‘A Small Oak Tree Runs Red’—Explosive, powerful theater at Billie Holiday Theatre

Soul-stirring, take you to school, take you to church theater is happening right now at the Billie Holiday Theatre as it presents “A Small Oak Tree Runs Red."

Up close with director George C. Wolfe at the Drama League

Two-time Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe returns to Broadway this spring with a revival of the Eugene O’Neill drama, “The Iceman Cometh.”

Another awe-inspiring Ailey season at City Center

We hope everybody’s holiday calendar included at least one evening of the annual month-long performances by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at New York City Center.

2017 was historic for Blacks on Broadway and in theater in general

The year 2017 was historic, as African-Americans made great strides on Broadway.

‘The Children’ is not child’s play

When I go to the theater I want to be entertained. I don’t mind learning about real-life situations that deal with serious topics.

The 45th annual VIV Awards celebrated Black theater

Oh, what a night! The 45th annual AUDELCO “VIV” Awards recognizing excellence in Black theater was fabulous at Symphony Space Monday, Nov. 20.

‘Elf The Musical’ is stupendous holiday fun!

The Theater at Madison Square Garden has the next holiday tradition with “Elf The Musical.”

‘The Lion King’—two glorious decades on Broadway and counting

Make “The Lion King” part of your circle of life! It lifts the soul! It’s no wonder this musical is celebrating its 20th year on Broadway: it is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

December 2017 Dance Calendar

Include dance in your holiday plans, and begin with the world premiere of George Emilio Sanchez’s “Bang, Bang, Gun Amok,” a 24-hour “performance filibuster” dedicated to U.S. gun culture, Dec. 8-9 at Abrons Arts Center.

‘Freight’ is fascinating theater from New Federal

J. Alphonse Nicholson captivates the soul as he performs solo in “Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green,” a New Federal Theatre production playing at the Castillo Theatre on 42nd Street.

British actor nabs coveted role in RSC production

British actor Sope Dirisu was an average, fairly popular kid growing up in the North London suburb of Colindale.

Contemporary Noh Theater a success!

The recent production of the dance/drama at Japan Society, “Left-Right-Left” “…was developed based on the never-seen-before concept of combining noh music and contemporary dance.”

Mentoring master class with Misty Copeland and Carmen de Lavallade

The phrase “each one, teach one” will take on a new meaning Nov. 6 when Harlem Stage hosts a unique conversation between two remarkable African-American dance pioneers—American Ballet Theatre principal Misty Copeland and dance legend Carmen de Lavallade—before an audience ...

November Dance Calendar

This month’s calendar begins with the world premiere of Preeti Vasudevan’s “Stories by Hand,” created and performed by Vasudevan, at New York Live Arts, Nov. 2 to Nov. 4.

Beautiful soprano Angel Blue makes debut at Metropolitan Opera

In 1961, opera soprano Leontyne Price made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera and elicited an ovation that was more than 35 minutes long.