About This Show

The musical, For The Love Of Harlem, written & scored by Jermaine Nakia Lee, is a musical sensation profiling the lives of some of the brightest artistic visionaries of the Harlem Renaissance from Langston Hughes to Alberta Hunter. This period is referred to as the 1920’s – 30’s Harlem Renaissance (also known as the Black Literary Renaissance and the New Negro Movement). Nestled in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, this movement impacted the entire cultural spectrum; literature, drama, music, visual art, and dance. The Movement afforded unique ways to explore the historic struggles of Black America and the contemporary relevance of Black life in the urban North. For The Love Of Harlem celebrates the courage, achievement, frailty and hardship of these creative ones; whose artistic contributions have had profound impact not only on African-American culture but redefined how America, and the world, views the African-American. For The Love Of Harlem takes us on a musical journey that shadows these brave artists who refused to be inauthentic, no matter what the Black public or White public thought.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: October 28, 2011 Final Performance: November 12, 2011