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‘Oedipus El Rey’ extended at Public Theater until Dec. 3

“Oedipus El Rey” has yet to officially open at the Public Theater—still in previews—but the response has been so overwhelmingly positive that it has extended its run until Dec. 3.

Nominations announced for 45th AUDELCO Awards

The word is out for the nominees of the 45th annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Awards, which recognize excellence in Black theater.

October 2017 Dance Calendar

Two women top this month’s calendar: Germaine Acogny with the U.S. premiere of “Mon élue noire (My Black Chosen One): Sacre #2” (Oct. 4-7) and Cynthia Oliver’s world-premiere “Virago-Man Dem” (Oct. 25-28), both at BAM Fisher.

‘Prince of Broadway’ is theatrical musical perfection

“Prince of Broadway,” playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, is a love letter to Hal Prince and his magnificent Broadway career.

‘A Raisin in the Sun’ shines at Harlem Repertory Theatre

I always get excited when I hear that Harlem Repertory Theatre is doing a production. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a production there that wasn’t poignant and moving. They are currently presenting Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” ...

Ballet Hispánico celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the beauty that is Hispanic heritage is Ballet Hispánico.

Powerful one-woman play to premier at National Black Theatre

The world premiere of “The Peculiar Patriot,” the one-woman show written and performed by Liza Jessie Peterson, is set to run from Sept. 13 through Oct. 1, at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre.

And the 2017 Bessies go to…

Two of the dance world’s most esteemed contributors will be recognized for their long-standing artistry, service and support of the field by The New York Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, Monday, Oct. 9.

Dance Calendar September 2017

African contemporary choreographers/performers command this month’s calendar.

Harlem Stage returns with new season, director of programming

After 30 years of consistently promoting the artistic legacy of Harlem, the African-American-led performing arts organization, Harlem Stage, returns with its 2017 season.

‘Port Chicago 50’—A true story that needs to be told!

“Port Chicago 50” played at the National Black Theatre at 125th Street and 5th Avenue and told the story of the 200 Black sailors who died in explosions on naval ships on a July evening in 1944.

Culture icon Carmen de Lavallade bows out of White House reception

Carmen de Lavallade, the 86-year-old dancer, choreographer and actress being honored by the Kennedy Center in December, recently announced that she will not attend the White House reception.

Harlem Stage returns with new season, director of programming

After 30 years of consistently promoting the artistic legacy of Harlem, the African American-led performing arts organization, Harlem Stage, returns with its 2017 season.

Hal Williams to star in ‘Port Chicago 50’ at National Black Theatre

During WWII, 200 Black sailors were killed in explosions that were the fault of the U.S. government. This incident is the focus of “Port Chicago 50,” a play opening Thursday, Aug. 17 at the National Black Theatre at 2031 Fifth ...

Ailey Extension Dance Classes: Release your inner dancer

Have you ever sat in the audience at an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance during the magnificent dance company’s summer and winter seasons and thought wistfully, “I would love to try to do at least some of that!” Well, ...

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