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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 …

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 …
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