Harlem Residents, Employees and Business Owners ~ The Apollo Theater has a special offer for you on “Twisted Melodies: A Donny Hathaway Story, which will run from May 30 to June 2, 2019.
To take advantage of this discounted special offer, Harlem residents, employees or business owners must present a proof of residence or work I.D. when purchasing tickets to the production at the Apollo Theater Box Office. Restrictions may apply.
Twisted Melodies: A Donny Hathaway Story, is an immersive play about Donny Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979), the jazz, blues, soul and gospel singer, arranger, organist, and pianist best known for his duets with Roberta Flack such as “The Closer I Get to You” and “Where is the Love?”— for which he and Flack won a Grammy Award — his first single that announced his arrival on the music scene, “The Ghetto, Pt. 1,” and his challenging inner struggles. Torn between the muses that inspired him and the mental illness that tormented him, Chicago-based writer and actor Kelvin Roston, Jr. embodies Hathaway as he evaluates the choices he made during his life. Those choices created a body of work that continues to resonate today, influencing artists such as Alicia Keys, Common, and Raul Midón. Directed by Derrick Sanders and written and performed by Kelvin Roston Jr., this limited engagement at the Apollo Theater opens on Thursday, May 30 and runs through Sunday, June 2.
The performance is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. with 3:00 p.m. performances on Saturday and Sunday. Twisted Melodies: A Donny Hathaway Story is an Apollo Theater coproduction with Baltimore Center Stage and Congo Square Theatre Company in association with Mosaic Theater Company.
The Apollo Theater is located at 253 West 125th Street in Harlem