2018/2019 Broadway In The Hood Series


Broadway in the H.O.O.D elevates to new heights in its fourth consecutive year at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, with their 2018-2019 “Ascension” season. We are excited to kick off our eclectic Concert Series in Myron’s Cabaret Jazz Theatre with, The Leading Ladies of Jazz, starring Tianna Renee Lewis who starred as Ceile the 2013 Color Purple tour and featuring the Las Vegas Queen of Jazz, and star of Lady Day at the Emerson Bar & Grill at The Smith Center Mrs. Genevieve Dew!

The 2016 Drama Desk Award and Tony Award nominated play Eclipsed, playing in Troesh Studio Theater, will immerse the audience as it depicts the story of five Liberian women’s tale of survival during the second Liberian Civil War.

Join “The Voice” Season 14’s powerhouse contestant, Amber Sauer,  as she parallels the melodic sounds of Whitney, Celine & Shania, in 3 Divas 16 Grammys 1 Voice in this beautiful tribute to 3 of the greatest women in music history.

Let us take you to “Funky Town” and groove the night away as we party with the Bad Girls - The Divas of Disco, starring the Vivacious Deidre Thompson, Sophia from the 2013 tour of The Color Purple.

 From Starsky and Hutch to Everybody Hates Chris, TV, Film and Stage legend  Antonio “Huggy Bear” Fargas, will make his Broadway In The H.O.O.D stage debut along with a suburb cast of 13 talented actors in the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play  A Soldier’s Play, by Charles Fuller. Also playing in Troesh Studio Theater, this poignant production brings to light the cultural and struggles of African American military men in the 1940’s.

Broadway In The H.O.O.D is excited to close out the season with a hand clappin' , foot stompin' Hallelujah good time! February will bring you the first ever Gospel concert to Myron's Cabaret Jazz Theatre as Baby Mahalia, Charity “Tina” Leeper and BITH’s gospel choir ushers in the spirit and raise the roof with music from one of the most influential gospel singer in the world, the Queen of Gospel Mahalia Jackson, in Mahalia! A Celebration of Gospel!


2018/19 SEASON

November 2-4, 2018


Whitney, Celine & Shania - 3 Divas, 16 Grammys, 1 Voice
December 28-29, 2018

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A Soldier’s Play
January 11-13, 2019


Mahalia! A Celebration of Gospel
February 8-10, 2019


The Leading Ladies of Jazz
June 14-15, 2019