Taye Diggs News

Date of Birth: January 02, 1972 (43)
Birth Place: Rochester, NY, USA
Gender: Male
SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-BendingSOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-Bending
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2015

Lines are blurring. Gender-bending is seemingly everywhere these days, from high fashion ads to news coverage to I AM CAIT, Queen Latifah as The Wiz and beyond. Furthermore, one of the most provocative and popular stories of last week was the news of a Canadian regional production of A CHORUS LINE casting a male actor in the leading role of Cassie, renamed Casey. With the additional angle of Broadway currently being abuzz with the appearance of stage and screen star Taye Diggs stepping into the iconic high heels of the titular character in the recently multi-Tony Award-winning musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH - itself centered on a transsexual character - it seems as though now would be the ideal time to consider some other musical theatre mainstays and how they could be re-purposed and refreshed with a gender-bended twist. Although certain roles seems tailor-made to such treatment, it is illuminating to consider the rich possibilities that could potentially be afforded in the experience of witnessing the right performer of perhaps the perceivably wrong sex tackling a role normally associated with the opposite gender. Who knows, maybe a female Phantom or a make Elphaba are not that wildly spurious or far-fetched to consider given the compelling performances that have been given by unlikely actors in roles traditionally portrayed in a certain way. Theatre is nothing without reinvention and these are my top 10 picks for musicals I would like to see taken on with fresh eyes and a new outlook. (more...)

VIDEO: Taye Diggs on HEDWIG: 'Hardest Thing I've Ever Encountered'VIDEO: Taye Diggs on HEDWIG: 'Hardest Thing I've Ever Encountered'
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2015

The actor stops by USA TODAY's NYC studio to talk about the challenging role. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 18-24THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 18-24
by Nora Dominick - Jul 24, 2015

Got caught up watching Lin-Manuel singing NEWSIES at the 'Ham4Ham' Lottery? Celebrated National Vanilla Ice Cream Day with too many Schmakary's ice cream sandwiches? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/24/2015 - Kristin, Liza, Lea and LUCKY STIFF!WAKE UP with BWW 7/24/2015 - Kristin, Liza, Lea and LUCKY STIFF!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 24, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Broadway divas are heading out across the country and the globe today, and LUCKY STIFF premieres in NYC! (more...)

Photo Flash: Try and Tear Him Down! Taye Diggs Takes Over in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on BroadwayPhoto Flash: Try and Tear Him Down! Taye Diggs Takes Over in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Taye Diggs has officially taken over Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The actor stepped into the title role last night, July 22, at the Belasco Theatre, making his return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus. Check out a new, official look at Diggs in the production below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Taye Diggs Takes First Bows in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!Photo Coverage: Taye Diggs Takes First Bows in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by Walter McBride - Jul 23, 2015

Taye Diggs just took over the title role in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, making his return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus. Diggs stars in the acclaimed musical for a limited 12-week engagement. He takes over from Darren Criss, who just finished his run on July 19 at the Belasco Theatre. BroadwayWord brings you photos from his opening night bows below! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH with Taye DiggsUp on the Marquee: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH with Taye Diggs
by Walter McBride - Jul 23, 2015

Taye Diggs just took over the title role in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, making his return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus. Diggs stars in the acclaimed musical for a limited 12-week engagement. He takes over from Darren Criss, who just finished his run on July 19 at the Belasco Theatre. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/23/2015 - Colin Quinn Tells His NEW YORK STORY and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/23/2015 - Colin Quinn Tells His NEW YORK STORY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 23, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Colin Quinn tells his story off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Taye Diggs Knows How to 'Let It Go' for HEDWIGTaye Diggs Knows How to 'Let It Go' for HEDWIG
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 2015

Taye Diggs knows how to 'Let It Go' when it counts. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Taye Diggs Takes the Stage in HEDWIG TonightPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - Taye Diggs Takes the Stage in HEDWIG Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

PEOPLE just unveiled a first look at Taye Diggs strutting the stage in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. The actor steps into the title role tonight, July 22, at the Belasco Theatre, making his return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus. Scroll down to see Diggs in costume! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/22/2015 - Taye Diggs as HEDWIG and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/22/2015 - Taye Diggs as HEDWIG and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Taye Diggs steps into HEDWIG's stilettos, AMERICAN IDIOT and SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD open in London, JOHN begins off-Broadway, Valerie Harper returns to the stage, and more! (more...)

