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Jomama Jones in Black Light

Black Light returns off-Broadway in Fall 2018

Daniel Alexander Jones' Black Light is set to play a limited engagement at the Greenwich House Theater from September 24 through to December 31, 2018.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Following an acclaimed engagement earlier this year at Joe's Pub as part of the Public Theater's 2017-2018 season (read our 4* review), the Public Theater production of Black Light, created by Daniel Alexander Jones and starring his alter ego - legendary singer Jomama Jones, will return to off-Broadway this fall. Black Light is set to play a limited engagement at the Greenwich House Theater (which currently operates under the name of Barrow Street Theatre) from September 24 through to December 31, 2018, with an official opening set for October 10.

Producer Diana DiMenna commented: "Black Light at Joe's Pub was a thrilling and spiritual experience. I was deeply moved by Jomama's powerful, yet tender, hold over the entire audience, and the biting wisdom she was laying down for us to consider. And she did it in sequins with a kick-ass band and back-up singers! I just knew that more people needed to see this show and experience the wisdom and wit of her storytelling."

Black Light features original music by Jomama Jones with Bobby Halvorson, Laura Jean Anderson, Dylan Meek, and Josh Quat.

Synopsis: "Black Light is a captivating musical journey that fuses the Black American Freedom movement, Afromysticism and goddess mythology with the musical influences of Prince, Sade, Diana Ross, and Tina Turner. Black Light removes the barrier between artist and audience, allowing them to bear witness, be witnessed and reflect on the present time."

The production will be directed by Tea Alagić and feature music direction by Tariq al-Sabir, based upon Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes's original arrangements. The creative team also features scenic design by Gabriel Evansohn, lighting design by Ania Parks, costume design by Oana Botez and sound design by Nick Kourtides.

(Photo by Joan Marcus)

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