Harlem Repertory Theatre

2014 - 2015 SEASON

The Harlem Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2014-15 season

 

West Side Story poster

WEST SIDE STORY

Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Arthur Laurents

The HRT continues its 2014-15 Season in their new home at the Tato Larivera Theatre with one of the Greatest Musicals ever written -- WEST SIDE STORY! More than 50 years ago, WEST SIDE STORY came along and changed musical theater forever with its explosive dance numbers, energetic score and brutally realistic portrayal of street gang warfare. Taking the Romeo and Juliet story and bringing it into the late 1950s New York, WEST SIDE STORY follows Tony and Maria as they fall in love, cross-racial divides and ignite gang rivalries with their passion. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim features such hits as "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere." From the first note to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY soars as one of the greatest love stories of all time.

The HRT's provocative and passionate production will be staged in an intimate setting with an environmental seating arrangement. With only 100 seats available at each performance the star crossed lovers, the Jets and the Sharks will sing, dance and act just feet in front of behind and inches away from the audience in the HRT's new home at the Tato Laviera Theatre in the heart of Harlem.

Keith Lee Grant will direct and choreograph the production.
WEST SIDE STORY opens November 1st

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--- EXTENED RUN!! ---

TAMBOURINES TO GLORY

By Langston Hughes
Directed & Choreographed by Keith Lee Grant
Music by Andre Danke
Lyrics by Langston Hughes

The HRT extends its production of its HIT 2014-15 opener, Langston Hughes’ TAMBOURINES TO GLORY. TAMBOURINES TO GLORY features Mario Brown (Platanos and Colored Greens, Romeo and Juliet) as Buddy Lomax and Kyria Geneva (The Wiz, Dreamgirls, Ain’t Misbehavin’) as Laura Wright. Langston Hughes, when asked to describe his play, wrote:

“It’s a singing, shouting, wailing drama about the old conflict between blatant Evil and quiet Good, with the Devil driving a Cadillac. What kind of car have you got?”

The HRT’s production of TAMBOURINES TO GLORY is directed and choreographed by Keith Lee Grant. Andre Danek (Broadway: pit pianist for Memphis, Violet) has composed the jazz, blues and gospel score. A cast of fifteen talented and energetic singers/dancers/actors will perform TAMBOURINES TO GLORY in an environmental setting: playing scenes around the theatre space only feet away from the audience.

Tambourines To Glory HRT PROMO


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THE WIZ

Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Book by William F. Brown

The Harlem Repertory Theatre’s AUDELCO-winning multi-media production of the THE WIZ will feature AUDELCO Award-winning singer/actress Dion Millington as Dorothy. THE WIZ will be directed and choreographed by Keith Lee Grant whose 2009 production of THE WIZ won the AUDELCO awards for Best Director and Choreographer of a musical. UNIMA Award-winning designer Daniel Fergus Tamulonis has created wonderful costumes and puppets for the HRT’s new chamber version of THE WIZ.

The bold new production of THE WIZ will be staged environmentally. The cast of ten talented professional singers and actors will sing and dance around the audience as Dorothy and her companions take the audience on an unforgettable journey through the magical land of OZ.
THE WIZ opens December 19th

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VENUE

THE TATO LAVIERA THEATRE
240 E. 123rd Street New York, NY 10035

The theatre is on the South west corner of 123rd and 2nd Avenue
in the HarlemPrep Charter School building

Phone – 917-697-3555

Tickets $15 - $50

FOR TICKETS OR RESERVATIONS CALLS: 917-697-3555
OR VISIT SMARTTIX

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

NOVEMBER 2014

 

1
TAMBOURINES TO GLORY @ 2:00
WEST SIDE STORY @ 7:00

2

7
WEST SIDE STORY @ 7:00

8
WEST SIDE STORY @ 2:00 & @ 7:00

9

14
WEST SIDE STORY @ 7:00

15
TAMBOURINES TO GLORY @ 2:00
WEST SIDE STORY @ 7:00

16

21

22

23

28
WEST SIDE STORY @ 7:00

29
TAMBOURINES TO GLORY @ 2:00
WEST SIDE STORY @ 7:00

30

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

DECEMBER 2014

5
WEST SIDE STORY @ 7:00

6
WEST SIDE STORY @ 7:00

7
WEST SIDE STORY @ 3:00

12
WEST SIDE STORY @ 7:00

13
WEST SIDE STORY @ 2:00 & @ 7:00 CLOSING

14

19
THE WIZ @ 7:00

20
THE WIZ @ 7:00

21

26

27
THE WIZ @ 2:00 & 7:00

28

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

JANUARY 2015

2
THE WIZ @ 7:00

3
THE WIZ @ 2:00 & 7:00

4

9
THE WIZ @ 7:00

10
THE WIZ @ 2:00 & 7:00 CLOSING

11

16

17
TAMBOURINES TO GLORY @ 7:00

18

23

24
TAMBOURINES TO GLORY @ 7:00

25

30

31
TAMBOURINES TO GLORY @ 7:00