By Colman Domingo
Electronic ISBN: 9781783195572
In 2010, Domingo's self-penned play A Boy and His Soul premiered Off-Broadway on the winery Theater, for which he received GLAAD Award: awesome ny Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway and a Lucille Lortel Award for notable Solo exhibit. He was once additionally nominated for a Drama table Award and a Drama League Award.
Where do you get SOUL? From looking at your mom and dad promote the home you grew up in? From studying the relatives mystery approximately your loopy cousin? Or from the youth files present in your parents’ basement? From Stevie, Aretha, Marvin, Chaka, Barry, Gladys…and Colman. Propelled by way of the beat of vintage soul, tender R&B and disco, this can be the soundtrack of a boy’s coming of age in 70s and 80s Philadelphia.
A Boy and His Soul used to be the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award top Solo convey, GLAAD Media Award most sensible Play On or Off Broadway and the ITBA most sensible Solo convey awards.
"A blazingly charismatic performer." ny Times
"Personal, poignant and pungent… [an] evocative, relocating piece a couple of guy who reveals himself and a wide a part of his id via music." The Stage
"A attractive and gentle one-man show." day-by-day Telegraph
"Its sprinkling of sharp observations coupled with a heartfelt love for the song makes A Boy and His Soul demanding to resist." What's On Stage
"The characters created through Domingo… are so vibrant, so likeable, so easily but vividly embodied… it's tricky to resist." respectable London Theatre
"Leaves you yelping for more." Observer
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2-4-7. ) Glad to be…here along with a lover unlike no other. ), although Leontyne would sing out for about 15 seconds before my stepfather Clarence would put his foot down and change the music to something that he believed was a bit blacker. (Leontyne cuts out – “Living for the Love of You” resumes). Soul Music takes me to barbecues, block parties, family reunions, and car trips down south, where my mom packed deviled eggs sprinkled with paprika on top and fried chicken! Fried hard with lard! Soul Music takes me to those lazy summer nights taping your favorites off the radio after calling them in with a dedication to the girl you want to “go” with.
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corporation 5 “SHINING STAR” Written by: Philip James Bailey, Lorenzo Russell Dunn, Maurice White Performed by: Earth, Wind and Fire Publishers/Administrators: EMI April Music Incorporated, c/o EMI Music Publishing 6 “DAYDREAMING” Songwriter/Composer: Aretha Franklin Performed by: Aretha Franklin Publishers/Administrators: Springtime Music Incorporated 37 7 “SWEET STICKY THING” Songwriters/Composers: Willie Beck, Leroy Bonner, Marshall Eugene Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin R.
Running, brimming with excitement, almost tripping over Mom’s hot pink Doctor Scholls clogs left on the plastic runner that led to the back door. I handed her her rust-colored pocketbook with the peppermint and butterscotch candy whispering at the bottom! With the look of diamonds and caviar in her eyes and a smile on her lips, my mom threw open the pleather five and dime handbag. A ritual – to fill it with blessings. The Sultry Voice on the radio sent out a special request. RADIO ANNOUNCER: This goes out to Wakim Abdul Shafir in South West Philly with love from his foxy lady, 51 Stacey from Mount Airy.
A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo