This is the first time in history that all four acting awards in musicals were awarded to performers of African descent.
There's a whole lot of #BlackGirlMagic going on, on Broadway right now. In addition to The Color Purple, mid-town Manhattan will see another season of Eclipsed.
‘The Great White Way’ is seeing a serious dose of color these days. In 2014, Black actors broke ground on Broadway when Norm Lewis became the first Black male to play the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera, and Keke Palmer played Rodger and Hammerstein’s first Black Cinderella on the stage. This year, Brandy scored another career milestone as the […]
“I want to do a play a year!” Brandy gushed to #TeamBeautiful. The 36-year-old singer/actress landed the lead role as Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical, Chicago and we can’t wait to see her slay it during her limited run from April 28-June 21. We got the chance to preview Brandy’s skills as Roxie and […]
The role Brandy will be playing! The name on everybody’s lips is gonna be….Brandy! The angelic voiced singer turned actress is set to make her Broadway debut in Chicago as the lead role of “Roxie Hart.” Brandy has been tapped to play the starring role on Broadway for a limited engagement, starting Tuesday, April 28 […]
2014 will go down as a landmark year for Blacks on The Great White Way. In May, musical theater veteran Norm Lewis (who gained television notoriety as Olivia Pope’s only brown-skinned love interest on Scandal) made history as the first African American to take on the lead role in Broadway’s fabled musical Phantom of the […]
The Broadway musical that celebrates Harlem’s Cotton Club and the life of Duke Ellington is sadly coming to an end this month. According to reports, Tony Awards-winning After Midnight will close its doors on June 29 due to lackluster box office sales. MUST READ: Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight & Natalie Cole Join Broadway’s ‘After Midnight’ […]
As a loyal Tupac Shakur fan, I was overly excited when I heard the news that “Holler If Ya Hear Me”–a hip hop musical inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of the late rapper– was coming to Broadway. An obvious change from traditional Broadway musicals which typically consist of revamped movies and classic screenplays, […]
It is 7:00pm. I am putting on my make up and staring at myself in the mirror. I am fully realizing what is happening to me. Everything I ever wished or prayed for is about to come true tonight. All the hard work. All the long hours. All the missed family functions. All the theme […]
Oprah Winfrey is known as the Queen of Talk and now’s she’s looking to conquer new grounds on the Broadway stage. The New York Times reports the media is in talks to make her Broadway acting dreams come true in the revival of Marsha Norman’s “Night, Mother.” If all goes as planned, the OWN founder […]