Theater

Posted on 20 October 2016   Theater

Todrick Hall to Join Broadway’s ‘Kinky Boots’

He will replace Alan Mingo Jr. as drag queen Lola, who will depart the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on October 30. Read More »
Posted on 31 December 2015   Best Performances, Film, Theater, TV

Top 10 Best Performances of 2015

10. Chiwetel Ejiofor as Loomis in ‘Z for Zachariah (Photo: Roadside Attractions/Facebook) Ejiofor gives a restrained performance in this little known film and we loved every minute of it! The role of Loomis required vulnerability and strength, which Ejiofor delievered with such an amazing grace. 9. Idris Elba as Commandant in “Beasts of No Nation” (Photo: Netflix) Elba commanded... Read More »
Posted on 03 September 2015   Theater

Lupita Nyong’o to make New York Stage Debut in Danai Gurira’s ‘Eclipsed’

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater... Read More »
Posted on 01 September 2015   Broadway, Theater

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 29 August 2015   Broadway, Theater

‘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 31 December 2013   Awards, Film, Theater, TV, UK

Top 10 Best Performances of 2013

As we near the end of 2013, Blackactors.net is taking a look at some of the most outstanding performances of this past year. It’s been a remarkable and groundbreaking year for black actors in the entertainment industry, and it was pretty difficult narrowing down our picks to just 10 from three different categories: television, film, and stage. Our editors,... Read More »
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