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Posted on Oct 10 2012

Patina Miller Cast as Leading Player in ‘Pippin’ Musical

Tony Award-nominated actress Patina Miller wil return to the stage later this year as one of the leads in “Pippin,” the historic musical being revived for A.R.T (and possibly Broadway). The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) today announced casting has been completed for its production of Pippin, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Roger O. Hirson, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess).  Previews... Read More »
Posted on Oct 10 2012

First Look at Broadway’s ‘Motown: The Musical’ (VIDEO)

Motown: The Musical, based on the life of legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy, will open on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 14, 2013. Brandon Victor Dixon will play Gordy with Valisia Le Kae as Diana Ross. The full cast will be announced before preview performances begin on March 11, 2013. A few weeks ago, the show held... Read More »
Posted on Oct 10 2012

Clarke Peters Joins AMC’s Untitled Legal Pilot

Clarke Peters has been cast as a series regular in AMC’s Untitled Richard LaGravenese/Tony Goldwyn pilot, a new legal thriller that centers on Adam Page, a District attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the reinvestigation of a high-profile murder case involving white defendants and black victims. The show is said to put an emphasis on racial themes. Peters... Read More »
Posted on Oct 09 2012

Morris Chestnut Joins ‘Nurse Jackie’ Season 5

Morris Chestnut has joined the Season 5 cast of Showtime’s medical comedy series “Nurse Jackie,” Deadline learned exclusively. Chestnut will play a new character named Dr. Ike Prentiss who learns bedside care from Edie Falco‘s Jackie. Chestnut’s character is described as a “new trauma doctor and former Army medic who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.” The actor will appear... Read More »
Posted on Oct 09 2012

Colman Domingo’s ‘Wild With Happy’ Begins Previews

Colman Domingo‘s new play, Wild With Happy, will begin preview performances tonight, Oct. 9 in LuEster Hall at The Public Theater. The show is billed as “a deeply imaginative and utterly outrageous new work that explores the bizarre comedy that lies within death and healing.” Domingo will play Gil, an actor who’s struggling to carve out his own new... Read More »
Posted on Oct 08 2012

2012 NAACP Theatre Awards Nominations Announced

The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch’s Theatre Viewing Committee announces nominations for the 22nd Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. The awards include 32 categories that encompass local and equity nominations. This year’s awards show will be held on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 6 P.M. at the famous Directors Guild of America in Hollywood, California. This year’s nominations include “Twist” – an American... Read More »
Posted on Oct 08 2012

‘Steel Magnolias’: What viewers are saying

The highly anticipated television adaptation of Steel Magnolias aired Sunday night and immediately sent twitter users into a frenzy. The telepic received mixed, but mostly negative reviews on twitter. Academy Award nominee Queen Latifah stars in and executive produced the project. She reprised the role of M’Lynn, a character made famous by Sally Field. Latifah was joined by an... Read More »
Posted on Oct 04 2012

Stacey Dash and Donald Faison Reunite for ‘Clueless’ Photo Shoot

Stacey Dash and Donald Faison joined the former cast of Clueless for an Entertainment Weekly cover shoot. The high school satire may have evolved into a coming-of-age classic, but not every cast-member was immediately smitten with their character. Alicia Silverstone recounts her first impression of Cher: “I thought, ‘Who is this girl?’ I had nothing in common with her... Read More »
Posted on Oct 04 2012

Terrence Howard and Halle Berry Try Their Hand at Comedy In ‘Movie 43’ Trailer

Halle Berry and Terrence Howard are entering the realm of comedy in the new trailer for Movie 43, a raunchy ensemble comedy from various writers and directors. The actors join a star-studded lineup that includes JB Smoove, Kate Winslet, Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Gerard Butler, Richard Gere, Uma Thurman, Kate Boseworth and newcomer Jay Ellis. Unfortunately, we haven’t been... Read More »
Posted on Oct 04 2012

LeVar Burton Outraged Over Romney’s PBS Funding Threat

TV Legend LeVar Burton is outraged over Mitt Romney‘s threat to cut funding to PBS during last night’s presidential debate, TMZ reports. “I am personally outraged that any serious contender for the White House would target–as part of his campaign–the children of America in this fashion,” says Burton. “Educators across the country, as well as millions of children and... Read More »
Posted on Oct 03 2012

New ‘Flight’ Poster Debuts with Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle

A brand new poster for Robert Zemeckis‘ forthcoming drama, Flight, has landed online via Empire. Flight centers on the story of a highly skilled airline pilot who saves the lives of many when he miraculously lands a 757 falling from the sky. But things turn ugly when Captain William Whitaker (Denzel Washington) is faced with prison time after an... Read More »
Posted on Oct 02 2012

Anthony Mackie Joins ‘A Many Splintered Thing’

Anthony Mackie has boarded yet another film. The ‘Adjustment Bureau’ actor is the latest addition to Justin Reardon‘s A Many Splintered Thing. The film is about a guy trying to win over the heart of an engaged woman. It’s unclear what role Mackie will play in the film. Mackie joins a star studded cast that includes Chris Evans, Topher... Read More »
Posted on Oct 01 2012

A Closer Look at Forest Whitaker in ‘The Butler’ (PHOTO)

Production on Lee Daniels‘ The Butler is winding down in New Orleans and we have the first close up of Oscar winner Forest Whitaker in uniform. Earlier this year, The Weinstein Co. released an official image of Whitaker’s silhouette in what appeared to be the oval office. Whitaker will play Eugene Allen, a black man who escaped the racist... Read More »
Posted on Oct 01 2012

AMC Developing Legal Drama Starring Damon Gupton, Aunjanue Ellis and Seth Gilliam

AMC is gearing up to shoot the pilot of an untitled legal drama with an unusually high amount of black lead and supporting roles. Written by Richard LaGravenese (Beloved) and to be directed by Tony Goldwyn, the legal thriller centers on Adam Page, a District attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the reinvestigation of a high-profile murder case... Read More »
Posted on Sep 28 2012

Russell Hornsby on Being Black in Hollywood, ‘Grimm’ Season 2, and New Film (Exclusive)

Hornsby sat down with BLACKACTORS.net for a lively discussion about the new season of 'Grimm,' his love for August Wilson, and why it's such a challenge for black actors in Hollywood. Read More »
Posted on Sep 28 2012

Corbin Bleu Guest Stars on ‘Blue Bloods’ Season 3 Premiere (PHOTOS)

Corbin Bleu will guest star on an upcoming episode of CBS’ cop drama Blue Bloods. In the episode titled “Family Business” — Officer Blake, a young officer is shaken after he accidentally shoots an innocent man. Bleu will play Officer Blake on the season three premiere, debuting tonight, September 28 at 10/9c on the CBS Television Network. (Photos: Best... Read More »