Community Calendar January 9 - January 15
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 1/9/2020, 5:46 p.m.
Greetings! Happy New YOU!! Thank you all over the Tri State NYC NJ and Conn for another amazing turnout from our community for our Kwanzaa “Regeneration” celebration at the World Famous Apollo Theater with Abdel Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, The Kipp Amp Legacy Jazz Ensemble and host Imhotep Gary Byrd. We also paid tribute to the Elombe-Nomsa Brath Family for 60 years of service to the Harlem community. The World Famous Apollo opens up January with “Apollo Uptown Hall.” See “COMMUNITY.”
Roundabout Theatre Co. presents “A Soldiers Play” Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece bursts onto Broadway for the first time, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (“A Raisin in the Sun” ), starring three-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier and two-time Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, now through Mar. 15, American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd St (btw. 7th and 8th Aves.). For ticket information, call 212-719-1300 or visit: www.roundabouttheatre.org/get-tickets/2019-2020-season/a-soldiers-play/.
“Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th St, Manhattan. The ‘Queen of Rock n Roll,’ in performances now; Tony Award and Olivier Award nominee Adrienne Warren (“Shuffle Along”) is cast in the title role, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe as Tina at select performances Daniel J. Watts as Ike Turner. For information, visit: www.ticketmaster.com/lunt-fontanne- theatre-tickets-new-york/venue/24583.
“Ain’t Too Proud” celebrates The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, written by three-time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau. Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th Street, Manhattan. For information, call: 844-379-0370 or visit: www.secureboxoffice.com.
“Hadestown—Where a Song Can Change Your Fate” from the pen of Anaïs Mitchell, winner 8 Tony Awards, Tony winner Andre De Shields, Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48th St., Manhattan. For more information, visit: walterkerrtheatre.com.
“The Lion King.” Minskoff Theatre, 200 W.45th St., Manhattan. For ticket information, visit: minskofftheatre.box-officetickets.com
“Kinky Boots the Musical.” Al Hirschfield Theatre, 302 W. 45th St, Manhattan. For ticket information, visit: www.kinkybootsthemusical.com
“Sista’s: The Musical” at St. Luke’s Theatre every Sat-Sun, 4:30 pm .St. Luke’s Theatre is located at 308 West 46th Street in Manhattan.
Stanley Jordan Sat. Jan 11 at 11 a.m., Sony Hall, 235 W. 46th Street, Manhattan. For information, visit tickets-center.com/search/sony-hall-tickets/.
Harlem Gospel Choir, Sun. Jan. 12 at Sony Hall, 235 W. 46th Street, Manhattan. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.
Stephanie Mills & The Whispers, Sat. Jan 18 at 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ.
Loud Records is celebrating 25 years of hip hop at Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan on Thurs., Jan 30. The Loud experience features performances by Wu-Tang Clan, a Big Pun Tribute FT. Fat Joe, Mobb Deep FT. special guests, and many more. Get tickets now at 212-632-4000 or visit: Ticketmaster.com.
“The Apollo” helmed by Academy and Emmy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams, chronicles the unique history and contemporary legacy of the New York City landmark, the Apollo Theater. Now streaming and on demand.
“Hitsville: The Making of Motown.” Featuring Motown co-founders-legends, Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson with Motown greats and vintage footage. For information, visit: Showtime.