SimonSays Entertainment is inspiring audiences of all backgrounds to connect through diverse, untold stories. Our productions are highly praised—winning multiple Tony Awards, many Broadway and off-Broadway awards, and many other awards at Sundance, the American Black Film Festival, and more.
Coming to Broadway in the 2021-2022 season, this powerful theatrical testament by Keenan Scott II weaves spoken word, slam poetry and rhythm into a mosaic of the inner lives of Black men, and heralds the arrival of an essential new voice to the American theater.
The Broadway hit follows the extraordinary journey of The Temptations, and is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff and choreographed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo.
BLACK SWALLOW is a sweeping tale of adventure, intrigue and personal triumph in the face of adversity. Based on the true story of Eugene Jacques Bullard, an American, and the world’s first combat aviator of African descent who served as a French Foreign Legionnaire, who became a jazz musician, a boxer and who went on to become a member of the elite 170th Battalion (the airmen known as The Swallows of Death).
This new film explores the lives and experiences of two legends: Buddy Bolden, the forefather of jazz who performed in New Orleans at the turn of the century and spent the last twenty-four years of his life in a mental institution, and Billy Strayhorn, the renowned and openly gay composer of the 1940’s and 50’s who wrote many of The Duke Ellington Orchestra’s classic tunes.
VIVA VERDI! is an intimate glimpse into the lives of celebrated opera singers and musicians currently living out their ‘third act’ while mentoring international music students who live among them at Casa Verdi, Milan’s unique retirement home built by legendary composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896.
JitneyTony Award, 2017Best Play Revival
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and MurderTony Award, 2014Best Musical
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and SpikeTony Award, 2013Best Play
Porgy and BessTony Award, 2012Best Revival of a Musical
25 To LifeBlack Reel Awards, 2015Outstanding Independent Documentary
Blue CapriceBlack Reel Awards, 2014Best Independent Film
Mother of GeorgeNational Board Of Review Award, USA 2013Top Ten Independent FilmsMother of GeorgeAfrican-American Film Critics Association Award, 2013Best World CinemaMother of GeorgeSundance Film Festival, 2013Cinematography Award, Bradford Young
Night Catches UsBlack Reel Awards, 2011Best FilmNight Catches UsAfrican-American Film Critics Association Award, 2010Best ScreenplayNight Catches UsBlack Reel Awards, 2011Best Film