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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Thoughts of A Colored Man Playwright Steps In To Save The Show by Broadway Black

Last night at Broadway’s new hit play, Thoughts of a Colored Man, playwright Keenan Scott II made the exceedingly rare move of going on in one of the roles, after a cast member tested p…

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Michael R. Jackson’s ‘A Strange Loop’ Will Open On Broadway Spring 2022 by Broadway Black

USHER! USHER! Michael R. Jackson’s 2020 Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, A STRANGE LOOP, directed by Stephen Brackett, choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, will open at Broadway’s L…

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Broadway Black Presents Annie Live Viewing Party Dec 2nd by Broadway Black

You’re Invited! It’s the time of year for holiday cheer and live musicals! December 2nd NBC’s Annie Live! is sure to make you fully dressed with a smile. Join us for a one-of-a-kind Br…

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Full Cast Announced For World premiere of Black No More by Broadway Black

The New Group proudly announces complete casting for the world premiere production of Black No More. Originally announced and slated for fall 2020, this new musical, inspired by George S. Sc…

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Monday, November 15, 2021

QUEENS: Chaka Khan & Stephanie Mills VERZUZ Battle Announced by Broadway Black

Broadway veteran and icon Stephanie Mills (Original Dorothy in The Wiz, NBC’s “The Wiz Live”) and the legendary Chaka Khan (The Color Purple) will go head-to-head in the next Verzuz s…

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Erika Dickerson-Despenza’s CULLUD WATTAH Extended to Dec. 12th at The Public Theater by Broadway Black

The Public Theater announced a one-week extension of the world premiere play CULLUD WATTAH through Sunday, December 12.  Written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Erika Dickerson-De…

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for colored girls… Set To Play Booth Theatre, Home To Original Production by Broadway Black

The for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf Broadway revival written by Ntozake Shange will play the Booth Theatre this spring! The fully reimagined production…

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

PHOTOS: Jawan Jackson & Amber Wright Celebrate Baby Jackson by Broadway Black

Jawan Jackson (Ain’t Too Proud) & Amber Wright are expecting a new addition to their family! A few weeks ago, the couple creatively announced Wright’s pregnancy via Instagram. The go…

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Monday, November 1, 2021

PHOTOS: BWYBLK x BFRJ’s The Reckoning Halloween Party by Broadway Black

Broadway Black and Broadway for Racial Justice came together to host #TheReckoningOnBroadway Halloween Party at RPM Underground on October 31st, 2021. Sponsored by RPM, Broadway Cares/Equity…

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Audra McDonald Returns to Broadway in Adrienne Kennedy’s Ohio State Murders by Broadway Black

There’s a new Broadway premiere coming to town! Emmy, Grammy, and Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will return to Broadway starring in Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy, dire…

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Friday, October 22, 2021

First Look: Taraji P. Henson & Celina Smith in “ANNIE LIVE!” by Broadway Black

“The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow” this holiday season as NBC has found its next live musical event: the seven-time Tony Award-winning hit “Annie Live!” will air on December 2nd. As p…

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Broadway Black Names Davon Williams Executive Director by Broadway Black

Broadway Black announced today that Davon Williams has been named Executive Director of the one-of-a-kind multi-media platform which is dedicated to highlighting the achievements and suc…

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Twilight Los Angeles, 1992 BIPOC Theatre Night Oct 15 at Signature Theatre by Broadway Black

Broadway Black in collaboration with Signature Theatre hosts a BIPOC theatre night on October 15th, 2021 7:30 PM for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992  by Anna Deavere Smith in the Pershing Squa…

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Broadway Black & BFRJ Present The Reckoning, A Halloween Party by Broadway Black

Sunday, October 31st, 2021! Don’t miss The Reckoning! This high-spirited Halloween Party is brought to you by Broadway Black, BFRJ (Broadway for Racial Justice) & RPM Underground. Host…

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

WATCH: Off Book Talks PASS OVER with Namir Smallwood & Jon Michael Hill by Broadway Black

Sponsored by REALEMN Productions, In this special edition of Off Book: The Black Theatre Podcast your host, Drew Shade, sits down with leading men, Jon Michael Hill & Namir Smallwood of …

