Spring Tony Winner Jones to Celebrate Lincoln Bicentennial at Harlem Stage

News   Spring Tony Winner Jones to Celebrate Lincoln Bicentennial at Harlem Stage
Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening choreographer Bill T. Jones will lead a conversation about the legacy of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln Feb. 17 in Harlem.

Jones, who explores Lincoln in his commissioned work Fondly Do We Hope... Fervently Do We Pray, will be joined by panelists Barnet Schecter and Michele Mitchell for the 7:30 PM discussion at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse Theatre.

Inspired by the Lincoln bicentennial, the discussion asks, "What was Harlem like when Abraham Lincoln passed through New York to make his famous Cooper Union speech in 1860? How did his politics - and the aftermath of his assassination - shape this community?"

A company member from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will read selections from historical Lincoln documents.

In addition to his Tony-winning choreography for Spring Awakening, Jones most recently directed and choreographed the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical Fela! His work A Quarrelling Pair opened the 2008 Next Wave Festival at BAM.

Tickets, priced $15, are available by visiting harlemstage.org. The Harlem Stage Gatehouse Theatre is located at 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street in Harlem.

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