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Back For More: “Motown The Musical” Returning To Broadway

If you missed “Motown The Musical” during its first run on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre for nearly two years from March 2013 until January 2015, you can catch the popular show again in New York City starting in July. ...
Theater

Big Return: Heather Headley Replacing Jennifer Hudson In “The Color ...

Tony Award winner Heather Headley will take over the role of Shug Avery in the Broadway revival of “The Color Purple” when Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson departs the musical on May 8. In her big return to the Great White ...
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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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Angela Robinson: “The Have & Have Nots” Star Assaulted By ...

Fans of Tyler Perry’s “The Have and Have Nots” on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network are so passionate about the series that one literally assaulted the show’s star Angela Robinson. The prime-time soap opera, set in Savannah, Georgia, depicts the lives ...
Theater

Wildest Dreams: Tina Turner’s Life Story Becoming A Musical

Iconic rock and soul superstar Tina Turner has signed off on her life story being turned into a theatrical production. The 76-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has partnered with Dutch producer/businessman Joop van den Ende for “Tina: ...
Theater

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 ...
Theater

British Bound: Amber Riley Takes On Effie White

Coming off her critically-acclaimed performance in NBC’s live production of “The Wiz,” Amber Riley is now taking on another iconic theater role. The “Glee” actress has signed on to play Effie White in the upcoming revival of the Broadway musical ...
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HOT SHOTS: Michelle Williams, Gizelle Bryant, Kenny Lattimore, Essence Atkins, ...

Hollywood actors Essence Atkins (“Haunted House”), Richard Brooks (“Being Mary Jane”), Victoria Rowell (“The Young and The Restless”), Latarsha Rose (“Being Mary Jane”), and Joyful Drake (“Let’s Stay Together”) were all in Washington, DC to star in Patricia Cuffie-Jones’ new play, ...
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The Color Purple: Celebrities Flock To See The Broadway Revival

[quote]”‘The Color Purple’ has been born again, and its conversion is a glory to behold,” wrote The New York Times.[/quote] It’s those types of reviews that have celebrities and theatergoers coming in masses to the Great White Way to see ...
Theater

Brandy Norwood: Razzle Dazzles Em In “Chicago” on Broadway

Grammy winner Brandy Norwood made her Broadway debut in the long-running musical, “Chicago.” Originally launched on the Great White Way in 1975, the Fred Ebb and John Kander production directed by Bob Fosse holds the distinction of being the longest-running ...