On-and-Off black Broadway Shows you Must see

Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth

Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth is a raw autobiographical confession of the life and times of Mike Tyson. The one-man show features Mike, a microphone, and the story of a lifetime. With some images and videos to demonstrate some key moments in his life, get ready to hear his triumphant times as Mike Tyson was the youngest boxer ever to win all the heavyweight titles and become the Undisputed Champion of the world.

Hitzville: The Show

Detroit native Jin Jin Reeves wows crowds as she headlines a 90-minute show that perfectly recreates the glory days of Motown. Reeves -- the show’s producer as well as being a gifted singer/songwriter -- delivers stunning performances as Gladys Knight, Diana Ross and Tina Turner that radiate refined star power.

 

Purple Reign

Dazzling performer Jason Tenner along with an all-star cast will have you singing, dancing and reminiscing to Prince’s greatest hits throughout his celebrated career. Dust off your Raspberry Beret and rock out to songs like “When Doves Cry,” “Purple Rain,” and of course “1999,” which will have you partying in your seats like it’s – you guessed it – 1999!

Michael Jackson ONE

Michael Jackson ONE is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals that reflects the dynamic showmanship of the King of Pop, immersing the audience into the world of Michael's music. Driven by his biggest hits heard like never before in a riveting, state-of-the-art surround-sound environment Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil performs exclusively at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

 

Human Nature

A mix of Motown, doo-wop, soul and pop classics are taken up a notch in Sin City by a quartet from Down Under. Australian exports Toby Allen, Phil Burton, and brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney delight crowds at The Venetian with their smooth, dynamic harmonies that have made them a chart topper in their home country and a worthy resident performer on the Las Vegas Strip for several years.

Chicago

It is the mid-1920s, in Chicago Illinois. Starring Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly, who, with her sister, performed a famous and popular double-act (until Velma is arrested for the murder of her sister and husband, who she found in bed together) welcomes the audience to the show (“All That Jazz”).

 

The Color Purple

Based upon Alice Walker’s acclaimed novel of the same name, The Color Purple is the epic tale of 40-years in the life of a family in rural Georgia. At its center is fourteen-year-old Celie. When Celie is forced by her abusive father to marry a cruel farmer, called “Mister,” she is separated from all that she loves. Ultimately, Celie conquers the odds to find her voice and her strength, coming into her own.

 

Motown - The Musical

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the true story behind the beat that changed minds, touched lives and made history. Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations — MOTOWN THE MUSICAL shows how these legendary artists and so many more created the soundtrack that transformed America. With over 40 classic songs.

 

Stomp

Stomp features performances by dancer-choreographer Kayla Cowart, Afro-Brazilian (Bahia) composer, musician, percussionist and producer Marivaldo Dos Santos and West African/Afro-Caribbean percussionist/dancer, and Urban Style dancer Desmond Howard

 

Kinky Boots

Joined by YouTube and MTV star Todrick Hall, Kinky Boots follows Charlie Price, a young man from Northern England who takes over a struggling family shoemaking business after the death of his father. In his attempts to save the shoe factory, he discovers an unlikely hero in a drag performer named Lola. What results is an engaging, big-hearted spectacle full of dancing, singing and laughs.

 

Aladdin

Aladdin (Adam Jacobs) is a penniless street urchin who falls in love with Princess Jasmine (Courtney Reed) and rescues her from the villainous Jafar (Jonathan Freeman) after discovering a magic lamp containing a mischievous Genie (James Monroe Iglehart). The New Amsterdam Theater has been renovated to accommodate the mystical visual-effects miracles conjured up by the genie.

 

A Bronx Tale - The Musical

A Bronx Tale, is the new musical based on Chazz Palminteri’s solo play that inspired the film. Set during the 1960s, the heartwarming and dramatic story follows an Italian-American teenager torn between a loving bus driver father and the fascinating neighborhood mob boss. Featuring an original do-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a show about respect, growing up and, above all, family.

 

Sistahs: The Musical

An uplifting musical journey featuring a playlist of songs by Billie Holliday, Lena Horne, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and Beyoncé as well as other female African-American greats, Sistas: The Musical takes audiences through the experiences of five women who gather to mourn the family's matriarch.

 

Hamilton: The Musical

Take a wild ride through early American history with Hamilton, the rap-and-hip-hop infused new musical about Alexander Hamilton, our most controversial founding father, now on Broadway after a sell-out engagement at Off-Broadway’s Public Theater.

 

The Lion King

The story is simple but timeless: The lion cub Simba, who is born in the African heartland, is destined to become king. But evil interferes: The devious uncle Scar slays Simba’s father, King Mufasa, and blames it on the young cub. Simba, deeply sad and ashamed, goes into self-exile. As Simba wanders the jungle, he grows into a lion, and eventually returns to reclaim the throne.

 

Two Can Play That Game

“TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME” is the comedy that proves when men start playing around, women will even the score. Hollywood Star and Queen of the Screen Vivica A. Fox reprises her role from the original movie as a relationship guru, Shante Smith and gives fans the real low down on everyday rules to relationships.

Saint Joan

Starring Condola Rashad as lead, 'Saint Joan' is set in 15th century France and follows a country girl whose mysterious visions propel her into elite circles. When the nation’s rulers become threatened by her popularity and influence, they unite to bring her down and she finds herself on trial for her life.

Cats

Starring Ken Page as Old Deuteronomy and Femi Taylor as Exotica, Cats is set in a larger- than-life junkyard playground where the Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year – the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.

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