Metro Weekly

Theater Alliance presents Black Nativity

Theater Alliance presents Black Nativity, Langston Hughes’s retelling of the Biblical Christmas story from an Afro-centric perspective, incorporating gospel, blues, funk, jazz and dance with griot-style storytelling from an ensemble cast. Black Nativity was one of the first plays written by an African American to appear on Broadway 50 years ago this month. Stephawn Stephens directs, joined by musical director Michael Terry and choreographer Tony Thomas. Cast includes Kevin Bailey, Ayanna Kardy, LaSharon Johnson, Robert E. Person, Rafealito Ross and Keira Turner. To Dec. 31. The H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. Tickets are $35. Call 202-241-2539 or visit

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