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September 2015 dance calendar

This month’s dance calendar is jam-packed!

Over the moon for Misty Copeland in ‘On the Town’

In the lead up to Misty Copeland’s Aug. 25 debut in the Broadway musical “On the Town” at the Lyric Theatre, anticipation-inducing announcements of her limited engagement were everywhere.

SummerStage presents ‘The Wiz’

A glorious production of the Broadway classic “The Wiz” graced the stage at Marcus Garvey Park as part of the Summerstage 30th anniversary season.

Metropolitan Opera to stop blackface makeup use in production of 'Otello'

The Metropolitan Opera will debut a fresh face in its season-opening production of Verdi's "Otello" in September.

‘The Wiz’: George Faison celebrates a legendary hit

Tony Award-winning choreographer George Faison perches on the edge of his seat in front of the mirrored wall of his Harlem rehearsal studio.

New York productions to be showcased at NBTF

Black theater family, make your plans and get ready to pack your bags this summer.

‘Black Stars of the Great White Way’ to headline NBTF

Chapman Roberts, the executive director and producer of “Black Stars of the Great White Way,” is very excited these days, as he prepares to bring this unique, marvelous production down to the National Black Theatre Festival, happening Aug. 3 to ...

Bill T. Jones tell the story of ‘Dora’

Bjorn Amelan is Bill T. Jones’ partner and the son of Dora Amelan, the 94-year-old French Jewish nurse and World War II social worker, for whom Jones’ newest work, “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane,” is built.

Ailey dedicates evening to Dudley Williams

For their recent, annual two-week season at Lincoln Center, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater planned new productions of Talley Beatty’s “Toccata” (1960), Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison’s “A Case of You” duet from the larger work “Reminiscin’” (2005), the ...

Free ‘Tempest’ production magical, awe-inspiring

The Public Theater presents an awe-inspiring revival of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Direction by Michael Greif, the show ingenuously uses open space, colorful backdrops, sound effects, music, troupes of fairies and commanding actors ...

National Black Theatre marks 47th anniversary by honoring trailblazers

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre celebrated 47 years of keeping soul alive in Harlem with the eighth annual TEER Spirit Awards Gala, held Thursday, June 18 at the National Black Theatre, located at 2031 Fifth Ave.

Corey Mitchell makes history at 69th Tony Awards

History was made this year at the 69th annual Tony Awards, held at Radio City Music Hall, as the inaugural Tony for Excellence in Theatre Education was awarded.

The incredible story of the Jubilee Singers

Inspired, educated, motivated—that’s how I felt as I watched “A Band of Angels” at Theater 3, located at 311 W. 43rd St.

Don’t make plans to ‘Visit’

Have you ever sat in a Broadway theater and thought of the offering before your eyes, “This is weird”?

Dudley Williams: A life well-lived in dance

In 2004, when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Dudley Williams was preparing to retire after four decades in dance, an interviewer asked about the unique longevity that characterized his remarkable career.

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