Posts Tagged ‘Theater’

Onward And UPward – The Recap

Onward And UPward – The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The proverbial Uptown Love that we are always talking about was in full effect at the Onward And Upward Benefit shindig that was held at District 12 on April 20th. We as a community came together to support the wonderful work of the Up Theater Company and had a damn good […]


Spread Love: The Colored Museum @ Harlem School of the Arts

Spread Love: The Colored Museum @ Harlem School of the Arts

Welcome to The Colored Museum, where each exhibit comes to life and takes you on a journey through the Black American experience. An unforgettable cast of characters brings George C. Wolfe’s “personal exorcism” of Black cultural myths to life through the humor, pain, and shockingly brutal honesty of Wolfe’s writing. This production of the 1986 […]


Uptown Tonight: Onward & UPward! – UP Theater Company Benefit @ District 12

Uptown Tonight: Onward & UPward! - UP Theater Company Benefit @ District 12

PLEASE heed my words. You are going to want to be in attendance for the Onward & Upward benefit for the Up Theater Company tonight at District 12 (4892 Broadway). The event kicks off at 6:30 pm and will feature performances, a preview of Up Theater’s latest play, Epic Poetry, as well as an auction […]


Uptown Play Features ‘Feminist Epic Journey’ Through Post-Apocalyptic NYC | DNAinfo

Uptown Play Features 'Feminist Epic Journey' Through Post-Apocalyptic NYC | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong HUDSON HEIGHTS — Crossing the George Washington Bridge, taking the A train to 42nd Street and visiting a souvlaki shop in Astoria may sound like routine trips in the life of a New Yorker, but in the hands of one Uptown theater company, it’s the stuff of Homeric legend. The Northern Manhattan-based UP Theater Company will […]


3/29/15: DREAM UPTOWN – A multi-disciplinary arts series in Washington Heights

3/29/15: DREAM UPTOWN - A multi-disciplinary arts series in Washington Heights

This spring, the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights will be the host of a new multi-disciplinary arts series featuring low-cost and free events. Dream Uptown, a project of the Fort Tryon Jewish Center (FJTC), will present live arts events between March and June 2015, produced by neighborhood volunteers and powered through collaborations with local organizations. […]


Spread Love: The UP Theater Company Presents Epic Poetry

Spread Love: The UP Theater Company Presents Epic Poetry

A teenage girls’ odyssey to find her father, a hero from a legendary war, takes her on a dangerous journey through the squalor of a mythic NYC. UP Theater Company Presents EPIC POETRY by James Bosley Directed by Gregory Wolfe April 29 through May 16 Wednesdays – Saturdays, 8pm The Hebrew Tabernacle – 551 Ft […]


Save The Date: 4/20/15 – The Up Theater Company Honors Our Very Own Led Black

Save The Date: 4/20/15 - The Up Theater Company Honors Our Very Own Led Black

Onward & UPward! – To benefit UP Theater Company MONDAY, APRIL 20 – 6:30 to 9:30 District 12 (4892 Broadway) That’s right folks, the good folks at the Up Theater Company are having their annual benefit shindig on Monday, April 20th at District 12 (4892 Broadway) and this year they are bestowing “The Upstanding Person […]


2/22/15: Improv Intensive with Matt Higgins

2/22/15: Improv Intensive with Matt Higgins

Get back in touch with your childlike sense of play in just one 3-hour session with Andy Kaufman Award finalist Matt Higgins. This super-supportive workshop will focus on IMAGINATION, SPONTANEITY and FUN Embrace the improv credo and just say “YES!” $40 class fee benefits UP Theater Company. Sunday, February 22 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. […]


Harlem Independent Theater launches $30K fundraising campaign|Columbia Spectator

Harlem Independent Theater launches $30K fundraising campaign|Columbia Spectator

By Sasha Zients Spectator Staff Writer The Harlem Independent Theater—an affordable movie theater, event space, and café and bar on track to open next summer—has launched a campaign to raise $30,000 by Nov. 25. The idea for HIT was conceived by Mark Blackman—an informal educator, comedian, filmmaker, and eight-year Harlem resident—and Eleanor Luken, an environmental […]


Spread Love: Sarah Jones @ The Nuyorican – Sell/Buy/Date

Spread Love: Sarah Jones @ The Nuyorican - Sell/Buy/Date

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Listen, you can thank me later but you are going to want to purchase these tickets. Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer, Sarah Jones, is previewing her latest opus, Sell/Buy/Date for a super limited run at the Nuyorican Poets Café. More than a mere preview, the show is an intimate, first look at […]


Harlem theater company boosts uptown arts scene | NY Daily News

Harlem theater company boosts uptown arts scene | NY Daily News

BY Carmen Glover | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS TALK about going off-off-off-Broadway! Theater company Mama Foundation for the Arts is trying to build up its version of the Great White Way uptown by partnering with Harlem merchants. Founder and executive director Vy Higginsen has brokered deals with neighboring businesses to provide her patrons with sizeable discounts […]


