Wednesday, December 5, 2012

NuDance 2012 - This week!!!

"DANCE IQUAIL's Allison Sale & Riccardo Battaglia by Rachel Neville"

NuDance 2012
Thursday, December 6th thru Saturday, December 8th
7:30 PM
The Riverside Theatre
@ Claremont btw 120th and 122nd

Get your $15/$20 tickets at or call 212-870-6784

Companies include:
Dance Iquail (Friday/Saturday only)
Dash Ensemble (Thursday/Friday only)
Forces of Nature (Friday/Saturday only)
Maverick Dance Experience
MoralesDance (Thursday/Friday only)
Neville Dance Theatre
RED - Rhapsody En Dance 
Sarah Council Dance Projects 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Dr. Glory's Youth Theatre!!! This Sunday!!!

Dr. Glory Van Scott and The Riverside Theatre present Dr. Glory's Youth Theatre in an original musical - The Children's Garden and Wishing Stone! A wonderful, heartfelt story where the community learns that to give to others is the best part of receiving! Get your FREE tickets at

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Announcing the 14th Annual New York Family Arts Festival

A 10 Day Festival with Art for Everyone!

Friday, June 22nd at 7:30 PM
Cats Paying Dues—Cats in Concert
An evening of exciting tap and thrilling music

Saturday, June 23rd at 7:30 PM
A Rhapsody in HUE
A street jazz showcase by choreographer Rhapsody James

Sunday, June 24th at 3 PM
Tim and the Space Cadets
Exciting music for children that parents will love

Monday, June 25th at 7:30 PM
An Evening of Japanese Culture
Japanese dance with IchiFuji-kai Dance, taiko drums with Taiko Masala and Cobu Project,
 and samurai sword fighting with Samurai Sword Soul.

Tuesday, June 26th at 7:30 PM
Shades of Truth presents Trilogy of Truth
Relevant, provocative, and innovative new plays written by and
about people of color and the Black experience

Wednesday, June 27th at 7:30 PM
Mooney/Cooley Dance in Why Dance
MCD explores the “Why?” and “How?” of dance

Thursday, June 28th at 7:30 PM
Tyrone Birkett/Emancipation presents Postmodern Spirituals: New Freedom Songs
Re-imagining and reviving the Negro spiritual by incorporating jazz, gospel, and soul music

Friday, June 29th at 7:30 PM
TRT and HAA present Artz, Rootz, Rhythm
Performances by Harlem Arts Alliance Members including Uptown Dance Academy, Millennium Dance Company, and Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts’ GESTURES Dance Ensemble

Saturday, June 30th from 12 to 6 PM
Polish Cultural Village at Riverside Park
An outdoor festival of Polish food, music, art, and dance
No reservation required 

Sunday, July 1st at 3 PM
The Pop Ups in Radio Jungle
An educational romp through time and space populated with mermaids,
on-location-extreme-cooking shows, treasure maps, a sky full of glowing constellations, dancing bats, and more

Make your reservation today!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Terry Baker Mulligan wins award!

Terry Baker Mulligan wins!

2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards Results

16th Annual Awards to be Celebrated in New York on June 4th
Congratulations and sincere thanks to over 2,400 independent authors and publishers who participated in our 16th annual, 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards contest. The awards ceremony to honor the medalists will take place on June 4th in New York, on the eve of the Book Expo America convention.
This year's entry totals are the biggest ever, with 4,813 print book entries, 390 e-book entries, and an average category size of 50.  The largest category was Memoir, with 213 entries; the smallest was Classical Studies, with just 8 entries. IPPY medals go to entrants from 44 U.S. states plus D.C., 7 Canadian provinces, and 10 countries overseas.
Here are the results of this year's awards, starting with the gold, silver and bronze medalists in our 74 National categories, followed by the Regional category medalists, our Outstanding Books of the Year, and for the first time, E-Book categories.
Outstanding Books are also featured on their own page: Click here to view.
IPPY medalist information and Press Page: Click here to view.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sugar Hill, Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem

The Riverside Theatre presents:

Terry Baker Mulligan

Reading from & Signing Copies of Her New Memoir

“Sugar Hill, Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem”

Thursday, June 7, 2012
7:30 p.m.

Using Harlem’s famous cultural institutions and memorable characters as her backdrop,
Terry Baker Mulligan writes joyously about weathering adolescence, while history unfolds
around her in the legendary neighborhood called Sugar Hill.

This feel-good story resonates with humor, warmth and wisdom as Mulligan chronicles her life among flamboyant evangelists, curly-haired Doo-Wop boys, snuff-dippers, Fidel Castro’s entourage, interracial marriages, chitlin’ parties and testy interactions between West Indian immigrants and Southern blacks.

Meet Mr. Big B, the neighborhood numbers banker; join Terry at Apollo matinees, where she is dazzled by Ella, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dinah Washington, Miriam Makeba, Eartha Kitt, and R&B newcomers like Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers. Neighborhood luminaries stroll the sidewalks: Mr. and Mrs. Thurgood Marshall with baby carriage; Sugar Ray Robinson exiting his pink Cadillac; and Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., politicking on the street corners. Young Terry befriends baseball’s Willie Mays in the local shoeshine parlor, paints posters for the 1957 March on Washington, and tries, but fails, to ingratiate herself into junior black society.

Sugar Hill is a living document of mid 20th-century Harlem.
The story it tells will appeal to an America that knows the tremendous shaping influence
Harlem has exerted on its national identity, both at home and around the globe.

