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Anna Deavere Smith’s genius at play in Signature Theatre's 'Fires In the Mirror'

Smith’s intensely conceived and written work is one of the most beautiful examples of journalism come to life.

Black Spectrum Theatre in Queens: Sassy Mamas and so much more!

The Black Spectrum Theatre Company in Queens is absolutely a great place to experience marvelously entertaining theater.

Josephine Baker musical is spectacular!

I had the great fortune this past weekend to catch a delightful, well-written, -sung, -danced and -staged production called “The Dark Star from Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker.”

Henry Street Settlement stages 3rd annual 24-hour arts event against gun violence

In one of the most stunning moments during the March For Our Lives in 2018, eleven-year-old Naomi Wadler took the stage and talked about the deaths of young Black people by gun violence each year.

'The Best Things In Life' brings holiday classic to modern day!

David Lamb is well-known and appreciated for his very funny plays “Platanos & Collard Greens,” and “Platanos, Collard Greens & Callaloo,” and he has now penned “The Best Things In Life.”

Celebrating trailblazing icon, activist Diahann Carroll

Dianne Reeves’ soul-stirring rendition of Paul McCartney’s “Black Bird,” was a song Carroll’s daughter, Suzanne Kay, said her mother specifically requested be sung at her tribute when she passed.

‘Radio City Christmas Spectacular’—Back and better than ever!

Every year my family and I look forward to starting the holiday season and getting that spirit by going to Radio City Music Hall.

B’way reaches out to Black audiences with ‘Let’s Do Broadway’

The Broadway League recently held a spectacular event at the National Geographic Center to inspire African American engagement, awareness and access.

The ‘chronicles’ of a Black barbershop come to Brooklyn

The culture and legacy of the Black barber shop isn’t just an American thing. At the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), one playwright wants to show the world how global that culture is.

47th annual AUDELCO: Acknowledging Black theater greatness!

The marvelous 47th annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Awards, which recognize and reward excellence in Black theater, were recently held and it was a stupendous event! The atmosphere in the Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Go and be moved by ‘For Colored Girls…’ at The Public!

There is something so engaging and mesmerizing about hearing the masterful words of the late Ntozake Shange, through her brilliant piece, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf.”

‘Reparations’ demonstrates the theft of innocence

The Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn has always proven itself to be a treasured, pull-no-punches company which presents theater about the Black experience that teaches the audience something and enriches our lives.

AUDELCO noms are out; awards held Nov. 18

I hope that one of the very important practices that you do throughout the year is to go and support Black theater.

‘Tina’ is a solid hit!

“Tina” is a solid hit! Writer Katori Hall, with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, has created a musical theater masterpiece. Adrienne Warren is a singing POWERHOUSE.

2nd Annual Black Theater Preview: spectacular at the Schomburg!

The 2nd Annual Black Theater Fall Preview, sponsored by Walk Tall Girl Productions, AUDELCO and Project1Voice, was an immense occasion at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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