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The Year in Review in Black Theater, Part 1

Never in my 36 years as a journalist and theater critic covering Black theater have I seen a year like 2020.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS needs your help!

Since COVID-19 shut down theater in mid-March 2020, the Broadway industry has suffered severely.

Emmy-winning Riz Ahmed gives one-night-only show at BAM Dec. 19

Emmy Award-winning actor, musician, and activist Riz Ahmed will perform a special one-night-only performance Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. EST—“The Long Goodbye: Online Edition.”

Dance teacher shares links between soul line dancing, step dancing

If you don’t know what “Love Changes” or “Nola Hello” means, then Bronx-born Dolores Brunner can tell you.

Free networking event for stage managers—RSVP By Dec. 13!

The organization, called Broadway & Beyond will give upcoming stage managers a chance to connect with and learn from industry insiders.

The 48th annual AUDELCO Awards was superb!

I love Black Theater with all my heart and I love my job of covering theater, always letting the public know what great work our people are doing, telling our stories and encouraging people to support our people on stage.

Black Joy goes viral with Ailey Season 2020 online

Black Joy goes viral on Dec. 2, when the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) kicks off its first-ever virtual season celebrating six decades of a modern dance masterpiece––“Revelations.”

48th annual AUDELCOs go virtual Nov. 30

The nominations for this year’s AUDELCO awards, which recognize excellence in Black theater, are out and they reflect the best and the brightest from the 2019-2020 theater season.

Black theater reacts to Biden/Harris win!

I was walking my dog and came into the house that wonderful Saturday morning, to have my husband turn to me and exclaim, “He’s president-elect!” I said, “Why didn’t you call me?!”

Digital Access to Dance November 2020

Since March, because of COVID-19, a full calendar of live dance performances was not possible. Venues that decided to roll out virtual offerings, some commissioned, many archival, continue into November.

2020 Tony noms: A who’s who of theater

Although theater will not be back until May 2021, the 2020 Tony nominations are out and the awards will occur virtually this year, at a date to be announced.

Broadway for Biden: ‘A Concert for the Soul of the Nation’ free & live Oct. 21

This is the most important election this country has faced in my lifetime. Under Donald Trump’s leadership the country is dying, ill, suffering, unemployed and divided.

Billie Holiday Theatre streams ‘12 Angry Men…and Women’

The Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn always finds new ways to demonstrate what a treasure it is to the Black community in New York City.

Viola Davis and husband start off Master Class Series at TIFF 2020

There is something very rewarding about covering the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) from the safety of my Harem apartment.

Black Theatre Coalition: Working to eradicate racial inequity

Black Theatre Coalition (BTC) is an idea whose time is now! The “Illusion of Inclusion” is such a powerful thought and so appropriate when it comes to Black people and the American theater.

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