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. 

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The Riverside Theatre Staff