Monday, April 5, 2021

Broadway is Alive: Stars Perform During Brooklyn Pop-Up Performance on Easter Sunday by Tremaine A. Price

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn, passers-by got an earful from the voices of Broadway’s biggest up-and-coming talent. As part of the new performing arts initiative sponsored by…

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

A Dream Realized: On This Day In Black Theatre History A Raisin In the Sun Debuts on Broadway by Tremaine A. Price

Today marks the 62nd anniversary of the Broadway debut of Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark play A Raisin In the Sun. It was on this date that history was made as Hansberry was the first Afric…

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Curtains Rise On Some NYC Theatre Venues in April as Part of NY PopsUp Initiative by Tremaine A. Price

As we approach the one-year anniversary of quarantine in NYC and Broadway shows being shut down for an unforeseeable future, Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State officials have just give…

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Douglas Turner Ward and The Negro Ensemble Company by Germôna Sharp

On February 20th, 2021 Douglas Turner Ward (playwright, actor, director, and theatrical producer) a pillar in the Black theatre community passed away. Ward founded The Negro Ensemble Company…

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

She’s Beautiful and She’s Here: Cynthia Erivo Set to Publish a Children’s Book this Fall by Tremaine A. Price

Adding to her already stellar roster of talents as a Tony- Grammy- and Emmy winning actress, Cynthia Erivo is now adding author to her resume. The Color Purple star and Academy Award nominat…

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Broadway-bound Thoughts of a Colored Man Attracts Audiences with “Black Inspiration” Dialogue Series by Tremaine A. Price

Ahead of its Broadway debut, Thoughts of a Colored Man, written by Keenan Scott II, will engage audiences with a new initiative sponsored by The Black Public Relations Society – New York (…

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Way Down in Mount Olympus: Amber Gray, Andre De Shields, and More Star in New Podcast! by Ashani Smith

Stars of Broadway’s Hadestown are working with their former director, Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, on a new Greek Mythology podcast titled Live From Mount Olympus!  The podcast is pr…

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This Day In Black Theatre History: Broadway’s First Black Musical In Dahomey Debuts by Tremaine A. Price

The day was February 18, 1903, and “The Great White Way” was getting a major upgrade with the premiere of Broadway’s first Black musical. Although there had been productions of musical…

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Congratulations To Newlyweds Bradley Gibson And Adam Hyndman by Natalyn

Congratulations to Bradley Gibson (The Lion King, A Bronx Tale: The Musical) and Adam Hyndman (Hadestown, Once On This Island) on saying “I do.” The newlyweds both posted to their Instag…

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Jason Michael Webb Set To Direct The Last Five Years by Natalyn

Out of the Box Theatrics & Holmdel Theatre Company, along with producer Blair Russell, announced additional details for their site-specific virtual co-production of Jason Robert Brown‘…

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

London’s TINA Anticipates June 2021 Return! by Ashani Smith

Big wheels keep on turning! As we’ve watched for the past year many Broadway, Off-Broadway, and West End productions fall silent as the coronavirus pandemic closed the door on many theater…

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Broadway Advocacy Coalition Offers Open Dialogue With Industry Leaders by Natalyn

The Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC) will hold their “What Now” forum on Monday, February 15th at 6 pm EST. The forum will discuss what’s next in the continued fight for equality and …

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New Fellowship For Black Trans And Gender-Nonconforming Playwrights by Natalyn

National Queer Theater and the Dramatist Guild are now accepting applications for a yearlong residency for Black trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) playwrights. Applications for the New V…

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Lift Every Black Voice And Every Pen: Black Writers Amplified by Natalyn

Broadway Records and Black Theatre Coalition (BTC) are now accepting submissions for “Black Writers Amplified,” an album of new work by Black musical theatre writers. The album is schedu…

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Monday, February 8, 2021

Super Bowls Over Broadway by Natalyn

As we all know, Broadway has been dark since March 2020 with no plans of returning before May 2021. So it surprised the theatre community to see 25,000 people in attendance at the Super Bowl…

