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After over 2,800 shows throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and the Caribbean, Mama, I Want to Sing!  is returning home to the Heckscher Theater in February 2023 for its

40th Anniversary Black History Month production! 


The Black Gospel musical pays homage to legendary singer-songwriter, Doris Troy, and follows her inspiring journey to becoming a renowned singer. 

Get your tickets today and join us in uplifting and celebrating Black voices!

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To purchase tickets for groups of 10 or more, please call our box office

at 212-280-1045, from Monday to Friday between 11am to 5pm!

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In 1983 it all started with the legendary musical
Mama, I Want to Sing!

After the longest run in the history of American theater, we've listened to the future generation and this is: Mama Foundation for the Arts. We uplift Black musical treasures to heal and inspire through the power of collective music making.

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The Gospel for Teens program has grown to include all genres! Aptly renamed the Mama Music Matters program, the reimagining of Gospel for Teens will allow students to explore a variety of music all while gaining an appreciation for the influences of

gospel, jazz, R&B, and more.   

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We offer personal and professional enrichment for singers of all ages and backgrounds. Our tuition free programs include:

Support Our Students

With your generosity, we are able to provide tuition-free programming and sustain ourselves as a Harlem legacy institution where an intergenerational and interracial community is promised to “Be Seen and Be Heard” in the fullness of their experience – their voices, their stories, and their hearts. Join the Mama family today and help continue this legacy!

Sing Harlem performing on America's Got Talent in front of Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, and Sofia Vergara.