Henry Box Brown – A Musical Journey

Musicals and Opera (historical)

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  • Assembly Rooms - Music Hall
  • 14:30
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 8+
  • Country: United States
  • Group: NYC Baha’i Unity Center and New York University Community Affairs
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 8 and above (8+)
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Tony Award winner Ben Harney (Broadway's Dreamgirls), and writer Mehr Mansuri, lead this musical about an 1850s Virginia slave who ships himself to freedom in a box. In a fusion of original songs blending gospel, R'n'B and bluegrass, as well as a cappella spirituals, it is performed by New York's finest gospel singers and top Broadway artists. Viewed by over 20,000 people from New York to Los Angeles, it is a crowd-pleaser that shines a light on our capacity to transcend. 'Stirring…rousing songs’ (New York Times on Family Fare).

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