Broadway in the H.O.O.D is honored to announce the stellar lineup for our third season of locally produced Broadway productions at the beautiful Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Our “Resilience Personified” season is a dedication to those great pioneers who paved the way for Broadway in The H.O.O.D, and will serve as a testament to creating diverse, quality productions for the entire family.
We are ecstatic to kick off the 2017-2018 season with Broadway in the H.O.O.D’s very first benefit concert, “From Broadway with Love: Honoring The Shoulders We Stand On!” featuring local, national and international headliners, as well as Broadway performers from all over the world.
The fun continues with “Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS.” This classic for the young — and the young at heart — is a beautiful story of loyalty, courage, honor, persistence and integrity, brought to life on stage.
Lorraine Hansberry's “A Raisin in the Sun,” the heart-wrenching, three-time Tony winning play that changed American theater forever, makes its Smith Center debut in January 2018.
Broadway in The H.O.O.D is elated to wrap up our season with the incomparable music of eight-time Grammy winner Luther Vandross in “Remembering Luther: The Night I Fell In Love,” starring Abraham McDonald, winner of Oprah Winfrey’s nationwide singing competition “Karaoke Challenge.”
Join us for our "Resilience Personified" season!
Remembering Luther: "The Night I Fell in Love"
February 16 - 18, 2018
The incomparable music of eight-time Grammy winner Luther Vandross shattered barriers, shaped lives and made fans nationwide believe in the “Power of Love.” Now you can experience his greatest hits live in “Remembering Luther: The Night I Fell In Love,” starring Abraham McDonald, winner of Oprah Winfrey’s nationwide singing competition “Karaoke Challenge.” This exhilarating, up-tempo musical revue relives the songs that made Vandross a household name and a permanent fixture in the Great American Songbook, including chart-topping hits like “Never Too Much” and “Power of Love/Love Power,” plus classic covers like “If This World Were Mine” and “A House Is Not A Home.” Join us as we look back on how many of your favorite love songs came to be.
From Broadway With Love
July 8, 2017
Broadway in the H.O.O.D (BITH) kicks off its “Resilience Personified” season with From Broadway With Love: Honoring The Shoulders We Stand On, a benefit concert for Broadway in the H.O.O.D at The Smith Center! This awesome evening of entertainment will feature some of the brightest Broadway stars, Las Vegas legends, and over 300 entertainers from across the world. From Broadway With Love will be a one-night-only fundraiser that will benefit BITH’s mission to Help Others Open Doors in the Las Vegas community and onward and pay tribute to the greats who paved the way, with a very special performance by Tony Award-winner Savion Glover!
The Jungle Book
September 8 - 10, 2017
The jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in “Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS.” Adapted from the classic Disney animated film, this show features a host of colorful characters and your favorite melodies from the movie. Broadway in The Hood is proud to bring to life the music, songs and the story like never before! Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.
A Raisin in the Sun
January 12 - 14, 2018
“The play that changed American theater forever” (The New York Times), will make its way to The Smith Center in honor of the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. week celebration. Lorraine Hansberry’s play follows the Younger family yearning for a better life far from the cramped confines of their Chicago tenement. The story centers on the divergent dreams of three generations of the Younger family. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama, and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a timeless portrayal of hope and inspiration.