Billie Holiday Theatre

Todays Date: 11/26/22
Last Update: 04/12/11 01:01:55 PM
Address: 1368 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY    11216

Phone: 718-636-0918
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A Train to Nostrand Avenue Off-street parking available

History of Productions View Current and Upcoming

The Right Reverend Dupree In Exile  | Open: 04/29/11 Close: 05/12/11

A lifelong man of faith, Reverend Charles Dupree is being pressured to give up the church he built as he fights a crippling terminal illness.  During a self-imposed exile to his lakehouse in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, he and his devoted wife Miriam are briefly reunited with their sons after years of estrangement: Kenny, a professional basketball player, and Brendan, home to introduce his fiancée Olu, a practicing Muslim whose engagement to Brendan, a Christian, has caused her to be disowned from her own father.  As each of them is forced to deal with the escalating decline in Dupree’s health, they gain strength in their ability to face their own challenges.


Featuring Ralph McCain*, Marcelle Gover, Brandon Jones*, Eboni Witcher*, and Rege C. Lewis

*member, Actor’s Equity



Playwright/Director: Jackie Alexander

Producer: Marjorie Moon

Scenic Design: Felix E. Cochren

Costume Design: Helen L. Simmons-Collen

Production Stage Management/Lighting Design: Avan 

About the Company: Billie Holiday Theatre

Now in its 39th season, the AUDELCO and Obie Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre serves over 30,000 people annually and has garnered a well-earned reputation for providing outstanding professional theater productions at affordable prices. Under the leadership of Marjorie Moon, the 200-seat theater has a 40-week season dedicated to producing work relevant to African-American experience.  A training ground for performing artists, notable alumni include Samuel L. Jackson, Debbie Allen, Samm-Art Williams, Weldon Irvine, Tichina Arnold, and more.  

The Legend of Buster Neal  | Open: 02/18/11 Close: 03/04/11
Black History Month at the Billie Holiday Theatre

Written & Directed by Jackie Alexander

A fearless civil rights activist reappears 60 years after his supposed death to face his greatest challenge, his great-great grandson.

Charles Anthony Burks (Swish)
Sidiki Fofana (Hubcap)
Stephen Hill (Ira)
Dennis Johnson (Marcus)
Patrick Mitchell (Pappa Melvin)
Nathan Purdee (Buster Neal)

February 18 – March 27, 2011
Performances Thursday-Saturday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 3:00pm, Sunday at 4:00pm

Tickets $15-$25
Students & Seniors: $12 matinees and $15 evenings
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The Billie Holiday Theatre
Restoration Plaza | 1368 Fulton Street | Brooklyn, NY
A train to Nostrand Avenue; off-street parking available
(718) 636-0918 |

Brothers from the Bottom  | Open: 10/15/10 Close: 12/19/10
Gentrification threatens a New Orleans neighborhood and the bond between two brothers. 

A world-premiere play by Jackie Alexander

Featuring Nicoye Banks, Thaddeus Daniels, Joy Hooper, Anja Lee, Neko Parham, and Warner Miller



“An epic play…Jackie Alexander has written the hell out of this piece!” — Woodie King, Jr.

“Brothers from the Bottom is theater at its best…”
— Melody Brooks, Artistic Director, 
New Perspectives Theatre

“Wonderful…timely, relevant, and well crafted.”
— Carl Clay, Executive Producer,
Black Spectrum Theatre Company