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Theater: 2018 Tony Awards Contenders

The 2018 Tony Awards are scheduled for Sunday, June 10 and there are a number of black performers and creative team members who are among the contenders. Of course, it’s … Continue reading

June 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Theater: “Jesus Christ Superstar Live” is the Broadway Live experience theater fans have been waiting for; Was it enough?

Photo courtesy Jesus Christ Superstar Live So, if you’re a theater fan you’ve no doubt weighed in on NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” shown on Easter Sunday night. You’ve … Continue reading

April 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Theater: James Earl Jones’ Tony Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Speech

If you were watching the Tony Awards last month and thought you had missed James Earl Jones’ speech accepting his Lifetime Achievement Award, you didn’t miss it; it wasn’t televised. … Continue reading

July 2, 2017 · 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: 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: 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: “After Midnight” To Close on Broadway June 29

  “After Midnight,” the critically acclaimed musical revue built around the music of Duke Ellington as performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center All Stars, has announced it will close … Continue reading

June 18, 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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