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Mon, 12.11.1961

Black Nativity Debuts on Broadway

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On this date in 1961, "Black Nativity" opened on Broadway. Langston Hughes’ self-described “gospel song play” was staged at New York City's Lincoln Theater.

The Christmas story performed in dialog, narrative, pantomime, a gospel song, and folk spirituals is an expression of Hughes' late-in-life interest in African American spirituality and the oral traditions of the African American church.



Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History
Volume 1, ISBN #0-02-897345-3, Pg 175
Jack Salzman, David Lionel Smith, Cornel West

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