Actors Equity to Celebrate Black History Month with Harlem on My Mind

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In celebration of Black History Month, Actors Equity Association’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committee (EEO) will present Harlem on My Mind.

This free solo performance by cabaret singer and actress Julia Breanetta Simpson will be presented Feb. 8 at 7:30 PM at New World Stages. The event also includes a reception from 6-7 PM.

Harlem on My Mind is a one-woman musical journey through the Harlem Renaissance. Created and performed by Simpson and directed by Shaunelle Perry, Harlem on My Mind explores the music of such greats as Duke Ellington, Thomas “Fats” Waller, Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters and others.

Julia Breanetta Simpson has appeared in regional productions of Tintypes, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Dreamgirls and Death of a Salesman. Touring credits include Freedom Train, One Mo’ Time, Purlie, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and For Colored Girls…. She originated the role of Hennie in the world premiere of When the Nightingale Sings. Simpson is a nationally elected Councillor of Actors’ Equity Association and is the co-chair of the Union ’s EEO committee.

New World Stages is located 340 West 50th Street.

This event is free and open to the public. *

Actors' Equity Association represents more than 49,000 professional stage actors and stage managers nationwide.

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