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The heat is on in Saigon as the Olivier and Tony-winning musical, featuring the epic onstage helicopter landing, returns to Broadway after a 16-year hiatus. Two decades ago, a visually stunning, tragic masterpiece graced London stages and then on Broadway in 2001. Written by Alain …

The classic rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar will be produced at Chicago’s Paramount theater in its Broadway season finale. This 1970s musical explores the last seven days and the internal struggles of none other than Jesus Christ. The classic has been put on in 31 …

Theatre has a way of providing comfort and culture, this especially present in the Off-Broadway musical, The View Upstairs, by Invisible Walls Productions. The show explores comfort and refuge within a gay bar. And although the role and placement of gay bars have changed–some used solely …

Spamilton, the off-Broadway parody of the musical phenomenon Hamilton, released a cast album on DRG Records last week. The cast recording features original Spamilton cast members Dan Rosales, Nicholas Edwards, Juwan Crawley, Chris Anthony Giles, Nora Schell, with special guest stars Christine Pedi and Glenn Bassett, …

The world premiere of Dolphins and Sharks, a new comedy by James Anthony Tyler that grapples with issues of income inequality, gentrification, and capitalism, began performances at the Bank Street Theater on February 9th, under the direction of Charlotte Brathwaite. Image: Monique Carboni/Max Millermaier Presented …

So, you can’t make it to London anytime soon? No worries! The West End production of the five-time Olivier nominated Dreamgirls has announced an April 14th release date for its original London cast recording. Sony Classical will release the highly-anticipated cast album in a stunning …

Disney’s timeless classic Beauty and the Beast gets a new live-action twist with a star-studded cast, including some theatre royalty. Six-time Tony Award winner and TV star, Audra McDonald appears as “Madame Garderobe,” alongside Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellan, Ewan McGregor, Luke Evans, …

After putting up his heels and ending his run as “Lola” in the Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots, YouTube star Todrick Hall heads back to Oz. Only this time, the yellow brick road stretches far beyond our imagination, easing on down (wait…wrong musical!) North America: “Oz …

Before picking up the accordion for his upcoming run in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan, from the original cast of Hamilton, will host the third annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival for New York City Public Schools. On Monday, March 13th at …

Right off the heels of the most exhausting* time to be woke for those of us blessed and basking in our best melanin lives–Black History Month–is March. March is Women’s History Month. And today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Now, what is International Women’s …

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Photo Credit: Martha Swope via NYPL Black theatre. A space of inspired creativity, performance art and social commentary on the lives of everyday people. As the curtains open and our stories unfold, we are transported to a place where our dreams and realities intermingle with song, …

Photo Credit: Lyn Hughes As Broadway prepares for the return of The Color Purple this fall, let’s look back at the history of this incredible American story and its impact over the years. The Color Purple is a novel written by Alice Walker. Born in …

Fans of actor, choreographer, dancer, painter, singer, and Tony Award-winning stage director and costume designer Geoffrey Holder will have a chance to learn more about this multifaceted talent in the upcoming retrospective, The Genius of Geoffrey Holder. The exhibition at New York Public Library for the Performing …

When Kyle Jean-Baptiste stepped on stage July 23rd he made history in a show that already has a very long history, Les Miserables. Not only did he become the youngest actor to play the role of Jean Valjean in a production produced by John Cameron …

Ed Bullins (Edward Bullins, Kingsley B. Bass, Jr.) is a revolutionary of words and actions. He cemented his place in the history of American theater through a series of timely pieces that rightfully reflect the social and political temperament of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. …

July 5, 2015 is a rather important day in Broadway history; after 4,308 performances, Alton Fitzgerald White took his final curtain call as the iconic character Mufasa, in The Lion King. Alton Fitzgerald White (Miss Saigon, The Who’s Tommy, Smokey Joe’s Café, Ragtime, The Color Purple) first …
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