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2015: Black theater year in review: Pt. 2

Continuing its season dedicated to Amiri Baraka, Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre staged “Most Dangerous Man in America (W.E.B. DuBois).”

Coltrane and Urban Bush Women a ‘Supreme’ pair

In silhouette, accompanied by a soft hum, repeating, reaching and curving from one long limb to the other, Channon Judson’s arms, legs and torso wafts through the space for the opening of Urban Bush Woman’s “Walking With ’Trane” at BAM ...

Souleymane ‘Solo’ Badolo’s ‘An African Man in America’

Specially commissioned for BAM Fisher (Dec. 2 to 5), Souleymane “Solo” Badolo’s “Yimbegre” is a dance for men and a journey about one—Badolo

2015: Black theater year in review: Pt. 1

The year 2015 was one of the most magnificent years that Blacks in theatre have experienced for some time.

‘Tappin’ Thru Life’ is terrific!

Maurice Hines is starring in a new show, “Tappin’ Thru Life,” at New World Stages on West 50th Street.

PHOTOS: Kwanzaa celebration at the Apollo

The Apollo Theater held its annual “Kwanzaa Regeneration Night Celebration,” featuring Abdel Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre

January 2016 dance calendar

There is still a great deal of dance to see as we close out 2015, and even more to open 2016.

HSA’s ‘Soul Nativity’ a gospel-infused, magical farce

Let’s start here: Hallelujah, the definition of a farce is “a comedy that aims at entertaining the audience through situations that are highly exaggerated, extravagant and thus improbable.”

Broadway’s divine ‘Color Purple’

“The Color Purple” is heavenly, the cast divine, the musical is extraordinarily empowering, the energy throughout is sublime.

Urban Bush Women, inspired by Coltrane

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founder and artistic director of Urban Bush Women, discusses the company.

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: The gift that keeps on giving

Dec. 2, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater swept on stage at New York’s City Center exuding warmth, radiating brilliance and lighting up the night. If this opening night of its five-week winter season is any indication, audiences are in ...

‘The Wiz’ toe-tapping musical fun

NBC embarks on its latest musical holiday tradition: a three-hour live production of the groundbreaking Broadway show that brought Oz to life in a funky sing-along journey down the yellow brick road.

Ballet Hispanico at the Apollo

Celebrating 45 years of repertory that reflects the ever-changing diversity of Latino cultures, Ballet Hispanico made its annual holiday return to the Apollo stage.

AUDELCOs: Celebrating the Black theater family

Last Monday, Symphony Space was the place to be for members of the Black theater family

Ballet Hispanico to collaborate with Apollo Theater, host performances for youth

A few years ago, I rang up the PR team of Ballet Hispanico and asked to watch a rehearsal, and they said yes. I love dance but never felt comfortable enough to really dig in and write about it.