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Friday, July 7, 2023

The Awards Vol. III Nomination Ceremony Hosted by Keenan Scott II & D. Woods by Broadway Black

Broadway artists Keenan Scott II (Thoughts of a Colored Man) & D. Woods (For Colored Girls… Revival) host The Awards Vol. III Nomination Ceremony. Nominees for The Awards formerly know…

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Count It All Joy! Joy Woods Brings It Full Circle with ‘Little Shop’ by Broadway Black

On a nice cool Friday afternoon, we got the chance to sit down with Joy Woods, the new star of Little Shop of Horrors (Westside Theatre), right before her put-in rehearsal. Beginning May 2nd…

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Myles Frost & Lea Michele Host The 76th Annual Tony Award Nominations by Broadway Black

This morning in New York City, Funny Girl star, Lea Michele and 2022 Tony Award Winner Myles Frost (MJ) hosted The 76th Annual Tony Award Nominations LIVE from Sofitel New York.  A co…

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The 2023 TONY AWARD® Nominations by Broadway Black

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing’s  76th Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards® were announced today by star of Funny Girl Lea Michele and…

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Saturday, March 4, 2023

The 2nd Annual Awards by Broadway Black: Full Winners List by Broadway Black

Broadway Black held a private ceremony for The Awards formerly known as The Antonyos on February 20th, 2023 at Chelsea Table + Stage. The ceremony was hosted by Broadway Black founder, Drew …

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Friday, March 3, 2023

PHOTOS: The Awards, Formerly Known As The Antonyos by Broadway Black

On February 20th, 2023, Broadway Black, in association with The Black Theatre Society, held a private ceremony to honor the achievements of Black theatre artists from the 2020-2022 season. O…

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Leslie Odom Jr. Will Return To Broadway In Ossie Davis’ Purlie Victorious by Broadway Black

Tony & Grammy Award winner and Academy & Emmy Award nominee Leslie Odom, Jr. will star in the new Broadway production of the classic American comedy Purlie Victorious: A Non-Con…

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Celebrates The Divine Nine with Special Performance January 10 by Broadway Black

On January 10, the 20th Anniversary Production of Suzan-Lori Parks‘ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, will host a special performance for members of The Divine Nine, a group of…

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Monday, December 19, 2022

The Collaboration Opening Tomorrow, Now Extended Through January 29 by Broadway Black

The Collaboration, a play about the unlikely partnership between Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, is set to open on Broadway tomorrow at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. T he production,…

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations by Broadway Black

Broadway Black is pleased to announce that the Antonyo Awards will be returning this Fall for an in-person celebration that will also be live-streamed. Find the full li…

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Suzan-Lori Parks’ TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Returns to Broadway Starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II & Corey Hawkins by Broadway Black

Suzan-Lori Parks Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, will return to Broadway this Fall in a 20th Anniversary Production, directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon and starrin…

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

The  Antonyo Awards Will Return This Fall, Nomination Ceremony June 20th by Broadway Black

Broadway Black is pleased to announce that the Antonyo Awards will be returning this Fall for an in-person celebration that will also be live-streamed. A private event for the Antonyo Awards…

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Friday, June 3, 2022

Exclusive First Look: soft by Donja R. Love at MCC Theater by Broadway Black

Check out the exclusive first look at production photos for the new play soft by Donja R. Love at MCC Theater. Running now thru June 26th in the Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater at The Rob…

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Nikki Renee Daniels Becomes Broadway’s First Black Bobbie in Company by Broadway Black

Nikki Renee Daniels, who usually plays Jenny in Broadway’s Company, will step into the role of Bobbie (played by Katrina Lenk) for both performances on March 30, making her the first Bla…

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks To Lead Broadway Revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson by Broadway Black

Producers Brian Anthony Moreland, Sonia Friedman, and Tom Kirdahy announced today that August Wilson’s seminal, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Piano Lesson will return to Broadwa…

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Monday, March 28, 2022

Exclusive Presale: Audible Theater’s “An Evening With Amber Iman’ by Broadway Black

Audible Inc., the leading creator, and provider of premium audio storytelling is pleased to announce An Evening with Amber Iman, the next live event from Audible Theater, running for three…

