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Global conflict and personal loss encouraged our critic to seek out art that gave her a better understanding of grief and healing.
The stars Leslie Odom Jr. and Kara Young and the director Kenny Leon discuss the revival, and why its satirical take on racism is still so timely.
Our critic was haunted, in a good way, by the performances she saw in movies, theater and TV that offered glimpses into other worlds.
Corey Hawkins and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II discuss their electrifying performances in the Broadway revival of Suzan-Lori Parks’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
As she makes her Broadway directorial debut, she said her “vision is about seeing a deeper way into” what August Wilson intended with his Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
The actress, nominated for a Tony Award for her magnetic performance in “Macbeth,” is drawn to female characters who challenge the status quo.
The female protagonists in “Trouble in Mind,” “Caroline, or Change” and “Clyde’s” show the richness that comes from having a multitude of Black voices onstage.
The “Pass Over” playwright’s bold decision to alter her play’s ending was essential, she said, to convey the message that “we as a people need to heal.”
By staging Kathleen Collins’s rich psychological portraits of Black women, a theatrical group aims to enlighten, heal and inspire.
Oscar-nominated performances this season put the emphasis on the trauma, not the artistry, of Billie Holiday and Ma Rainey. The most insightful movie might just be “Soul.”
The actress-turned-director of “One Night in Miami” explains why she sees the fact-based drama about a meeting of four icons as a companion piece to “Watchmen.”
Black artists didn’t wait around for institutional change. They are making it happen.
A playwright, a director, an artistic director and an actor share their experiences — and prescriptions for change.
Our writers suggest works that illuminate and tackle issues of police brutality, social injustice and racial inequity.
How do you turn a magazine article about air travel and race relations into theater? For “Help,” Rankine’s new play, she started with a pile of letters.
The creator of “A Soldier’s Play” has largely written for black theaters. But now he has the chance to remind the biggest audiences: African-Americans served, too.
Why Anna Deavere Smith handed Michael Benjamin Washington a revival of her breakthrough 1992 documentary solo show about the Crown Heights race riot.
How does who you are affect how you see this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama? Two critics finally have the talk.
The bio-play “Twisted Melodies” aims to remind us of his timeless musicianship and unsettling personal struggles.
The new documentary “Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” explores a more complex and complicated playwright than the civil rights figure known to most people.