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Between the World and Me

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - April 3 @ 10:00 pm

Monday, April 2 & Tuesday, April 3

Apollo Theater Presents

Between The World And Me

A World Premiere Theatrical Performance

Book by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Developed and Directed by Kamilah Forbes
Original Score by Jason Moran
Dramaturgy by Talvin Wilks
Dramaturgy and Adaptation by Lauren A. Whitehead
Produced by the Apollo Theater in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Co-Commissioned by the Apollo Theater and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2018 / 8:00PM^
TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018 / 8:00PM^

 

Monday, April 2nd*
Special Guest Performances By
Angela Bassett
Black Thought
Common
Joe Morton
Michelle Wilson
Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Jason Moran, Piano
Mimi Jones, Bass
Nate Smith, Drums

Tuesday, April 3rd *
Special Guest Performances By 
Susan Kelechi Watson
Pauletta Washington
Joe Morton
Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Jason Moran, Piano
Mimi Jones, Bass
Nate Smith, Drums

 

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me,” offers a powerful framework for understanding our nation’s history, the idea of race, and current crisis.

The live performance event will be a presentation of excerpted selections, read monologue-style by notable guest artists with newly composed music by pianist Jason Moran (“Selma,” “Netflix’s 13th,” Apollo Presents Harlem Nights/U Street Lights), direction by Apollo Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes (Broadway’s Stickfly, NBC’s “The Wiz”), and interactive visual storytelling by projection media artists.

Buy Tickets - April 2
Buy Tickets - April 3
 ^NO LATE SEATING!
Please arrive 45 minutes early for your performance. All performances have a strict No Late Seating Policy. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of House Management.

 

*all artists subject to change

Details

Start:
April 2 @ 8:00 pm
End:
April 3 @ 10:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Apollo Mainstage
253 WEST 125TH STREET
New York, NY 10027 United States