On Monday, February 13, 2012, The Cornelia Street Café presents HAPPY BIRTHDAY LANGSTON HUGHES at 29 Cornelia St in New York at 6pm. Actors Denise Burse, Michael Early and Phillip James Brannon, along with soprano Malesha Jessie and pianist Ellen Mandel are featured in this ongoing series celebrating the birthdays of poets with words and music. Assembled and produced by Paul Hecht.
Come celebrate Black History Month with André De Shields and The Working Theater at Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory: From Douglass to Deliverance. Performances run through Sunday, February 14 at The Abingdon Theatre, 312 West 36 St. in New York.
It’s frigid outside on this Sunday afternoon in January, but the temperature in the sixth floor rehearsal room of The Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex in New York is rising. The source of the heat is André De Shields, barefoot and clad in red sweatpants, who is rehearsing the choreography for one of the five characters he embodies in his solo work-in-progress, Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory: From Douglass to Deliverance Created and performed by De Shields, under the direction of Alfred Preisser, Mine Eyes has a limited run from Thursday, February 4 through Sunday, February 14 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36 St. in New York. Mine Eyes is part of the 25th anniversary season of The Working Theater, whose mission is to produce theater with working class themes for working class people at affordable prices.
In celebration of Black History Month, from February 3-21, Maysles Cinema presented Another Side of a King: Films and Literature of Woodie King, Jr.,showcasing several of King’s films including: Death … Continue reading
Channeling Frederick Douglass, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama in Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory: From Douglass to Deliverance, award-winning Broadway star André De Shields was a … Continue reading