If you go to the theater to be moved, to cry and to feel inspired, then you must make plans to see the current revival of “Les Miserables,” playing at the Imperial Theatre on West 45th Street.
“Turn Me Loose” is a tour-de-force that celebrates Dick Gregory’s brilliance. Joe Morton is quick-witted, funny and poignant as the iconic comedian.
Joe Morton, who recently won an Emmy for his portrayal of Eli Pope on ABC’s “Scandal,” has returned to the New York stage, playing stand-up comedian and activist Dick Gregory in “Turn Me Loose”
The Drama Desk Awards honor the best in Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theater.
Broadway is a vehicle through which many different topics can be discussed, including those that may be difficult for people to approach and deal with.
“Shuffle Along, or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed,” is one of the most significant, sensational, stirring musicals to come to Broadway in some time. It gives an endearing, historical record of “Shuffle Along,” the first Black musical staged on Broadway in 1921.
Every year I look forward to UniverSoul Circus returning to New York and it never disappoints.
Is “Head of Passes” exceptional theater? Let me answer that question with two words—Phylicia Rashad (so yes!). Rashad plays Shelah, the ill matriarch of a Louisiana family who is dying and needs to tell her children.
How much do you know about Sugar Ray Robinson?
Stephen Karam has put together a captivating drama that looks at the frailties that we all have in “The Humans,” playing at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway.
I was so excited to hear that there was a revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” playing at the Broadway Theatre.
Colman Domingo hits the Alzheimer nail on the head with “Dot.”
Forest Whitaker, an academy award-winning actor, is making his Broadway debut playing Erie Smith in Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie” at the Booth Theatre. Now, there is no question that Forest Whitaker is an outstanding actor, producer and director.
“School of Rock—The Musical” is a high-octane performance!
Theatrical productions should be approached with an open mind.
The year 2015 was one of the most magnificent years that Blacks in theatre have experienced for some time.
Maurice Hines is starring in a new show, “Tappin’ Thru Life,” at New World Stages on West 50th Street.
The Big Apple Circus is back at Lincoln Center, and it’s a delightful family experience.
Last Monday, Symphony Space was the place to be for members of the Black theater family
The Public Theater is a leader in presenting relevant plays about real and devastating subjects that people around the world have endured and survived.
In 2014 and 2015, Black theater has shined so brightly.
“Simply charming” is the best way to describe theater veterans James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson as they co-star in “The Gin Game” at Broadway’s Golden Theatre on West 45th Street.
I did not have the opportunity to experience the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical “Hamilton” when it was playing off-Broadway, but I’m so glad I did get to see it on Broadway.
Black theater family, make your plans and get ready to pack your bags this summer.
Chapman Roberts, the executive director and producer of “Black Stars of the Great White Way,” is very excited these days, as he prepares to bring this unique, marvelous production down to the National Black Theatre Festival, happening Aug. 3 to 8 in Winston-Salem, N.C., as the main stage production, which is an enormous honor.
History was made this year at the 69th annual Tony Awards, held at Radio City Music Hall, as the inaugural Tony for Excellence in Theatre Education was awarded.
Inspired, educated, motivated—that’s how I felt as I watched “A Band of Angels” at Theater 3, located at 311 W. 43rd St.
Have you ever sat in a Broadway theater and thought of the offering before your eyes, “This is weird”?
The Masterworks Theater Company is proving that classic plays are truly timeless.
Have you ever gone to a musical and as it starts you sense this amazing energy in the theater?
“Something Rotten!” is one of the most original, creative musical comedies to hit Broadway in a long time! It makes the Renaissance hip and new! And it rejuvenates one’s love and appreciation for the brilliance of William Shakespeare’s work.
If you are not familiar with the New York not-for-profit organization that supports Black theater by making sure to let audiences know about the shows and recognizing productions with the VIV Award, then you need to know about the AUDELCO Awards, which stands for Audience Development Committee.
When you first enter the Costume Institute’s opening gallery that’s exhibiting “China: Through the Looking Glass,” you see the Mao suit, created after Mao Zedong.
What is success? What gives one fulfillment in life? If you have a great career in which you do something that you’re passionate about and that pays you well, is that success?
“Gigi” is one of the most gigantic flops I’ve seen on Broadway in a while!
ennessee Williams’ classic drama “The Glass Menagerie” will be performed at the 47th Street Theatre, located at 304 W. 47th St., May 8 to May 30.
Stewart F. Lane wrote a phenomenal book called “Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way,” published by Square One Publishers. The book chronicles the history of Blacks in theater, and it is a marvelous, exciting, fascinating history.
Broadway’s Palace Theatre, at the corner of Broadway and 47th Street, is home to a reimagined version of “An American in Paris,” and it is worth seeing.
From the time that Daniel Beaty began his one-man show “The Tallest Tree in the Forest,” your attention was grabbed and maintained.
From the time you sit down at the UniverSoul Circus, you realize why you are here once again. It is time for you to rejoin this family.
Have you ever experienced a play that not only entertained you, but also left you feeling educated and motivated? I saw a play over the weekend that did just that. “Brothers From the Bottom” is a captivatingly written and directed play by Jackie Alexander.
“Circus Xtreme” is the current offering from Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, and it is extreme—an extremely good time for all! Make sure to arrive early because once you pick up your tickets, you are invited to come onto the floor as long as it is one hour before the performance for the preshow. D
The comedy “You Can’t Take It With You,” one of the funniest productions to ever hit a Broadway stage, just finished its run at the Longacre Theatre on West 48th Street.
“Dutchman” by Amiri Baraka, playing at the Castillo Theatre on West 42nd Street, is being performed by New Federal Theatre. Woodie King Jr. has decided to dedicate the theater’s 46th season to reviving Baraka’s work. “Dutchman” is a very powerful play to watch.
“Black Broadway: African-Americans on the Great White Way” is full of the history of Black performers on Broadway, with some of the most stunning photos of these performers that you will have the pleasure of viewing.
As you begin the new year and decide what you want to do with some of your extra money or time, consider getting involved with AUDELCO, the nonprofit organization that has been supporting Black theater for 42 years.
The Disney Christmas release, “Into the Woods,” is definitely a gift for the entire family. Rated PG, it is a delightful movie to experience.
If you were at Symphony Space last week, then you got to experience the captivating, sensual and powerful performance of “Africa Umoja: 20 Years of Freedom and Democracy Tour.”
2014 was a phenomenal year for Black theater.
The “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” is back at Radio City Music Hall, and it is a marvelous way to usher in the holiday season.