Deck the halls with some Caribbean flavor this holiday season as Jelani Remy from “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations” pays tribute to his Caribbean roots using classical holiday songs.
The Lucille Lortel Theatre in Manhattan said on Monday that Remy will be part of its new holiday performance series, “Tinsel: A Global Holiday Celebration.”
Running from Dec. 6-31, live performances will be held at the theatre, 121 Christopher St., showcasing effervescent live music, performance and dance with leading artists from around the globe.
“The Lucille Lortel Theatre is excited to welcome audiences into a space full of joy and celebration, where the lights are bright and the tunes are spirited,” said the theatre in a statement.
Throughout the month of December, it said there will be a variety of unique productions featuring artists with roots from the Caribbean, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, India and around the world.
“These phenomenal artists will share with you their holiday traditions and spotlight the diverse ways people celebrate around the world,” said the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
It said a highlight this season is the 12-show run of Everett Bradley’s “Holidelic,” the beloved holiday funk revue headed by famed rock percussionist Everett Bradley (E Street Band, Bon Jovi).
The Lucille Lortel Theatre said Bradley plays the role of Papadelic, Funk’s Father Christmas, an amalgamation of George Clinton and Santa Claus, featuring holiday-themed funk songs written by Bradley and brought to life by an array of top shelf noise makers.
Additional shows feature a robust mix of performances that celebrate the best of the holiday season from all cultures, the Lucille Lortel Theatre said.
It said performers include international drag superstar Latrice Royale; notable Broadway names Jelani Remy (“Ain’t too Proud”); Telly Leung (“Aladdin”); Jared Grimes (“Funny Girl”); Reed Luplau (“Moulin Rouge!”); Jaime Lozano and The Familia; Ronny Dutra; Ilene Reid; and Brinda Guha, plus Cumbé Dance and a traditional Mexican pastorela from Something from Abroad.
“From cabaret shows featuring celebrated Broadway artists showcasing their cultural holiday traditions to unique dancers from around the globe and a vibrant drag show, there is something for everyone to enjoy at ‘Tinsel: A Global Holiday Celebration’,” the Lucille Lortel Theatre said.
Tickets for individual shows are available at: https://www.lortel.org/tinsel
The Lucille Lortel Theatre said its mission is to “sustain and advance Off-Broadway by creating awareness, appreciation, and encouraging the continued growth of Off-Broadway; assisting with theatrical infrastructure and capacity building; and developing educational programs fostering the next generation of theatre makers.”
The Theatre has numerous programs, including the NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship, “Live at The Lortel” podcast, the Lucille Lortel Awards and Playwrights’ Sidewalk, the Internet Off-Broadway Database (IOBDB.com), non-profit theatre strategic and management services, subsidized theatre space, and fellowships in theatre with Bennington College.
For more information, please visit www.lortel.org.