Theater

Posted on 07 February 2013   Theater

‘Motown: The Musical’: Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry Cast as Young Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder

Broadway’s Motown: The Musical has found it’s young Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy. Child actors/singers Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry have joined the robust cast of Motown: The Musical, which will begin previews March 11 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Luke and Mawry will make their Broadway debut in the production that tells the career and life... Read More »
Posted on 01 February 2013   Theater

Adesola Osakalumi and Michelle Williams Lead ‘Fela!’ 2013 National Tour

The hit award-winning Broadway musical Fela! is bringing Africa to theaters across the U.S. starting this week with it’s latest national tour, starring Adesola Osakalumi and Michelle Williams, at the Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, DC. A triumphant and inspirational tale of courage, passion and love, Fela! is the true story of Kuti, who created a type of music,... Read More »
Posted on 08 January 2013   Theater

Courtney B. Vance and Stephen Tyrone Williams Join the Cast of ‘Lucky Guy’

Two-time Tony Award nominee Courtney B. Vance has joined the cast of LUCKY GUY on Broadway. Vance will be returning to Broadway for the first time in 20 years. The production stars two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, making his Broadway debut, in a new play by three-time Academy Award-nominee Nora Ephron and directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe. Nora Ephron’s LUCKY GUY marks a return to... Read More »
Posted on 07 January 2013   Theater

Joshua Henry, Tonya Pinkins and Condola Rashad Set for Benefit Reading of ‘Intimate Apparel’

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s acclaimed play INTIMATE APPAREL returns to New York on January 7th, 2013 at 7pm for a one night only benefit reading in the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street,) directed by Jade King Carroll and featuring an all-star cast. All proceeds from the reading will... Read More »
Posted on 03 January 2013   Theater

Denzel Washington to Return to Broadway + A Look Back at his debut in ‘Checkmates’

Denzel Washington, who celebrated his 58th birthday last month, may return to the Broadway stage in a revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. According to New York Post writer Michael Riedel, Washington will play Walter Lee Younger in the show. Washington made his Broadway debut in a 1988 production of Ron Milner’s Checkmates. The production starred... Read More »
Posted on 31 December 2012   Film, Theater, TV

Top 10 Best Performances of 2012

It’s that time of the year again when we reflect on the top 10 best performances by a black actor in film, television and theater projects released over the past year. Blackactors.net editors, writers and contributors have come up with a list of names who we honestly, whole heartedly believe gave the most compelling performances of 2012. Our list... Read More »
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