Greetings! Our GBE Black Music Month 2017 opens with a salute to the gentle genius Curtis Mayfield, who would have been 75 this year. Mayfield’s talent created the soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, climaxing with his ...

Dance Calendar June 2017

For nearly one year now, Kyle Marshall and dancers Oluwadamilare Ayorinde and Myssi Robinson have been in deep research, making his first full-evening work, “Colored.”

Tony-nominated Michelle Wilson talks ‘Sweat’

I recently had the opportunity to interview Tony-nominated Michelle Wilson for her role as Cynthia in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat,” playing at Studio 54 on West 54th Street.

‘Sweat’ is moving theater

“Sweat,” Lynn Nottage’s latest work, is an intensely written and flawlessly performed drama. It will make you laugh and cry as it tells a real story of real people’s lives.

Vilaro’s Ballet Hispánico!

Though hard to believe, Eduardo Vilaro, artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico, has held this role for seven years now.

Ailey II—Always a sure bet!

Ailey II, the revered junior company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, presented their first season at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, March 29 through April 2.

Treat Mom to free theater at the Public

Treat your mother—hey, your whole family—to a free performance of the Mobile Unit’s “Twelfth Night,” directed by Saheem Ali at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater.

‘Hello Dolly’ is everything a musical should be

It’s so nice to have “Hello Dolly” back where it belongs—on Broadway! This classic musical revival is playing at the Shubert Theatre on 44th Street and stars the marvelous Bette Midler as Dolly Levi.

Tony Awards to honor James Earl Jones, ‘Jitney,’ ‘Sweat’

James Earl Jones will be honored at the 71st annual Tony Awards Sunday, June 11, at a live presentation at Radio City Music Hall. At the age of 86, Jones will receive a well-deserved Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement ...

Leguizamo’s ‘Latin History for Morons’ now at Public Theater

Four stars has become the industry standard for excellence, but like John Leguizamo—the inventive one-man unstoppable force of entertaining truths—I break those stupid rules and I offer the canopy of the stars above to rate his most recent one-man show, ...

‘Paramour’ ends April 16—Go see it!

I’ve told everyone that “Paramour” is a must-see because it is so original and creative, combining circus acrobatics with romance and a star-is-born storyline.

‘A Bronx Tale’ is disappointing

“A Bronx Tale” is a new musical on Broadway, based on the play by Chaz Palminteri.

Malpaso Dance Company: Cuban dance comes to Brooklyn

Together Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company and Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble’s “Dreaming of Lions” (March 1-4) were a hit! For this debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, co-founder, artistic director and dancer, Osnel Delgado of Malpaso, ...

You’ll never see the MTA in the same way!

Acapella singing has found a home on Broadway with “In Transit,” a new musical playing at the Circle in the Square Theatre on West 50th Street, with a story based in New York City that spotlights the New York City ...

‘X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation’ opens at New Victory Theater

The assassinations of Rome’s great ruler of the republic and of revolutionary leader Malcolm X take to the stage when Tony Award-winning The Acting Company couples Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” with “X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation,” a compelling new ...