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Simply Sondheim Kicks Off Signature Theatre’s Web Exclusive Season by Germôna Sharp

Virginia’s Signature Theatre is returning after an 8-month hiatus & they have truly learned how to pivot! Their 2021 season lineup titled Signature Features will include five fully-sta…

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Crossroads Theatre Company Now Streaming The Colored Museum by Natalyn

The PBS broadcast of George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum is now streaming online from February 3rd through February 28th. The Colored Museum originally premiered at Crossroads Theatre Com…

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Musicals That Heal: Lilli Cooper and Denee Benton star in Virtual Performance of Haley at Therapy by Tremaine A. Price

Even in the age of virtual programming, creatives are still developing new works and cultivating the arts to engage new audiences. Tony nominees Lilli Cooper (Tootsie) and Denee Benton (The …

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Dreams Come True: Cinderella Starring Brandy & Whitney Houston Coming to Disney+ by Tremaine A. Price

If ever there was a time we needed to believe in fairytales, there’s no better time than this. Disney+ has just announced that they will be adding Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, s…

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‘Wicked’ Film Adaptation Finds Its Director in Jon M. Chu by Alaina Newell

Thank goodness! The long-awaited film adaptation of the musical Wicked finally has a director. Known for his gorgeous work on Crazy Rich Asians, Now You See Me 2, and the upcoming movie musi…

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The Wizard and The Bard: Andre De Shields In Conversation About Shakespeare’s King Lear by Tremaine A. Price

In a special and intimate conversation hosted by Red Bull Theater’s Associate Artistic Director, David Winkelstein, Tony Award winner Andre De Shields (Hadestown) speaks candidly about his…

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‘Come From Away’, the next Broadway show to hit the screen! by Alaina Newell

The true OGs have sat in their living rooms belting all the lyrics to Memphis, we all got our theatre fix this past year with the Disney+ release of Hamilton, and now the taping of staged …

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Nasia Thomas and Nicholas Edwards Star In The Last Five Years by Natalyn

If you’re looking for theatre to watch next week, The Last Five Years starring Nasia Thomas ( Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) …

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Leslie Odom Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Hamilton & More Snag Golden Globe Nominations by Drew Shade

The nominations for the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Wednesday morning. The Hollywood Foreign Press held a virtual ceremony hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. H…

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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Jeremy O. Harris to grant $50k to two Black Womxn Playwrights by Alaina Newell

Jeremy O. Harris recently collaborated with New York Theatre Workshop to launch the Golden and Ruth Harris Commission. Named after his grandparents, Harris will be offering two $50,000 commi…

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Does a COVID Vaccine Mean It’s Time to Reopen Broadway? by Bwyblk

Goals. We set them in life and within our careers. Imagine setting a goal to perform on Broadway and hours before the curtain is set to rise, the entire production comes to a halt. This is c…

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Lifted Up: Community supports beloved Broadway Stage Doorman by Bwyblk

Broadway Black community, we are calling on all of you to lift up our brother in need. Ernest Frost Paylor has been working security at the stage door of the Broadhurst Theater for many year…

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Let the Choir Sing!: Shoshana Bean’s ‘Sing Your Hallelujah’ now streaming by Bwyblk

Let the saints rejoice! One of my favorite white women on Broadway, Shoshana Bean, is back at it again with her annual holiday concert, Sing Your Hallelujah, and she has some Broadway Black …

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Kenny Leon named Senior Resident Director at Roundabout Theatre Company by Bwyblk

Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon is back at it again! The Broadway director was highlighted earlier this month as the Keynote Speak for Broadway & Beyond, a virtual panel for BIPOC…

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“Slave Play” May Be On Its Way to a Theater Near You! by Bwyblk

  This appears to be an amazing year for playwright Jeremy O. Harris as Concord Theatricals has secured the rights for Slave Play to be licensed by professional theaters!  Slave Play rose …

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Billy Porter CoHosts 2020 New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest by Bwyblk

Although we may not be able to spend New Year’s Eve with ALL our favorite people, we will have the chance to spend it with at least one.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by …

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All that Chat

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Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre