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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: “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: 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: “Motown” Star Valisia LeKae Leaving Show for Health Reasons; Actress Announces She Has Ovarian Cancer

Actress Valisia LeKae, who earned a Tony Award nomination for her sparkling portrayal of singer Diana Ross in Broadway’s “Motown: The Musical,” announced today that she was leaving the show … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Theater: ‘Porgy and Bess’ National Tour To Launch Nov. 10

  The national tour of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” which won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will launch Nov. 10 at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre. … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · 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
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