The Theatre has presented many programs that reflect on and give voice to societal concerns as revealed through the imagination and creativity of our artists. We have created a dynamic new series that will bring these stimulating works under one umbrella. The Cultural Animators Series, first presented in May, 2008, is a thought provoking, attitude adjusting, relationship mending, behavior modifying set of original theatre works to inform, arouse and promote change. More...
May 6 - 29
Cultural Animators Series:
Tearing Down the Walls
A new musical by Daniel Beaty
The Riverside Theatre, Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group, and Walk Tall Girl Productions present the New York premiere of Tearing Down The Walls, a new musical featuring direction, book and lyrics by Obie Award-winner Daniel Beaty (Through the Night, Emergency) and music by Beaty and Oscar and Grammy-nominated songwriting team Jamal Joseph & Charles Mack (August Rush). This production follows on the heels on the acclaimed, award-winning, and extended run of Beaty's solo show Through the Night, which premiered at the Riverside Theatre last year.
Infused with soulful music, impassioned spoken word and laugh-out-loud humor, Tearing Down The Walls tells the story of the residents of a tight-knit Harlem community upended and pushed to the limit by life's challenges, but who find hope in the most unusual places.
May 6th at 8 PM
May 7th at 8 PM
May 8th at 3 PM
May 10th at 8 PM
May 11th at 8 PM
May 12th at 8 PM, followed by a VIP Reception and Art Exhibit by Bryan Collier
Performance thru May 29th - Thursday thru Saturday at 8 PM; Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM
All preview tickets are $15.00, and all regular performance tickets are $25.00.
Opening night tickets are available for purchase at $50, and include exclusive access to the VIP reception, which will include an exhibit of original artwork by Bryan Collier.