‘Freedom Summer’ is stunning theater

Have you ever witnessed a piece of theater that you felt conveyed a great deal of deep points on a number of levels? That’s what I felt watching Cynthia G. Robinson’s “Freedom Summer”

Powerful production “Past Is The Past” now streaming thru March 4

Richard Wesley has a gift for thoughtfully expressing issues that involve Black families and Black men.

New Federal Theatre presents food for the soul with Play Reading Series

At a time when we are starved for theater, Woodie King Jr. and his New Federal Theatre present delectable food for the soul through its Play Reading Series.

The Apollo’s spring 2021 season is all virtual

A billion reasons to love being Black, and a billion and one reasons to celebrate and support the Apollo Theater. COVID-19 might have disturbed the proverbial applecart, so to speak, but folks of color know how to make things work ...

At 50, New Federal Theatre has much to be proud of

Theater royalty recognizing theater, television and movie royalty was the fantastic vibe when the New Federal Theatre recently celebrated its Golden 50th Anniversary and successfully operating from 1970 to 2020

The Year in Review in Black Theater, Part 2

Theatrical performances were suspended on March 12 and it was originally thought that theater would return in September.

The Year in Review in Black Theater, Part 1

Never in my 36 years as a journalist and theater critic covering Black theater have I seen a year like 2020.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS needs your help!

Since COVID-19 shut down theater in mid-March 2020, the Broadway industry has suffered severely.

Emmy-winning Riz Ahmed gives one-night-only show at BAM Dec. 19

Emmy Award-winning actor, musician, and activist Riz Ahmed will perform a special one-night-only performance Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. EST—“The Long Goodbye: Online Edition.”

Dance teacher shares links between soul line dancing, step dancing

If you don’t know what “Love Changes” or “Nola Hello” means, then Bronx-born Dolores Brunner can tell you.

Free networking event for stage managers—RSVP By Dec. 13!

The organization, called Broadway & Beyond will give upcoming stage managers a chance to connect with and learn from industry insiders.

The 48th annual AUDELCO Awards was superb!

I love Black Theater with all my heart and I love my job of covering theater, always letting the public know what great work our people are doing, telling our stories and encouraging people to support our people on stage.

Black Joy goes viral with Ailey Season 2020 online

Black Joy goes viral on Dec. 2, when the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) kicks off its first-ever virtual season celebrating six decades of a modern dance masterpiece––“Revelations.”

48th annual AUDELCOs go virtual Nov. 30

The nominations for this year’s AUDELCO awards, which recognize excellence in Black theater, are out and they reflect the best and the brightest from the 2019-2020 theater season.

Black theater reacts to Biden/Harris win!

I was walking my dog and came into the house that wonderful Saturday morning, to have my husband turn to me and exclaim, “He’s president-elect!” I said, “Why didn’t you call me?!”