I saw the Nina Simone movie last Friday. ("What Happened, Miss Simone") I can't say I loved the theater. The seats were uncomfortable and the popcorn was average, but the movie was really pretty good. I didn't know a lot about Nina Simone before this film, but left feeling like I had a complete understanding of who this powerhouse singer was and all she went through in her life. It's sad that such an immense talent had to endure such tragedy.
On the note of powerful theatrical presentations, I also saw a fantastic play on Wednesday night. It's an off-Broadway piece called "The Bullpen" written and performed by Joe Assadourian. Rather than writing it all down myself, I encourage you to view the NY Times review: (And I also encourage you to see the show!) New York Times link to the article.