Help This Uptown Playwright Put on a Show About Recovering From Child Abuse | DNAinfo

Help This Uptown Playwright Put on a Show About Recovering From Child Abuse | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — An uptown actor and playwright is raising money to produce his first show, which is set entirely on the George Washington Bridge and deals with issues of child molestation and suicide. Reza Salazar, 29, created an Indiegogo campaign to raise $3,500 to help him produce “Incognito,” one of 41 […]


‘Romeo N Juliet,’ From the Classical Theatre of Harlem | NY Times

‘Romeo N Juliet,’ From the Classical Theatre of Harlem | NY Times

By ALEXIS SOLOSKI Hip-hop music from the nearby baseball diamond wafts into Verona. A stray tabby and a cloud of fireflies crowd its lanes. At “Romeo N Juliet,” a free performance staged in an amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park by the Classical Theater of Harlem, the distractions of an uptown summer evening compete with a […]


Power in performance | Manhattan Times

Power in performance | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Photographs by Ari Espay This summer, a free program in Washington Heights will offer young people an introduction to music and theater, and help artistically inclined high schoolers prepare for college. The program, titled “Empower Youth Through Performance,” is presented by Statement Arts, a non-profit outfit focused on bringing performing arts […]


Vote For Broad Channel To Win Innovative Theater Award

Vote For Broad Channel To Win Innovative Theater Award

Uptown’s own Up Theater Company is in the running for an Innovative Theater Award for the truly brilliant Broad Channel. Show them some Uptown Love and vote for them via the link below. You have until Sunday, May 25th. http://nyitawards.com/vote/ Check out: Broad Channel – The Review


Broad Channel – The Review

Broad Channel - The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Malcolm X changed the trajectory of my life. The Malcolm that I encountered in the Autobiography of Malcolm X transformed a bright but rudderless and somewhat bitter teen into a student of history. I no longer saw history as a dormant and static record of a long ago forgotten past that […]


Spread Love: The Up Theater Company Presents Broad Channel

Spread Love: The Up Theater Company Presents Broad Channel

Preview APRIL 30th Runs MAY 1st –  MAY 18th Cabrini Repertory Theater 701 Ft. Washington Avenue A struggling Queens family comes to blows when they learn that a cherished painting brought home by Grandpa George, a hero of WWII, is worth a million bucks…and was stolen from a victim of the Holocaust. For more info: […]


Uptown Tonight: Annual Up Theater Fundraiser @ Papasito

Uptown Tonight: Annual Up Theater Fundraiser @ Papasito

The good people of the Up Theater company are having their annual fundraiser tonight at Papasito (223 Dyckman Street). Please join them for endless Sangria, food, entertainment as well as the chance to win a bunch of great prizes. They will also be honoring Marcela Xavier of Bread & Yoga with the Standing UP community […]


Up Theater Company – On Edge at the Edge of Manhattan | 2 Paragraphs

Up Theater Company – On Edge at the Edge of Manhattan | 2 Paragraphs

Written by Joseph Mackin New York theater is glamour, right? The footlights, the dreams, the Great White Way. Oh the things you’ll see: wicked witches, musical Mormons, swaying Swedes, airborne arachnids and anthropomorphic lions for starters. There’s even a straight play now and then like The Glass Menagerie to remind people of all Broadway once […]


Up Theater Company Presents ASHÉ

Up Theater Company Presents ASHÉ

ASHÉ by Ricardo Pérez González Visions of a life yet unknown. Santeria. Dreams that can’t be true, but are. Playwright Ricardo Pérez González weaves a dark and magical love story between strangers connected in ways mystical yet oddly familiar. For more info & to purchase tickets: ASHÉ by Ricardo Pérez González.


The Up Theater Company Presents: 4 – A Quartet of New Plays

The Up Theater Company Presents: 4 - A Quartet of New Plays

UP Theater Company announces details of its fourth major production. “4” a quartet of new plays, each dealing with a different topical conundrum, will mark the second time that UP will focus on the one-act format. Unlike their 2011 foray into the form -The Chalkboard Trilogy, by Nancy Nevarez – this program features four distinct […]


Growing Up Gonzales – The Review

Growing Up Gonzales - The Review

BY Jonathan Ullman (@gogoPatienceCnP) When the character of Johnny Gonzales enters the set of his dead brother Cisco’s apartment to clean it out in the opening moments of Growing Up Gonzales, you’d think you’re in for a night of melancholia and introspection at the theatre. But you’d be wrong. Growing Up Gonzales, starring Luis Antonio Ramos in […]


The Up Theater Company Presents: K Comma Joseph

The Up Theater Company Presents: K Comma Joseph

Due to Hurricane Sandy, the Up Theater Company’s presentation of K Comma Joseph has been postponed until Wednesday, November 7th. A simple complaint about the hot water forces a mild-mannered clerk to run for his life. Suddenly at odds with his boss, his wife and a corrupt government official, the play asks if even the […]


Limited Engagement: Growing Up Gonzalez

Limited Engagement: Growing Up Gonzalez

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