Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad is set to direct the Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ 2002 play Our Lady of 121st Street at Signature Theatre. Rashad replaces the previously announced Anne Kauffman, who has departed the production due to scheduling conflicts.
Our Lady of 121st Street will begin performances May 1 ahead of a May 20 opening night.
In Our Lady of 121st Street, a group of former students return to their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects to the late Sister Rose. But at the Funeral Home, there’s a problem—her dead body has been stolen.
The play follows the acclaimed, three times-extended Signature production of Guirgis’ Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train.
The limited engagement is scheduled through June 10 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The cast and remainder of the creative team will be announced soon.
Tickets to Our Lady of 121st Street will go on sale March 29.
We are ecstatic to announce our partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art for a special lm screening of ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS to mark A Day With(out) Art on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 6:30pm. Films by Cheryl Dunye, Kia LaBeija, and Thomas Allen Harris, among numerous others, will be featured. This is in celebration and honor of World AIDS Day.
Visual AIDS started A Day With(out) in 1989 as a day of mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis. This year, Visual AIDS commissioned seven artists to create short videos that prioritize Black narratives. Curated by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockeet, the program consists of videos by Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye & Ellen Spiro, Reina Gosset, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona McClodden, and Brontez Purnell. To introduce the films and to give voice to those impacted by the ongoing epidemic, CMA partnered with Black Chick Media and the Columbus Black International Film Festival; CATCO; Creative Control Fest; Equitas Health; Planned Parenthood; and Stonewall Columbus.
Please come out and support. The event is free; however, registration is recommended. Visit http://bit.ly/2jfkzIC or call 614.629.0359 to RSVP.
Can’t make it to Urbanworld Film Festival on 9/23 to see Ava DuVernay, Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, and episodes 209 & 210 director Julie Dash? While that is indeed tragic, don’t worry because you’ll have another chance! You can catch some of the cast and crew at the Tribeca TV Festival on 9/24.
Tickets on-sale now: https://tribecafilm.com/TVfestival