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Friday, March 18, 2022

Jewelle Blackman To Play Persephone in Hadestown Starting April 5th by Broadway Black


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Thursday, March 17, 2022

A Soldier’s Play Announces National Tour Starring Norm Lewis by Broadway Black

Roundabout Theatre Company announced today that Emmy, Tony, and SAG Award nominee Norm Lewis will star as ‘Captain Richard Davenport’ in a 20-week North American tour of Roundabout’s…

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

The Shubert Organization Announces The Naming of The James Earl Jones Theatre by Broadway Black

The Shubert Organization, Inc., today announced that the 110-year-old Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) will become the James Earl Jones Theatre, in recognition of Mr. Jones’s lifetime o…

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Monday, February 14, 2022

Amber Gray, Phillip James Brannon, & More Join Broadway’s MACBETH starring Ruth Negga & Daniel Craig by Broadway Black

The highly anticipated upcoming production of MACBETH, starring DANIEL CRAIG in his return to Broadway as Macbeth and RUTH NEGGA’s Broadway debut as Lady Macbeth, has announced its fu…

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Taraji P. Henson Will Star as Shug Avery in The Color Purple Musical Film by Broadway Black

Directed by Blitz Bazawule (Black is King), Oscar- and Emmy-nominee Taraji P. Henson (Annie Live!, Hidden Figures) will star as Shug Avery in “The Color Purple” musical film, according…

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Chondra Profit Ardrey’s Finding Freedom LIVE! by Broadway Black

Freedom. What is freedom? Finding Freedom: A Night With Chondra Profit Ardrey (The Lion King, Lights Out On Broadway) presented by Cali Girl Productions will play LIVE at the Nine30 Gala Ree…

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Thoughts of A Colored Man Playwright Steps In To Save The Show by Broadway Black

Last night at Broadway’s new hit play, Thoughts of a Colored Man, playwright Keenan Scott II made the exceedingly rare move of going on in one of the roles, after a cast member tested p…

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Michael R. Jackson’s ‘A Strange Loop’ Will Open On Broadway Spring 2022 by Broadway Black

USHER! USHER! Michael R. Jackson’s 2020 Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, A STRANGE LOOP, directed by Stephen Brackett, choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, will open at Broadway’s L…

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Broadway Black Presents Annie Live Viewing Party Dec 2nd by Broadway Black

You’re Invited! It’s the time of year for holiday cheer and live musicals! December 2nd NBC’s Annie Live! is sure to make you fully dressed with a smile. Join us for a one-of-a-kind Br…

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Full Cast Announced For World premiere of Black No More by Broadway Black

The New Group proudly announces complete casting for the world premiere production of Black No More. Originally announced and slated for fall 2020, this new musical, inspired by George S. Sc…

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Monday, November 15, 2021

QUEENS: Chaka Khan & Stephanie Mills VERZUZ Battle Announced by Broadway Black

Broadway veteran and icon Stephanie Mills (Original Dorothy in The Wiz, NBC’s “The Wiz Live”) and the legendary Chaka Khan (The Color Purple) will go head-to-head in the next Verzuz s…

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Erika Dickerson-Despenza’s CULLUD WATTAH Extended to Dec. 12th at The Public Theater by Broadway Black

The Public Theater announced a one-week extension of the world premiere play CULLUD WATTAH through Sunday, December 12.  Written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Erika Dickerson-De…

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for colored girls… Set To Play Booth Theatre, Home To Original Production by Broadway Black

The for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf Broadway revival written by Ntozake Shange will play the Booth Theatre this spring! The fully reimagined production…

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

PHOTOS: Jawan Jackson & Amber Wright Celebrate Baby Jackson by Broadway Black

Jawan Jackson (Ain’t Too Proud) & Amber Wright are expecting a new addition to their family! A few weeks ago, the couple creatively announced Wright’s pregnancy via Instagram. The go…

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Monday, November 1, 2021

PHOTOS: BWYBLK x BFRJ’s The Reckoning Halloween Party by Broadway Black

Broadway Black and Broadway for Racial Justice came together to host #TheReckoningOnBroadway Halloween Party at RPM Underground on October 31st, 2021. Sponsored by RPM, Broadway Cares/Equity…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards