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New York Theatre Guide
HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
Music by Tupac Shakur, Book by Todd Kreidler
at Palace Theatre
Set in the present day on the inner-city streets of a Midwestern industrial city. The musical follows two childhood friends and their extended families as they struggle to reconcile the challenges and realities of their daily lives with their hopes, dreams and ambitions.
(from 26 May 2014 - Closing on tba)
by Robert O'Hara
at Playwrights Horizons' Main Stage
Sutter is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms and even nursing homes. A kaleidoscope of sketches that interconnect to portray growing up gay and black.
(from 22 Aug 2014 - )
FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 AND 3)
by Suzan-Lori Parks
at The Public Theater
A dramatic work set over the course of the Civil War.
(from 14 Oct 2014 - Closing on 16 Nov 2014)
LIQUID PLAIN, THE
by Naomi Wallace
at Signature Center's Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
On the docks of late 18th century Rhode Island, two runaway slaves, Adjua and Dembi, plan a desperate and daring run to freedom. When a chance encounter triggers an unexpected collision of worlds, painful truths are uncovered and the brutality of past crimes spills into the next generation. The Liquid Plain brings to life a group of people whose stories have been erased from history.
(from Exp Feb 2015 - )
LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD
by Jeff Augustin
at Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
On a balmy night in Miami, a soon-to-be mother, Sula, floats ashore on a car tire. Having braved a perilous journey to escape her native Haiti, Sula is determined to forge a better life in America for her unborn son.
(from 22 Jan 2015 - Closing on 05 Apr 2015)
OUR LADY OF KIBEHO
by Katori Hall
at Signature Center's Irene Diamond Stage
In 1981, a village girl in Rwanda claims to see the Virgin Mary. Ostracized by her schoolmates and labeled disturbed, everyone refuses to believe, until the impossible starts happening again and again. Skepticism gives way to fear, faith, and fate, causing upheaval in the school community and beyond.
(from Exp Nov 2014 - )
by Lemon Andersen
at The Public Theater
After 27 years served for murder in Attica s D-Block, Willie Green, aka Dolomite, has become an unlikely father figure to his cellmates, folklore heroes like Jesse James, Hobo Ben, Annabelle Jones, Stackolee and Hard Rock. Though word is brewing throughout Attica that a riot is coming, Dolomite would rather not get involved. But when one of the youngest inmates in their block is viciously beaten by guards for protesting prison conditions, Dolomite has to decide whether to join the riots or lock himself in his cell and hope for a promised parole date and the chance to taste freedom.
(from 03 Apr 2015 - Closing on 19 Apr 2015)
SISTAS: THE MUSICAL
by Dorothy Marcic
at St. Luke's Theatre
After a matriarch's death, the women in the family clean Grandma's attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Songs include 'Oh, Happy Day,' 'Mama Said,' 'I Will Survive,' 'Tyrone,' 'I am Not My Hair' and 'A Woman's Worth.'
(from 29 Sep 2011 - Booking to 07 Sep 2014)
TOTAL BENT, THE
Text by Stew, Music by Heidi Rodewald and Stew
at The Public Theater
When a British record producer arrives in Montgomery, Alabama to hook Marty Roy, a young black musical prodigy rebelling from the constraints of the world around him, he launches us back into Marty s tumultuous musical upbringing. The son of a gospel star and self-proclaimed healer, Marty spent his childhood writing the songs that have made his charismatic father famous. But in an America on the verge of social upheaval, Marty finds himself at odds with his complicated and spiritually forceful father, desperate to make his own way and his own sound.
(from 03 Mar 2015 - Closing on 05 Apr 2015)
music by Shlomo Carlebach, book by Daniel S. Wise, lyrics by David Schechter
at Actors Temple Theater
A musical about the life and music of Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone.
(from 01 Dec 2014 - Booking to )