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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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Review — Jocelyn Bioh’s Merry Wives is Poetic Justice by Toussaint Jeanlouis

This masterful adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Merry Wives under the direction of Saheem Ali is a dream turned reality by a detail-oriented team. It is a heart-felt joy to see a produc…

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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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The Lion King Returns To Broadway & Live Streams on TikTok! by Drew Shade

After being shut down for 18 months, The Lion King returns triumphantly and proves why the show has lasted for over 20 years at the Minskoff Theatre. Reopening on Sept 14th, 2021, the Disney…

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Review — Pass Over Considers Black Liberation by Toussaint Jeanlouis

Pass Over, written by Antoinette Nwandu, is a message about the Black Liberation Movement. The first work by a Black playwright at the August Wilson Theatre is an Afro-Surrealist play that o…

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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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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

We Were There: What To Send Up When It Goes Down by Alesha Harris by Amber Iman

“We Where There” is a written series from different artists on their experience of a theatrical production or event. This is not a series of reviews. Instead, this series is meant to sha…

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Up Close: Jocelyn Bioh Talks Adapting Shakespeare and Hopes For The Future of The American Theatre by Tremaine A. Price

It is Pistol that says in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, “Why, then the world’s mine oyster, which I with sword shall open.” Jocelyn Bioh embodies the spirit of this quote…

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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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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s PASS OVER Will Reopen Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre by Drew Shade

The critically acclaimed, award-winning play PASS OVER by Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu (Afira Akbar, The Guardian) will reopen the August Wilson Theatre, formerly the Broadway home of Mean Gir…

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Broadway is Alive: Stars Perform During Brooklyn Pop-Up Performance on Easter Sunday by Tremaine A. Price

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn, passers-by got an earful from the voices of Broadway’s biggest up-and-coming talent. As part of the new performing arts initiative sponsored by…

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

A Dream Realized: On This Day In Black Theatre History A Raisin In the Sun Debuts on Broadway by Tremaine A. Price

Today marks the 62nd anniversary of the Broadway debut of Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark play A Raisin In the Sun. It was on this date that history was made as Hansberry was the first Afric…

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Curtains Rise On Some NYC Theatre Venues in April as Part of NY PopsUp Initiative by Tremaine A. Price

As we approach the one-year anniversary of quarantine in NYC and Broadway shows being shut down for an unforeseeable future, Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State officials have just give…

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Douglas Turner Ward and The Negro Ensemble Company by Germôna Sharp

On February 20th, 2021 Douglas Turner Ward (playwright, actor, director, and theatrical producer) a pillar in the Black theatre community passed away. Ward founded The Negro Ensemble Company…

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

She’s Beautiful and She’s Here: Cynthia Erivo Set to Publish a Children’s Book this Fall by Tremaine A. Price

Adding to her already stellar roster of talents as a Tony- Grammy- and Emmy winning actress, Cynthia Erivo is now adding author to her resume. The Color Purple star and Academy Award nominat…

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Broadway-bound Thoughts of a Colored Man Attracts Audiences with “Black Inspiration” Dialogue Series by Tremaine A. Price

Ahead of its Broadway debut, Thoughts of a Colored Man, written by Keenan Scott II, will engage audiences with a new initiative sponsored by The Black Public Relations Society – New York (…

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Way Down in Mount Olympus: Amber Gray, Andre De Shields, and More Star in New Podcast! by Ashani Smith

Stars of Broadway’s Hadestown are working with their former director, Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, on a new Greek Mythology podcast titled Live From Mount Olympus!  The podcast is pr…

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This Day In Black Theatre History: Broadway’s First Black Musical In Dahomey Debuts by Tremaine A. Price

The day was February 18, 1903, and “The Great White Way” was getting a major upgrade with the premiere of Broadway’s first Black musical. Although there had been productions of musical…

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Congratulations To Newlyweds Bradley Gibson And Adam Hyndman by Natalyn

Congratulations to Bradley Gibson (The Lion King, A Bronx Tale: The Musical) and Adam Hyndman (Hadestown, Once On This Island) on saying “I do.” The newlyweds both posted to their Instag…

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