THIS WEEK IN LIVE PERFORMANCE

August 9, 2021, 6:55.43 pm ET  

 
Photo: Amber Iman/Joanna DeGeneres                                                                       

Amber Iman: Since her explosive Broadway debut as legendary singer Nina Simone in the short-lived “Soul Doctor,” Iman’s star has been on the rise. She recently performed as part of concerts at Bryant Park and Little Island, but all of her prodigious gifts will be on display during her five-night engagement, August 10-15, at the gorgeous Feinstein’s/54 Below 

Nocturnal Nubian Ball: Harlem Stage co-presents the premiere of these two live, outdoor summer concerts – August 12 at Bryant Park and August 13 at Marcus Garvey Park -- honoring the legacy of the late visionary artist Sun Ra. Both shows will be led by world-renowned trombonist and composer Craig Harris, saxophonist Marshall Allen, and Harris’ own band, Nation of Imagination, featuring vocalists Carla Cook and Helga Davis. harlemstage.org

The Book of Moron: Has your brain turned into mush lately? Apparently, you’re not alone. In this comedy at the Soho Playhouse, starting August 12, writer-performer Robert Dubac portrays an everyman who has been bombarded by so much hype and spin that he can't remember who he is or what he believes. robertdubac.com

Lillias White: One of Broadway and cabaret’s best-loved performers, the Tony and Emmy-winning powerhouse is ready to dazzle old fans and new acolytes alike at this sure-to-be-fantastic show at the Green Room 42, August 12-14, which will celebrate her new album “Get Yourself Some Happy.” /thegreenroom42.venuetix.com

Bridge Residency: If you missed the delightful meta-musical “[title of show]” during its original Broadway and Off-Broadway runs, here’s another chance for you catch it! It’s being presented – along with new works by John Patrick Shanley, The Assembly Project and Lyle Kessler – by this talented company during its outdoor season (August 13-22) at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The Actors Fund. bridgeresidency.ticketleap.com

Dutch Kings: Brooklyn’s Brave New World Repertory Theatre will perform Kristen I. Spencer’s new play, about a Double Dutch competition and its effect on its surrounding community, as a site-specific full production in the middle of Red Hook’s Richards Street. Dates are August 15, 21 and 28, but you might as well as jump and reserve your tickets now! ci.ovationtix.com/29065/production/1059827

 

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