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Marcus Scott

Marcus Scott

A journalist, blogger, playwright and musical theater writer challenging the representation of race, gender, sexuality, class and intersectionality in popular media, the performance arts and international affairs.

Novelists seem infatuated by the Jazz Age. Whether it’s “Lost Generation” authors like F. Scott Fitzgerald (This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) …

When NBC’s The Wiz Live! aired on December 3, 2015, Kenny Leon, the Tony Award-winning Atlanta-based theatre director won laurels of praise from insiders and viewers alike. A co-production between Universal Television and Cirque du …

This week, The New Group announced additional casting for its upcoming off-Broadway revival production of the award-winning musical Sweet Charity, which will launch the company’s 2016-2017 theatrical season. Newly announced for the limited …

Known around the world as “The Voice,” soul-pop icon Whitney Houston’s birthday was on Tuesday, August 9, and the legendary singer would have been 53 years old. Multiple music journalists and social media luminaries …

On Aug. 3, two weeks after celebrating her 32nd wedding anniversary with husband Norm Nixon, director-choreographer Debbie Allen announced that she will be at the helm of a brand new musical theatre initiative …