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B.A.C.’s The Invitation is back and this month the discussion centers around the recent political climate that has been altered to new heights due to the recent election. If your heart is in the place of needing healing this is the event you want to …
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When NBC’s The Wiz Live! aired on December 3, 2015, Kenny Leon, the Tony Award-winning Atlanta-based theatre director won laurels of praise from insiders and viewers alike. A co-production between Universal Television and Cirque du Soleil Theatrical with a script adapted for television by celebrated writer-actor Harvey …
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Last year’s Harlem-based holiday musical The First Noel returns to the famous Apollo, but this year the “21st Century Dickens” shines on the main stage. The Apollo Theater proudly presents The Classical Theater of Harlem’s production of The First Noel which follows three generations of a Harlem family …
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The world turned upside down at Friday night’s performance of the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton, when Vice President elect Mike Pence took his seat. He was appropriately met with the sound of boos, and perhaps one or two cheers. It didn’t take long for word …
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What do Jill Scott, Chance the Rapper, and The Roots all have in common? They clearly all love me, because while we the people played and replayed the Hamilton soundtrack, The Hamilton Mixtape was in the works! On December 2, The Hamilton Mixtape, will bless the world with music that unites the revolutionaries of music and their …
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As previously reported, The Broadway Advocacy Collation (BAC) is just getting started and doing so by launching a monthly series in partnership with Columbia Law School titled The Invitation as a follow up to the tremendous #BWAY4BLM event that happened August 1st, 2016. “BAC, in partnership with …
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Hamilton, An American Musical begins and ends with a question. At first we find ourselves asking how Hamilton accomplished so much in his short life. Then, as the story progresses, we wonder just what will happen to Hamilton’s legacy. Well, God bless Lin Manuel-Miranda because …
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Often times people think that when you do one thing for a cause that you’ve done your part, the work is then over. Well, the Broadway Black community showed up and showed out for #BWAY4BLM on August 1st. However, it’s been unanimous throughout the community, that was …
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Broadway may go dark on Mondays, but Broadway Black stars were still shining all over New York City last night. First up was the New York POPS Underground performance.  Formerly known as “Cabaret Evening,” Underground is the intimate offering of New York Pops orchestra.  Hosted …
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Well, Hello @cynthiaerivo & @joshuahenrynyc 👋🏾👋🏾👋🏾 Lets talk about #TheLast5Years shall we? #BroadwayBlack A photo posted by Broadway Black (@broadwayblack) on Sep 12, 2016 at 5:08pm PDT Last night was something like spectacular. Two of our favorite Broadway stars gave us a performance of a …

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Yes, you read that correctly. The Tony and Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, got his professional Broadway start from Michael Harris, a now convicted Drug Kingpin. Washington was starting to make a name for himself in film and television with roles on “St. Elsewhere” and earning …

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Photo by Michael Key So you want to meet the Wizard?  Well, André De Shields’ sass, style, and excellence in theatre will be honored at the 27th Annual Awards for Excellence in the Arts on November 9, 2015 at DePaul University. Known as a man who honored his …

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Leonard Harper, one of the great minds and producers of the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s and 1930s, will be honored with a street in his name on the southwest corner of 132nd St and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. in Harlem. Street co-naming is a …

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History was made tonight, and we at Broadway Black are thrilled. As the creator of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag, I debated for quite a while about whether I would watch the 2015 Emmy Awards. The lack of inclusion of people of color, both as nominees and …

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Theatre is an integral part of society. It is often the mirror that society uses to see its reflection. Oftentimes, that reflection isn’t always pretty. Though this art form has allowed many Black theatre artists to express the cultural ills of society, there is at least one …

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The success of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun sparked a number of changes in 1959. Hansberry became the first black woman to write a play performed on Broadway and though the play took home four Tony Award nominations and was named best play …
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