Saturday, February 25, 2017

Photo Op: Broadway Black’s Favorite 2017 BroadwayCon Cosplays by Tristan Halstead

Broadway Black picked out some of our favorite cosplays at this year’s BroadwayCon. Check out some of the fantastic work below! The post Photo Op: Broadway Black’s Favorite 2017 …

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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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Saturday, February 18, 2017

James Earl Jones and Donald Glover Join Live-Action Lion King Remake by Tristan Halstead

In today’s latest “we didn’t know we needed this until now” news, Variety has reported that recent Golden Globe-winner Donald Glover will lead the upcoming live-actio…

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Is This How I Die? Okieriete Onaodowan Joins The Great Comet of 1812 by Tristan Halstead

Featured Image: Emilio Madrid-Kuser We’re shook! Following a nearly two-year run as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the Broadway smash Hamilton, Okieriete Onaodowan will replace…

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Broadway Black Stars Shine In 89th Academy Award Nominations by Jazmine Harper-Davis

There’s always a silver lining, right? After this whirlwind of the past few days with the Inauguration of an unqualified reality star to lead our country, millions of women marching around…

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Viola Davis To Star In Film Adaption of Small Great Things by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Viola Davis has no intention of slowing down, ever. After picking up her Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences on Sunday, Deadline reported she is set…

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

West End Production of Dreamgirls Eyeing a Broadway Run by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Featured Image: Brinkhoff Mögenburg According to the New York Post, the current West End production of Dreamgirls, directed and choreographed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin, Someth…

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Alfre Woodard and K. Todd Freeman Encounter A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix by Tristan Halstead

Featured Image: Netflix “If you were interested in stories with happy endings, then you would be better off somewhere else,” an ominous narrator warns his audience in the opening of the …

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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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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Exclusive Behind The Scenes: Morgan James, Shoshana Bean, & Alex Newell Rock Jesus Christ Superstar Concert by Jerrica White

Alex Newell played “Mary” in a one night only concert of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar, produced by Torya Beard, Morgan James, and Richard Amelius, Monday,…

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From Genie to Jefferson! James Monroe Iglehart Joins Hamilton by Tristan Halstead

Featured Image: James Monroe Iglehart as Genie, Photo by Cylla Von Tiedemann Wish granted! After performing in his Tony-winning role of Genie in Broadway’s Aladdin for almost three yea…

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Monday, January 16, 2017

[WATCH LIVE]: #MLKNow 2017 Presented By Blackout for Human Rights & CBMA by Andrew Shade

Watch & Live Tweet with us the 2nd Annual #MLKNow event. Follow us on IG/Twitter/Facebook! @BroadwayBlack Join us today for 2nd Annual #MLKNow celebration for #MLKDay! Watch the livestre…

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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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Tina: The Musical, New Tina Turner Bio-Musical in the Works by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Back in 2015 we posted a What If: What’s Love Go To Do With It The Musical and in early 2016 there was  rumor that a Tina Turner musical was supposedly in the works, and would premier…

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Caroline, Or Change brings 1963 Louisiana to DC’s Roundhouse Theatre by Jerrica White

Nothing ever happened underground in Louisiana. As part of A Celebration of Tony Kushner, Washington DC’s Roundhouse Theater is taking us underground to 1963 Lake Charles, LA with its …

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Dreamgirl Jennifer Holliday Pulls Out of Presidential Inauguration by Tristan Halstead

The power of a ruthless dragging! As previously reported, Dreamgirls and The Color Purple star Jennifer Holliday had confirmed that she’d perform at the Presidential Inauguration ̶…

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Friday, January 13, 2017

It’s All Over: 2017 Claims a Former Broadway Dreamgirl by Tristan Halstead

We’re only two weeks into the new year, and 2017 has taken another victim. Only five days after ending her long-awaited Broadway comeback in the revival of The Color Purple, “All…

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Norm Lewis To Lead Off-Broadway Revival of Sweeney Todd at Barrow Street Theatre by Jerrica White

You know, we have a lot of reasons to be thankful by way of London. Afternoon tea. Menier Chocolate Factory’s production of The Color Purple. Tony Award Winner Cynthia Erivo. And now, an i…

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#ObamaLegacy: 8 Broadway Moments of President and First Lady Obama by Tristan Halstead

In the final stretch of President Barack Obama’s eight-year presidency and in honor of his and First Lady Michelle Obama’s involvement and love for the Broadway community, Broa…

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hamilton Hits the Road: Michael Luwoye, Jordan Donica & More! National Touring Cast Announced! by Tristan Halstead

He’s just nonstop! In addition to the Broadway and Chicago production, Hamilton will take its first national touring company out on the road, with performances starting on March 10 at …

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Wayne Brady Joins Hamilton in Chicago! by Tristan Halstead

Photo courtesy The Pasadena Playhouse Almost a year after strutting the Al-Hirschfeld stage in knee-highs in Broadway’s Kinky Boots, Emmy-winner Wayne Brady will take on the role of Aaron …

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On This Day: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Revival Opens At Richard Rodgers by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Michael J. Lutch/Courtesy of the American Repertory Theater Five years ago today, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess revival starring six-time Tony Winner Audra McDonald and Tony Nominees Norm …

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

5 Theatre Dream Teams We’d Love To Pen a Harlem Renaissance Musical by Marcus Scott

Novelists seem infatuated by the Jazz Age. Whether it’s “Lost Generation” authors like F. Scott Fitzgerald (This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, The Curio…

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Is that a new role, Aaron Burr, Sir? Brandon Victor Dixon Joins Power by Jerrica White

The streets of 45th may no longer be paved in gold, but the we continue to see full-blown streaks of the silver lining in life post Shuffle Along. Tony nominated Brandon Victor Dixon, who i…

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Moonlight, Fences & More Snag Golden Globe Nominations by Tristan Halstead

Awards season has arrived, and several Black-led films and television shows have picked up nominations for the upcoming 2017 Golden Globes. Moonlight, which has scored multiple wins and nomi…

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tony Award-Winning Director Kenny Leon on Hairspray Live!, The Impact of Diversity, & More! by Marcus Scott

When NBC’s The Wiz Live! aired on December 3, 2015, Kenny Leon, the Tony Award-winning Atlanta-based theatre director won laurels of praise from insiders and viewers alike. A co-producti…

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Holiday Hit “The First Noel” Returns to the Apollo, Beams On Main Stage by Tavia Riveè

Last year’s Harlem-based holiday musical The First Noel returns to the famous Apollo, but this year the “21st Century Dickens” shines on the main stage. The Apollo Theate…

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Shots Fired! Hamilton Cast Addresses Special Guest VP-Elect Mike Pence by Tristan Halstead

The world turned upside down at Friday night’s performance of the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton, when Vice President elect Mike Pence took his seat. He was appropriately met with the …

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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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