About the Production
"I Have A Dream" is a Broadway Gospel musical on the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that chronicles the major events of the Civil Rights Movement from December 1, 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to the assassination of Dr. King on April 4, 1968. The production is a two hour multimedia experience that includes music, singing (20 Gospel songs), dancing and more than 125 historical images from the Civil Rights Movement. This depiction of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement gives tremendous insight into Dr. King's love of his family, his sense of humor, and the incredible challenge that African-Americans faced in fighting for basic human rights.
“I Have A Dream” debuted on Broadway with Billy Dee Williams in 1976 at the Ambassador Theatre. Broadway Producer and Artistic Director Dr. Woodie King, Jr. of the New Federal Theatre and the National Black Touring Circuit, Inc. of New York City later procured the rights to the play and began presenting “I Have A Dream” under the guidance of Herman LeVern Jones, Associate Producer of the National Black Touring Circuit, Inc. The play toured to over 125 cities both nationally and internationally including but not limited to Manchester and Birmingham, England, Luxembourg, New York City, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska and in Winston Salem, North Carolina at the first National Black Theatre Festival in 1989. The production was also seen in Indianapolis in 1990 and Atlanta, Georgia in 2012 at Life University to rave reviews and packed houses. From 2014 to the present, "I Have A Dream" has been presented at the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, Florida International University, the Phichol Williams Center, the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, St. John's College in Annapolis and the Pompano Beach Cultural Center.
Major Events in "I Have A Dream"