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Twisted Melodies

May 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - June 2, 2019 @ 10:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until May 30, 2019

One event on May 25, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on May 26, 2019 at 3:00pm

Twisted Melodies: The Donny Hathaway Story

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Thursday, May 30 - Sunday, June 2, 2019

Apollo Presents

Twisted Melodies: The Donny Hathaway Story

A Musical Homage to A Soulful Legend


Written and performed by Kelvin Roston, Jr.
Directed by Derrick Sanders

Co-production with Baltimore Center Stage and Mosaic Theater

This powerful one-man show is based on the life of ’70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, perhaps best known for his duets with Roberta Flack. Twisted Melodies is an immersive and crushing play about the brilliant musician’s compelling inner struggle. Torn between the muses that inspire him and the mental illness that torments him, Hathaway evaluates the choices in his life in a gripping performance by Kelvin Roston, Jr.



Performance Schedule:

Thursday, May 30th / 8pm

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Friday, May 31st / 8pm

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Saturday, June 1st / 3pm

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Performance Schedule:

Saturday, June 1st / 8pm

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Sunday, June 2nd / 3pm

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Sunday, June 2nd / 8pm

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Kelvin Roston, Jr.

Playwright, Music Director, Donny Hathaway

Kelvin Roston, Jr. is an actor/singer/musician based in Chicago, IL. Playwriting credits include—Twisted Melodies. National credits include—Black Rep, Metro, Union Ave Opera, Writers, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Court, Black Ensemble, Marriott-Lincolnshire (Chicago, IL), Paramount (Aurora, IL), Fulton, MSMT. International—Orb (Tokyo, Japan), Festival Hall (Osaka, Japan). TV—KFC, Chicago PD, Chicago Med. Film—Princess Cyd, Get a Job, Beautiful Hands. Professional—Artistic Associate of Congo Square Theater Co. Kelvin is represented by Paonessa Talent in Chicago and is a proud member of AEA.

"Roston inhabits his troubled man, feels what he feels, honors his complexity and sings his songs as if his life depended on doing them justice." - Chicago Tribune

"Roston pulls you into his world effortlessly and happily through his music, which has the soul of gospel, R&B, and jazz...Twisted Melodies is beautiful, heartbreaking, and powerful." - DC Theatre Scene


May 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
June 2, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
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Apollo Mainstage
New York, NY 10027 United States