Editorial Features

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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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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