Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Honoring the Life & Work of Dr. Ntozake Shange by Jamara Wakefield

“I believe in magic. I believe in being carried away.” Broadway Black began reporting on Dr. Ntozake Shange over a year ago as she was returning to the stage as poet, performer, and …

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Ngozi Anyanwu’s Good Grief — Review by Andrew Shade

“How does one deal with grief? When do we stop grieving?” Writer/Actress Ngozi Anyanwu poetically attempts to address the age-old question with her play, Good Grief, in its New York prem…

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Patricia Ione Lloyd’s Eve’s Song Opens Off-Broadway by Andrew Shade

Beginning previews October 21st, The Public Theater celebrates the official opening of Eve’s Song by Patricia Ione Lloyd on November 7th. Eve’s Song follows the haunting of a Bl…

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Shoshana Bean Pays Tribute To Black Theatre Classics by Andrew Shade

The amazingly talented Shoshana Bean mostly known for her time on the Broadway stage as Elphaba (Wicked), took the time to include a medley of songs written for roles she will never play. Am…

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play — Review by Jazmine Harper-Davis

“Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking!” We all know those high school girls who were a part of the “it” crowd. They had the looks, the confidence, the boy, and the seeming…

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Friday, September 7, 2018

It’s A Snoopsical! Snoop Dogg Joined by Tamar Braxton for Redemption of A Dogg Musical Stageplay by Broadway Black

Yes, You read that right. Snoop Dogg will make his theatrical debut in a new stage play titled Redemption of a Dogg also starring R&B superstar Tamar Braxton. Teaming up with the same …

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

We Were There: The House That Will Not Stand — Review by Patrick Bradford

Entering New York Theater Workshop’s modest space for a fourth performance of Marcus Gardley’s hilarious and powerful The House That Will Not Stand, one is greeted by Beyonce Kno…

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tony! Toni! Toné! Awards 2018 Presenters and Performances by Morgan Green

It’s time Y’all, for the 2018 Tony Awards. This Sunday. Go to church. Grab a plate from your grandma or play-cousins house and get comfy! Some of the performances we are looking read…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Kyle Taylor Parker, Dionne D. Figgins, & More Begin Smokey Joe’s Cafe Rehearsals! by Andrew Shade

The Grammy award-winning & Tony-nominated musical revue Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller is set for a revival and rehearsals to begin today. Well, you can̵…

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Friday, April 6, 2018

10th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition Sets a Date! by Andrew Shade

The best monologue competition for high school students, in our opinion, has set a date for its 10th anniversary. The August Wilson Monologue Competition, founded by Kenny Leon & Todd Kr…

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Saint Joan Starring Condola Rashad Now In Previews on Broadway by Bria Woodyard

Saint Joan starring Condola Rashad is now playing Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theater. The show began previews April 3rd, 2018, and have an Opening Night set for April 25, …

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Alex Newell & Cynthia Erivo Get AmplifiED! for Urban Arts Partnership’s 2018 Benefit Gala by Andrew Shade

On Monday, April 16, 2018, Mike Yard and Emmy Award-winning actor Rory Albanese will co-host the Urban Arts Partnership 2018 Benefit titled AmplifiED at the Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 West 54th…

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Pride Lands & Chill: The Lion King Will Be The First Musical To Ever Play Antarctica by Andrew Shade

The Lion King is set to go where no show has ever gone before. One of Broadway’s longest-running musicals has played on every continent except one but soon that will change. Disney t…

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Where You Want To Be! 5th Annual The New Black Fest at The Lark by Andrew Shade

The New Black Fest at The Lark is here! The 5th annual theatre festival founded by J. Holtham, Jocelyn Prince, & Keith Josef Adkins will take place April 9th – 13th, 2018. The…

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

West Side Story’s Cool Reimagined by Los York Studios And It’s Pretty… Cool! by Broadway Black

As described in their mission statement, Los York is “an integrated production company that executes live action, design, and experimental projects.” An older project of the company resu…

