Season’s Greetings! From Christmas, to Kwanzaa, to Hanukkah, to the upcoming New Year and Decade, NYC is truly ‘lit’ for the holidays. As we gather together with family and friends, may we reflect on 2019, the decade now past and look forward with optimism and determination as we move with our theme for Radio GBE 2020: “Black To The Future.” (See “COMMUNITY” )
“Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th St, Manhattan. The ‘Queen of Rock n Roll,’ in performances now; Tony Award and Olivier Award nominee Adrienne Warren (“Shuffle Along”) is cast in the title role, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe as Tina at select performances Daniel J. Watts as Ike Turner. For information, visit: www.ticketmaster.com/lunt-fontanne-theatre-tickets-new-york/venue/24583
“Ain’t Too Proud” celebrates The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, written by three-time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau. Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th Street, Manhattan. For information, call: 844-379-0370 or visit: www.secureboxoffice.com
Roundabout Theatre Co. presents “A Soldiers Play” Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece bursts onto Broadway for the first time, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (“A Raisin in the Sun”), starring three-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier and two-time Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood. Dec. 27 through Mar. 15, American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd St (btw 7th and 8th Aves), Manhattan. For tickets call 212-719-1300 or visit: www.roundabouttheatre.org/get-tickets/2019-2020-season/a-soldiers-play/
New York City Ballet “The Nutcracker” now at David H. Koch Theater. For performance schedules (and for schedules to see 11-year-old Charlotte Nebres who is making history as the first Black ballerina to play Marie in the New York City Ballet) and tickets, call 212-496-0600 or visit: www.davidkochtheatre.com. Through Jan. 5.
“The Apollo” helmed by Academy and Emmy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams, chronicles the unique history and contemporary legacy of the New York City landmarked Apollo Theater. Now streaming and on demand.
“Hitsville: The Making of Motown.” Featuring Motown co-founders-legends, Berry Gordy and Smoky Robinson with Motown greats and vintage footage. For information, visit: Showtime.com.
“21 Bridges” starring Chadwick Boseman as NYC detective Andre Davis, who shuts down all the bridges in Manhattan, to track down a pair of cop killers. But like “The Fugitive,” the manhunt has surprises. Check theater listings.
“Harriet.” Bio-pic about slave-turned-abolitionist-soldier, Harriet Tubman. Stars Cynthia Erivo as Tubman, with Leslie Odom Jr, Joe Alwyn and Janelle Monáe. Check theater listings.
“Queen & Slim” a Black couple kills a white cop during an intense traffic stop and then embarks in an escape across America. Check theater listings
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Listen to Imhotep Gary Byrd’s “Express Yourself,” Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on WBLS-FM and simulcast over WLIB 119AM. The full show can also be heard on HD radio at WBLS-HD2 and at WBLS.com, WLIB.com. IGB’s “Radio GBE” is heard Fridays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Archived online at www.wbai.org. For bookings or to reach us about your GBEvent or for comments, email co-editor Nyerere, email@example.com, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or call 212-592-3279.