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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. Tell Audra I love her, tell Lin he's unreal, and tell Cynthia to stop making me weep!

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Color Purple and Shuffle Along are exuberant examples of Black excellence. Even more so, these shows are the gifts that just keep giving. Shuffle Along’s beloved Joshua Henry is not only preparing for his …

I had the pleasure of attending this Wednesday’s Ham4Ham and it was nice, perfectly satisfactory. However, I’d like to take us back to August 10th’s Ham4Ham. This was the day the stage doors …