Thursday, March 21, 2024

Julie Robinson Belafonte, Dancer, Actress and Activist, Dies at 95 by Ian Zack

With the singer Harry Belafonte, she was one half of a celebrated (and sometimes denounced) interracial power couple who pressed the cause of civil rights in the 1960s

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 03:05PM
Monday, February 19, 2024

Hollywood & Media Deaths In 2023: Photo Gallery & Obituaries by Erik Pedersen

Hollywood and the entertainment industry lost a number of giants during 2023, from Norman Lear, Raquel Welch, Harry Belafonte, Matthew Perry and André Braugher to Tony Bennett, Tina Turner…

SOURCE: Deadline at 09:00AM
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Ballad for Bimshire by Michael Portantiere

Original Off-Broadway Cast, 1963 (London/no CD) This Off-Broadway oddity probably got produced because of the reputation of its composer, Irving Burgie — also known as Lord Burgess. Having…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

New Exhibit: America's Voices Against Apartheid by The Kennedy Center

This fall, from September 14 to November 5, 2023, the Kennedy Center's Department of International Programming and the Howard University Republic of South Africa Project/ Sister States of Ma…

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:55PM

New Exhibit: America's Voices Against Apartheid by The Kennedy Center

This fall, from September 14 to November 5, 2023, the Kennedy Center's Department of International Programming and the Howard University Republic of South Africa Project/ Sister States of Ma…

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:37AM
Friday, June 30, 2023


Alan Arkin in “Enter Laughing” (1963).June 30, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Not to be too emphatic about it, but Alan Arkin was among my most favorite actors. King …

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Broadway Babe by Barry Gordin

In memory of Harry Belafonte and more nostalgic finds from Broadway Babe. May 1, 2023:  Broadway Babe, Randie Levine-Miller, has some wonderful nostalgic videos she found on YouTube.  In …

SOURCE: theaterlife at 09:42AM
Sunday, April 30, 2023

The week in theatre: Retrograde; The Secret Life of Bees; Dixon and Daughters – review by Susannah Clapp

Kiln; Almeida; Dorfman, LondonIn his quickfire new McCarthy-era play, For Black Boys… creator Ryan Calais Cameron speaks his mind; a civil rights musical buzzes with potential; and Deborah…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:12AM
Tuesday, April 25, 2023


(Hillel Italie’s article appeared on AP News, 4/25; via the Drudge Report; Photo: Vanity Fair.) NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte, the civil rights and entertainment giant who began as a g…

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Tony Winner Harry Belafonte Passes Away at 96 by Margaret Hall

The barrier-breaking performer was a fierce activist for civil rights, serving as one of the principal fundraisers for Martin Luther King Jr. and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committe…

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:12AM

Actor and Singer Harry Belafonte Dies at 96

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that actor and singer Harry Belafonte has died at age 96. Belafonte was an American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor. He is one of the most succes…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:54AM
Friday, March 24, 2023

‘This celebrates a coming of age’: David Harewood on how Black American culture took over the world by David Harewood

The actor’s new documentary series salutes 50 years of African American creativity, from Sidney Poitier and Stevie Wonder to Beyoncé and Black Panther I have been lucky enough to live thr…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:42AM
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Belafonte: Beyond the Banana Boat by Trav S.D.

In 1950, Merv Griffin had a hit with a novelty song called “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts”. Then he went on to accomplish a lot of different other things, and on the whole he is …

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 09:40AM
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Celebrating Harry Belafonte by Sandi Durell

A star-studded line-up will celebrate the 95th birthday of legendary singer, songwriter, activist, and actor Harry Belafonte. The benefit evening (HB95) will also present the inaugural Harr…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:40AM
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Ep16 – John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys – 2006) by Elizabeth Wheless

On the night John Lloyd Young won his Tony the stars who announced his category were Harry Belafonte and Glenn Close! During his emotional speech where he disclosed that his mother had died …

