Angela Birchett is a dynamic vocalist & actor. Since deciding to follow her dreams of musical theatre to New York City in 2005, Angela has captivated audiences in several regional and U.S. touring productions. She made her Broadway debut last year in the Tony Award …
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Last month, the Radio City Rockettes kicked up their precision heels at the 71st Annual Tony Awards for the first time since 2005. They marched on stage with the cast from Come From Away in the opening number with host Kevin Spacey, then later performed a …
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The 1997 Disney animated film “Hercules” will soon become a Broadway musical, according to composer Alan Menken. In an interview with The Orange County Register, Menken discussed his participation in the upcoming D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA. He will provide a behind the scenes look at his role …
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The origin of the word diva comes from the Latin word for “divine,” and when we talk about Black Broadway, there’s one person that fits that bill every time: Our Lady of Song, Audra McDonald. Though she’s played some fantastic leading ladies on stage, we’re …
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I get excited when I see artists and creative producers seeking to increase visibility about diversity within black queer communities. Queerness like Blackness includes a wide spectrum of experiences. The visibility of these experiences is needed to understand the contributions Black Queer people make to …
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Consider for a moment the image of the “All-American dream girl”. With her long hair, nice shape; beautiful, confident, flirty… BLACK?  Kirsten Childs’ newest musical Bella: An American Tall Tale currently running Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, explores this enchanting concept; The idea that the quintessential All-American …
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We often hear a great deal about the humanitarian efforts, music projects, and performances of the supposed “top tier” leading actors & actresses of Broadway, but the true waves and movements seem to come from those that hold down the ensemble. Lulu Fall is a D.C. …
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Shonda Rhimes is crossing over to the theater. The queen of television dramas had decided to back the LA based IAMA Theatre. Rhimes has provided the theater with a grant that will not only contribute to future works but the Rhimes Unsung Voices Playwriting Commission. The …
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Earlier this week, Jeronimo Yanez joined the list of police officers who have been acquitted of charges linked to the shooting deaths of Black men.  Yanez is now a free man,  while Philando Castile is and the pursuit for justice is dead.  In a country more interested in short-sighted ignorance …
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Harmony, Melody, Creativity, and Ingenuity thrive in the ultimate mash-up of Broadway’s The Color Purple meets “The Purple One”. Created by Michael Korte and Arranged by Jared Jenkins, purple “reigns” supreme as the sextet of voices flow effortlessly between the music of Prince, and songs from …
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Michaela Coel, creator, writer, and star of the BAFTA award-winning Netflix original series, “Chewing Gum”, stars in the London-based musical “Been So Long,” a film adaptation based on the 2009 stage musical by Ché Walker and Arthur Darvill. Coel plays Simone, a young single mother …
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National Black Theatre is now premiering the surrealist drama “Kill Move Paradise”, written by James Ijames. This play imagines the lives of police brutality victims stuck in purgatory. The drama follows Isa (Ryan Jamaal Swain), Daz (Clinton Lowe), Grif (Donnell E. Smith) and Tiny (Sidiki Fofana) as …
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The Public Theater's Julius Caesar, directed by Oskar Eustis for #ShakespeareInThePark closes today after waves of controversy threatened the very stage upon which it was performed. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern..., I mean Delta Airlines and Bank of America withdrew their support from the production when it was clear that the ...
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The Chicago Theatre community is pushing back at Hedy Weiss, a Chicago Sun-Times critic, for some racially insensitive comments made in her June 13th review of the play Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, now playing at the Steppenwolf Theatre. A petition was quickly generated by the Chicago Theater Accountability …
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Sunday evening, the incredibly brilliant multi-talented Mr. James Earl Jones, received the Special Tony Award for his lifetime achievements on the Broadway Stage. Unfortunately, the Tony Awards decided to air only a taped portion of Mr. Jones speech rather than allowing him to speak live, …
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