Langston Hughes
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Harlem Week

The Black Clown by Langston Hughes

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts


LincolnCenter · The Black Clown by Langston Hughes

Renowned opera singer Davóne Tines leads a special audio excerpt from The Black Clown, a music-theater piece adapted from the Langston Hughes poem and created by Davóne Tines, Michael Schachter, and Zack Winokur. The Black Clown had its New York Premiere at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival in 2019. We’re proud to be a part of Harlem Week!

Audio transcript

Performance Date

Available from Friday, August 21 at 4:00 pm ET

Cast & Creative / The Black Clown

Adapted from the Langston Hughes poem by Davóne Tines & Michael Schachter
Music by Michael Schachter
Directed by Zack Winokur

Jaret Landon, Arranger, Music Director, Piano & Organ
Quinton “Q” Robinson, Percussion & Music Editing
Demonterious “DETOXXX” Lawrence, Bass

Davóne Tines, Sumayya Ali, Darius Barnes, Dawn Bless, Jonathan Christopher, LaVon Fisher-Wilson, Lindsey Hailes, Evan Tyrone Martin, Jhardon DiShon Martin, Brandon Michael Nase, Jamar Williams, Hailee Kaleem Wright

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