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Franceli Chapman

Franceli Chapman

Host/Creator of Celi's Hangout! Inspiring & Empowering Artists everywhere is my mission. In the meantime and in between time I ACT, WRITE, PRODUCE & CREATE.

If you weren’t able to make it down to the Public Theatre to see the uber talent that is Leslie Odom Jr. in Lin-Miranda‘s latest musical, Hamilton-– no worries it’s coming to Broadway …

Tonight, HBO is bringing the Empress of Blues, Bessie Smith to life! Smith, played by Dana “Queen Latifah” Owens, studied under the Mother of Blues, Ma Rainey, played by Mo’nique. Queen Latifah has …

The holidays seem to be the most wonderful time of the year. Theatre is booming with tourists from all over the world and this year the Classical Theatre of Harlem is bringing something fresh to …

Colman Domingo is a powerhouse! He’s taking over bit by bit, so watch out. Don’t know who this proud Yale Alumni is? Then you must have been under a rock for some time. …

Tuesday night at the esteemed theatre on Astor Place, otherwise known as the Public Theatre, celebrations ensued at the opening of Toast by Lemon Anderson. Award winning poet and playwright had two reasons to …