Editorial Features

Alex Newell played “Mary” in a one night only concert of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar, produced by Torya Beard, Morgan James, and Richard Amelius, Monday, at Highline Ballroon at 8:00PM (doors open at 6:00PM). Illuminating the transcendent power of the human …
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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 Soleil Theatrical with a script adapted for television by celebrated writer-actor Harvey …
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“I am a warrior and music is my weapon,” India Arie declares before telling the audience to pay close attention to the lyrics of her song “Breathe” at Monday night’s #BWAY4BLM event at Columbia University in NYC. The song was released last year in January, inspired …
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*BROADWAY BLACK EXCLUSIVE* “Get Up, Stand Up. Stand up for your right.” Bob Marley was on to something when he released “Get Up, Stand Up” in the early 1970s. A phrase that can still be used today, even 40 years later. Black Americans have been …
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It’s been 35 years since The Dreamette’s “moved” their way into our hearts, and if you had the childhood I had, your home stereos. Which is why Broadway Black was more than thrilled to learn about the Dreamgirls 35th anniversary concert that would reunite its original stars …
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Tamar Davis has a voice that makes you want to sit down, shut up, and listen. It doesn’t glide, it soars. It isn’t bound by a genre, it’s unique in style and choice. We recently had a chat with Tamar and she let us in on her …
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Photos by Felix Kunze @Felixkunze Creative Direction & Produced by Dual Phocus Productions @dual.phocus Hair & Clothing Stylist: Chloe Chada’ @quintessentially_chloe MUA: William Bob Scott @bobscott200 For many, the love of theatre begins with a visual. A performance of some sort, the sparkling twinkle that reflects off …
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Production photos by T. Charles Erickson Sports aren’t exactly my ministry. When I read that Marco Ramirez’s, The Royale, is based on the story of Jack Johnson, the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the world, let’s just say my heart didn’t exactly leap with excitement. …
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The Broadway Black approved production of Head of Passes by Tarell Alvin McCraney has officially been extended and rightfully so. It will now play until April 24th at the Public Theater. Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad leads the cast as Shelah, a woman who “must …
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Sojourners by playwright Mfoniso Udofia  captures the story of a Nigerian family who has come to America. Their goal is to get their college degrees, have a baby and return to Nigeria. But during this process, which seems to be a straightforward plan, the husband …
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Photo credit: Daniel Robinson  I sat down with Broadway performance artist Grasan Kingsberry to find out just what the key to his success and longevity on Broadway is. 10 Broadway credits to his name including Motown the Musical, Catch Me If You Can, The Color Purple, …
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Kevin Harry is taking a break. The average person with a few minutes to kill during work might grab coffee or sneak in a nap. Perhaps they gather around the microwave and argue about Leonardo Dicaprio’s Oscar chances. But this particular actor is using his …
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