Taye Diggs Steps Into HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH TonightTaye Diggs Steps Into HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Taye Diggs takes over the title role in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH starting tonight, July 22, making his return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus. (more...)

HEDWIG's Taye Diggs & Rebecca Naomi Jones Visit THEATER TALK This WeekendHEDWIG's Taye Diggs & Rebecca Naomi Jones Visit THEATER TALK This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

An all-new THEATER TALK looks at a major cast change for a hit Broadway musical plus a new illustrated history of Black performers and shows on Broadway.  This week's episode boasts a cast of famous names that includes actors Taye Diggs and Rebecca Naomi Jones - the new leads in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway - in addition to producer Stewart Lane, author of the new book Black Broadway, accompanied by director Kenny Leon and performer Melba Moore, all with rich Broadway histories. (more...)

John Bolton, Lesli Margherita, Mara Davi & More Will Set Sail in Broadway's DAMES AT SEA; Full Cast Set!John Bolton, Lesli Margherita, Mara Davi & More Will Set Sail in Broadway's DAMES AT SEA; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

nfinity Theatre Company (Anna Roberts Ostroff & Alan Ostroff), Martin Platt and David Elliott are pleased to announce that the first Broadway production of Dames at Sea will star John Bolton as The Captain/Hennesey, Mara Davi as Joan, Danny Gardner as Lucky, Eloise Kropp as Ruby, Laurence Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita as Mona Kent, and Cary Tedder as Dick. The original 1968 production of Dames at Sea launched the career of the young ingenue playing Ruby, Bernadette Peters. (more...)

HEDWIG's Taye Diggs Says Challenging Role is 'Everything I Ever Wished For'HEDWIG's Taye Diggs Says Challenging Role is 'Everything I Ever Wished For'
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

In an all-new interview in today's New York Times, Taye Diggs reflects on his upcoming gender-bending role in Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Taye DiggsIn the Spotlight Series: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Taye Diggs
by Walter McBride - Jul 20, 2015

Darren Criss just concluded his limited 12-week engagement in Broadway's HEDIWG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, yesterday, July 19. He started performances on April 29 at the Belasco Theatre. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Taye Diggs will take over the role starting Wednesday, July 22, making his return to Broadway after a decade-long hiatus. Diggs will also play the title role in the acclaimed musical for a limited 12-week engagement. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/18-7/19/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/18-7/19/2015
by - Jul 19, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 19, 2015 - Sunday, July 19, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alan Cumming Visits Darren Criss in Final HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH PerformancePhoto Flash: Alan Cumming Visits Darren Criss in Final HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Alan Cumming came to see Darren Criss take his final bow in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway this afternoon. Following the show, Cumming took a selfie with Criss in the GLEE star's dressing room. Cumming tweeted, (@Alancumming) 'Just saw @DarrenCriss rock it again in @HedwigOnBway. Bravo wee D, bravo!!' Check out the pic below! (more...)

Photo Flash: GLEE's Harry Shum Jr. Visits Darren Criss At HEDWIGPhoto Flash: GLEE's Harry Shum Jr. Visits Darren Criss At HEDWIG
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

GLEE's Harry Shum Jr. went to see fellow GLEE alum Darren Criss perform in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH during his last weekend playing the title role on Broadway. Shum took to Instagram to share a pic of the friends' reunion. Check out the photo of the GLEE guys below! (more...)

Darren Criss Plays Final HEDWIG Performance Today; Taye Diggs to Step in NextDarren Criss Plays Final HEDWIG Performance Today; Taye Diggs to Step in Next
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Darren Criss will conclude his limited 12-week engagement in Broadway's HEDIWG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, today, July 19. (more...)

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