Black Stories (NY Reviews) (24)

Plays and musicals celebrating Black stories and Black culture.

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89
Excellent
28 Reviews
Opens Oct 13
NYC: Midtown W

A Broadway revival starring Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks, and John David Washington.

88
Excellent
17 Reviews
Ends Nov 06
NYC: East Village

A fresh, new revival of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play about race and home.

86
Excellent
434 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Featuring Michael Jackson's greatest hits and a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage.

86
Excellent
71 Reviews
Opens Oct 20
NYC: Midtown W

The 20th Anniversary revival of Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

85
Excellent
328 Reviews
Opens Oct 27
NYC: Midtown W

Tony Award-winning play starring Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson about the ramifications of coming out…

84
Great
549 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Michael R. Jackson’s Tony Award-winning new musical about a young artist grappling with identity.

81
Great
62 Reviews
Opens Oct 09
NYC: Midtown W

A revival of Arthur Miller's classic play, told from the perspective of a Black family.

100
Must See!
5 Reviews
Ends Oct 31
NYC: Brooklyn

An immersive whodunit with a healthy dose of comedy and BIPOC joy.

81
Great
8 Reviews
Ends Oct 2023
NYC: Virtual

A recording of Dael Orlandersmith's docudrama about the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

78
Good
8 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Virtual

Keen presents a new audio drama by James Anthony Tyler about a family in Harlem during the pandemic.

75
Good
1 Review
Ends Oct 07
NYC: Soho/Tribeca

A new work exploring a distinctly Black American storytelling genre.

57
Middling
8 Reviews
Ends Oct 23
NYC: East Village

A dramatization of the historic debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley Jr.

Unreviewed
Ends Oct 15
NJ: Cape May

A dramatic retelling of the true story of escaped slave Harriet Powell's journey to freedom. 

Score it Buy from $20
Unreviewed
Opens Nov 12
NYC: Midtown W

A re-writing of the classic action-packed tale of justice and intrigue.

Score it Buy from $39
Unreviewed
Starts Oct 11
NYC: Midtown W

A father and a son take road trips at two different points in history, but still find one another.

Score it Buy from $39
Unreviewed
Starts Nov 03
NYC: Midtown W
The Broadway transfer of the downtown comedy hit about being Black in America.
Score it Buy from $35
Unreviewed
Starts Oct 13
NJ

A new play about the racial tensions in 1967 New Jersey.

Score it Buy from $35
Unreviewed
Opens Oct 15
NJ: Red Bank

An artist finishes his seminal work exploring Black femininity, on a dizzyingly hot night.

Score it Buy from $20
Unreviewed
Opens Nov 09
NYC: Chelsea

A famous gospel singer on her way to a major recording, must face her past.

Score it Buy from $48
Unreviewed
Starts Nov 11
NYC: Midtown W

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald returns to Broadway in Adrienne Kennedy's thrilling classic.

Score it Buy from $79
Unreviewed
Starts Nov 30
NYC: Midtown W

A former police officer and his parolee son attempt to hold on to their rent-controlled apartment.

Score it Buy from $35
Unreviewed
Starts Oct 19
NYC: West Village

A festival of new one-act plays, co-produced by the Negro Ensemble Company and Penn Live Arts.

Score it Buy from $60
Unreviewed
Opens Nov 04
NYC: East Village

Atheatrical concert featuring the music and plays of Suzan-Lori Parks written during the pandemic.

Score it Buy from $30
Unreviewed
Opens Oct 27
NYC: East Village

A cheerful, nihilistic dance/theatre show.