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The Sensational Josephine Baker
Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
A fundraising benefit for African Voices Magazine
Join us June 28, 2012!
Emerging Artists Theatre presents
the Off Broadway premiere of
*The Sensational Josephine Baker
Written and performed by Cheryl Howard
Directed by Ian Streicher
The unforgettable story of Josephine Baker springs to life in this tightly woven play featuring several of Baker’s signature songs. The story goes from little girl to showgirl as we follow Josephine on her journey from conservative St. Louis, Missouri to the risqué cabarets of the Rue Pigalle, France. Cheryl Howard delivers this tale through an array of fascinating female characters: Josephine’s domineering mother, Carrie McDonald; fellow chorus girl Lydia Jones; Ada “Bricktop” Smith, owner of the infamous nightclub “Bricktop’s in Montmarte…” And a raw, fearless portrayal of Ms. Baker herself in a series of defining moments: from the hilarious antics which rescued her from the obscurity of the chorus, to the humiliation of being shunned by a narrow-minded American public, to her life-long search for unconditional love.
The Beckett Theatre - Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
Thursday, June 28, 7pm
*A portion of the ticket sales will benefit African Voices, a 501c3,
non-profit organization. Thanks fo your support!
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African Voices Magazine
African Voices is a non-profit literary arts magazine devoted to publishing and presenting work by artists of color. Founded in 1992, African Voices will celebrate its 20th year anniversary in 2012. The magazine has published more than 700 writers since its inception.