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Call Redialed: Amanda McBroom: Send In The Clowns, Stephen Sondheim, The Rose, Songwriter, Singer by Adam Rothenberg

It’s so great to catch up with Golden Globe Award winning songwriter Amanda McBroom. Ever since I heard Bette Midler sing Amanda’s award winning song “The Rose,” I have been a fan of…

SOURCE: Call Me Adam at 07:24PM
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Black Liberation Reading List, Theater Division by New York Theater

Of the 94 books on the Black Liberation Reading List from the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center, only three are plays: “Fences” by August Wilson, “A Raisin in the Sun” by …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 12:03PM
Sunday, October 11, 2020

National Coming Out Day 2020: The Queer Choir of K-Town perform Harry Belafonte’s version of "Michael Row The Boat Ashore" by Adam Rothenberg

In celebration of National Coming Out Day 2020, The Queer Choir of K-Town performs an updated version of Harry Belafonte’s “Michael Row The Boat Ashore,” featuring Ellary Allis. An ant…

SOURCE: Call Me Adam at 09:03PM
Friday, June 26, 2020

Marlo Thomas Hosts Free to Be… You and Me Episode of Stars in the House June 26 by Andrew Gans

Guests include Rosie O’Donnell, Marlee Matlin, Sara Bareilles, Harry Belafonte, Drew Barrymore, Audra McDonald, Debra Messing, and Michael McElroy.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:11PM
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Sara Bareilles, Audra McDonald & More Set for This Week's Stars in the House by Lindsey Sullivan

A slew of stage favorites are set for this week's episodes of Stars in the House, a daily online series from SiriusXM On Broadway personality Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James We…

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Saturday, May 30, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Private Canon, Vol. 1: Ven Bernabe y Lamento Jarocho by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Cross-posted from my music blog Train My Ear In my decades of listening to and thinking about, and occasionally making, music, I’ve had some widely shared crushes and obsessions (Beatles,…

SOURCE: The Wicked Stage at 02:33AM
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month: The Lion King's L. Steven Taylor Honors Tony-Winning Actor Harry Belafonte by Michael Appler

In honor of Black History Month, asked actors, directors and playwrights to tell us about black theater-makers who inspired them. Stars jumped at the chance to honor those who…

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

When Fast Food Picks Up Larger Society’s Civil Rights Slack by Artsjournal2

You’ve probably heard of Harry Belafonte’s connection to the Civil Rights Movement, but … McDonald’s? Yes. The history of McDonald’s includes a large number of Black-owned franchis…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 05:12PM
Monday, December 2, 2019

Irving Burgie, Calypso Hitwriter For Harry Belafonte, Has Died At 95 by Artsjournal2

Burgie, known professionally as Lord Burgess, said that the calypso hits he adapted and wrote for Belafonte “‘revolutionized music’ by introducing Afro-Caribbean rhythms to the pop mai…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 11:06AM
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Watch Catherine O'Hara visit the cast of Beetlejuice on Broadway by Maureen Lee Lenker

It looks like the cast of Beetlejuice said Catherine O’Hara’s name three times. The Schitt’s Creek actress attended the Broadway production of Beetlejuice on Saturday before intro…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 02:38PM
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Beetlejuice comes to Broadway with a fun jaunt through the Netherworld: EW review by Nick Romano

There was a slight air of Rocky Horror Picture Show on Broadway last week, only the show was Beetlejuice, a new musical based on the Tim Burton cult classic. Patrons, some with orange hair, …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 09:00PM

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

Written By Julio Martinez   NEWS Geffen Playhouse will honor singer, songwriter, actor and activist Harry Belafonte and performer, comedienne and activist Lily Tomlin during its 17th annua…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Harry Belafonte and Lily Tomlin to Be Honored by Geffen Playhouse by Adam Hetrick

The honors will take place during the Backstage at the Geffen gala fundraiser May 19.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:13PM

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