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The Death of Bessie Smith: Interfaith Hospital to Host Play About the State of Health Care, Poverty and the Fight to Survive

In the hopes of raising awareness about the growing lack of health care coverage among Brooklyn residents, New Brooklyn Theatre, a Brooklyn based non-profit, will host a series of free performances of the Edward Albee play “The Death of Bessie Smith.” The play debuts today and will run eight performances through January 19, in the […]

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Bed-Stuy’s Historic Slave Theater: Give Us Free!

Over the past two years, New Brooklyn Theater has waged a quixotic struggle to restore the long-abandoned and historic Slave Theater, located at 1215 Fulton Street, to its former status as a viable vibrant cultural meeting place. However, in this battle, they have faced a number of setbacks. They’ve also found themselves in the middle […]