Broadway

Posted on Sep 01 2015

Broadway star Kyle Jean-Baptiste mourned in Central Park (VIDEO)

Several hundred mourners gathered in Central Park on Monday to celebrate the life of Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the history-making actor who died August 28 after falling from a fire escape. He was the first black actor to play Jean Valjean in Les Miserables on Broadway. Jean-Baptiste will also be honored at the Imperial Theatre on Tuesday evening when they dim... Read More »
Posted on Aug 29 2015

‘Les Misérables’ actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dies at 21

Kyle Jean-Baptiste, an actor who made his stage debut in Broadway’s Les Misérables, has died at the age of 21. The news of his death was confirmed by producers of Les Miserables on Twitter earlier today. The company released the following statement: “The entire LES MISERABLES family is shocked and devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of Kyle,... Read More »
Posted on Mar 01 2012

Official Trailer for Katori Hall’s “Hurt Village”

Katori Hall‘s “Hurt Village” is set in a Memphis public housing project that’s extremely dangerous. The story focuses on Buggy (Corey Hawkins), who is back after years of military service in Iraq. The welcoming committee includes his outsize grandmother Big Mama (Tonya Pinkins) and Cookie, the 13-year-old daughter he never knew (Joaquina Kalukango), a precocious and eagle-eyed rapper. The... Read More »
Posted on Jan 31 2012

Raven-Symoné to replace Patina Miller in Broadway’s “Sister Act”

Raven-Symoné (The Cosby Show) is set to takeover the leading role in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of “Sister Act”, reports Deadline. “The actress-singer is set to take over the lead role in the musical Sister Act based on the hit 1992 movie, replacing Patina Miller as Deloris Van Cartier. Whoopi Goldberg, who played Deloris in the film and... Read More »
Posted on Jan 25 2012

Capathia Jenkins Joins The Cast of Broadway’s ‘Newsies’

Disney Theatrical Productions has just announced that Capathia Jenkins will play the role of Medda in Newsies when the show begins performances at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre on March 15th in advance of a March 29th opening. Capathia Jenkins’ Broadway credits include The Civil War; The Look of Love; Caroline, or Change and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. She has... Read More »
Posted on Nov 08 2011

Broadway’s ‘Porgy And Bess’ Launches Website

The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess is coming to Broadway next month. A fancy new website was launched for the production yesterday. The newly revamped site includes a portal to purchase ticket to the show, multimedia galleries, and music streams featuring snippets of legendary songs like ‘Summertime.’ The revolutionary opera has been reworked for the Broadway stage by Tony-nominated director... Read More »
Posted on Sep 21 2011

Angela Bassett, Samuel L Jackson Discuss ‘Mountaintop’ With Brooklyn Theater Students

Broadway’s ‘Mountaintop’ stars Angela Bassett and Samuel L Jackson sat down with director Kenny Leon and playwright Katori Hall to discuss the prolific play with theater students from the Brooklyn High School of the Arts. The Mountaintop opens on Broadway Sept 22 for preview performances, and will officially open on Oct 13 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. For... Read More »
Posted on Sep 16 2011

‘Porgy and Bess’: Watch David Alan Grier, Audra McDonald Discuss The New Play (Video)

Porgy and Bess is considered the American opera and one of the most singular pieces of theater ever produced. Now the piece has undergone a transformation of sorts at the American Repertory Theater. In the first of a two-part series looking at the production, Greater Boston’s Jared Bowen speaks with the show’s cast members Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, David... Read More »
Posted on Sep 05 2011

Behind The Scenes of Broadway’s ‘Sister Act’ (Photos)

Ever wondered what it was like behind the scenes of a hit Broadway play? Actor Caesar Samayoa takes us behind the scenes of Sister Act, currently playing on Broadway. We get an exclusive look at Broadway actors Patina Miller, Chester Gregory, Demond Green, and Charl Brown during a two-show day. Read More »
Posted on Aug 08 2011

Meet The Cast: ‘Rent’ Off-Broadway

Rent returns to NYC in a new production directed by Michael Greif who directed the show’s original off-Broadway and Broadway productions. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about being young and learning to survive in NYC. It’s about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. The new cast stars Nicholas Christopher... Read More »
Posted on Jul 27 2011

Photo Diary: Behind The Scenes of ‘Baby It’s You!’ With Kyra Da Costa

Kyra Da Costa's photo diary of a two-day show behind the scenes of Broadway's 'Baby Its You!" Read More »
Posted on Jul 20 2011

Sister Act Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway

Tony Award nominees Patina Miller and the cast of Sister Act celebrated 100 performances at the Broadway Theatre the evening of July 19. Read More »
Posted on Jul 11 2011

‘True Blood’s’ Rutina Wesley Headed To Off-Broadway

Rutina Wesley has joined the cast of the Off-Broadway production of The Submission, which runs from Sept 8 thru Oct 22 at New York’s Lucille Lortel Theatre Read More »
Posted on Jun 21 2011

Angela Bassett Will Climb Broadway’s Mountaintop With Sam Jackson

Producers Jean Doumanian and Sonia Friedman announced June 21 that Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Angela Bassett will portray Camae opposite the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. of Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson in the Broadway debut of The Mountaintop. Read More »
Posted on Apr 21 2011

Sister Act Broadway Opening Night [Photos]

Whoopi Goldberg’s Broadway adaption of Sister Act officially opened last night to a warm reception. Get tickets here . Photos: Getty/Peter James Zielinski Read More »
Posted on Apr 17 2011

Samuel L. Jackson debuts on Broadway as Martin Luther King Jr.

New York, NY – It was announced today that Samuel L. Jackson will make his Broadway debut starring as Dr. Martin Luther King in the Broadway production of the new play, The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall directed by Tony Award Nominee Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun). The Mountaintop will begin performances on September 22, 2011, at... Read More »
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