Linda Armstrong

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‘Prince of Broadway’ is theatrical musical perfection

“Prince of Broadway,” playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, is a love letter to Hal Prince and his magnificent Broadway career.

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‘A Raisin in the Sun’ shines at Harlem Repertory Theatre

I always get excited when I hear that Harlem Repertory Theatre is doing a production. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a production there that wasn’t poignant and moving. They are currently presenting Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” at 240 E. 123rd St. at Second Avenue.

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‘Port Chicago 50’—A true story that needs to be told!

“Port Chicago 50” played at the National Black Theatre at 125th Street and 5th Avenue and told the story of the 200 Black sailors who died in explosions on naval ships on a July evening in 1944.

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Hal Williams to star in ‘Port Chicago 50’ at National Black Theatre

During WWII, 200 Black sailors were killed in explosions that were the fault of the U.S. government. This incident is the focus of “Port Chicago 50,” a play opening Thursday, Aug. 17 at the National Black Theatre at 2031 Fifth Avenue.

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Dominique Morisseau’s take on young Black males is quite revealing at Lincoln Center

Have you ever seen a play that delivered a powerful, poignant, profound message?

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Jackie Alexander new artistic director of National Black Theatre Festival

The National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., is happening right now. It started July 31 and will run through August 5.

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‘Bella,’ a bootylicious musical at Playwrights Horizons

“Bella: An American Tall Tale” had a recent world premiere run at Playwrights Horizons.

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‘Me the People,’ a hilarious musical comedy at The Triad

Are you concerned about the future of this country? Do you wonder how we got to where we are with our new inexperienced president? Do you wonder how a man with countless character flaws got into the White House and is still there? The hilarious answers to these and many other questions are waiting for you at The Triad Theater

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James Earl Jones, August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ get love at the Tonys

James Earl Jones was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 71st annual Tony Awards Sunday, June 11.

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Tony-nominated Michelle Wilson talks ‘Sweat’

I recently had the opportunity to interview Tony-nominated Michelle Wilson for her role as Cynthia in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat,” playing at Studio 54 on West 54th Street.

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