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Malia West

Malia West

I sing, I write, I annoy my mother. I'm Malia, and you'll come to find that the three things I love most in the world are Broadway, blackness, and the written word. Here, I talk about them all. Catch me on stage, on paper, and online.

pharrell williams atlantis

The day has finally come! Pharrell Williams is making a musical! Fox Studios recently bought the rights to the upcoming film, entitled Atlantis. The movie will tell the story of Pharrell’s upbringing in Virginia Beach …

Cynthia Erivo, Queen Regnant of Broadway, Snatcher of Wigs has slain us again! Erivo took the stage at Broadway Backwards, an annual concert that brings Broadway’s stars together for a night of gender-bending performances, in solidarity with LGBT …
henrietta lacks

Broadway’s greats have gathered to bring the legacy of Henrietta Lacks to HBO. Her life began in 1920 in Roanoke, VA, but her legacy lives on today. In January of 1951, she received a  diagnosis …

Billy Porter is back in the director’s chair! After a busy 2016, the Tony winner has reunited with the Huntington Theatre Company to bring Suzan-Lori Parks‘ Topdog/Underdog to the BU Theatre Stage. The play is as …

In a few short days, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will return to the big screen. The live-action remake has been the topic of conversation for some weeks now. Disney’s been the talk of …