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Harlem Stage is unique among performing arts institutions in its approach to supporting the work of artist's of color. We just don't present work from a menu of outside offerings, we help deserving young artists like Vijay Iyer, Mike Ladd, Maurice Decaul and Lynn Hill create and draw attention to their work. Work that has meaning for all of us. The Commissioning Circle is a critically important means to help Harlem Stage make this happen. The Commissioning Circle is comprised of an inner core of Harlem Stage supporters. People that each year go deeper in their embrace of the performing arts and a next generation of artists that inspire us with a heightened sensibility to their art forms.

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2014 – 2015

The Year of James Baldwin

#YearofBaldwin April 2014 – June 2015: A Partnership of Harlem Stage and New York Live Arts, in collaboration with Columbia University, the Avedon Foundation, and The New School | Vera List Center for Arts and Politics In honor of the life and artistic legacy of the American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic, The Year of James Baldwin, is a yearlong, city-wide celebration that runs from April 2014 to June 2015 at venues across the city. It all began in April 2014 with the second annual Live Ideas festival at New York Live Arts (NYLA), entitled: James Baldwin This Time! featuring back-to-back events over 5 days. Download the festival brochure: James Baldwin This Time! Read about the festival in the news: Amsterdam News: ‘The Year of James Baldwin’ Opens in Grand Style Beacon Broadside: Jimmy’s Blues: James Baldwin’s Poetic Legacy Black Star News: Live Ideas Festival: James Baldwin This Time Broadway World: New York Live Arts Announces LIVE IDEAS Festival 2014 Schedule – ‘The Year of James Baldwin’ New York Times: New York Festival to Celebrate the Work of James Baldwin New York Times: Trying to Bring Baldwin’s Complex Voice Back to the Classroom Wall Street Journal: James Baldwin Festival Starts at New York Live Arts

Spring 2015: Year of Baldwin programs at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse:

WORLD PREMIERE

Stew

Year of James Baldwin: Stew’s Notes of a Native Song

A new work commissioned and produced by Harlem Stage

$49 SPECIAL OFFER
Order before May 29 and save over 10% Use promotion code BALDWINSTEW

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
Evening Performances:
Wednesday, June 3, 7:30pm
/ Thursday, June 4, 7:30pm / Friday, June 5, 7:30pm / Saturday, June 6, 7:30pm
Matinee Performances:
Saturday, June 6, 2:00pm / Sunday, June 7, 2:00pm

Notes of a Native Song is made possible by the generous support from:          

Tony Award (Passing Strange) and Obie Award-winning playwright/singer-songwriter, Stew creates a collage of songs, text and video inspired by Baldwin’s brave and visionary proclivity for airing uncomfortable truths as celebratory events of poetry and beauty. Heady themes will be attached to wonderfully catchy tunes with head-nodding grooves for your listening pleasure. Along with his band, Stew will create a very intimate, up-close-and-personal cabaret show which will stimulate a wide range of thoughts and emotions. Read more…