Sunday, June 18, 2017

Top 15 #ShakespeareInTheTrump Julius Caesar Tweets by Ashleigh Strange

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Black Broadway, An “Act” in Social Justice by George M. Johnson

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sarah Baartman to Kim Kardashian comparison reveals the need for more black critics by George M. Johnson

“A Kim Kardashian of another era returns in Suzan-Lori Park’s ‘Venus,'” – New York Times On Tuesday, The New York Times received serious criticism for their cho…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Full Performance: Amber Riley’s 1+1 Will Leave You Speechless by George M. Johnson

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Exclusive: Denée Benton and Okieriete Onaodowan Talk Great Comet, Diversity & Artivism by Jazmine Harper-Davis

On a gloomy day more characteristic of February than May, the Russian Samovar served as the perfect venue for a sit-down with Tony and Drama League nominee Denée Benton, to discuss her ro…

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

We Were There: Sojourners & Her Portmanteau by Jerrica White

Playwright, educator, opera singer, and Queen, Mfoniso Udofia has two plays running at New York Theatre Workshop. *pause* TWO PLAYS. In the SAME season!?!? *ends congratulatory gasp* Sojour…

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Get Your War Clothes On: Billy Porter Energizes in GLAAD Acceptance Speech by Jerrica White

So, I have a question. In the same line of thought as “innocent until proven guilty,” do we grant the assumption of positive intent in our expectations of our brothers and sister in rega…

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Darnell Lamont Walker: After Fences. by Broadway Black

Our fathers, when they’ve seen all they care to see of this world, find solace in their doing better for their children than their fathers did for them, and the children are running laps i…

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Our Story in 2 Plays for 1 Price: Mfoniso Udofia’s Sojourners & Her Portmanteau by Jerrica White

Last winter, we reported on Sojourners by playwright Mfoniso Udofia, a new play about a Nigerian family who has come to America with the goal of earning a college education, starting a famil…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Raisin The Musical Opens First NYC Production After 42 Years by Jerrica White

Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun debuted on Broadway in 1959 and later received two staged revivals in 2004 and 2014. Raisin, the musical adaptation of the play, won the Tony Award…

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Audra McDonald and Will Swenson To Host The 2017 Drama League Awards by Jerrica White

Broadway couple Audra McDonald and Will Swenson will host the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards. What a perfect selection, it’s almost like we came up with it! All jokes aside, we’…

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

It’s That Time! The 71st Annual Tony Awards Nominations by Andrew Shade

At last! Tony Awards season has arrived, and Broadway Black is thrilled to congratulate several leads and new legends for their nominations! Tony Award-winning actress Jane Krakowski and pas…

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

We Were There: Condola Rashad and Laurie Metcalf in Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Jerrica White

Part of the magic of live theatre is the suspension of reality achieved by sitting in a dark room with strangers as you’re transported to another world. You’re relieved of cleari…

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Jazmine Sullivan: The Next Singer-Songwriter To Write A Broadway Musical? by Jerrica White

We recently caught up with Jazmine Sullivan at The HeLa Project, a multimedia exhibition inspired by the HBO film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Like the rest of us, Jazmine is in aw…

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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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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Uzo Aduba, Christopher Jackson and More for Opening Act’s Annual Benefit Reading by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Opening Act, which for more than a decade has provided free after-school theater programming to New York City’s most under-served public high schools, announced today that Jasmine Cephas J…

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Join The Discussion! Telling Immigrant Stories Through Theatre with New York Theatre Workshop by Jerrica White

New York City, center of the universe and smorgasbord of culture, is unsurprisingly revered as the ultimate city of immigrants. Each year, the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Aff…

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Monday, April 17, 2017

We Were There: Experience Deja Vu With Groundhog Day by Jazmine Harper-Davis

What if you had to relive the same day over and over and over AND over again? Would you try something new every time to get a different outcome? Would you drive yourself crazy trying to figu…

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Once On This Island Revival Set to Arrive on Broadway This Fall by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Earlier this week, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that the Michael Arden-directed Broadway revival of Once On This Island will begin performances November 9, with an of…

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Hello, Dolly! The Past, The Present, and The Prospective Future by Jazmine Harper-Davis

A few weeks ago, previews began for the Bette Midler-led revival of Hello, Dolly! over at the Shubert Theatre. Midler last appeared on Broadway in her hilarious one-woman show I’ll Ea…

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Ain’t Too Proud–The Temptations Musical Will Play Berkeley Rep Theatre’s 2017-2018 Season by Montez Jennings

Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s upcoming season has some new and exciting works from creators such as Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket of A Series of Unfortunate Events), Dominique Morissea…

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We Were There: Lynn Nottage’s Sweat Opens on Broadway March 26th by Jerrica White

I’ll never forget where I was when I found out Donald Trump pulled the scam of the century and became the leader of the free world. I don’t think we’ll ever forget that moment in time.…

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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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Marisha Wallace Leads The Color Purple as Celie in London Benefit Concert by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Marisha Wallace, currently the alternate Effie in Dreamgirls in London, will star as Celie in a new one-night-only concert performance of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Color …

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Phylicia Rashad To Direct The Roommate at Steppenwolf Theatre by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced that stage, film and television star Phylicia Rashad will direct the company’s Chicago premiere of The Roommate, starring Ora Jones and Sand…

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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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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Could The Color Purple Be On Its Way to an Emmy Award? by Tristan Halstead

Just one month after scoring a Grammy Award for “Best Musical Theater Album,” The Color Purple, which starred Tony and Grammy Award winner Cynthia Erivo, may get an Emmy as well.…

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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

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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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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Nicholas Christopher Brings the Heat to Broadway in Miss Saigon by Montez Jennings

The heat is on in Saigon as the Olivier and Tony-winning musical, featuring the epic onstage helicopter landing, returns to Broadway after a 16-year hiatus. Two decades ago, a visually stunn…

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