GBE Guide to Black Events
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 8/31/2017, 4:30 p.m.
Greetings! Congratulations to a true living legend, Woody King Jr., the legendary “Godfather of Black Theater,” founder and producing director of New Federal Theatre. In honor of his 80th birthday celebration Juney Smith of Rainbow Media Group and Reed R. McCants of Black History Mini Docs have partnered to make a feature-length documentary, “King of Stage,” which debuted at the Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem, detailing King’s amazing life story and contribution. Many of his discoveries have become household names, such as Glynn Turman, Phylicia Rashad, Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and so many more.
“Me the People: The Trump America Musical,” Triad theater, 158 W. 72nd St. New York, N.Y. Visit triadnyc.com for more information.
“Black Angels Over Tuskegee,” now in its eighth year off-Broadway. St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St. between Eighth and Ninth avenues. For more information, call 212-239-6200 or visit: telecharge.com.
“Sistas: The Musical,” St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St. between Eighth and Ninth avenues, running through January 2018. For information, call 212-239-6200 or visit telecharge.com.
Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s artistic theater director, Rome Neal, presents Laurence Holder’s “MONK,” a one-man portrayal of jazz great, composer/pianist, Thelonious Sphere Monk, starring Audelco Award Winner Solo Performance Rome Neal. Directed by Rome Neal and Laurence Holder. Music score by Bill Lee. Oct. 5-7, 2017 at 7 p.m. (Thursday-Saturday only). For ticket information, call 718-288-8048 or visit www.nuyorican.org.
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stony Hill Fall Tour, Wednesday, Sept. 6, and Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m., Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Chanté Moore, Friday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.
K. Michelle & Funk Flex Live, Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10 p.m., The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury, N.Y.
When Sugar Hill Was Sweet: Looking Back, Moving Forward, Saturday, Sept. 9, at 3 p.m. Echos of the Eras II, Terri Lyne Carrington Quartet and Melba Joyce with the Sugar Hill Quartet. Featuring book signing and reading by author Herb Boyd. Sugar Hill Luminaries Lawn, 155 Street and Edgecombe Avenue, Harlem, N.Y. For information, visit www.wwsh.nyc.
Erykah Badu, Friday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center,1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit www.njpac.org.
En Vogue, Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Bruno Mars, 24K, Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m., Madison Square Garden, Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-465-MSG1 (6741) or 212-247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Bruno Mars, 24K, Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit ticketmaster.com.
A Night of Love & War, starring Keith Sweat and Tamar Braxton, Friday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit ticketmaster.com.