Wednesday, July 17, 2019

35th Powerhouse Season: Casting Announced for Musical Workshop Goddess & More! by Broadway Black

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced additional casting for the 35th Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which continues through Sunday, July 28. Vassar & New Yor…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

2019 Emmy Nominations: Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown, Billy Porter & More by Drew Shade

Tony Award winners Billy Porter & Viola Davis have found themselves on the list for the 2019 Emmy nominations for “Pose” and “How To Get Away With Murder,” respectively. Theatre …

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Broadway Musical Waitress Will Close January 2020 by Drew Shade

Waitress, the musical based on the 2007 film, will end its run in January 2020, according to The Hollywood Reporter. January 5th, to be exact, will be the final performance at the Brooks At…

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Dave Chappelle Live On Broadway Grosses Over 1.4 Million Despite Blackout by Drew Shade

Comedian Dave Chappelle made his Broadway debut July 9th with Dave Chappelle Live on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Originally scheduled to close July 13th the residency was extend…

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Happy Jackie Washington Day! Get Into All That Is Jenifer Lewis! by Broadway Black

Don’t act like you don’t know what day it is. Today is July 15th. A day that is undoubtedly in one of the top spots for the most celebrated made-up holidays in the world. It’s Jackie W…

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Broadway said “What Blackout?!” and Took Their Talents Outside by Broadway Black

The power went clean out in most of Manhattan on Saturday night. The Broadway League released a statement saying most of the shows were canceled and that the power should be restored before …

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Black Composers & Lyricists Need Apply: BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop by Broadway Black

It’s not too late to submit your application to the BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc. ®) Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop for the first-year composer and lyricist classes. This prestigiou…

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play Will Transfer To Broadway & Put Him in the History Books by Drew Shade

Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris will transfer to Broadway making the 30-year-old playwright the youngest black man in history to have a play produced on Broadway and only the sixth Black w…

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Brennyn Lark, Allison Semmes, & More Featured in Darkness RISING: Live 2! A Mental Health Benefit Concert by Drew Shade

Join the Black Broadway community tonight, April 8th, as they perform inspirational cover songs at Darkness RISING: Live 2. The concert benefits Darkness RISING Nonprofit, an organization fo…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Flint Water Crisis Addressed In Cullud Wattah By Erika Dickerson-Despenza; Performances Begin at The Public Theatre by Drew Shade

There is limited seating left for Erika Dickerson-Despenza’s new play CULLUD WATTAH at The Public Theater. Opening today, Thursday, March 7th and running until Sunday, March 10th in the Pu…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sneak Peek: In Rehearsals With Ain’t No’ Mo at The Public Theater by Drew Shade

Get into the rehearsal photos for Ain’t No Mo’  by Jordan E. Cooper going up at The Public Theater directed by and directed by Stevie Walker-Webb. performances begin Tuesday, March …

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Behind The Set of The Light by Loy A. Webb by Drew Shade

Watch as host Drew Shade takes you behind the set of Loy A. Webb’s The Light with the stars of the show, Mandi Masden and McKinley Belcher III. Set design by Kimie Nishikawa. Broadway Blac…

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Behind The Sheet World-Premiere Plays Third & Final Extension by Drew Shade

Now extended through March 10th, the world premiere of Behind The Sheet by Charly Evon Simpson will continue its performances at the Ensemble Studio Theater which began January 9th. Charly …

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Jonathan Burke Takes Over Lead Role in Choir Boy — Final Two Weeks! by Drew Shade

Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, The Brother/Sister Plays, High Flying Bird) will begin its final two…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Nicolette Robinson, Leslie Odom Jr., & Cynthia Erivo Sign On to Produce Witness Uganda by Drew Shade

It’s official! Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple) and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton), along with his wife Nicolette Robinson (Waitress) have joined on as producers for …

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Cicely Tyson Graces The Cover of Time Magazine & Talks About Why She Loves Acting by Drew Shade

