Community Calendar: October 20 - October 26, 2016

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 10/20/2016, 11:09 a.m.
Greetings! To celebrate Zora Neale Hurston’s 125th birthday, Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, presents ...
Brian McKnight Contributed

Greetings! To celebrate Zora Neale Hurston’s 125th birthday, Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, presents “Zora Neale Hurston: A Theatrical Biography” by Laurence Holder. Elizabeth Van Dyke and Joseph Lewis Edwards will recreate the characters they played in the play’s acclaimed 1998 production at The American Place Theatre: she as Hurston, he as the men in her life. Woodie King Jr., artistic director of NFT, will direct and Wynn Handman, who helmed celebrated productions of the play at The American Place Theatre, is consulting director, Oct. 20 to Nov. 20, Castillo Theatre, 543 W. 42nd St. Call 212- 941-1234 or visit castillo.org/home.

THEATER

“The Color Purple,” a Tony winner 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.

“Love Jones the Musical,” Saturday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.

“Sistas the Musical,” celebrating African-American women’s history, blending your favorite songs with a touching story of family, strength and perseverance. St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-947-3499 or visit www.broadwaybox.com/shows/sistasthe-musical.

MUSIC

Smokey Robinson, Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, N.Y. For information, call 800-745-3000 or visit bethelwoodscenter.org.

Brian McKnight, Friday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, N.J. For information, call 732-246-7469 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Gladys Knight, Friday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, N.J. For information, call 201-227-1030 or visit ticketmaster.com.

“Love Jones the Musical,” featuring Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius, Dave Hollister, Raheem DeVaughn and MC Lyte, Friday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., Newark Symphony Hall, 1020 Broad St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-643-8014 or visit ticketmaster.com.

100: The Apollo Celebrates Ella, featuring Patti Austin, Andra Day, Lizz Wright, the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra and Afro Blue, Saturday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., Harlem, N.Y. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.

“Love Jones the Musical,” featuring Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius, Dave Hollister, Raheem DeVaughn and MC Lyte, Saturday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago—Heart and Soul Tour 3.0, Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. For information, call 860-862-TIXX (8499) or visit ticketmaster.com.

Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly, Friday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Toni Braxton, Sunday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m., State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, N.J. For information, call 732-246-7469 or visit ticketmaster.com.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic—Halloween Funkdown, Monday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.