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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 …

In today’s latest “we didn’t know we needed this until now” news, Variety has reported that recent Golden Globe-winner Donald Glover will lead the upcoming live-action Disney remake of The Lion King, directed by John Favreau, as Simba. Additionally joining him is original Mufasa himself, …

Featured Image: Emilio Madrid-Kuser We’re shook! Following a nearly two-year run as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the Broadway smash Hamilton, Okieriete Onaodowan will replace current star Josh Groban as the title character of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 beginning July …

There’s always a silver lining, right? After this whirlwind of the past few days with the Inauguration of an unqualified reality star to lead our country, millions of women marching around the world for equal rights, white people making up a new name for lying …

Viola Davis has no intention of slowing down, ever. After picking up her Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences on Sunday, Deadline reported she is set to star in the film adaption, alongside Julia Roberts, of Jodi Picoult’s New …

Featured Image: Brinkhoff Mögenburg According to the New York Post, the current West End production of Dreamgirls, directed and choreographed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin, Something Rotten), could head to the Great White Way. Reports say that West End producer Sonia Friedman intends to bring …

Broadway Black History

The first African American to perform the role of Othello was Ira Aldridge in the 1820’s. Aldridge was born in New York City in 1807. When he was still in his teens, he immigrated to England in the early because he knew that his acting …

While Condola Rashad is gearing up to set fire to the Richard Rodgers Theatre in the Broadway revival of Romeo & Juliet, her predecessor Regina Taylor is preparing to light a fire of her own at the Signature Theatre. Golden Globe Award winning actor and …

Did you know that August Wilson was a poet? Even though his plays are poetry within themselves, this poem is something serious. We listen to it everyday. The way he intertwines his words and makes them weave is incomparable. I hope it does for you …

The first known African American theater was established in 1821 in New York, by Willam Henry Brown. It was called the African Grove (sometimes also known as the African Company) and it provided a place for the first black theater troupe to perform.

Can you believe it was only in 2004 that the first african american actress won the Tony for Best Actress in a play?! That actress would be Phylicia Rashad for her portrayal as Lena Younger in A Raisin in the Sun. Rashad completed a journey …

For one minute at 8 p.m. on Oct. 4, 2005, the marquee lights all around Broadway dimmed in a mark of respect for August Wilson who passed away at 60 years old of liver cancer. (He died on October 2, 2005)
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