The living legend Cicely Tyson is featured on the cover of TIME magazines 2019 Optimists issue after being chosen for the honor by filmmaker and guest editor, Ava DuVernay. The cover captur…

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Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline Will Air On PBS Feb 8th by Drew Shade

The Live From Lincoln Center broadcast of Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline, will debut February 8 at 9 PM ET. The LCT production opened in July 2017 was directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz and…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Iconic Entertainer Gregory Hines Honored With a Black Heritage Series Stamp by Drew Shade

The U.S. Postal Service honored iconic entertainer Gregory Hines with a Black Heritage Series stamp in a ceremony on January 28th. As the 42nd entry in the series, the stamp featuring a 1…

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Michael Jackson Bio-Musical Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough Will Open in Chicago Ahead of Broadway by Drew Shade

The musical inspired by the life of the deceased pop icon Michael Jackson has found its title, Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough. Still in development after a reading in June of…

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In The Heights Film Taps Corey Hawkins to Play Benny by Drew Shade

The Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights is headed to the big screen thanks to Warner Bros., And according to Deadline the Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins has been cast in th…

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The Public Theater Will Present Hercules Musical & Hercules Is Black! by Drew Shade

We knew it was coming, we just didn’t know when. Back in 2017, we reported that a musical adaptation of the Disney movie Hercules would be headed to Broadway. Now we can confirm that …

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

‘Pose’ Star Ryan Jamaal Swain Will Make His Broadway Debut in Choir Boy by Drew Shade

Standout star of FX’s ‘Pose” has joined the cast of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy. He will be stepping in as the cover of the lead role Pharus. This will mark his…

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A Superhero On & Off The Stage, Camille A. Brown Brings ink by Drew Shade

Camille A. Brown‘s dance company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, tours nationally and internationally and will be presenting six performances featuring the debut of ink at The Joyce …

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NBC Cancels “Hair Live!”; Seeking Titles with Wide Appeal by Drew Shade

Not too long ago, NBC announced that the musical “Hair Live!” would have life on the network and air May 19 with Broadway director Diane Paulus at the helm, reprising her positi…

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Adrienne Warren Will Star In Tina The Tina Turner Musical On Broadway by Drew Shade

As previously reported, Tina the musical about the iconic entertainer Tina Turner will be headed to Broadway this fall. Announced today, Adrienne Warren who currently stars in the produc…

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Black Women Playwrights Shine at Third Annual JAG Productions Festival JAGFest3.0! by Drew Shade

For the past two years, JAG Productions has been making waves in the theatre community of White River Junction, Vermont and the ripple effect has made its way to the Big Apple more than a fe…

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Harry Belafonte Life Story Bound For Broadway by Drew Shade

The Broadway stage rights for the life story of the 91-year-old great American singer, songwriter, actor and activist, Harry Belafonte, have been obtained by Broadway producer Ken Davenport…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

New Songs For A New World Cast Album Released with Mykal Kilgore, Shoshana Bean, & More by Marshall W. Mabry Iv

There’s “A new world louder every moment,” and it’s the new Songs for a New World cast recording! On, January 25, 2019, Ghostlight Records released the new album featuring the cast f…

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Manifested Dreams: Marisha Wallace To Star In The West End’s Waitress by Marshall W. Mabry Iv

Fresh off an amazing run as Effie in the West End production of Dreamgirls, Marisha Wallace is already booked and in rehearsal for her next project! Look at what baking can do! Marisha will …

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Secret Life of Bees Is Now a Musical; Will Star LaChanze, Saycon Sengbloh, & More Off-Broadway by Marshall W. Mabry Iv

The New York Times bestselling novel and critically acclaimed feature film is now becoming a musical! The Sue Monk Kidd classic is coming to the Atlantic Theater Company. Saycon Sengbloh (…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Audra McDonald Returns To Broadway In Frankie & Johnny Revival by Drew Shade

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Shuffle Along, Lady Day) will return to Broadway to star in a revival of Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, this May, …

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