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Stunning First Look of Condola Rashad as Joan of Arc Met with Racist Fury by George M. Johnson

Previously it was announced that three-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad would star on Broadway in Saint Joan, playing the iconic role of “Joan of Arc.” However, it was the first …

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tony & Emmy Nominated Actor Earle Hyman Passes Away at 91 by George M. Johnson

It is with heavy hearts that we report television actor and theater great Earle Hyman passed away* November 16th, 2017, at the age of 91. Hyman was born October 11th, 1926 in Rocky Mount, No…

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Harlem 9’s 7th Annual 48HOURS IN… ™HARLEM by Jamara Wakefield

Speaking to the Harlem9 team is like speaking to a group of old friends. This group of interdisciplinary artists has been collaboratively producing the Obie Award Winning 48HOURS IN… …

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Friday, August 11, 2017

There’s No One Like Ntozake Shange, Part 1: Wild Beauties by Jamara Wakefield

In this multi-part series, Broadway Black interviews Poet Ntozake Shange. The Legendary Blue Note Jazz Club located in NYC’s Greenwich Village was buzzing in anticipation of Ntozake Shang…

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Monday, August 7, 2017

This Is Who We Would Cast In Disney’s Live-Action “The Lion King” by Rachel Jarvis

Earlier this year, amidst the news of a future Lion King live-action film, director Jon Favreau announced via his Instagram that James Earl Jones (Fences, The Great White Hope) will be playi…

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

We Were There: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and the Beauty in Summer Love by Rachel Jarvis

There are several reasons that summer love is so enticing. Whether it be the prospect of having an electric attraction with someone or the short lived nature of a fling, summer love is sure …

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Once On This Island Broadway Revival Cast Announced by Andrew Shade

The moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived, partially. The first cast announcement for the Broadway revival of Once On This Island has been made by producers Ken Davenport and Hu…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

#BroadwayBey? Beyonce set to Star as Nala in a Live-Action remake of The Lion King by George M. Johnson

You heard it correctly. Rumor has it that the mother of Blue, Rumi, Sir, and the Beyhive is close to inking a deal that will have her cast as Nala, in the Live-Action Remake of The Lion King…

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4 Black Productions Raising Money for Indie Projects by Jamara Wakefield

During the summer upcoming playwrights are often staging work at festivals and raising money for their independent projects. Here is our list of Black Artists who are producing work worth su…

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Mandy Patinkin steps down from The Great Comet following Backlash; Oak still set to Depart by George M. Johnson

On Wednesday, Broadway Black broke the news of Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan’s departure from the The Great Comet, and being replaced by theatre vet Mandy Patinkin, citing low ticket sales…

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Happening Now! A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare in the Park by Rachel Jarvis

The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park continues with the Bard’s classic romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Now through August 8, the Delacorte Theatre in Central P…

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan Departs The Great Comet; Mandy Patinkin Will Replace by Jamara Wakefield

You heard it here first, Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan, is leaving Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. According to sources, the New Jersey born actor who is best known for the ro…

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Lynn Nottage Today, Tomorrow and Beyond by Rachel Jarvis

Lynn Nottage’s 2017 Tony Award nominated play Sweat ended its Broadway run at Studio 54 on June 25. We weren’t ready to say goodbye to Sweat, and we’re definitely not ready to say g…

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Power’s Omari Hardwick On How Denzel Washington Impacted His Life by Jerrica White

Power is back in full swing and in its fourth season. Omari Hardwick is still fine as hell. Anika Noni Rose is giving her best praise in her role this season. It goes without saying that we …

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

We Were There: The Three Musketeers by Rachel Jarvis

At the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park, tucked between a baseball diamond and a playground, the Classical Theatre of Harlem’s fast-paced swashbuckling retelling of The T…

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Friday, July 14, 2017

3 Shows You’ll Want To See At The New York Musical Festival by Rachel Jarvis

For a one month period every summer, The Theatre District in NYC welcomes aspiring and up-and-coming playwrights, composers, directors and performers to the New York Musical Festival. This y…

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