LESLEY STAHL, CISSY HOUSTON, DIONNE WARWICK,
VALERIE SIMPSON, CHUCK JACKSON, NATE BERKUS,
MARCUS SAMUELSSON & ANDREW CHAPMAN (RED ROOSTER HARLEM),
ALIYYAH BAYLOR (MAKE MY CAKE), MYRNA AND FREDDIE GERSHON,
DAMON DASH, REVEREND AL SHARPTON, VY HIGGINSEN,
THE CASTS OF MAMA, I WANT TO SING AND SING, HARLEM, SING!
THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY GALA CELEBRATION FOR
MAMA, I WANT TO SING
THE MAMA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND GOSPEL FOR TEENS
WHAT: The 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration for Mama, I Want To Sing, the 1983 gospel musical. This Gala event, taking place exactly 30 years to the day from when the original production opened in Harlem to great acclaim, benefits Gospel for Teens, a program of the Mama Foundation for the Arts’ School for Gospel, Jazz, and R&B Arts.
WHERE: Performance at The Dempsey Theater – 127 W. 127th Street, btw Lenox & 7th Aves.
After-Party at The Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building – 163 West 125th Street (just East of 7th Ave.)
The evening will begin with a special performance that includes musical highlights from Mama, I Want to Sing and Sing, Harlem, Sing!, as well as a performance from the award-winning Gospel for Teens Choir. During the program, Lesley Stahl (Emmy winner for her “60 Minutes” profile on Gospel for Teens) will be honored for her contributions to journalism and for her support of Gospel for Teens. The after-party will be a celebration of Harlem, highlighting some of the area’s best food (Sylvia’s, Spoonbread, Corner Social, Chez Lucien, Jacob’s Soul Food, Melba’s, Make My Cake, etc).
Tickets are $300.00 and are available by calling the Mama Foundation for the Arts at (212) 280-1045.
Regular performance tickets: see the top left of the page.