Tonys: Broadway hopes to razzle-dazzle its way out pandemic

Broadway is in need of a boost these days so it has smartly called on one of its most beloved, award-winning stage veterans for help — Audra McDonald.

Irene Gandy to receive Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

The universe is in perfect alignment when a Lady gets her due: Irene Gandy is receiving the 2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre Sunday, Sept. 26 at the 74th annual Tony Awards, being held at the Winter Garden ...

Broadway is back—better and more inclusive than ever

Broadway is back, better and more inclusive than ever! That was the message at Curtain Up!, a fabulous 3-day event that happened this past weekend in Times Square

Broadway is back with ‘Pass Over’

“Pass Over” hits a couple of milestones: Not only is it the first Broadway production to be staged since the pandemic’s shutdown, it is one of seven plays created by Black writers to be staged this season.

Reopening of 3 powerhouse Broadway shows signals new dawn

One of the recurring debates among theater lovers has been what would signify Broadway’s return after the global pandemic shuttered live theater in March 2020.

Tony Awards land hosts Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonald

The long-delayed Tony Awards have landed two impressive master of ceremonies: Tony- and Grammy-winning singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. will host a splashy TV special, and the awards will be hosted by Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning actor and ...

Woodie King Jr. to be honored for excellence In theater at 74Th Annual Tony Awards

I have covered Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre for over three decades.

BTU makes history with New Deal for Broadway

History has been made as Black Theatre United (BTU), along with the leading people from theater, created a New Deal For Broadway.

‘Merry Wives’ is marvelous, whimsical fun

The program for “Merry Wives,” the free Shakespeare production in the Park at the Delacorte Theatre, declares it’s “a Celebration of Black Joy and Vitality” and those words are absolutely true! Shakespeare’s classic comedy has been given a new lease ...

Apollo Theater presents ‘Luke Cage: Harlem’s Super Hero’

On Saturday, Aug. 14 at 11 a.m., the Apollo Theater celebrates both the 20th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day (the largest international comic book event) and the 47th annual Harlem Week summer festival, with an exploration of Marvel Entertainment’s ...

Anastacia McCleskey to headline 54 Below Aug. 12

On Juneteenth, Broadway came back with a bang, as Black performers from various Broadway musicals took to the stage on Broadway and sang to the public free of charge.

BAM hold healing ritual with 'What To Send Up When It Goes Down'

My people, we have been through so much! We have repeatedly, through the years, dealt with the brutal, senseless murders of Black people, just because they were Black. Murders committed by racist white people and the police.

Broadway League celebrates Juneteenth at inaugural event

For 90 minutes I experienced unbridled energy, love, talent and wisdom, shared as Black Broadway performers sang songs to mark this occasion and honor our people.

BAM offers healing ritual with ‘What to Send Up When it Goes Down’

Right now, BAM at the Fisher Theater at 321 Ashland Place, is presenting an interactive, moving, spiritual and healing production called “What to Send Up When it Goes Down,”

Broadway stars come out to support The Actors Fund!

We all know that Broadway is coming back, but in the here and now, members of the entertainment industry are suffering and have been for some time due to the pandemic.