Celebrating trailblazing icon, activist Diahann Carroll

Dianne Reeves’ soul-stirring rendition of Paul McCartney’s “Black Bird,” was a song Carroll’s daughter, Suzanne Kay, said her mother specifically requested be sung at her tribute when she passed.

‘Radio City Christmas Spectacular’—Back and better than ever!

Every year my family and I look forward to starting the holiday season and getting that spirit by going to Radio City Music Hall.

B’way reaches out to Black audiences with ‘Let’s Do Broadway’

The Broadway League recently held a spectacular event at the National Geographic Center to inspire African American engagement, awareness and access.

The ‘chronicles’ of a Black barbershop come to Brooklyn

The culture and legacy of the Black barber shop isn’t just an American thing. At the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), one playwright wants to show the world how global that culture is.

47th annual AUDELCO: Acknowledging Black theater greatness!

The marvelous 47th annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Awards, which recognize and reward excellence in Black theater, were recently held and it was a stupendous event! The atmosphere in the Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Go and be moved by ‘For Colored Girls…’ at The Public!

There is something so engaging and mesmerizing about hearing the masterful words of the late Ntozake Shange, through her brilliant piece, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf.”

‘Reparations’ demonstrates the theft of innocence

The Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn has always proven itself to be a treasured, pull-no-punches company which presents theater about the Black experience that teaches the audience something and enriches our lives.

AUDELCO noms are out; awards held Nov. 18

I hope that one of the very important practices that you do throughout the year is to go and support Black theater.

‘Tina’ is a solid hit!

“Tina” is a solid hit! Writer Katori Hall, with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, has created a musical theater masterpiece. Adrienne Warren is a singing POWERHOUSE.

2nd Annual Black Theater Preview: spectacular at the Schomburg!

The 2nd Annual Black Theater Fall Preview, sponsored by Walk Tall Girl Productions, AUDELCO and Project1Voice, was an immense occasion at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Dance calendar November 2019

A devout resident of Harlem and a long-time dance maker, Nia Love tops this month’s calendar with the premiere of “g1(host): lostatsea” at Gibney, Nov. 7-9. According to the release, “…‘g1(host): lostatsea’ grapples with what it means to live within ...

Keith Hamilton Cobb discusses ‘American Moor’

Recently I sat down with Keith Hamilton Cobb and we talked about his career and “American Moor.”

‘The Great Society’ sets new theater standard

“The Great Society” is a theatrical triumph! Written by Robert Schenkkan, and playing at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, it has a captivating, historical story that shows us all the conflicts that went on with President Lyndon B. ...

Lilli Cooper talks ‘Tootsie’

Lilli Cooper is an amazing talent, and is magnificent in Tootsie as Julie Nichols. Her extraordinary performance garnered her a 2019 Tony nomination.

‘When Harlem Saved a King’ premieres at the Apollo Theater

A documentary called "When Harlem Saved a King" looks at a forgotten chapter of Harlem history