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The Dark Star From Harlem
The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker
Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 5:00PM
The Ellen Stewart Theatre @ La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery & Second Avenue)
The Ellen Stewart Theatre is located on the south side of East 4th Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue.
Transportation: F Train to Second Ave; R Trains to 8th Street; 6 Train to Astor Place
By Glynn Borders (Book). Mario E. Sprouse (Music and Lyrics)
The Dark Star From Harlem follows the journey of 19 year old Josephine Baker, from her arrival in Paris in 1925, as a company member of La Revue Negre, to her rise to stardom in Europe. Josephine is cast as the comic dancer who crosses her eyes and can’t keep up, but before long , her talent as a singer and “exotic” dancer, takes her to center stage and the launch of her career. As a young woman in a foreign land she navigates sudden fame, a new language, racial acceptance in Paris and the violent Jim Crow laws back home in America.
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