Copies of “Sugar Hill” will be on sale at the theatre,
 and purchased copies will be signed by the author


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

More Mr. Joy!

Beautiful shoe art by Holly Griffin - Don't you want to wear them?

Daniel Beaty in MR. JOY at The Riverside Theatre

Written and performed by Daniel Beaty
Directed by Sheryl Kaller
Co-Produced by The Riverside Theatre and New Heritage Theatre Group
Associate Director/Choreographer: Joe Langworth
Scenic Designer: Charlie Corcoran
Costume Designer: Michael McDonald
Lighting Designer: Michael Gilliam
Sound Designer: Lindsay Lexi Jones
Projections Designer: Shawn Duan
Shoe Artist: Holly Griffin
Production Stage Manager: John Scutchins

Photo Credit: Richard Conde

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Daniel Beaty in Mr. Joy

A beautiful shot by Richard Conde of Mr. Joy, Daniel Beaty's latest play, premiering at The Riverside Theatre.

Daniel Beaty in MR. JOY at The Riverside Theatre

Written and performed by Daniel Beaty
Directed by Sheryl Kaller
Co-Produced by The Riverside Theatre and New Heritage Theatre Group
Associate Director/Choreographer: Joe Langworth
Scenic Designer: Charlie Corcoran
Costume Designer: Michael McDonald
Lighting Designer: Michael Gilliam
Sound Designer: Lindsay Lexi Jones
Projections Designer: Shawn Duan
Shoe Artist: Holly Griffin
Production Stage Manager: John Scutchins

Photo Credit: Richard Conde

Friday, May 11, 2012

Exciting News!

Congratulations, Gineiris!

The Riverside Theatre is proud to announce that Gineiris Garcia of Dr. Glory's Youth Theatre program is headed to Yale University this coming Fall. Gineiris will be attending Yale for Drama, and it is one of the most prestigious Drama schools in the country. Gineiris plans to double major and to work on community projects within the city of New Haven. We are so very excited and proud. 

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Mr. Joy Community Engagement - TONIGHT!

Sneak a listen to Daniel Beaty's new play, Mr. Joy
Meet the director Sheryl Kaller and choreographer Joseph Langworth
Q & A with Daniel

7:30 PM, Monday, April 30th - TONIGHT!

Assembly Hall with the historic Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Avenue, NY, NY

Reserve your spot now: 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Motivating Excellence: HUE, A Prism Unleashed

Coming up May 21st thru 23rd, The Riverside Theatre is hosting Motivating Excellence in "HUE: A Prism Unleashed" with choreography by Rhapsody James. Shows are 7:30 PM, and tickets are $30 each. Get your tickets here. 

Learn more about Motivating Excellence at their website.  

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Spotlight: Daniel Beaty

Daniel Beaty 

Daniel Beaty is an award-winning actor, singer, writer, and composer who just completed an extended off-Broadway run of his acclaimed solo play THROUGH THE NIGHT produced by Daryl Roth. For this production, Daniel received the 2010 AUDELCO Award for Outstanding Solo Performance and the 2010 Ovation Award for Best Male Lead Actor. His critically acclaimed solo play Emergence-See! ran off-Broadway to a sold-out, extended run at The Public Theater in the fall of 2006.  For this production, he received the 2007 Obie Award for Excellence in Off-Broadway Theater for Writing & Performing and the 2007 AUDELCO Award for Solo Performance. He is the recipient of the 2007 Scotsman Fringe First Award for the best new writer at the Edinburgh Festival and was presented with a Lamplighter Award from the Black Leadership Forum in Washington D.C. In the spring of 2008, Emergence-See!, now re-titled Emergency had a sold-out seven-week engagement at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles and was awarded two 2009 NAACP Theater Awards including Best Actor.  Daniel has worked throughout the U.S., Europe, and Africa performing on programs with artists such as Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Jill Scott, Sonia Sanchez, MC Lyte, Mos Def, Tracy Chapman, Deepak Chopra, and Phylicia Rashad. He holds a BA with Honors in English & Music from Yale University and an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre. His ensemble play Resurrection received its world premiere production at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. in August 2008 (where he was awarded the 2008 Edgerton Foundation’s new American Play Award); followed by engagements at Hartford Stage, the Philadelphia Theatre Company, and ETA Theater in Chicago. He is a proud member of New Dramatists and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. Both Emergency & Through the Night have are published by Samuel French and available online. Follow Daniel at and on Twitter at

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mr. Joy Premieres at The Riverside Theatre

The Riverside Theatre is excited to announce that our first play of the 2012 season is a new play by Daniel Beaty - Mr. Joy! 

Daniel Beaty, the multiple award winning writer and performer of Emergency andThrough the Night is back! Your favorite characters from Emergency return with new stories to tell along with a host of new characters.  

Mr. Joy is a Chinese American immigrant who has run a shoe shop in the heart of Harlem for the past 25 years when an unexpected occurrence causes several of his customers to reflect on the impact he has had on their lives through their shoes.  What has happened to this community's joy and what will it take to reclaim it? Using Daniel's signature blend of comedy, poetry, music, and multi-character transformation, Mr. Joy is a hilarious and heart-warming exploration of one community's journey to heal in order to dream again and discover boundless joy.

Announcing Our New Blog!

Hello everyone,

We have joined the world of blogging! Please check back here for the latest on all of our productions. 

Please comment and let us know what you think!


The Riverside Theatre Staff