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Linda Armstrong



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‘Raisin’ is riveting!

“A Raisin in the Sun” is superb! This production is powerful! There is such raw, real and passionate emotion. Lorraine Hansberry truly gave life to the struggles of Black families and the relationship dynamics that exist in the Black family.

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Babyface bursts onto B’way scene; Braxton needs to project

The line went down Eighth Avenue to 46th Street, and people were excited as they waited to get into the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on West 47th Street to see multiple Grammy Award winners Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Toni Braxton appear in “After Midnight”

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The Public delivers passion-filled ‘Antony and Cleopatra’

I have experienced several productions of “Antony and Cleopatra” over my three decades of covering theater, but none were performed with the intensity and passion that I saw in the Public Theatre’s production

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Voza Rivers honored at NFT’s 44th anniversary

Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre’s 44th anniversary celebration was fabulous! It was a great Black theater family reunion held at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at 199 Chambers St. this past Sunday.

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The ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ has a Black Ringmaster!

“Legends” is the name of the 144th edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and it is coming to the Barclays Center on Feb. 20.

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Harlem Repertory Theatre offers fantastic double bill

If you enjoy marvelous theater performed in an intimate setting, then you must make plans to go to see Harlem Repertory Theatre at the 133th Street Arts Center

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2013: The Year in Black theater Part 2

Amazing, powerful, extraordinary, brilliant and thought-provoking are just some of the adjectives that come to mind when I think about the year in Black theater during 2013.

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‘Christmas Story’ is family fun for the holidays

The mounting of a production of “A Christmas Story: The Musical” becomes a holiday tradition.

‘Piano Lesson’ leads AUDELCO Awards!

Have you ever had an evening when all the stars seemed to align in the sky and everything was right with the world? An evening when everyone who deserved to be recognized for their brilliant works received their just reward? Well, that is what happened on a recent Monday night at Symphony Space on Broadway and 95th Street as the 41st annual Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition (“VIV”) Awards for Excellence in Black Theater took place. Signature Theater left its mark on the ceremony, as it received eight well-earned VIV Awards in the distinguished categories of Best Revival; Best Director/Dramatic Production, Ruben Santiago-Hudson; Best Lead Actress, Roslyn Ruff; Best Lead Actor, Brandon J. Dirden; Best Supporting Actor, Chuck Cooper; Best Costume Design, Karen Perry; Best Set Design, Michael Camahan; and Best Lighting Design, Rui Rita. The stage was set as the production won the first three awards for lighting, set and costume design right off the bat.

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Nominations are in for AUDELCO Awards

Throughout the past theater season, Black actors, playwrights, directors and technical professionals have done amazing work,



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