Black Nativity: Musical Info & Synopsis


Black Nativity is a retelling of the classic Nativity story, performed by an entirely Black cast. Featuring a blend of Christmas carols, dialogue, and original songs, this gospel-infused holiday musical intertwines religious and inspirational themes throughout the performance. Black Nativity is a popular musical choice for bringing the Christmas story to life on stage.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1961)

Cast Size: 10+

Genre: Religious Drama

Setting: BCE

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Traditional

Book: Langston Hughes

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1962)➝


Licensing: Dramatic Publishing➝

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1960s, Black Artists, ChristmasGospelReligious

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