Editorial Features

Kimberly Scott has spent 30 years honing her craft in a distinguished and successful career in film, television, and theatre. A Tony Award nominee for her performance as “Molly” in August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Scott has maintained longevity in a fickle profession …
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They really might be the three best friends that anybody could have.  And even more, family. Broadway Black had a chance to catch up with Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley and David Alan Grier last week to talk about preparing for their roles as Tin Man, Scarecrow and …
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Queen Latifah may be portraying the all-seeing, all-knowing, all-powerful Wizard of Oz and Mary J. Blige the Wicked Witch of the West for NBC’s “The Wiz Live!,” but in real life both artists are powerful in their own right. In a Broadway Black exclusive interview, Queen …
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Tony Award winning director Kenny Leon has enjoyed an exceptional and creative career on Broadway, in regional theatre, and television. But, now, he’s embarking on what may be his most ambitious project to date – directing the highly anticipated television production of NBC’s The Wiz …
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Can’t you feel a brand new day? By now you’ve probably watched The Wiz Live! behind the scenes special on NBC last Wednesday, caught the performance at Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, set your DVR, and bought your tickets to come to the super awesome Broadway Black viewing …
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Broadway Black recently met up with America’s beloved younger sister, Shanice Williams. Her excitement was contagious and she lit up the room with her laughter as she gave us insight into her preparation for the role of Dorothy in NBC’s The Wiz Live! I think …
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The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) presents Steel Hammer in its New York premiere December 2-6 as part of its Next Wave Festival. Steel Hammer, according to the BAM website, “distills the discrepancies of over 200 variants of the classic ballad” and legend of John …
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Broadway Black presents an exclusive watch party for the lovers of theatre to share in the joy of the amazing one-night-only event of The Wiz Live on NBC December 3rd, 2015! Let’s enjoy this night of #TheWiz together with lots of laughs, love, & fun! …
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I was 13 years old when the original production of Ragtime opened on Broadway.  A friend of mine played “Little Girl” in the original cast and invited me to her new show.  I had recently become obsessed with the score from Once On This Island, so seeing another show composed …
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Ever wonder what your favorite Broadway stars are doing when they aren’t on the stage under bright lights? Some are taking a much deserved break after those long eight shows a week for countless months. Some are refilling their emotional wells by enjoying time with …
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Are you ready to throw your shoe?!  Or maybe catch the Holy Ghost?  Either is probable when Marisha Wallace and Nick Rashad Burroughs join forces at their Feinstein’s/54 Below debut, Baptized By Broadway! Likely due to popular demand, the Broadway stars are collaborating to bring their sanctified sound to the popular basement hangout. After their …
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While you may not know her name, you definitely know her face and work. Tamara Tunie is a consummate performer, finding her home on both stage, the silver screen, and television.  Tomorrow night she begins a set of performances at Feinstein’s 54 Below in a one-woman …
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