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Don’t ‘Ring’ the bell

Have you ever gone to a show and found yourself interested yet confused as to what was happening?

Tony winner Tonya Pinkins takes on directing role with one-act play

When you hear the name Tonya Pinkins, you probably think of the TV actress (she’s most well-known for her role on “All My Children”).

Complexions Contemporary Ballet pays tribute to David Bowie

Count on beautiful bodies moving through space as if there is nothing else to do but dance, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, the brain-child of co-founders/artistic directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, is a sure bet.

Dance Theatre of Harlem celebrates 48th anniversary

On a recent Sunday, in one of Dance Theatre of Harlem’s spacious, sun-drenched studios in its 152nd Street headquarters, Artistic Director Virginia Johnson beamed as she welcomed a standing-room-only audience to a special Sunday matinee, the celebration of DTH’s 48th ...

Cynthia Erivo will take the stage at Oscars Governors Ball

The news that award-winning singer-songwriter Cynthia Erivo will perform at the Governors Ball immediately after the Oscars Sunday, Feb. 26, was announced at the annual Oscars Governors Ball food preview, which provided a preview of the food, beverages and décor ...

Community Calendar: February 16 - February 22

Imhotep's Guide to Black Events

Stage and screen acting vet Santiago-Hudson directs ‘Jitney’ on Broadway

Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s career got off to as auspicious a start as one could hope for.

BroadwayCon: A theater lover’s dream

BroadwayCon at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center this past weekend was the best it gets for theater lovers.

‘Jitney’ is the best play on Broadway!

It has been too long in coming but, at last, August Wilson’s “Jitney” has made it to Broadway. And “Jitney” is the best play there!

Broadway’s ‘Phantom’ brings diversity to lead roles

The “Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway, at the Majestic Theatre, has boldly cast the first African-American as Raoul (Jordan Donica) and the first Asian-American as Christine (Ali Ewoldt).

Harlem School of the Arts: A prized Harlem gem

Harlem School of the Arts is a one-of-a-kind institution in Harlem. HSA, which has been around since 1964, is a leading example of arts, community and collective creative forces joining together under one roof.

2016: The year in review in Black theater

The year 2016 was full of brilliance for Blacks in theater. The year began with the phenomenal work of Lydia R. Diamond, “Smart People,” which was presented by Second Stage Theater and starred African-Americans Mahershala Ali and Tessa Thompson, along ...

‘Cats’ is dazzling!

I have never seen anything like it. A production that had people dressed as and acting like cats. A musical that has the audience come to an understanding of the things that these animals go through.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: The gift that keeps giving

Blessed. That’s the first word that comes to mind during the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s City Center season. It describes the AAADT dancers’ gift of technical versatility as they perform ballet, jazz, modern and African dance styles with steely ...

Black male ‘ballerina’ of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the all-male comic ballet company, takes the stage at the Joyce Theater (Dec. 13-28) with a program presenting parodies of traditional classical ballets that tickle, tantalize and make audiences laugh out loud while treating ...

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