I Just Want to Tell Somebody

By Ronald Smokey Stevens
Directed by Stephen Byrd
January 6 – February 6
JAN 6 - FEB 6; THU, FRI, SAT @ 8 PM. SUN @ 3 PM - FEB 2, WED @ 8 PM



Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave (at E. 10th Street)
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM
$18 gen. Adm., $15 seniors & students
Box office:  www.theaterforthenewcity.net, 212-254-1109
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Critics are invited on or after January 7.

Times Square Chronicles: Ashton And Me by Ronald “Smokey” Stevens

I Just Want To Tell Somebody has been extended through February 6. Additional show Wednesday February 2

Video On Demand tickets are $10.

NEW YORK, December 1 — Smokey Stevens (https://www.smokeystevens.com), one of Broadway’s great musical comedy performers, has adapted his autobiographical novel, “I Just Want to Tell Somebody: The Autobiography of Ronald Smokey Stevens,” into a one-man, two character theater production.  The play dramatizes Stevens’ lifelong battle with drugs in which he, at long last, prevailed. “Smokey” plays both himself and his nemesis, a sarcastic doppelganger called “D MAN.” The play ushers us through modern moments of theater history that were Smokey’s triumphs and the journey through drug usage that was nearly his undoing.  Theater for the New City will present the New York premiere of the work January 6 to 23, 2022, directed by Stephen Byrd.

Smokey Stevens

Mr. Stevens earned a place on Broadway thanks to raw talent and his wits, becoming a featured ensemble member of such productions as “Bubbling Brown Sugar,” “Inacent Black,” “Dreamgirls,” his own musical, “Rollin’ on the T.O.B.A.,” and tours of “One Mo’ Time” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” His films include “The Wiz” (as one of the Crows performing with Michael Jackson), “The Cotton Club” and “Times Square.” He danced with such greats as tap master Charles “Honi” Coles, Lucille Ball, Cab Calloway and Gregory Hines, to name a few.  He’s now Artistic Director of Capital City Readers Theatre in Washington, DC, recipient of The @NAACP 11th Annual Theater Arts Award, and a documentary filmmaker.

Smokey Stevens in “Bubbling Brown Sugar”

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