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‘Tina’ on HBO looks at the genius and the legend

“Tina,” now playing on HBO lays out the fascinating story of Tina Turner, focusing on her growth over the decades which has fashioned itself into a kind of mythology with a bad-ass African American woman as the shero.

Juney Smith: preserving Black theater stories with ‘King Arthur & The Count’

Juney Smith is a man on a very important mission. Smith is a talented man doing something necessary—preserving the stories in Black Theater.

March 2021 Dance Calendar (Continued)

There is more dance to access in March.

NYTW celebrates 25th anniversary of ‘Rent’ at all-star studded virtual event

New York Theatre Workshop held an absolutely magnificent virtual fundraising event earlier this month honoring “Rent,” which got its start at NYTW 25 years ago.

Black theater icon Douglas Turner Ward dead at 90

On February 20, 2021, Black theater Icon, Douglas Turner Ward made his transition, at the age of 90, at his Manhattan home.

‘Freedom Summer’ is stunning theater

Have you ever witnessed a piece of theater that you felt conveyed a great deal of deep points on a number of levels? That’s what I felt watching Cynthia G. Robinson’s “Freedom Summer”

Powerful production “Past Is The Past” now streaming thru March 4

Richard Wesley has a gift for thoughtfully expressing issues that involve Black families and Black men.

New Federal Theatre presents food for the soul with Play Reading Series

At a time when we are starved for theater, Woodie King Jr. and his New Federal Theatre present delectable food for the soul through its Play Reading Series.

The Apollo’s spring 2021 season is all virtual

A billion reasons to love being Black, and a billion and one reasons to celebrate and support the Apollo Theater. COVID-19 might have disturbed the proverbial applecart, so to speak, but folks of color know how to make things work ...

At 50, New Federal Theatre has much to be proud of

Theater royalty recognizing theater, television and movie royalty was the fantastic vibe when the New Federal Theatre recently celebrated its Golden 50th Anniversary and successfully operating from 1970 to 2020

The Year in Review in Black Theater, Part 2

Theatrical performances were suspended on March 12 and it was originally thought that theater would return in September.

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.

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