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Let Freedom Ring! Music and Voices of the March for Civil Rights, Then & Now

September 21 @ 7:30pm

at Cooper Union’s Great Hall
7 East 7th Street NYC

In the Great Hall where Lincoln spoke and the NAACP was born, Let Freedom Ring! Music and Voices of the March for Civil Rights, Then and Now will honor the sixtieth anniversary of the March on Washington, with an evening of song, dance, and oratory that address the way our society confronts discrimination, inequality, and oppression.

Conceived and created by award-winning poet, playwright, and storyteller Daniel Carlton (March On) and directed by David Deblinger, this unique evening with Fred Johnson as melodic host, will entertain, elevate, and inspire.

All profits will go to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, an institution whose raison d’être is part of the Black experience.

Working with HB Studio, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, and the Cooper Union, The Village Trip has assembled a stellar group of musicians, speakers, and performers who will express the joy and heartache of bending the arc of the moral universe toward justice. Let Freedom Ring! – like The Village Trip itself – will honor the ongoing struggle for freedom, equality, and social justice for all.

The evening brings together a diverse group of artists to celebrate all our humanity through story, song, poetry, movement, and excerpts from Daniel Carlton’s March On, a play with a cappella songs and music that capture the stories of a multicultural group of people who participated in the March on Washington. The play follows the characters from their arrival on the Great Mall to the climactic moment of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Intertwined with these stories will be freedom songs past and present, plus poetry and spoken word by special guest artists who will connect past struggles with today’s fights for justice. The evening will end in rally-style as an interactive call to action. March on!

Performers include:

View of the crowd at 1963 March on Washington

Plays & Playwrights of Greenwich Village

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
7:00 PM

HB Playwrights Theatre
124 Bank Street, New York

HB Studio hosts a conversation with Cherry Lane Alternative Founding Artistic Director Angelina Fiordellisi, Managing Director/Cherry Lane Theatre historian Mary Geerlof, and playwrights of the Cherry Lane Mentor Project: Anton DudleyDavid Henry HwangLisa Ramirez, and Alfred Uhry. Moderated by Pat Golden.

Founded in 1923 as the Cherry Lane Playhouse, the Cherry Lane Theatre marks its 100th anniversary this year. Fiordellisi has recently passed the theatre’s torch to A24, the indie film company that produced Everything Everywhere All at Once and Moonlight. The panel will reflect on the Cherry Lane’s remarkable history as a Greenwich Village home for new plays and playwrights, on the CLT Mentor Project, the current state of Off-Broadway, and the future we can imagine for the theater from here.

In partnership with The Village Trip Festival.

This program is made possible with support from the Noël Coward Foundation, as part of our series “A Great and Exciting Place”: HB celebrates the Theatrical Heritage of Greenwich Village. 
“I remembered the beauty of New York at night, viewed not from a smart penthouse on Park Avenue, but from a crowded seat in Washington Square. And it seemed, in spite of its hardness, and irritating, noisy efficiency, a great and exciting place.”
-Noël Coward, on his first trip to New York
HB Studio’s programs are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and many generous supporters.

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