Black History Trilogy #2: The Black King of Vaudeville - Remembering Bert Williams in Song

SUN, FEB 20, 2022
7:00 PM

In-Person Tickets: $15/$12 Members

All individuals must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and matching identification to attend this event. If you are interested in attending this event in person, please read the full COVID Safety Policy carefully before purchasing tickets.

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Bert Williams (1874-1922) was one of the pre-eminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era, and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time. In an age when racial inequality and stereotyping were commonplace, he became the first Black-American to take pioneer leading roles, both on Broadway and in the 1914 film Darktown Jubilee, pushing back racial barriers in his 3-decades long career. Tony-nominated actor Larry Marshall who starred in "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Hair", and "Porgy & Bess” rejuvenates the life and music of Bert Williams on stage. Larry Marshall will be joined by Rick Cardova on piano. 

LOCATION:  Flushing Town Hall Theater



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