Theater

‘Hamilton’ The Musical Catches Criticism Over Casting Call

‘Hamilton’ The Musical Catches Criticism Over Casting Call

by #teamEBONY   Mar 31, 2016

Hamilton, the history lesson on Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton, with a hip-hop twist has been gaining major momentum – so much that the cast... Read More

Eddie George Chicago play

NFL Legend Eddie George Tackles ‘Chicago’ on Broadway

by Alex Titus   Jan 25, 2016

It’s been over 10 years since NFL legend and Heisman trophy recipient Eddie George packed up his cleats and dimmed the bright lights on... Read More

Staceyann Chin

Staceyann Chin Deals with Mommyhood in ‘MotherStruck!’

by Niema Jordan   Jan 22, 2016

It’s Saturday afternoon, and Staceyann Chin is musing about how difficult it is to find sperm. Men who are usually cavalier about where their... Read More

[On the “A” w/Souleo] Black Theater Wrestles with Representation

[On the “A” w/Souleo] Black Theater Wrestles with Representation

by Souleo   Jan 08, 2016

Woodie King Jr., producing director of New Federal Theatre, was immediately concerned after Tonya Pinkins publicly challenged a Classic Stage Company production of Mother... Read More

Harry Potter’s Hermione:
Black Magic Woman?

Harry Potter’s Hermione:
Black Magic Woman?

by Demetria Irwin   Dec 25, 2015

In 2005, when Octavia Butler’s novel Fledgling came out, I gave it to all of my nieces and “little” girl cousins. I wanted them to... Read More

The Coolest Black Kid in America, No. 9:
Bobbi MacKenzie

The Coolest Black Kid in America, No. 9:
Bobbi MacKenzie

by #teamEBONY   Nov 30, 2015

When 11-year-old singer-actress Bobbi MacKenzie says over the phone, “Ever since I could talk, I’ve been singing,” she’s not exaggerating. Just ask her father... Read More

Kyle Jean-Baptiste: Remembering a friend. Caliaf St. Aubyn

Kyle Jean-Baptiste:
Remembering a Friend

by Jervelle Frederick   Sep 01, 2015

Kyle Jean-Baptiste made history as the first African-American and youngest actor to play the lead role of Jean Valjean in the popular Broadway musical Les... Read More

Burlesque Queen Essence Revealed on Beauty, Body and Feminism

Burlesque Queen Essence Revealed on Beauty, Body and Feminism

by Dakota Kim   Mar 26, 2015

Essence Revealed, approaching her five-year mark as a burlesque performer, has become a prolific entertainer and producer who infuses the magic and sizzle of... Read More

7 Last Words: Strange Fruit Speaks

#7LastWords Examines State Sanctioned Killings Through the Lens of Religion

by #teamEBONY   Oct 24, 2014

The Center of Black Church Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, Black Lives Matter, Urban Mission Cabinet, Inc., and Shiloh Baptist Church are hosting a powerful day... Read More