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Twisted Melodies: The Donny Hathaway Story

06/02/19 | 8:00PM

Apollo Theater

253 W 125th St Map

212-531-5300

$58 and up


02-06-2019 12:00:00 02-06-2019 12:00:00 America/New_York Twisted Melodies: The Donny Hathaway Story | 8:00PM TWISTED MELODIES: THE DONNY HATHAWAY STORY Co-production with Baltimore Center Stage, Congo Square Theatre Company and Mosaic Theater A MUSICAL HOMAGE TO A SOULFUL LEGEND Written by and starring Kelvin Roston, Jr. Directed by Derrick Sanders 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. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=363994 Apollo Theater Apollo Theater

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TWISTED MELODIES: THE DONNY HATHAWAY STORY Co-production with Baltimore Center Stage, Congo Square Theatre Company and Mosaic Theater A MUSICAL HOMAGE TO A SOULFUL LEGEND Written by and starring Kelvin Roston, Jr. Directed by Derrick Sanders 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.

Venue Description: Apollo Amateur Night continues to demand and reward greatness, spurring performers to put every fiber of their being, every ounce of their emotion into pleasing the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend.

The world famous Apollo Theater is so much more than a historic landmark - it is a source of pride and a symbol of the brilliance of American artistic accomplishment. With its rich history and continued significance, the Apollo Theater, considered the bastion of African-American culture and achievement, is one of the most fascinating chronicles in American history.

It all started in 1914 when the theater was constructed on 125th Street, the heart of Harlem. Originally, it was named Hurtig and Seamon's New Burlesque Theatre and African-Americans were not allowed in the audience. In 1934: Ralph Cooper, Sr. decided to do a live version of his already popular radio show, Amateur Nite Hour at the Apollo, at the Apollo Theater, then owned by the Schiffman family. Ella Fitzgerald was one of the first Amateur Night winners. That same year, Cooper, Benny Carter and 16 Gorgeous Hot Steppers dazzled the crowds with the theater's first 'Colored Revue.' Then in 1935, Bessie Smith made her Apollo debut followed by an unknown vocalist by the name of Billie Holiday who graced the Apollo stage and mesmerized the audience with her undeniable style and talent. Soon thereafter, the Apollo Theater quickly became known the place 'Where Stars are Born and Legends are Made' and 'home' to thousands of major performance artists, fans, and patrons of the arts from around the world. The legendary venue has launched the careers of icons such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, James Brown and Lauryn Hill and continues to maintain its position as the nation's most popular arena for emerging and established African-American and Latino performers.

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