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In this multi-part series, Broadway Black interviews Poet Ntozake Shange. The Legendary Blue Note Jazz Club located in NYC’s Greenwich Village was buzzing in anticipation of Ntozake Shange’s performance of Wild Beauties. Before the start of the show, I interview Shange’s friends, family, and long time …
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A few weeks back we shared a snippet of Amber Riley singing a cover of Beyonce's 1+1.  Now the full version of that video has arrived and is sure to take your breath away. For those unaware of Amber Riley, she starred as Mercedes Jones, the ...
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On a gloomy day more characteristic of February than May, the Russian Samovar served as the perfect venue for a sit-down with Tony and Drama League nominee Denée Benton, to discuss her role in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. We’re also joined by her soon-to-be co-star Okieriete …
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Our fathers, when they’ve seen all they care to see of this world, find solace in their doing better for their children than their fathers did for them, and the children are running laps inside a fence, figuring out how to hold them accountable for …
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Last winter, we reported on Sojourners by playwright Mfoniso Udofia, a new play about a Nigerian family who has come to America with the goal of earning a college education, starting a family, and returning to Nigeria. But not without the twists and turns that …
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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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