Black Nativity is the retelling of the Nativity story set to a jubilant score of gospel music, dance and narrative. Traditional Christmas carols are sung in gospel style, with a few songs created specifically for the show. Originally written by Langston Hughes, the show was first performed off-Broadway in 1961, and was one of the first plays written by an African-American to be staged there. Since 1970, Black Nativity has been performed annually in Boston at various locations, such as the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts, Boston Opera House, Tremont Temple, Roxbury Community College, Northeastern's Blackman Auditorium, and presently at Emerson College's Paramount Theater.
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