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Monday, April 24, 2017

Pharrell Williams Is Taking Us To Atlantis With Upcoming Musical Bio-Pic by Malia West

The day has finally come! Pharrell Williams is making a musical! Fox Studios recently bought the rights to the upcoming film, entitled Atlantis. The movie will tell the story of Pharrell…

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Cynthia Erivo, Ariana DeBose, and More Perform at 2017 Broadway Backwards by Malia West

Cynthia Erivo, Queen Regnant of Broadway, Snatcher of Wigs has slain us again! Erivo took the stage at Broadway Backwards, an annual concert that brings Broadway’s stars together fo…

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HBO Releases Trailer for Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, April 22nd Premiere Date by Malia West

Broadway’s greats have gathered to bring the legacy of Henrietta Lacks to HBO. Her life began in 1920 in Roanoke, VA, but her legacy lives on today. In January of 1951, she received …

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Billy Porter Returns to Huntington Theatre Company to Direct Topdog/Underdog by Malia West

Billy Porter is back in the director’s chair! After a busy 2016, the Tony winner has reunited with the Huntington Theatre Company to bring Suzan Lori-Parks‘ Topdog/Underdog to …

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Brian Stokes Mitchell Thanks Cherry Hill High School’s Ragtime Cast and Crew by Malia West

Early January 2017, New Jersey’s Cherry Hill High School came under fire for their decision to censor their production of Ragtime. In response to parents and civil rights groups raisi…

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Oscar-Nominated Film Hidden Figures Eyeing Broadway? by Malia West

Rumor has it that our Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures might see the light of Broadway! In an interview with ITN, Janelle Monae, who plays Mary Jackson, let it slip that a Broadway musical mig…

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Collecting Our Things: Black Excellence Dominates the 2017 Oscars by Malia West

If you weren’t lucky enough to get snuck in through the side door at the 89th Academy Awards Ceremony, I’ll give you the Broadway Black rundown. With Moonlight taking the big Oscar of t…

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Friday, February 24, 2017

David Alan Grier Gives A “Massa Class” by Malia West

The cowardly lion has shed his mane! Last week, David Alan Grier stopped by A&E’s Black & White to share some pro-acting tips. The actor stopped by the show to highlight the night …

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Black Panther Gets Broadway Black Star Treatment by Malia West

We’re barely into the year & 2017 is already more black and beautiful than ever! We opened the new year with Hidden Figures smashing the box office and the 2017 Golden Globes being ri…

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Voices From the Mountaintop: Listen to the LATW Production by Malia West

Featured Image: LA Theatre Works As I write, my calendar reads January 19th, 2017. A seemingly irreverent date to those outside these United States and, unfortunately, to some within. On Jan…

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Monday, January 16, 2017

On The Mountaintop: Martin Luther King’s Legacy of Love by Malia West

Featured Image: Martin Luther King Kr. attends Broadway Answers Selma w/ Sammy Davis Jr. via Getty Images The man we celebrate today came from holy beginnings. Martin Luther King Jr.’s leg…

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Selma, The Musical: An Unheard Song by Malia West

In 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Council set their sights on Selma, AL as the stomping ground for voter registration reform. Twenty-four years later, Sel…

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Hamilton Mixtape: When Broadway Meets Busta Rhymes by Malia West

What do Jill Scott, Chance the Rapper, and The Roots all have in common? They clearly all love me, because while we the people played and replayed the Hamilton soundtrack, The Hami…

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Look Into Hamilton’s America by Malia West

Hamilton, An American Musical begins and ends with a question. At first we find ourselves asking how Hamilton accomplished so much in his short life. Then, as the story progresses, we wonder…

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Answering Prayers We Didn’t Think To Pray: Erivo & Henry Star In The Last Five Years by Malia West

The Color Purple and Shuffle Along are exuberant examples of Black excellence. Even more so, these shows are the gifts that just keep giving. Shuffle Along’s beloved Joshua Henry is not …

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Is Cynthia Erivo Singing Beyonce’s Sandcastles a Blessing or What? by Malia West

I had the pleasure of attending this Wednesday’s Ham4Ham and it was nice, perfectly satisfactory. However, I’d like to take us back to August 10th’s Ham4Ham. This was the day the stage…

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Get You a Fave That Can Do Both: Broadway Stars Get Political by Malia West

                                                        Photo by Christopher Boudewyns for Broadway Black   These past weeks have been a phenomenal expressi…

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