The Billie Holiday Theatre

The Billie Holiday Theatre (The Billie), founded in 1972 by Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, is an OBIE and AUDELCO Award-winning theater devoted to the discovery of world-class storytelling with a focus on stories for, by and about people of African descent with 3-4 productions annually. The Billie presents, promotes and sustains art that reflects the definitive issues of our time in and through all of its forms of expression, especially drama, and including jazz, opera, ballet, film, poetry, and other forms of intellectual and instructive entertainment; to produce and stimulate performances or theatrical productions of all kinds with a focus on, but not limited to the African American experience; and to commission and premiere original works.

Productions (6)

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NYC: Brooklyn

In this world premiere, a recently widowed white book editor invites a younger black writer to her apartment…

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NYC: Upstate New York

How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, a conversation with Dr. Eddie Glaude

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24 Reviews
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NYC: Brooklyn

Colman Domingo's dramedy grapples with aging parents, midlife crises, and the strength of family.

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NYC: Brooklyn

Inspired by the true story of the 1918 lynching rampage that followed the death of plantation owner Hampton…

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NYC: Brooklyn

Full of humor and grit, John Henry Redwood’s comedy is a story of American love and survival in 1940s Harlem.

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NYC: Brooklyn

The Billie Holiday Theatre presents the New York premiere of Richard Wesley's political drama about an…

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