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We’re getting close to theatre awards season, and London’s West End has kicked things off by announcing nominations for the 2017 Laurence Olivier Awards, hosted at the Royal Albert Hall on April 9, 2017. Their premiere production of Dreamgirls, currently at the Savoy Theatre, has …

We can add producer and content curator to his already rapidly growing resume as Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter returns with a new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers, due for an April 14th release. If you remember a few months ago, Broadway Black posted …

And before these twins get here, hip-hop mogul Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter scored yet another deal securing Blue Ivy and Future Beyonce 1 & 2* coins and coins more abundantly. Billboard reports Jay-Z has joined Harvey Weinstein as co-producer to almost EGOT-er Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The …

Looks like someone else has gotten the Broadway bug bite. Actor and producer Nick Cannon revealed his big plans for the comedy improv show, Wild ‘n Out. From the small screen to the Great White Way, Cannon intends to take his show to new heights. The …

Rumor has it that our Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures might see the light of Broadway! In an interview with ITN, Janelle Monae, who plays Mary Jackson, let it slip that a Broadway musical might be a possibility. The movie itself hosts a great deal of musical …

As part of Women’s History Month, National Black Theatre’s Communication Arts Program, in association with Katori’s Kitchen, Inc and FreeDom’s Daughter Ent., will host an open community discussion, “From The Other Side Of The Table.” Featuring Dominique Morisseau, Katori Hall, and Kamilah Forbes, with Alia …

If you weren’t lucky enough to get snuck in through the side door at the 89th Academy Awards Ceremony, I’ll give you the Broadway Black rundown. With Moonlight taking the big Oscar of the night, it seems The Academy heard us loud and clear when we …

Broadway Black picked out some of our favorite cosplays at this year’s BroadwayCon. Check out some of the fantastic work below!

The cowardly lion has shed his mane! Last week, David Alan Grier stopped by A&E’s Black & White to share some pro-acting tips. The actor stopped by the show to highlight the night with a little humor and reflect on the days of acting past. …

We’re barely into the year & 2017 is already more black and beautiful than ever! We opened the new year with Hidden Figures smashing the box office and the 2017 Golden Globes being rich with melanin. To top all that, we got casting news from the …

Broadway Black History

Earlier this week, Misty Copeland made history when she was promoted to principal dancer of the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African-American ballerina to hold this position.  Copeland’s new role begins on August 1, and there was much speculation that she would be …

Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!) has entertained and inspired countless audience members over her 65 year career, including writer and director Arthur Laurents (West Side Story, Gypsy, La Cage Aux Folles). Laurents had the opportunity to work with Ms. Uggams in Hallelujah, Baby! …

  For me, there is nothing more important than a lesson in history.  Over the last few years when we thought of an African American ballerina, it was Misty Copeland.  Never once did I stop to ponder those that have come before her. Now I …

This summer marks the 72nd anniversary of the iconic film, Stormy Weather, starring Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Fats Waller and Cab Calloway. Named for the 1933 song by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler, the story follows Bill Williamson (Robinson), a soldier coming home from war …

These days all the buzz about Raven-Symoné tends to be be more about her personal opinions. From her comments on her race (“I’m an American. I’m not an African-American; I’m an American”) to her opinion when a reporter said Michelle Obama looked like a monkey (“I …

Even though you might not be familiar with Linda Twine’s name, you definitely know her work. If you’ve heard the music from Jelly’s Last Jam, Caroline Or Change, The Color Purple, or Big River (to name a few), then you’ve heard her in action. Twine is a …
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