Must See Show…..Role of Women in Civil Rights Movement

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New York Return After National Tour Receiving Rave Reviews

Civil Rights Gospel Sensation Musical Playing
New York at the Apollo for 7 performances Only  

March 22nd through March 25th

Tony Award Winner George Faison, Playwright/Choreographer/Director; and Joe Coleman, Original Music and lyrics…together create a soulstirring, foot stomping hit production. “A Must See,” says Maya Angelou 

Only seven (7) performances.  Tickets for performances start Thursday March 22- Sunday March 25 with evening performances at 8 pm except, Sunday at 7:30 pm; and Matinees: Saturday, Noon – 2; Sunday 3:00 pm.  Tickets start at $40 ($35 group rates; $50 for opening night reception and performance.)  Call the Apollo Theater Box Office (212) 531-5305 or Ticketmaster (212) 307-7171. 

Contact Person:  C. Ottley, National Media Relations: email:  hatstalk2@comcast.net

This is a Must See!” says poet Dr. Maya Angelou. If This Hat Could Talk production is written, directed and choreographed by Tony Award Winner George Faison, playwright and director of numerous hits including the Wiz, The Josephine Baker Story and more recently Tin Pan Alley Rag.  Original song lyrics and music were written by Co-Executive Producer, Joe Coleman, lead vocalist of the renowned singing group, The Platters.  This musical is compared to the best on Broadway and hailed as the heartbeat of generations past, present and future.  The production highlights the unique role of women in the Civil Rights Movement through characterizations such as Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, Coretta Scott King and Eleanor Roosevelt as well as the courageous men they supported such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., A. Philip Randolph, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Robert Kennedy.A key commitment of this musical is an educational component, The Dorothy I. Height Youth for Excellence Initiative (YFE).   Two free matinees will be held for Youth For Excellence (YFE) students from the New York Public Schools. They will also participate in scholarship opportunities, and hear testimonials from local heroes and sheroes of our times.  According to Bob McDonald, Vice Chairman of Procter & Gamble, “We at P&G are very proud to be a part of bringing to the youth of today the important lessons of the past, as a way to honor those who have worked so hard for equal rights and access.”  Family Dollar an YFE sponsor says like Procter & Gamble Family Dollar is proud to be associated with a program that gives back to the youth in the African American Community and raise awareness on the importance of staying in school and getting an education.” 

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