GBE Guide to Black Events
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 11/8/2018, 3:11 p.m.
Greetings! The “Tony’s” are coming and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” The Temptations on Broadway musical has 20 nominations for the upcoming 73rd Tony Awards, scheduled for June 9, 2019.The awards, honoring theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway will be telecast over CBS-TV live from Radio City Music Hall.
Speaking of legends, The World Famous Apollo Theatre presents the premier of “Twisted Melodies,” Thursday May 30, a powerful play honoring the artistic legacy and personal struggles of genius vocalist and composer, the late Donny Hathaway (1945-1979). For information, visit www. apollotheatre.org.
“Ain’t Too Proud” is the electrifying new musical celebrating The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Five guys-one dream with a sound that would make music history. Written by three time Obie award winner Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony award winner Des McAnuff (“Jersey Boys”), and featuring choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (“Jersey Boys,” ”On Your Feet”), now brings the untold story of this legendary quintet to irresistible life on Broadway. Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th Street, Manhattan. Now through July 31. For information, call 844-379-0370 or visit: www.secureboxoffice.com.
“A Miracle in Uganda” Based on the life of bestselling author, Immaculee ILibagiza, a one woman play with Rwandan actress Malaika Uwamahoro playing 10 separate characters. Through May 11. The run of the play coincides with the 25th anniversary of the historic massacre in Rwanda. Lion Theater, 410 West 42nd St., Theatre Row, Manhattan. Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 3 p.m. For tickets: 833-215-5121 or visit www.miracleinrwanda.nyc
“BLKS,” poet Aziza Barnes’ playwriting debut, paints a picture portrait day in the life of four young women of color in New York City, exploring the joy and anguish of growing up and out.
Starring Marié Botha, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Alfie Fuller, Paige Gilbert, Chris Myers and Coral Peña. Robert Wilson MCC Theatre Space/Newman Mills Theatre, 511West 52nd Street, Manhattan. Tuesdays: 7 p.m., Wednesdays: 7 p.m., Thursdays: 7 p.m., Fridays: 8 p.m., Saturdays: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sundays: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For information, call (646) 506-9393 or visit www.mmctheater.org
Rock Solid Women: Nona Hendryx with Divinity Roxx and Special Guests, Thu, May 9 at 7 p.m., Gramercy Theater, 127 East 23rd Street, Manhattan. For information, visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Mavis Staples, Thu, May 9 at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th St. in Harlem, USA. For information, visit www.ticketmaster.com
The Temptations & the Four Tops, Thu, May 9 at 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood, N.J. 07631. For information, visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Mother’s Day Music Festival with Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, Sat, May 11 at 7 p.m., 2301 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. 08401. For information, visit www.OnlineCityTickets.com
Keith Sweat, Saturday, May 18, at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road ,Westbury, NY 11590. For ticket information, call (800) 854-2196 or visit www.westbury-theatre.com.
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, May 10 through May 12 at 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark, N.J. 07102. For ticket information, call (800) 854-2196 or visit www.performingartscenternewark.com