Globe Premiere of THE MAYOR OF HARLEM to be Offered by The Joyce Theater

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World Premiere of THE MAYOR OF HARLEM to be Presented by The Joyce Theater

The Joyce Theater Foundation will reunite three tap superstars – Dormeshia, Derick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels Smith – to generate the entire world premiere of The Mayor of Harlem, a celebration of and tribute to the trailblazing and legendary Black faucet dancer Monthly bill “Bojangles” Robinson, carried out by some of the world’s most spectacular faucet artists. The Mayor of Harlem will be out there for streaming commencing at 8pm on Friday, May possibly 21 by way of 11:49pm on Thursday, June 3. For more details and to buy tickets ($25 for every household), be sure to visit

Pursuing their blockbuster 2019 engagement at The Joyce Theater, Dormeshia, Derick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels Smith, the magnificent artists of Tap Relatives Reunion, come collectively to immediate and choreograph a superb business of dancers in reimagining the lifestyle of Monthly bill “Bojangles” Robinson, a groundbreaking faucet icon and hero of his individuals, in the globe premiere of The Mayor of Harlem. Robinson commenced dancing professionally as a youthful boy or girl, immediately setting up himself on the Black Vaudeville Circuit. It was not long ahead of he turned the initial Black soloist to conduct in white theaters across the state through segregation. Robinson faced loads of stigma, even from his possess neighborhood, simply because of Hollywood’s early casting obstacles. All through his profession and daily life, Robinson produced the ideal of situation an advocate who made use of his earnings to seem out for and enhance his neighborhood, which specifically benefited from his generosity and his sacrifice. The Mayor of Harlem is created and directed with appreciate, by Dormeshia, Derick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels Smith in celebration of National Tap Dance Working day (May perhaps 25) and Invoice Robinson‘s Birthday. The entire manufacturing and performers embrace Monthly bill Robinson as a symbol for equality and justice. The Mayor of Harlem options a selection of some of the world’s most superb faucet artists accomplishing nowadays including Phillip Attmore, Christina Carminucci, Amanda Castro, Maurice Chestnut, Orlando Javier Hernandez, John Manzari, and Asha Yuille-Griffith accompanied by a live quartet of musicians led by Ryan Stanbury.

The Joyce Theater offers Tap Household Reunion in the globe premiere of The Mayor of Harlem, offered for streaming from Friday, Might 21 at 8pm right up until Thursday, June 3 at 11:59pm. Viewing obtain is $25 for every household and can be arranged at For extra information, make sure you go to

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