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PBS Announces MAKING BLACK AMERICA: THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE Series Photo PBS Announces MAKING BLACK AMERICA: THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE Series
by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2022

In this latest series from the acclaimed Harvard scholar and documentarian, Gates and director Stacey L. Holman chronicle the vast social networks and organizations created by and for Black people beyond the reach of the ‚ÄúWhite gaze.‚ÄĚ

BLACK NO MORE Announces New Preview and Opening Night Dates Photo BLACK NO MORE Announces New Preview and Opening Night Dates
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2022

The New Group has announced that the new musical Black No More will begin previews January 18, in advance of an Official Opening Night now set for Tuesday, February 15, a schedule update due to Covid-19.  Previews were previously slated to begin January 11.

DACAMERA to Present Pat Metheny with James Francies and Joe Dyson Photo DACAMERA to Present Pat Metheny with James Francies and Joe Dyson
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2021

DACAMERA, a Houston-based presenter of chamber music and jazz concerts, announced jazz guitarist Pat Metheny on Friday, February 25 at Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center. The performance will feature new and reimagined works from Metheny’s Side-Eye project.

BAM Announces 2022 Brooklyn Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King Programs Photo BAM Announces 2022 Brooklyn Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King Programs
by Stephi Wild - Dec 17, 2021

Continuing a tradition in its 36th year that has evolved into the largest such gathering in New York City, BAM hosts the annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 17 at 10:30am in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue) with activists, musicians, civic leaders, and the public for a communal commemoration and reflection of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. King.

DAILY SHOW Writer Josh Johnson Shares 'Home Alone' From Upcoming Comedy Album Photo DAILY SHOW Writer Josh Johnson Shares 'Home Alone' From Upcoming Comedy Album
by Michael Major - Dec 8, 2021

Daily Show writer, comedian, and artist Josh Johnson has announced the release of Channel Black -- an audio journey that showcases the best in contemporary black comedic talent alongside historical black activists and thought leaders. Today, he shares 'Home Alone' to accompany the release announcement.

The Apollo Unveils 2022 Winter/Spring Season Photo The Apollo Unveils 2022 Winter/Spring Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2021

The Apollo announced today details of its Winter/Spring 2022 season, with an array of free and ticketed programming in-person at the Apollo's historic theater and online on the Apollo's Digital Stage.

Complete Casting Announced for BLACK NO MORE World Premiere Production Photo Complete Casting Announced for BLACK NO MORE World Premiere Production
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2021

The New Group has announced complete casting for the world premiere production of Black No More.  This new musical features Book by John Ridley, Music and Lyrics by Tariq Trotter, Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Vocal Arrangements by Daryl Waters, Choreography by Bill T. Jones and Direction by Scott Elliott. 

LISTEN: TICK, TICK...BOOM! Film Soundtrack Out Today Photo LISTEN: TICK, TICK...BOOM! Film Soundtrack Out Today
by Michael Major - Nov 12, 2021

Netflix has released the soundtrack from Lin Manuel Miranda's new film adaption of tick, tick...BOOM! The release features 13 tracks from Jonathan Larson's musical, plus three new bonus tracks sung by Veronica Vasquez, The Mountain Goats, Andrew Garfield, and Alexandra Shipp.

Photos: Inside the TICK, TICK...BOOM! Red Carpet Premiere at the AFI Fest Photo Photos: Inside the TICK, TICK...BOOM! Red Carpet Premiere at the AFI Fest
by Michael Major - Nov 11, 2021

Last night, Netflix hosted the World Premiere of tick, tick...BOOM! with cast members Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jes√ļs, Joshua Henry, Judith Light and Vanessa Hudgens, and director Lin-Manuel Miranda. tick, tick‚ĶBOOM!, is an adaptation of the musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of Rent.

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by Michael Major - Nov 11, 2021

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by Nicole Rosky - Nov 9, 2021

Ephraim Sykes to Join Walter Bobbie, Brandon Victor Dixon, Lillias White & More in th Photo Ephraim Sykes to Join Walter Bobbie, Brandon Victor Dixon, Lillias White & More in the World Premiere of BLACK NO MORE
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Nov 3, 2021

The New Group has announced that Ephraim Sykes (Ain’t Too Proud, Tony Award nominee; Hamilton) will join the cast of the world premiere production of Black No More.

Roxane Gay, Ty Defoe, Raja Feather Kelly & More to be Feature in Oregon Shakespeare F Photo Roxane Gay, Ty Defoe, Raja Feather Kelly & More to be Feature in Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Inaugural Quills Fest
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2021

Oregon Shakespeare Festival, in partnership with Artizen and Museum of Other Realities, will present the first-ever Quills Fest, an annual two-day immersive digital festival at the intersection of live theatre and Extended Reality.

The New Group Announces Two New Appointments Photo The New Group Announces Two New Appointments
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2021

The New Group has announced two new appointments to its staff. Emily Bookwalter has been named as its Director of External Affairs starting October 25, 2021. Shariffa Ali has also been named as its Director of Artistic Projects starting November 2, 2021.

Lillias White Joins the Cast of BLACK NO MORE Photo Lillias White Joins the Cast of BLACK NO MORE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2021

The New Group¬†has announced¬†that Tony Award winner¬†Lillias White¬†will join the cast of the world premiere production of¬†Black No More.¬†A strictly limited engagement will play¬†January 11 ‚Äď February 27, 2022¬†at The Pershing Square Signature Center with¬†Opening Night on Tuesday, February 8.¬†Tickets are now on sale to the public.¬†

BMOP and Odyssey Opera Announce New, Five-Year Series of Performances/Recordings of O Photo BMOP and Odyssey Opera Announce New, Five-Year Series of Performances/Recordings of Operas By Black Composers
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2021

Yesterday, at a press conference hosted at Roxbury Community College, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Odyssey Opera, two of today's leading innovators on the classical musical scene, unveiled a new five-year initiative to elevate opera by Black composers. 

HBO Max Launches SCENE IN BLACK Initiative Photo HBO Max Launches SCENE IN BLACK Initiative
by Michael Major - Oct 13, 2021

HBO Max Scene in Black, an audience initiative to amplify Black stories and talent, will include new content from talent and creators, providing resources for discussion and include conversations amongst Black thought leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and influencers.

World Premiere of BLACK NO MORE to Begin Performances January 2022 Photo World Premiere of BLACK NO MORE to Begin Performances January 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2021

The New Group has announced the world premiere of Black No More, a new musical inspired by George S. Schuyler’s 1931 novel of the same name, featuring Book by John Ridley, Music and Lyrics by Tariq Trotter, Choreography by Bill T. Jones, Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Vocal Arrangements by Daryl Waters and Direction by Scott Elliott. 

HAIRSPRAY, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME, AIN'T TOO PROUD & More Will Take the Stage at The  Photo HAIRSPRAY, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME, AIN'T TOO PROUD & More Will Take the Stage at The Tony Awards Present: Broadway's Back!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2021

CBS and The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards announced that a bevy of stage and screen stars that will appear on 'The Tony Awards¬ģ Present: Broadway's Back!' live from The Winter Garden Theatre in New York City, Sunday, Sept. 26 on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

Toronto Rapper Shad Shares New Single & Video 'Body (No Reason)' Photo Toronto Rapper Shad Shares New Single & Video 'Body (No Reason)'
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2021

The last singles ‚ÄúOut of Touch,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúWork‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúStorm‚ÄĚ received an overwhelmingly positive response by media and fans alike and was picked up by Complex, Hip-Hop Wired, Brooklyn Vegan, Exclaim!, Strombo, KEXP, American Songwriter and many more.

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