Thursday, April 22, 2021

EP 32- The INSPIRING AYANA MAJOR BEY by Elizabeth Wheless

From theater, film, commercial, and voiceover actress, Ayana Major Bey is an INSPIRATION. Black Hair in the Big Leagues was born in part due to Ayana's influence. Always on a grind, always l…

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Can Cher Spot the Wig?! by The Late Late Show With James Corden

James challenges Cher, a hair and wig icon, to a game right up her alley. She is presented with a lineup of five male members of Late Late Show team and she must guess which two are sporting…

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Unlike Hollywood, we DON’T do it this way.

Some say Broadway and Hollywood are sister industries. Eh. Stepsisters with the same hair color that often get confused for real sisters, maybe.  But I’m not so sure we’re related by bl…

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

EP 31- Actor Comedian: RICK YOUNGER by Elizabeth Wheless

Broadway's Rick Younger was on hiatus from starring in Meangirls as Mr. Duvall at the time of this recording due to the pandemic. Since this time, Meangirls has announced its official closin…

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Hot Clip of the Day: Easy To Be Captivated by Broadway's Caissie Levy Singing This HAIR Tune

A Happy Hippie Birthday to the starshine herself, Caissie Levy.

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#137 – Thoroughly Modern Millie (feat. Schaffrillas) by Elizabeth Wheless

"Gimme Gimme!" Cut your hair and prepare to cringe because this week we're joined by the amazing James from Schaffrillas to talk about Thoroughly Modern Millie. You're going to love this epi…

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EP 30 – Broadway’s Meangirl BRITTANY NICHOLAS by Elizabeth Wheless

Brittany Nicholas hails from Meangirls on Broadway. She was also the dance captian for Matilda and Billy Elliott. Black Hair in the Big Leagues highlights a lot of Natural Hair sisters. But …

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: April 13 - 19 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: April 13 - 19 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  April 13, 2000: Queenie was a blonde and her age stood still. Well for 68 performances, anyway. The Michael John LaCh…

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Exclusive 1st Listen: Tovah Feldshuh Reads the 'Overture' From New Memoir Lilyville: Mother, Daughter, and Other Roles I’ve Played by Talaura Harms

Hear why the Tony nominee's mother skipped seeing The Vagina Monologues and what she thought of Will Swenson's dancing in Hair.

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Ep31 – TikTok Finds // @kendallmariah // Kendall Mariah by Elizabeth Wheless

The TikTok Finds series is focused on finding TikTok profiles that speak to me! Viral TikTok Star Kendall Mariah with her 500k followers joins The Take On. Kendall is an amazing example of u…

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

EP 29- Founder of Claim our Space: MARLA LOU by Elizabeth Wheless

From the Beautiful the Carole King Musical on Tour family, Marla Lou joins Black Hair in the Big Leagues! Marla is a true trailblazer, unapologetically going forth as her most authentic self…

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Rika Lin's 'ingenuity of necessity' bridges centuries of tradition by Irene Hsiao

Influences from kabuki and karate inform choreographer Rika Lin's boundary-crossing body of dance work. Black hair. A jilted woman.…

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Ep18: The Public Theater by Elizabeth Wheless

From HAIR and A CHORUS LINE to HAMILTON and many more, for over 65 years The Public Theater has shaped the stories of tomorrow. The Public by the numbers... Founded in 1954 by Joseph Papp as…

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Greatspeed: Billy Elliot the Musical by Goodspeed Musicals

Billy Elliot shines again in this week's episode of Greatspeed! We chat with director Gabriel Barre, choreographer Marc Kimelman and Goodspeed's Executive Director Michael Gennaro and share …

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Exclusive: Matt Doyle and Seth Rudetsky Sing 'I Got Life' From HAIR; Concert Re-Airs Tonight at 8pm!

Matt Doyle's concert as part of the Seth Concert Series re-airs tonight at 8pm. The concert premiered this afternoon at 3pm.

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Evita: Pandemic Edition by The Ensemblist

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Call Answered: Joanie Pallatto Interview: Singer, Songwriter, My Original Plan, Southport Records by Adam Rothenberg

Joanie Pallatto is a female powerhouse! She is not only the co-owner of Sparrow Sound Design Recording Studio and Southport Records, but she is a singer/songwriter who has released 15 studio…

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Look Back at Diane Paulus' Revival of Hair on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The production, starring Gavin Creel, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy, and more, opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre March 31, 2009.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: March 30 - April 5 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: March 30 - April 5 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭   March 30, 1898: The Ibsen classic Hedda Gabler premiered on Broadway. March 30, 2000: The 2000 Tony-winning…

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Review: In ‘Crowns, Kinks and Curls,’ Getting to the Roots of Black Hair by Maya Phillips

Keli Goff’s series of vignettes feature Black women recounting how their hair affected their school lives, relationships or careers.

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Bob Swash obituary by Michael Coveney

West End theatre producer behind a string of hits including Evita and Blood BrothersThe theatre producer Bob Swash, who has died aged 91, took his experience of operating in the West End of …

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Best Medicine Gala review – uplifting stream of health consciousness by Brian Logan

Angel Comedy Club online Comedians led by Jordan Brookes and Tim Key turn lockdown worries into riffs on parenting, personality and body hair in a night of infectious live fun “Let’s do …

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls’ at Baltimore Center Stage by Katie Gaab

Three years before Solange debuted “Don’t Touch My Hair,” Keli Goff’s idea for “The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls” was born. Kelli Goff, a multi-platform storyteller,…

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Gavin Creel | "Something Wonderful" | R&H Goes Pop! (Official Music Video) by Rodgers & Hammerstein

Gavin Creel | "Something Wonderful" | R&H Goes Pop! (Official Music Video) Don’t miss a song! Subscribe today! The R&H GOES POP! series is now a full-len…

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Friday, March 26, 2021

Ep 13 – Andrew Kober: “I Like The Idea of Being Mysterious” by Elizabeth Wheless

Andrew Kober has been in every Broadway musical ever. Okay, well, not really. But he’s been in many of them. One of the workingest actors in the game. So of course we all know that he’s …

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Ep39 – Madison Mitchell, Ensemble from the 2016 Broadway Revival by Elizabeth Wheless

"Who is this young 17 year old coming?" This episode features Madison Mitchell who joined the CATS cast as a 17 year-old and was in 4 different productions of CATS including the 2016 Broadwa…

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Opera Ballet Vlaanderen: Palmos review – hypnotic instants of connection by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlineScored in a wash of electronica, Andonis Foniadakis’s technically impressive Palmos is a fantasy of close contact for the lockdown era Palmos is a ballet that comes drenche…

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Lockdown one year on: Hiran Abeysekera on how Covid nixed his West End debut by Killian Fox

The Sri Lankan actor, who had wowed audiences in Sheffield in Life of Pi, was poised for West End fame when theatres shut up shop. He reflects on a career interrupted See all our coronavirus…

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Caissie Levy & David Reiser Welcome Baby Girl by Lindsey Sullivan

Congratulations are in order for Caissie Levy and David Reiser! The couple welcomed a baby girl named Talulah Ruby. Levy shared the news on Instagram on March 19.         V…

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Meet the Cast of Passing Through: Celeste Rose by Goodspeed Musicals

PASSING THROUGH on Goodspeed On Demand streams March 15 - April 4, 2021. Click for tickets: Set amidst the rich sounds and diverse tapestry of the American landscape…

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Hair in concert comes to London Palladium and Mayflower Southampton by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Hair the musical in concert is to be performed at the London Palladium and Mayflower Southampton in June 2021 directed by Arlene Phillips. This post Hair in concert comes to …

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