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Alex Newell played “Mary” in a one night only concert of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar, produced by Torya Beard, Morgan James, and Richard Amelius, Monday, at Highline Ballroon at 8:00PM (doors open at 6:00PM). Illuminating the transcendent power of the human …

Featured Image: James Monroe Iglehart as Genie, Photo by Cylla Von Tiedemann Wish granted! After performing in his Tony-winning role of Genie in Broadway’s Aladdin for almost three years, James Monroe Iglehart will join the Broadway cast of Hamilton in mid-April, as announced by producer …

Watch & Live Tweet with us the 2nd Annual #MLKNow event. Follow us on IG/Twitter/Facebook! @BroadwayBlack Join us today for 2nd Annual #MLKNow celebration for #MLKDay! Watch the livestream on BroadwayBlack.com 2pm EST A photo posted by Broadway Black (@broadwayblack) on Jan 16, 2017 at …

Featured Image: Martin Luther King Kr. attends Broadway Answers Selma w/ Sammy Davis Jr. via Getty Images The man we celebrate today came from holy beginnings. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is laced with hymns and praises and he is lauded as the leader of …

In 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Council set their sights on Selma, AL as the stomping ground for voter registration reform. Twenty-four years later, Selma The Musical took the stage at New Federal Theater to tell the story of the …

Back in 2015 we posted a What If: What’s Love Go To Do With It The Musical and in early 2016 there was  rumor that a Tina Turner musical was supposedly in the works, and would premiere in London late 2016 or early 2017. Well, …

Nothing ever happened underground in Louisiana. As part of A Celebration of Tony Kushner, Washington DC’s Roundhouse Theater is taking us underground to 1963 Lake Charles, LA with its production of Caroline, Or Change, running January 25- February 26 and featuring Helen Hayes Award-winning Nova Y. …

The power of a ruthless dragging! As previously reported, Dreamgirls and The Color Purple star Jennifer Holliday had confirmed that she’d perform at the Presidential Inauguration “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” of The Color Orange on January 19th, claiming to do it “for the people.” …

We’re only two weeks into the new year, and 2017 has taken another victim. Only five days after ending her long-awaited Broadway comeback in the revival of The Color Purple, “Ally McBeal” guest star Jennifer Holliday confirmed that she’d perform at Herr Woolly Bear Caterpillar’s …

You know, we have a lot of reasons to be thankful by way of London. Afternoon tea. Menier Chocolate Factory’s production of The Color Purple. Tony Award Winner Cynthia Erivo. And now, an immersive Off-Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd. Wait, it gets better. The Barrow …

Broadway Black History

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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