December 2017 Dance Calendar

Include dance in your holiday plans, and begin with the world premiere of George Emilio Sanchez’s “Bang, Bang, Gun Amok,” a 24-hour “performance filibuster” dedicated to U.S. gun culture, Dec. 8-9 at Abrons Arts Center.

‘Freight’ is fascinating theater from New Federal

J. Alphonse Nicholson captivates the soul as he performs solo in “Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green,” a New Federal Theatre production playing at the Castillo Theatre on 42nd Street.

British actor nabs coveted role in RSC production

British actor Sope Dirisu was an average, fairly popular kid growing up in the North London suburb of Colindale.

Contemporary Noh Theater a success!

The recent production of the dance/drama at Japan Society, “Left-Right-Left” “…was developed based on the never-seen-before concept of combining noh music and contemporary dance.”

Mentoring master class with Misty Copeland and Carmen de Lavallade

The phrase “each one, teach one” will take on a new meaning Nov. 6 when Harlem Stage hosts a unique conversation between two remarkable African-American dance pioneers—American Ballet Theatre principal Misty Copeland and dance legend Carmen de Lavallade—before an audience ...

November Dance Calendar

This month’s calendar begins with the world premiere of Preeti Vasudevan’s “Stories by Hand,” created and performed by Vasudevan, at New York Live Arts, Nov. 2 to Nov. 4.

Beautiful soprano Angel Blue makes debut at Metropolitan Opera

In 1961, opera soprano Leontyne Price made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera and elicited an ovation that was more than 35 minutes long.

New York’s Brandee Younger returns to play Alice Coltrane

Harpist Brandee Younger has had a connection with the late, great jazz musician Alice Coltrane for some time.

‘Oedipus El Rey’ extended at Public Theater until Dec. 3

“Oedipus El Rey” has yet to officially open at the Public Theater—still in previews—but the response has been so overwhelmingly positive that it has extended its run until Dec. 3.

Nominations announced for 45th AUDELCO Awards

The word is out for the nominees of the 45th annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Awards, which recognize excellence in Black theater.

October 2017 Dance Calendar

Two women top this month’s calendar: Germaine Acogny with the U.S. premiere of “Mon élue noire (My Black Chosen One): Sacre #2” (Oct. 4-7) and Cynthia Oliver’s world-premiere “Virago-Man Dem” (Oct. 25-28), both at BAM Fisher.

‘Prince of Broadway’ is theatrical musical perfection

“Prince of Broadway,” playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, is a love letter to Hal Prince and his magnificent Broadway career.

‘A Raisin in the Sun’ shines at Harlem Repertory Theatre

I always get excited when I hear that Harlem Repertory Theatre is doing a production. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a production there that wasn’t poignant and moving. They are currently presenting Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” ...

Ballet Hispánico celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the beauty that is Hispanic heritage is Ballet Hispánico.

Powerful one-woman play to premier at National Black Theatre

The world premiere of “The Peculiar Patriot,” the one-woman show written and performed by Liza Jessie Peterson, is set to run from Sept. 13 through Oct. 1, at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre.