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Common to Make Broadway Debut in ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’

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*Common will make his Broadway debut this fall in “Between Riverside and Crazy,” directed by Austin Pendleton. Second Stage will present the Broadway premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play at the Hayes Theater. The previews begin on Nov. 30 before opening on Dec. 19, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Common will star as […]

Virtual Campaign Underway to Save Broadway’s ‘For Colored Girls’

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*There’s a viral movement underway to save the Broadway show “for colored girls,” directed and choreographed by Camille A. Brown.  Per a news release, the show, which opened to rave reviews, has just announced its final performances on May 22. But theater writer Ayanna Prescod’s offer of a free pair of tickets to the production to […]

Legendary Melba Moore is ‘So In Love’ with Her New Music | LISTEN-to-Podcast

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*On  this episode of Underground Magnolia Podcast, Melba Moore discusses: New song, “So In Love,” from her upcoming “Imagine” album, which is slated for release in April 2022. New music on her daughter’s independent record label. Becoming an “Auntie” to younger audiences thanks to DJ’s such as D-Nice. Legendary recording and stage career: Released over […]

Tony Award Winning ‘A Christmas Carol’ Coming to LA direct from Broadway

*Casting has been announced today for the five-time Tony Award-winning production of “A Christmas Carol” playing Los Angeles with Tony and Emmy Award nominee Kate Burton (Ghost of Christmas Past) and Grammy and SAG Award nominee Alex Newell (Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs. Fezziwig) joining the previously announced Bradley Whitford (Ebenezer Scrooge). This magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ timeless […]

First Look: Tony Nominee Joaquina Kalukango in Broadway Bound ‘Paradise Square’

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*Here’s a tease of Tony nominee Joaquina Kalukango from the Broadway-bound musical Paradise Square doing what she does best – sanging the hell out of the act one finale, “Welcome Home.” The new musical, currently at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander, will begin performances performances at Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre on February 22, 2022. It follows the […]

Hollywood Welcomes the Return of HAMILTON

*The return of HAMILTON to the Hollywood Pantages is a welcome reset to nightlife normalcy, sans the fact that delighted audience members must wear masks. Normalcy might not ever be the same and neither will American theater thanks to HAMILTON.  The realization that this story can be told with such swag is still intoxicating. When […]

‘Chicken & Biscuits’ Becomes 7th Play by Black Writers to Grace Broadway (Video)

*Chicken & Biscuits, a new comedy written by Black playwright Douglas Lyons, with a predominantly Black cast, is headed to the Great White Way. The Broadway-bound family comedy, directed by Zhailon Levingston – who at 27 becomes the youngest Black director in Broadway history – is focused on the Jenkins family and a reunion that […]