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‘Twelfth Night’ born great at Public’s Shakespeare in the Park

What a gloriously wonderful night!

Classical Theatre of Harlem appoints Carl Cofield new associate artistic director

The Classical Theatre of Harlem recently announced the appointment of Carl Cofield as associate artistic director.

Free public forum: ‘We Rise: A Celebration of Resistance’ at the Delacorte Aug. 13

Great artists have combined their efforts to call attention to the growing feeling (hallejah!) of resistance, and you are free to join the Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Executive Director Patrick Willingham) and the Resistance Revival Chorus, Monday, Aug. ...

Multi-talent Chapman Roberts talks ‘Smokey Joe’s’

If you’re not familiar with the name Chapman Roberts, you need to be.

‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ is a sensation!

“Smokey Joe’s Café” is smokin’ at Stage 42!

Musical power and splendor in ‘Don’t Bother Me’

New York City Center on West 55th Street was the place to be this weekend as “Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope” played performances from July 25 to 29 as part of the Encores! Off-Center Series.

Dance Theatre of Harlem dancers reflect as company turns 50

Dance Theatre of Harlem, the ballet company founded by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook in 1969 and led today by former DTH ballerina Virginia Johnson, kicks off a months long 50th anniversary celebration at Lincoln Center Saturday, Aug. 4.

Laughter, tears mark Liza Jessie Peterson’s brilliant one-woman show, ‘The Peculiar Patriot’

Liza Jessie Peterson was trying to explain how her one woman show, “The Peculiar Patriot,” came about. “I was inspired by family members I would see getting on the bus at midnight at Columbus Circle,” she said. “Boarding fleets of ...

‘The Peculiar Patriot’ is powerful at NBT

Liza Jessie Peterson is “dropping knowledge” about Black incarceration in “The Peculiar Patriot” playing at the National Black Theatre. The production is being presented by the National Black Theatre and HI-Arts. Peterson not only performs this one-woman piece but also ...

Classical Theatre of Harlem’s ‘Antigone’ draws parallels to today

Genius, brilliance, startling political relevancy are what I experienced at Harlem’s Richard Rodgers Amphitheatre in Marcus Garvey Park as I watched the Classical Theatre of Harlem perform Sophocles’ “Antigone,” in a production inspired by Paul Roche’s adaptation.

Food, culture, Broadway and more

There are a few sure things in life, and a lot of those actually come from the world of Disney. It’s the summer holiday season and if you are like most New Yorkers, you have a slew of visitors clamoring ...

Food. Film. Beach?

That’s right! It’s time for the seventh annual Long Beach International Film Festival running from Aug. 1 to Aug. 4.

Berta Monday’s, ‘Can’t Cope,’ NYO Jazz, Dwyer Center art

One Harlemite who keeps that jazz torch burning is Berta Indeed.

Award-winning lyricist Micki Grant talks about ‘Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope’ at City Center

“Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope,” a politically charged musical about life for African-Americans in their communities, will be back after 47 years.

The Alvin Ailey School strikes a ‘Pose’

“Pose,” the new FX television show, is primarily about the often overlooked transgender members of the LGBTQ community and the 1980s ballroom scene associated with the dance craze known as voguing.