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Theater: April 18 symposium to commemorate August Wilson’s seminal speech on race and diversity in theater

    Princeton’s McCarter Theatre  and Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts will host a symposium on April 18 commemorating the 20th anniversary of the late August Wilson’s seminal … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Theater: Concert to Celebrate Original Broadway Production of “The Wiz”

It’s time to ease on down, ease on down the road. And thanks to George Faison, the Tony Award-winning choreographer behind the original Broadway musical of “The Wiz,” audiences will … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Theater: New Jersey Teen Named NBC’s Dorothy for “The Wiz”

Rahway, NJ native Shanice Williams is NBC’s new Dorothy. She’ll ease on down the road when NBC airs an all-new, live production of the musical “The Wiz” on Dec. 3. … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Theater: Taye Diggs in ‘Hedwig’

Taye Diggs upcoming debut as the transgender lead of the rock musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is being watched intensely by theater fans as well as Diggs’ fans. Diggs … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Theater: Taye Diggs to star on Broadway this summer in “Hedwig”

Actor Taye Diggs will be taking over the title role in the Broadway production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Diggs is to begin his run July 22. “Hedwig and … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Theater: Brian Stokes Mitchell to Lead Revival of “The Band Wagon”

  Talk about big shoes to fill. Brian Stokes Mitchell, who snagged a Tony Award for his searing performance in “Ragtime” and was most recently on Broadway in “Women on … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Theater: Keke Palmer Makes her Debut as Broadway’s “Cinderella”

  Keke Palmer made her debut last night as Cinderella in the Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” Palmer became the first black Cinderella in the production’s history on … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Theater: National Black Theatre Summit Tonight Being Livestreamed

Tonight’s (Aug. 7) summit – “Is Black Theatre Sustainable?: From Sustainability to Collectivity,” a summit presented by the National Black Theatre – is being livestreamed via HowlRound TV. The summit … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Theater: Broadway’s Tupac musical, “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” To Close July 20

“Holler If Ya Hear Me,” the hip-hop musical inspired by the lyrics and poetry of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, will close July 20, according to an announcement made by … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Theater: Black Actors Win Big at 2014 Tony Awards

Black actors and theater professionals enjoyed a big night at the 2014 Tony Awards.  The Tony Awards recognize the best performances and productions on Broadway. Topping the list was Audra … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment
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