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Broadway/Tours: Memphis (Gator u/s, Wailin' Joe u/s), Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. TV/Music Videos: NBC's "SMASH", "65th TONY Awards Show", Estelle's "Conqueror". NYC: NYCBallet, Dance Theater of Harlem, Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Superfly (workshops), Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

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Roundabout Theatre Company Revival, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company One-Night-Only Benefit, 2018

Original Broadway Production, 2018
Performer [Replacement]

Damien (Understudy) [Replacement]

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
World Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse, 2018

Original Broadway Production, 2017

Mr. Beauregarde (Understudy)

The New Group Off-Broadway Revival, 2016

[Chester, CT (Regional)]
Long Wharf Production, 2016
Le Chocolat/Ensemble

Encores Concert Production, 2016

Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2009
Ensemble [Replacement]

Gator (Understudy) [Replacement]

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Darius Barnes News

Recap the 2023 Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches

The 76th Annual Tony Awards have officially begun! As winners take the stage this evening, stay tuned to BroadwayWorld as we bring you full text of all of the acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the humorous, and everything in between.

Interview: Bryan-Keyth Wilson of FOR COLORED BOYZ

After much recognition, including a festival finalist and selection for a prestigious showcase, For Colored Boyz on the verge of a nervous breakdown when freedom ain't enuff is making its World/ Regional Premiere. Written, directed, and choreographed by Bryan-Keyth Wilson, this choreopoem dives deep into the lived experience of five men of color and the challenges of a racist and oppressive society.

Dancer and Choreographer Darius Barnes Passes Away At Age 34

Director, choreographer, dancer and performing artist, Darius Barnes has passed away at the age of 34.

BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' THE FATS WALLER REVUE at Barrington Stage Company

To be clear, there is absolutely nothing about this production that is dull, dated, or dusty. The joint is most certainly jumpin’ for an evening full of rowdy, raunchy and humorous songs that capture the love longing and zest for life in the 1920’s/’30s.

Photos: First Look at FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Playhouse on Park

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, written by Clarke Peters, with music and lyrics by Louis Jordan, will runs at Playhouse on Park from now until February 27, 2022. The show is directed and choreographed by Brittney Griffin. The associate choreographer is Darius Barnes, and the show features music direction by Dexter Pettaway.

Cast Announced for FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Playhouse on Park

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, written by Clarke Peters, with music and lyrics by Louis Jordan, will run at Playhouse on Park from January 26 - February 27, 2022. Directed and Choreographed by Brittney Griffin. Associate Choreographer: Darius Barnes. Music Direction by Dexter Pettaway.

Playhouse On Park's 13th Main Stage Season Continues With FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, written by Clarke Peters, with music and lyrics by Louis Jordan, will run at Playhouse on Park from January 26 - February 27, 2022.  Directed and Choreographed by Brittney Griffin. Associate Choreographer: Darius Barnes. Music Direction by Dexter Pettaway.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of KIMBERLY AKIMBO at Atlantic Theater Company

Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere musical Kimberly Akimbo opened just last night  for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 26th, 2021, Off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). The new musical features book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori, based on the critically acclaimed play of the same name by David Lindsay-Abaire, choreography by Danny Mefford, and direction by Jessica Stone

Carolina Ballet Will Return With a Choreographers' Spotlight This Weekend

The event starts with a master class with Zalman Raffael, Carolina Ballet artistic director, and a conversation with curating director Richard Glover, choreographer Darius Barnes, and Moses T. Alexander Greene, Museum director of film and performing arts, before the original works are performed.

Amber Iman, Gavin Creel, and More Set For Final Performance of NYPopsUp

The event will feature performances by Broadway's Amber Iman, Tony Award winner Gavin Creel, Sasha Allen, Jo Lampert, Obie Award winner Whitney White, Hoofer Award winner Ayodele Casel, and more.

The Fulton Theatre Announces Schedule and Creative Teams for STORIES OF DIVERISTY Playwriting Festival

The Fulton Theatre has announced the schedule of its inaugural in person playwriting festival. “Stories of Diversity,” July 16 – July 18, 2021. The festival will feature three distinct and diverse plays that will engage the Lancaster community in much needed conversation.


A company of Broadway Bares favorites and newcomers more than 170 strong will combine forces to light up screens for Broadway Bares: Twerk from Home in its online premiere Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Photo Flash: Charity Angel Dawson, Nick Rashad Burroughs & More Celebrate Opening of THE BLUES BROTHERS at Radial Park

Radial Park opened its latest cinemersive experience last night with the iconic, blockbuster, fan-favorite film, The Blues Brothers! The Blues Brothers, features a live band and theatrical performances seamless timed in-sync with the movie in a one-of-a-kind hybrid mashup. The Blues Brothers, is directed by Kristine Bendul and Waldemar QuinonesVillanueva, and features a cast that includes Broadway's Charity Angel Dawson, Nick Rashad Burroughs, F. Michael Haynie, Brian Charles Johnson, and Antoine L. Smith, along with Ladonna Burns and Anne Fraser Thomas.

VIDEO: Broadway Cast Members From BEETLEJUICE, SING STREET, DIANA, and More Commemorate One Year Since Broadway Shut Down

Elliott Mattox has worked with videographer Jacob Hiss and a cast filled with Broadway ensemble members to create a video to commemorate the anniversary of the Broadway shutdown.

VIDEO: Dancers Perform COOL From WEST SIDE STORY Around New York City in New Video Directed by Josh Bergasse

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century has released its next virtual video, “Cool” from West Side Story, performed by 10 extraordinary dancers around New York City. “Cool” was directed by Tony Award nominee Joshua Bergasse, with choreography by Jerome Robbins recreated by Robert La Fosse.

PLAYDATE THEATRE Announces Conference Winners and Original EP of New Works

In December 2020, PLAYDATE THEATRE hosted a virtual development conference to empower new musical theater writers across the globe.  Four songs were selected by emerging artists from a cohort of 11 composers and 11 lyricists from all over the world. PLAYDATE paired each team up with one challenge in mind – write an original, holiday-themed musical number – with the winning composers’ teams to receive recordings sung by professional performers. 

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, January 8- with Donna McKechnie, Isaac Mizrahi and More!

Today (January 8) in live streaming: Isaac Mizrahi at the Carlyle, Donna McKechnie on Stars in the House, and so much more!

VIDEO: Watch Donna McKechnie and American Dance Machine on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm!

Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with a celebration of Donna McKechnie and The American Dance Machine with Nikki Feirt Atkins, Darius Barnes, Taeler Cyrus, Alex Debarr, Douglas Denoff, Alyssa Epstein, Sara Esty, Jess LeProtto, Donna McKechnie, Sarah Meahl and Georgina Pazcoguin.

Wake Up With BWW 1/8: MEAN GIRLS Will Not Re-Open, and More

Today's top stories: Mean Girls will not reopen, sneak peek at Wayne Brady's concert with Seth Rudetsky, Spamalot movie adaptation acquired by Paramount, and more!

VIDEO: Watch 27 Broadway Dancers Unite with ADM21 to Take on 'The Music and the Mirror'

With Broadway performances on hold since March 12, 2020 and ballet companies on hold, the entire dance community looks forward to resuming performances and welcoming audiences safely back into the magical world of live dance and theater.  We all need “Somebody to Dance For!”


How many Broadway shows has Darius Barnes been in?

Darius Barnes has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Darius Barnes been in?

Darius Barnes has not appeared in the West End.

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