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Daniel KOA Beaty’s EMERGENCY! Open Now at Crossroads Theatre Company by Broadway Black

EMERGENCY!: Written and performed by Obie Award-winning playwright and Russell Simmons Def Poetry alumnus, Daniel KOA Beaty and presented as part of the Fall Crossroads Festival Theatre by…

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Friday, October 1, 2021

PHOTOS: BAC’s Britton Smith Lets Us In & Tells Us What He Didn’t Say by Broadway Black

We got the chance to sit down with the President and one of the co-founders of Broadway Advocacy Coalition, Britton Smith. He exclusively let us in on his Tony Awards preparation that ultima…

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Friday, September 24, 2021

WATCH: Amandla Stenberg Talks Dear Evan Hansen + Anonymous Ones by Broadway Black

The @dearevanhansenmovie is out this TODAY! & you should be found right here on #broadwayblack’s youtube channel! We went LIVE on IG with Amandla Stenberg (@amandlastenberg) to talk ab…

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

PHOTOS: Dear Evan Hansen Movie Premiere in L.A. by Broadway Black

The post PHOTOS: Dear Evan Hansen Movie Premiere in L.A. appeared first on Broadway Black.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Kristolyn Lloyd Joins The Cast of New Comedy Fairycakes by Broadway Black

As rehearsals begin today for the new comedy Fairycakes, it has been announced that Kristolyn Lloyd has joined the cast of the play by five-time Tony nominee Douglas Carter Beane. She will…

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Audra McDonald & Leslie Odom Jr. Will Host The 74th Annual Tony Awards by Broadway Black

Broadway’s Back! Tony, Emmy, and Grammy award-winning singer and actor Audra McDonald and Tony, Grammy award-winning, and two-time Academy Award nominated actor and singer Leslie Odom Jr. …

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Black Theatre United Releases Historic New Deal For Broadway by Broadway Black

Has real change arrived?! The Founding Members of Black Theatre United announce the release of their historic ‘New Deal For Broadway,’ establishing industry-wide standards and reforms ar…

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Camille A. Brown Will Direct & Choreograph for colored girls… On Broadway by Broadway Black

There is magic in the air, for colored girls… magic! Antonyo Award winner and Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown will direct and choreograph the upcoming production of Ntozake Shange’s …

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Cynthia Erivo, Billy Porter + More Garner Emmy Nominations by Broadway Black

Over the years, several Broadway Black stars have been making their way to the small and big screens. This year isn’t any different and we’re so glad about it. The 73rd Primetime Emmy Aw…

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WATCH: 2021 Emmy Awards Nominations Announcement by Broadway Black

It’s that time of the year! The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations are here and ready to be announced. Find all of the nominees below in real-time! This year’s announcement ceremony …

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Veteran Actor Charlie Robinson Passes Away at 75 by Broadway Black

According to Deadline, Charlie Robinson, veteran stage, film, and television actor, mostly known for his time as “Mac Robinson” on the NBC series Night Court, died of cancer complication…

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Uzo Aduba, Ron Cephas Jones + More Cast in Lynn Nottage’s CLYDE’S On Broadway by Broadway Black

Second Stage Theater has announced the cast of the upcoming Broadway play CLYDE’S by two-time Pulitizer Prizer winner, Lynn Nottage. The production will feature: three-time Emmy Award-winn…

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Tituss Burgess Has New Music, A New Movie, & No Time For Mess + The Preacher’s Wife Musical Update by Broadway Black

On Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Tituss Burgess gave us an update on his musical adaptation of the 1996 movie, The Preacher’s Wife – starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Hou…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

#CATSMovie Trailer Shows Digital Fur Technology But Distracts Us with Jennifer Hudson’s Voice by Broadway Black

We watched the rehearsal video and now this… still trying to figure out if this is for real… We’ll get back to you. Movie in theatres this Christmas. In the meantime, check these tweet…

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Beyoncé Releases The Lion King: The Gift Album & Spirit + Bigger Extended Video by Broadway Black

There aren’t any words necessary beyond Beyoncé. She is truly in a lane of her own is consistently reinventing industry guidelines and standards. This type of domination is unparalleled. …

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A Look Inside CATS with Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba & More by Broadway Black

Go behind the scenes for the first look at #CatsMovie. CATS stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introduces…

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