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Behind The Set of The Light by Loy A. Webb

Drew Shade



Watch as host Drew Shade takes you behind the set of Loy A. Webb’s The Light with the stars of the show, Mandi Masden and McKinley Belcher III. Set design by Kimie Nishikawa.

Broadway Black Night! Use Code: BWAYBLACKMCC for $35 tickets to the 7:30 pm on March 3rd with a talkback after the play.

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Casts of Disney’s The Lion King, Frozen, & Aladdin Broadway Celebrate Black History Month

Drew Shade



Noah Ricketts, Aisha Jackson, Donald Jones Jr. Photo by Darnell Bennett

It’s a beautiful time to be Black on Broadway. For Black History Month, the casts of The Lion King, Aladdin, and Frozen on Broadway came together in a celebratory photo shoot with photographer Darnell Bennett involving 35+ company cast members.

Take a look at the behind-the-scenes video above and the accompanying photos below.

Cast members included The Lion King‘s Tryphena WadeLawrence Keith Alexander, Brian C. Binion, Lidiwe DlaminiDonna Michelle VaughnLaMar Baylor, Kyle Lamar MitchellBradley GibsonJamal Lee Harris, Elisha BowmansRay MercerL. Steven TaylorBongi DumaKimberly MarableSyndee WintersCameron AmandusPearl KhweziJaysin McCollumAngelica EdwardsIndia Bolds, Bonita HamiltonTshidi Manye, & Bravita Threatt.

Also, Noah RickettsAisha JacksonDonald Jones Jr. of Frozen, and Aladdin‘s Tyler RobertsPaige Williams, Deonte L WarrenTiffany EvaristeMajor AttawayAmber OwensJamie Kasey PattersonApril HollowayKathryn AllisonAriel ReidJuwan CrawleyTrent SaundersDennis Stowe, and Stanley Martin.

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The Cast of RENT Live Sings a Snippet of “Seasons of Love” Acapella + Soundtrack Will Be Released




Fox’s RENT Live cast teased audiences with a sneak peek of “Season’s of Love” acapella. The video features Tony, Emmy, and Grammy nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Shuffle Along) as Tom Collins, Jordan Fisher (Hamilton) as Mark Cohen,Kiersey Clemons as Joanne Jefferson, Vanessa Hudgens (Gigi) Maureen Johnson, Brennin Hunt as Roger Davis, Grammy nominee Mario as Benny aka Benjamin Coffin III, Tinashe as Mimi Marquez, and Rupaul’s drag race favorite, Valentina as the beloved Angel Dumott Schunard.

The Jonathan Larson cult classic, Rent Live will air live January 27, 2019 on Fox. The cast also features Matthew Saldivar, J. Elaine MarcosAlton Fitzgerald White, Bryce Ryness, Emerson, Jennifer Leigh Warren, Debra CardonaDarius CrenshawKhori PetinaudMia DeWeese, Benjamin Rivera, Robert Roldan, Morgan Marcell, Fred OdgaardTilly Evans-KruegerHannahlei Cabanilla, Jessica Lee Keller, Lenin Fernandez Jr., Nick Lanzisera, Sasha Dominique Mallory, and Ty Wells all members of the ensemble.

Sony Masterworks will release a soundtrack album for the Fox Live television event Rent. The soundtrack will be released digitally on February 1 and physically on March 1.

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