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    Great Men of Gospel

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    Follows the evolution of gospel music in America, celebrating those foundations of music in the world today. Featuring an internationally-acclaimed cast performing a repertoire of gospel classics and old-time favorites including "Oh Happy Day", "We Shall Overcome", "His Eye Is On The Sparrow", "Steal Away", "Follow The Drinking Gourd" and "Wade in the Water", the cast includes Jeff Bolding, J. Samuel Davis, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Gary E. Vincent, Richard Bellazzin, and Montroville C. Williams. Conceived, written and directed by Elizabeth Van Dyke. This ensemble of actors and singers portray slaves, the Jubilee Quartets, and sing songs of Tindsley, Dorsey, the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, The Pilgrim Travelers, The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Soul Stirrers, James Cleveland, Kirk Franklin and more. Elizabeth Van Dyke serves as director of this moving acclamation of African Ancestry and has directed at TUI, Kuntu Repertory, and the National Black Theatre Festival. She also directed Phylicia Rashad in "Zora Neale Hurston" at the New Federal Theatre. The Musical Director is Cliff Terry and Choreographer is AUDELCO Award winning dancer/actress Dyane Harvey.

    Dates:  March 10, 2004 - April 11, 2004
    Schedule:  Wed.-Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 3 p.m.
    Venue:  Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand Street near Pitt
    Price:  $30
    Tickets/info:  (212) 279-4200

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