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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.

Early January 2017, New Jersey’s Cherry Hill High School came under fire for their decision to censor their production of Ragtime. In response to parents and civil rights groups raising concerns, the school decided …

Black women are the backbone of our culture and in the theatre community, it is no different. They’re creating stories and spaces for us all. We could not be more blessed to have …

Kirsten Childs‘ The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin is set to take the stage tonight. New York City Center summer concert series, Encores! Off-Center, unites theatre’s finest with lesser known musicals each summer. The shows …

Rumor has it that our Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures might see the light of Broadway! In an interview with ITN, Janelle Monae, who plays Mary Jackson, let it slip that a Broadway musical might …

If you weren’t lucky enough to get snuck in through the side door at the 89th Academy Awards Ceremony, I’ll give you the Broadway Black rundown. With Moonlight taking the big Oscar of the …