GOD'S TROMBONES by James Weldon Johnson, Directed by Woodie King, Jr. 2/22 (NYC) — God's Trombones — AAPEX

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

GOD'S TROMBONES by James Weldon Johnson, Directed by Woodie King, Jr. 2/22 (NYC)

St. Augustine’s Church
God’s Trombones

James Weldon Johnson

a Benefit for St. Augustine's Church
directed by
Woodie King, Jr.
musical director
Bishop Nathan Townsley
adapted by
Vinnette Carroll
with additional text by
Ossie Davis

Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 3pm

St. Augustine’s Church
290 Henry Street
NYC 10002

Tickets: $25, $35 and $50
Reservations and information: 212-673-5300


Ralph McCain, Debbi Blackwell Cook, Linda Gravatt, Cliff Frazier, Don Corey Washinton, Ernest Witherspoon, Dawn Driver


“You’ll absolutely love 'God’s Trombone.' A heap of Old-Time religion ... Moments that are unforgettable."
-Arch Campbell, WRCTV

“A richly moving experience ... electrifying, jubilant! It should not be missed.”
- V.A. Williams, The Review

“Nonstop glory ride ... Hallelujah and amen for 'God’s Trombone’ ... A joyous masterpiece.”
- Sandra Bayne, Metro Chronicle

“An unusal, exceptionally fine gospel show ... excellent singing."
- Faiga Levine, WTOP Radio

“A worship service is an inherently theatrical occasion; it’s got its star performer, a chorus, and audience and its 'script' is derived from the most elementally dramatic material. So it’s not surprising that 'God’s Trombone,' a newly popgospelized revival of a 1969 musical (itself based on James Weldon Johnson’s classic 1927 book of poetic sermons), makes such stirring theater out of its Sundaygotomeeting source material."
-Joe Brown, Washington Post

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