Greetings! Welcome to our GBE Women’s History Month 2016.
“Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope: A Musical Entertainment,” by Micki Grant, conceived by Vinnette Carroll and directed by Leslie Dockery, is described as “a cultural pulse-taking of the challenges facing the Black community in America.” It was the first Broadway musical written entirely by a woman and the first Broadway production directed by a female African-American. The show takes place at the York Theatre Company, 619 Lexington Ave., New York City. For ticket information, call 866-811-4111.
“Eclipsed,” written by Zimbabwean playwright and actress Dana Gurira, directed by South African Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, tells the tale of five unique women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia. They develop a community that inspires them to accomplish increasingly greater strength. Previews are now running, with opening night set for March 6 at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th St.). For tickets and information, please visit www.eclipsedbroadway.com.
“The Color Purple,” now on Broadway, featuring Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St. Visit colorpurple.com.
Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker stars in Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie” (Tony Award winner). This is a strictly limited engagement. Visit telecharge.com or hughiebroadway.com or call 212- 239-6200.
“Sistas” tells of the struggles, the joy and the triumphs of being Black and being a woman in America, Saturdays and Sundays, now through March at St. Luke’s Theater, 308 W. 46th St., New York City. Call 212-239-6200 or visit telecharge.com.
“Hamilton: An American Musical” continues to captivate audiences at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St. For information, call 800-276-2392 or visit boxoffice.broadway.com
Talib Kweli’s Blue Note residency, featuring a live band, Wednesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 3 at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 W. Third St., New York City. For information, call 212-475-8592 or visit www.bluenotejazz.com.
Ms. Lauryn Hill, Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m., NYCB Theater at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit www.livenation.com.
Maysa, Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York City. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit bbkingblues.com or ticketmaster.com.
Trey Songz, Saturday, March 5 at 11 p.m., Stage 48, 605 W. 48th St., New York City. For information, call 866-468-3399 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Ms. Lauren Hill, Sunday, March 6 at 8 p.m. at the Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair, N.J. For information, visit www.ticketmaster.com.
’70s Soul Jam featuring the Stylistics, the Dramatics, Bloodstone, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and the Main Ingredients, Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m., NYCB Theater at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit www.livenation.com.
Johnny Mathis’ “60th Anniversary Concert Tour,” March 18 at 8 p.m., NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit www.njpac.org.
The Temptations and the Four Tops, Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m., Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 718-856-5464 or visit kingstheatre.com.