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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The World is Wide Enough: Hamilton Second National Tour to Begin February 2018 by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Only days after launching the first national tour of Hamilton last week, producer Jeffrey Sellers announced that a second national tour will kick off in Seattle starting February 2018. A…

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Ars Nova To Take Underground Railroad Game On Tour This Summer by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Ars Nova has announced an international tour of their critically acclaimed Off-Broadway hit, Underground Railroad Game, created by and starring Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard. The…

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Friday, March 17, 2017

We Were There: Amber Riley Glimmers in West End Production of Dreamgirls by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Dates chosen, flights booked and a journey across the sea to see what’s easily one of my top ten favorite musicals of all time, Dreamgirls, was on the horizon. Only seven agonizing months…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Off-Broadway Hamilton Spoof Spamilton Cast Recording Out Now by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Spamilton, the off-Broadway parody of the musical phenomenon Hamilton, released a cast album on DRG Records last week. The cast recording features original Spamilton cast members Dan Rosale…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

World Premiere of Dolphins and Sharks by James Anthony Tyler Opens March 1st by Jazmine Harper-Davis

The world premiere of Dolphins and Sharks, a new comedy by James Anthony Tyler that grapples with issues of income inequality, gentrification, and capitalism, began performances at the Bank …

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Dreamgirls Original London Cast Recording Gets an April Release Date by Jazmine Harper-Davis

So, you can’t make it to London anytime soon? No worries! The West End production of the five-time Olivier nominated Dreamgirls has announced an April 14th release date for its origina…

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Okieriete Onaodowan to Host 3rd Annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Before picking up the accordion for his upcoming run in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan, from the original cast of Hamilton, will host the thir…

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Billy Porter Presents The Soul Of Richard Rodgers Album Out April 14th by Jazmine Harper-Davis

We can add producer and content curator to his already rapidly growing resume as Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter returns with a new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul …

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Broadway Black Stars Shine In 89th Academy Award Nominations by Jazmine Harper-Davis

There’s always a silver lining, right? After this whirlwind of the past few days with the Inauguration of an unqualified reality star to lead our country, millions of women marching around…

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Viola Davis To Star In Film Adaption of Small Great Things by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Viola Davis has no intention of slowing down, ever. After picking up her Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences on Sunday, Deadline reported she is set…

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

West End Production of Dreamgirls Eyeing a Broadway Run by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Featured Image: Brinkhoff Mögenburg According to the New York Post, the current West End production of Dreamgirls, directed and choreographed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin, Someth…

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Tina: The Musical, New Tina Turner Bio-Musical in the Works by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Back in 2015 we posted a What If: What’s Love Go To Do With It The Musical and in early 2016 there was  rumor that a Tina Turner musical was supposedly in the works, and would premier…

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

On This Day: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Revival Opens At Richard Rodgers by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Michael J. Lutch/Courtesy of the American Repertory Theater Five years ago today, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess revival starring six-time Tony Winner Audra McDonald and Tony Nominees Norm …

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Cicely Tyson To Be Honored At American Theatre Wing 2016 Gala by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Photo by Charles Sykes The American Theatre Wing will honor Tony winner Cicely Tyson at its annual Gala September 26 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South). Tyson, who was …

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Is This Real Life or Is It Fantasy? ‘The Soul Of Richard Rodgers’ by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Minding my business, scrolling through Instagram and I stumble across a picture Princess Amber Iman put up of Billy Porter directing something. Cool, I think. As we know Billy is not only a …

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Montego Glover Set for The New York Pops at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Tony nominees Montego Glover, last seen in The Royale at Lincoln Center, and Tony Yazbeck  are set to star with The New York Pops in a  cabaret performance at Feinstein’s/54 Below …

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Liesl Tommy Is Back With Party People At The Public This Fall by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Liesl Tommy is back! And as we know, she’s no stranger to making the type of theatre that challenges our way of thinking . This time she’s tackling the importance of two influent…

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Joshua Henry Joins Hamilton in Chicago by Jazmine Harper-Davis

WON’T HE DO IT! When one door closes, God surely opens an even BIGGER one, can I get an Amen? Two-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry joins the Chicago company of Hamilton: The Musi…

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tea Alert: Audra McDonald Drags Bill O’Reilly For Filth by Jazmine Harper-Davis

How do you like your tea? I like mine hot and served early in the morning, so this morning was a treat! Audra McDonald woke up with her receipts, ready to drag the life out of Bill O’Reill…

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Lillias White To Star In Phylicia Rashad Directed Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by Jazmine Harper-Davis

We’ve been feeling down after going through what seems to be the black Broadway purge of 2k16. However, if there is anything that could give us some joy over here at Broadway Black, …

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Broadway Blues: Shuffle Along Plays Its Final Performance Today by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Today is bittersweet as we say farewell to one of our most beloved shows, the Broadway hit musical Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. Tod…

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Audra McDonald, India.Arie & More Will Join In Support of Broadway for Black Lives Matter Special Event #BWAY4BLM by Jazmine Harper-Davis

*BROADWAY BLACK EXCLUSIVE* “Get Up, Stand Up. Stand up for your right.” Bob Marley was on to something when he released “Get Up, Stand Up” in the early 1970s. A phras…

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Phylicia Rashad Brings Head of Passes To Mark Taper Forum by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad will return to the Mark Taper stage in Head of Passes, a powerful, deeply moving new drama about family and the power of faith by playwright Tar…

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Alvin Ailey Dancers Perform to Beyonce’s ‘Freedom’ by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Harry Belafonte once said, “Artists are the gatekeepers of truth. We are civilization’s anchor. We are the compass for humanity’s conscience.” This past year we’ve seen a multi…

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Debbie Allen’s Freeze Frame Brings Gun Violence Awareness To The Kennedy Center by Jazmine Harper-Davis

In conjunction with the Wallis Annaberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the east coast premiere of Debbie All…

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

We Were There: Leslie Odom Jr. Begins His Residency at the McKittrick Hotel by Jazmine Harper-Davis

It was small. It was intimate. It was smoky. It was the epitome of Jazz.   Leslie Odom Jr. kicked off his New York Residency at the McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea last night and what a nig…

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EXCLUSIVE: Broadway Black Behind The Scenes Dreamgirls 35th Anniversary Concert by Jazmine Harper-Davis

It’s been 35 years since The Dreamette’s “moved” their way into our hearts, and if you had the childhood I had, your home stereos. Which is why Broadway Black was mor…

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Tony Actor Roundtable: What’s Next For The Great White Way? by Jazmine Harper-Davis

The Hollywood Reporter is famous for its roundtables, pairing up a group of Hollywood’s most popular actors to sit around and talk about the politics of Hollywood. Those selected are u…

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Leslie Odom Jr.’s Touching Speech to Cynthia Erivo at Sardi’s by Jazmine Harper-Davis

I rarely use the hashtag #RelationshipGoals , but in this case I’ll make an exception. One of the most genuine, most talented friendships on Broadway between Leslie Odom Jr. and Cynthi…

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

#IAmAudra: Audra McDonald Fans Show Their Love & Support For The Actress by Jazmine Harper-Davis

There’s only one person that can have people pretend to be pregnant and be silly all in the name of love, and that’s Audra McDonald. The #IAmAudra campaign helmed by fellow Shu…

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Monday, July 11, 2016

5 Things We Learned From Cynthia Erivo by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Friday, we had the pleasure to be in the room with Tony Award Winning actress, Cynthia Erivo. During an interview with the AOL Build series (moderated by Laura Heywood, BroadwayGirlNYC), sh…

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