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 Theatre.
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
It was devastating news to hear that actress, composer, lyricist, playwright and musician Micki Grant had transitioned on Saturday, Aug. 21 at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, at the age of 92.
“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.
I have covered Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre for over three decades.
History has been made as Black Theatre United (BTU), along with the leading people from theater, created a New Deal For Broadway.
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 of hilarity with an adaptation by Jocelyn Bioh and marvelous direction by Saheem Ali.
I believe that some people are placed on this earth to bless our lives. Bless our lives through their caring, gracious, humble presence.
I remember pre-COVID shutdown, interviewing Andre De Shields in his dressing room at “Hadestown” and him sharing that he wanted to do a cabaret show because he had a lot to say!
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.