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The success of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun sparked a number of changes in 1959. Hansberry became the first black woman to write a play performed on Broadway and though the play took home four Tony Award nominations and was named best play …

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. …
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