Editorial Features

Broadway will hear the sweet sounds of “Amazing Grace” this summer at the Nederlander Theatre. Based on the true story of Englishman John Newton, the writer of the iconic song, “Amazing Grace” is a saga of love and redemption in the midst of the 18th century …
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“We need to be represented on every level of American life…[Live Theatre] is where our stories are told…[We] are a living library,”  Andre De Shields sums up the responsibility of African American Theatre artists, and the mission of his very own ministry, and his current …
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We had the privilege of talking with two dynamic actors who were recently a part of the cast of Two Trains Running by August Wilson at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago that closed Sunday April 19th, which we told you NOT to miss! One was Ernest Perry Jr., who …
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We called Black Broadway: African Americans On The Great White Way by Stewart F. Lane “the book of all books” when we introduced it to you not too long ago. Now, it’s time to really tell you why, as well as give you a little …
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Acting black?! So, I was in an acting class. I know you want to know where, but I’m not going to say 🙂 In this particular class we were being assigned monologues. I just so happened to be the only African American in there and …
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Recently we had the chance to catch up with the Broadway rising star that is Syndee Winters (Pippin, The Lion King, Motown: The Musical) , who will take the stage at Duane Park again on March 31st, to capture and embody the essence of the late, great …
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Regina Taylor is an award-winning playwright and actress, with a career spanning all mediums (film, TV, and stage). Perhaps best known for her work on the television series “I’ll Fly Away” (a role for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama), Regina …
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Here’s the deal. I tried to think of another topic to write about, but unfortunately I can’t. My heart is way too heavy right now. And yes, it has everything to do with the Trayvon Martin case. You might remember in my last article, “Acting …
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The NY Times recently featured Choir Boy, by award winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, at the Manhattan Theatre Club at City Center in not one, but two different articles. What’s exceptional about this is not that the articles appeared in just days of each other, …
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In the words made famous (well at least to me) by Angela Bassett in “The Mountaintop”: Pass the baton! But seriously, who is really ready to carry it? This came to me as I watched the interview that Oprah recently had with Alfre Woodard, Viola …
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There is power in numbers, indeed, but all Anthony Wayne and Kendrell Bowman need are each other it seems. Separately these two have made significant marks in their own careers. Wayne made his Broadway debut in 2011 in the revival of Anything Goes and currently …
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Pippin is a SMASH on Broadway and it didn’t come easy. The new revival of this classic Broadway show stars Patina Miller and she can tell you she’s been working really hard to bring something fresh and different to the stage. Well she’s succeeded and …
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