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Original Broadway Production, 1940
John Henry

Broadway Revival, 1932

[West End]
London Production, 1928

Black Boy

Jim Harris


[Los Angeles]
LACLO Production, 1940

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Wake Up With BroadwayWorld December 5th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is December 5, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Video: Baayork Lee Talks A CHORUS LINE & More With Harvey Brownstone

Baayork Lee: Legendary Broadway Star, Choreographer & Director | Harvey Brownstone Interviews. Baayork Lee's illustrious career in theater, from Broadway performances to directing and choreography, is discussed in this interview with Harvey Brownstone.

Erika Henningsen, Kyle Selig & More to be Featured in Theatre Aspen 2023 Holiday Events

Theatre Aspen will present the return of their celebrated cabaret series for its third year. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Evelyn McDonnell Drops 'The World According To Joan Didion'

Evelyn McDonnell, author of The World According to Joan Didion (Harper One, 2023), will be joined by Cara Buckley (New York Times), Peter Noel (Village Voice), Shana L. Redmond (Everything Man:  The Form and Function of Paul Robeson), Alex Segura (Secret Identity), and performer Tammy Faye Starlite (She's a Rainbow). 

How Often Have Parents and Children Appeared in the Same Broadway Show?

This time, the reader question was: Have parents and children appeared in the same Broadway show together, before Danny DeVito and Lucy DeVito in I Need That?

Baritone Philip Lima and Tenor Fred C. VanNess, Jr. Perform in Roland Hayes Tribute at the Allen Center

Join us for a tribute concert honoring Roland Hayes, the first African American man to win international acclaim as a concert artist. Baritone Philip Lima and tenor Fred C. VanNess, Jr. will be performing alongside the Boston Public Quartet.

New Federal Theatre to Present TELLING TALES OUT OF SCHOOL Beginning Next Month

Four women writers of the Harlem Renaissance meet in 'Telling Tales Out of School' by Wesley Brown, directed by Woodie King, Jr. at Castillo Theatre/ASP. The play offers a unique perspective on the Harlem Renaissance by providing a character study of four of its most-noted female prime movers. Check out event information here!

New Federal Theatre to Hold 53rd Anniversary Celebration Next Month at Edison Ballroom

NEW FEDERAL THEATRE will hold its 53rd Anniversary Celebration on October 2 at Edison Ballroom, honoring Woodie King, Jr., Gabrielle Kurlander, and Sade Lythcott. The gala is chaired by Kenny Leon and Lynn Whitfield.

New Federal Theatre To Hold 53rd Anniversary Celebration in October

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT), led by Producing Artistic Director Elizabeth Van Dyke, will hold a 53rd Anniversary Celebration October 2, 2023 at Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street.  

Robert Américo Esnard and Lara Pranger Join Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Board of Directors

Independent Shakespeare Co. has revealed the addition of Robert Américo Esnard and Lara Pranger to their board of directors. Learn about their backgrounds and how they will contribute to the organization's commitment to equitable and accessible arts experiences.

'Overture Presents' Individual Tickets Go On Sale This Week

Overture Center's 2023/24 season showcases an array of diverse artistic expressions, cultures and personality. Learn more about the season lineup here!

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Appoints Tim Bond as New Artistic Director

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Board of Directors has announced its appointment of Tim Bond as its new Artistic Director, effective September 1. The position will be a homecoming for Bond, who served as an Associate Artistic Director at OSF for 11 seasons from 1996 to 2007.

Photos & Video: See Bebe Neuwirth, Alex Newell & More at The Actors' Equity Foundation Awards Ceremony

See photos & video from the Actors' Equity Foundation Awards Ceremony!

The Irish Classical Theatre Company And Ujima Company Present YALLA BITCH! A NIGHT OF WORDS AND MUSIC

The Irish Classical Theatre Company will share the next installment of its Free and Open to the Public Cultural Classics Exchange Series: YALLA BITCH! A Night of Words and Music by Lorna C. Hill and Curtis Lovell.

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Presents Pre-Professional Production of A CHORUS LINE

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will present this summer’s Pre-Professional Production: A Chorus Line, directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran Baayork Lee with music direction by Lauren Langa.

Bebe Neuwirth Will Host the 2023 Actors' Equity Foundation Awards, Honoring Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mary K. Klinger, and More

The Actors' Equity Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting the professional theatre community, has announced that Brian Stokes Mitchell and Mary K Klinger have been added to their roster of 2023 award recipients to be celebrated at an event hosted by Bebe Neuwirth. 

Kai Xing Mun And Frigid New York Present ANNA MAY WONG Persona As Part Of The Queerly Festival

Kai Xing Mun and Frigid New York will present Anna May Wong: Persona as part of the Queerly Festival.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Shares Carnegie Hall Stage With Christine Baranski

Orpheus' final concert of the 2022/23 Carnegie Hall season features Baranski narrating Beethoven's Egmont and a 125th anniversary celebration of the life of Paul Robeson.

Alex Newell, Bonnie Milligan, Darius de Haas & More to be Honored With 2023 Actors' Equity Foundation Awards

The Actors’ Equity Foundation has announced its award recipients for 2023, including Alex Newell, Bonnie Milligan and more.

PSO BRAVO! Listen Up! Student Art Exhibit Opens This Month

On Tuesday, May 16 at 4 pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s BRAVO! Listen Up! Exhibition featuring middle school student artwork and writing created in response to composer William Harvey’s Seven Decisions of Gandhi opens at the Arts Council of Princeton’s (ACP’s) Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.


Paul Robeson has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

Paul Robeson has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Paul Robeson's first West End show was Show Boat which opened in 1928

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