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Billie Holiday production brings back old-time faith

The Billie Holiday Theatre is currently showing “The Seeds of Abraham,” a play that is both a drama and a comedy.

New exhibit highlights Black theater’s Harlem roots

Imagine a version of “Macbeth” set in Haiti with an all-Black, 137-member cast of actors, dancers and drummers. It sounds like a modern Broadway hit, but it’s actually a production that took place at Harlem’s famed Lafayette Theatre in 1936.

‘Dutchman’ is stunning!

If you want to have a theatrical experience that will leave you stunned, then you need to head to the National Black Theatre on 125th St. and 5th Avenue and see “Dutchman.” It is the 50th anniversary of this powerful, ...

DanceAfrica 2014: Celebrating Africa’s Bantaba

This Memorial Day weekend, the 37th annual celebration of DanceAfrica, the nation’s largest festival dedicated to African culture, sweeps into the Brooklyn Academy of Music with a exuberant exploration of the rich cultural heritage of Madagascar with “DanceAfrica 2014: Celebrating ...

Big day at the NBT

“Ready for revolution” was the battle cry for Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), and it was also a mantra by which the activist lived during his spirited stay among us

DTH’s dazzling present, promising future

Dance Theatre of Harlem’s (DTH) recent season at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater was all too brief but dazzling on so many levels.

A journey with Love/Forte

Nia Love and Marjani Forte guided the audience’s lens in the final performance of “Memory Withholdings” at Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

Saul Williams to star in Tupac musical

Poet, musician and actor Saul Williams is preparing his debut in the starring role of the new Broadway musical “Holler If Ya Hear Me.”

Norm Lewis: First Black phantom on B’way!

History will be made with the longest running show in Broadway history, “Phantom of the Opera,” when for the first time on a Broadway stage, an African-American actor—Norm Lewis—will step into the lead role as the Phantom.

Hair’itage play tours New York

Hair’itage, a play about six Black ‘Sistahs’ who share a journey surrounding their hair and the way it has impacted their lives, is making its way around New York State.

Tonys: ‘Raisin’ earns five impressive nods

The 68th annual Tony Awards nominations were announced this week

NBT honors Amiri Baraka with a production of ‘Dutchman’

The National Black Theatre and the Classical Theatre of Harlem will come together to pay tribute to late author, playwright and activist Amiri Baraka

‘Year of James Baldwin’ opens in grand style

James Baldwin would have been 90 this year, and he does, indeed, live on. “The Year of James Baldwin,” a festival spanning 14 months at various venues, is packed with programming celebrating his treasured gifts to us.

‘Raisin’ gets its time in the sun again

To begin with, you’ve got Lorraine Hansberry’s great work, a Tony Award-winning play that became the first play written by a Black woman to premiere on Broadway.

‘Raisin’ is riveting!

“A Raisin in the Sun” is superb! This production is powerful! There is such raw, real and passionate emotion. Lorraine Hansberry truly gave life to the struggles of Black families and the relationship dynamics that exist in the Black family.