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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: 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: 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

Theater: Norm Lewis Makes History in ‘Phantom’

It’s 2014. And yet, black actors and dancers are still making history by breaking casting color barriers. One of the latest “firsts” came last week when actor Norm Lewis became … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Theater: “Motown The Musical” Casting News and Other Updates

On Thursday, Jan. 23, actress Krystal Joy Brown will join the Broadway cast of “Motown The Musical” to play the lead role of Diana Ross. She replaces Tony Award nominee … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Theater: Condola Rashad Talks ‘Romeo,’ Family and Music

Actress Condola Rashad has been garnering praise for her performance opposite Orlando Bloom in “Romeo and Juliet” now playing on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. In this Q&A with … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Theater: Condola Rashad Talks About ‘Romeo and Juliet’

“Shakespeare was on my dream list,” Condola Rashad tells the New York Daily News. More “Romeo and Juliet” stories are coming out like this Sept. 15 piece from The New … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · Leave a comment
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