Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Hi Everyone.

Welcome to my Marcia's Black Theater Blog!

I love theater. Especially theater that tells the stories of people from the African Diaspora. I look forward to sharing what I am learning about, seeing, experiencing. I hope you'll let me know what you're seeing as well.

You'll also find commentary about music, dance, performance art, visual arts and literary arts. BUT, the emphasis here is on theater.

What's on my radar right now?

FELA! on Broadway. -- This show is like nothing you've experienced. Ever. This musical about the life of Nigerian artist, activist and Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti is a must see for everybody. Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones serves as co-conceiver, director and choreographer. Now in previews at the Eugene O'Neill Theater on Broadway.

THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS at The Public Theater. Remember this name: TARELL ALVIN McCRANEY. Go see this trilogy by this awesome young brother. The plays: In the Red and Brown Water, The Brothers Size, and Marcus, Or the Secret of Sweet are amazing. Tarell keeps it real!

DENZEL WASHINGTON is coming to Broadway in the spring in a revival of August Wilson's FENCES. I am drooling already. Look for an April start date!

That's it for now.

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