Mid-Holiday Broadway! Thoughts of a Colored Man - Come Join Us

Wednesday, December 29  2PM to 4PM...and then... 



Treat yourself mid-week between Christmas and New Year’s in the company of other Smith alums to an amazing theatrical experience at the John Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th Street, then a post-theater meet-up to refresh and discuss with play producer Gabrielle Palitz ('80).   Thoughts of a Colored Man, recently debuted to critical acclaim, uses ‘slam narrative,’ a blend of spoken word, slam poetry, rhythm and humor, a genre coined by ‘new voice’ playwright Keenen Scott II, to reveal the inner life of being Black, proud and thriving in the 21st century. Set in Brooklyn in a single day, the vibrant and vulnerable experiences of seven Black men together create what has been described as ‘a daringly universal new play.’

An initial block of 20 seats has been reserved in the center section of the rear Orchestra, rows R-S. All seats are full view. The price per ticket is $119. Please note that the John Golden Theatre, by design and by Broadway standards, is a small theater with a total capacity of 787 seats, including 451 seats in the Orchestra. It remains, since its inception, intended for more intimate theater. 

Tickets will be on sale through the website from now until December 1. E-tickets will be provided to registered guests approximately 2 weeks prior to the performance. To inquire about purchasing tickets after the deadline or for a purchase of more than 2 tickets per order, and/or for any additional questions, please contact Ellen Matzkin, '69, Events Committee Co-chair directly at Post-theater meet-up information will be forthcoming to all registered guests.


About Gabrielle Palitz


Gabrielle (Gabby) London Palitz ’80 is now in her second career.  A licensed architect who ran her own NYC-based architectural practice for two decades, in 2014 she traded her drafting board for a Broadway producer hat.  A Tony-award winning producer, she has 19 Broadway plays and musicals to her credit, including All The Way, The Heidi Chronicles, Fiddler On The Roof, Bandstand, American Son, The Prom, and The Great Society. She has also been involved with numerous touring productions in the US and will be part of the highly anticipated English language tour of The Sound Of Music in Asia next summer.   A proud co-producer of Thoughts Of A Colored Man, she also has Ain’t Too Proud, and the soon to re-open Beetlejuice in the current Broadway season.  Gabby is also a Board member of the Second Stage Theater, dedicated to creating and presenting the work of living American playwrights.


    Covid Policy

The John Golden Theatre policy, pertaining to COVID-19 vaccination status for guests ages 12 and older, and guests ages  5 to 11 and its mask policy for all guests may be accessed by the following link.  All guests must wear acceptable face coverings at all times in the theater, including during the show, except while eating or drinking in designated locations.


Topic:  Mid-Holiday Broadway! Thoughts of a Colored Man - Come Join Us 

Location:  John Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45 th St, NYC

Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Time:  2pm (running time 90 minutes without intermission); meet-up 

Limit: 20

Cost:  Members and non-members - $119 per ticket


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2:00PM - 4:00PM Wed 29 Dec 2021, Eastern timezone


in person
252 West 45th Street
New York, NY USA

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