Sisabalandela: We Are Still Following Them.” For general information, call 718-638-6700 or visit iaafestival.org. See COMMUNITY.
“Shuffle Along,” on Broadway starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald. “Shuffle Along” is a musical revival of the 1921 sensation featuring the show’s original music and lyrics by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, with choreography by Savion Glover. Music Box Theatre, 238 W. 45th Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-239-6200 or visit shufflealongbroadway.com.
“Turn Me Loose,” a new comedic drama by Gretchen Law, tells the story of comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory. At the Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St., until July 3. Starring Tony Award nominee, Emmy and NAACP Image Award winner Joe Morton, best known for his portrayal of Rowan Pope on the hit ABC drama, “Scandal,” as Dick Gregory. The play also features an original song by John Legend. Tickets are now on sale via www.telecharge.com or by phone at 212-239-6200. For more information, visit www.TurnMeLoosePlay.com.
“Eclipsed,” written by Zimbabwean playwright and actress Danai Gurira, directed by South African Liesl Tommy, featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o. Women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia. Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., New York, N.Y. For tickets and information, visit EclipsedBroadway.com.
“The Color Purple,” a Tony winner, now on Broadway. Featuring Heather Headley, Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit colorpurple.com.
“Hamilton: An American Musical,” the multiple Tony Award winner, continues to captivate audiences at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St. For information, call 800-276-2392 or visit boxoffice.broadway.com.
The Temptations and the Four Tops, Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m., NYCB Theater at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents Al Jarreau at The Town Hall, Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m., 123 West 43rd St., New York, N.Y. For info call 212-997-6661 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Ziggy Marley Live! with Steel Pulse and Maxi Priest, Saturday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m., the Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information visit ticketmaster.com
Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents Maxi Priest, June 30 at 8:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 West 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit: ticketmaster.com.
Mint Condition, Wednesday, July 6 through Friday, July 8 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Friday, July 8 at 8 p.m., State Theater, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, N.J. For information, call 732-246-7469 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Maxwell, Friday, July 8 at 8 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For ticket information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.