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Being Belafonte: Actor Austin Jaye Brings Hollywood Legend’s Story To ...

Almost two years ago, actor Austen Jaye was scrolling through his Twitter timeline and his friend, writer and digital content creator Issa Rae, posted an article that posed the question: “Will Hollywood Allow Blacks To Make Love On The Big ...
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Lupita Nyong’o: Her Broadway Show Is Making History

Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o is part of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production “Eclipsed,” an intense play about a five extraordinary women being held captive in Liberia. The show, which started as an off-Broadway production at The Public Theater, also stars ...
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Word Play: Vanessa Bell Calloway Brings Zora Neale Hurston Show ...

Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway will play her one-woman show about prolific writer Zora Neale Hurston on the East Coast. “Letters From Zora,” the play Calloway first played at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, Calif., will run from Oct. 9 – ...
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The Winner Is: Kym Whitley To Host NAACP Theatre Awards

Comedienne Kym Whitley has been tapped to host the 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. The star of OWN Network’s “Raising Whitley” and ABC Family’s “Young & Hungry” will oversee the ceremony on Monday, Nov. 17. The 24th Annual NAACP Theatre ...
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Sheryl Lee Ralph: Joins Off-Broadway Production About Sylvester As Producer

TV actress and Broadway star Sheryl Lee Ralph has signed on to become a producer of the off-Broadway production, “Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical.” Ralph, the original star of Broadway’s “Dreamgirls” and TV shows “Moesha” and “Instant Mom,” joins ...
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Kandi Burruss: Big Apple Bound In Off-Broadway Show

Fresh on the heals of producing her own production in Atlanta called “A Mother’s Love” in November to rave reviews, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss is readying a run in the off-Broadway show, “Newsical the Musical.” Burruss will ...
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Angie Stone & Brian McKnight: Star In Production “Love Lies”

R&B stars Angie Stone and Brian McKnight have joined the national tour of three-time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle’s play, “Love Lies.” The musical, which made its debut last summer at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, is based on three ...