Editorial Features

E. Faye Butler is a consummate performer who has graced stages throughout the country for decades. She is now starring in Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike as it makes its Chicago debut at the Goodman Theatre. In this Broadway hit, siblings Vanya and …
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Fresh off of his win as the inaugural recipient of the Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education, Corey Mitchell granted BroadwayBlack an exclusive interview to discuss his success, which emanates from his students. The Excellence in Theatre Education Award is a special honor recognizing a K-12 …
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Broadway Black was honored to speak with Regina Taylor about her new production, Stop. Reset., and the importance of legacy in this age of digital technology. The following are excerpts from that conversation. Broadway Black (BB): Stop. Reset. is your 12th Goodman Theatre production. You …
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On May 25, Broadway Black met with Sheryl Lee Ralph backstage at Washington DC’s Howard Theatre before the one night only performance of Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, that is being presented in collaboration with Ms. Ralph and her D.I.V.A. Foundation. Broadway Black {BB}: …
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BREAKING– We were very excited about a future concert we were made aware of, and we made our readers aware of. Chuck Cooper and Lillias White would star in a concert version of Sweeney Todd. However, there is an update to this story. Chuck Cooper reached …
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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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