Liesl Tommy, the first Black woman to earn a Tony Award nomination, is set to direct “Respect” under Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, the feature film based on the life of music icon Aretha Franklin.
Date night in New York City can take any direction, but there is a new way to combine dinner, drinks and a movie in the city that will impress across the board.
Directed by Rob Marshall, this musical is a festive, feel-good film from frame to frame, complete with cobblestone streets of London and smooth dance numbers.
Robert Townsend the actor, comedian, writer and director is a legend. His work in the early ’90s opened the door for Black filmmakers, then and now. He let Hollywood know his tone of funny when he created the classic comedy “Hollywood Shuffle” (1987) and “Eddie Murphy Raw” (1987). That’s just a few examples of his work.
The subject that is explored in the new film “Green Book” (which is the Green Book) is registering as a surprise to a lot of non-Black theatergoers, but for our community, it’s something that was (usually) shared by the older generation in an effort to keep the listeners safe.
Author J.K. Rowling was a single mother living on England’s version of public assistance, rejected by every major publishing company in the world and nearly at the end of her proverbial...
Steve McQueen’s powerful heist movie gives Viola Davis a strong role as a crime widow who is forced to command an operation. It’s life or death.
Cuba Gooding Jr. has a larger-than-life personality, so it’s not a stretch that he was cast as Billy Flynn, the smooth-talking lawyer in the prohibition-era musical, “Chicago,” with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse.
Dance, it’s said, is the hidden language of the soul. Celebrating the pure joy of it, the Joyce Theater will debut James Whiteside’s newest work, “The Tenant.” Considered ballet’s most daring principal artist and known for his theatrical and technical versatility, Whiteside created his newest work from the novel by Roland Topor.
On a muggy day that felt more like August than October, Oscar winner Barry Jenkins took to the stage for New York Film Festival’s free talk to give details about his highly anticipated film, “If Beale Street Could Talk,” based on James Baldwin’s novel of the same name. The film was screening at the 2018 NYFF, with its world premiere in Harlem at the famed Apollo Theater.