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Black Broadway - 1979 - New York

A revue of show tunes from 1902 to 1940.


David Geffen Hall

(New York, NY)
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2020
Today (October 26) in live streaming: LaChanze sings with Seth Rudetsky, Laura Osnes visits Cast Party, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2020
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with Act 2... Now What?  Black Broadway Men with guest Host Brenda Braxton.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
Broadway for Biden's ambitious seven-part Town Hall series, produced by the Broadway Podcast Network, will conclude this weekend with back-to-back events amplifying Latinx and Black voices within the Broadway community.
by Gil Kaan - Oct 19, 2020
Songwriter, vocalist, and music producer Michael Berns has been keeping busy during these quarantined times producing a six-song EP of his theatrical show BLOOD ROCK: THE MUSICAL. With the able vocal assist from his Broadway friends (Andy Mientus, Damon Daunno, Jennifer DiNola and Robert Torti), and his new writing partner Ralph Pezzullo, Broadway Sings Blood Rock The Musical has been created.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Michael R. Jackson and actors Capathia Jenkins and Anthony Wayne discuss the role of the Black artist in this time of racial awakening, on this episode of 'THEATER: All the Moving Parts' on CUNY TV.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
The 2020 Henry Hewes Design Award Honors for the 2019-2020 theater season were presented yesterday at a virtual awards ceremony attended by more than 100 people. Awards were presented in 6 different categories and Allen Lee Hughes was awarded the Ming Cho Lee Lifetime Achievement Award.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2020
Broadway for Biden's 5th Town Hall event will stream online this Saturday, October 17 at 2:00pm EST. Christine Bruno (Public Servant), Sofiya Cheyenne (Loudermilk), Gardiner Comfort (The Elephant in Every Room I Enter), Ryan Haddad (Hi, Are You Single?), and Alexandria Wailes (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2020
Prize winning playwright Michael R. Jackson and actors Capathia Jenkins and Anthony Wayne discuss the role of the Black artist in this time of racial awakening, on this episode of 'THEATER: All the Moving Parts', premiering Friday, October 16 at 9:30PM on CUNY TV and streaming at THEATER: All the Moving Parts starting October 19th.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your favorites, including Beth Leavel, Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2020
Tony and Emmy award- winner Billy Porter, Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess, Tony- winner George Faison, Emmy nominee Brandon Victor Dixon and over 90 talented Black men of the Theatre & Broadway community join founder Anthony Wayne and the non-profit organization Black Broadway Men to celebrate Tony award winner and TV/film legend Mr. Ben Vereen for his 74th birthday. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2020
For the first time in nearly 10 months, the Broadway cast of the 15-time Tony Award-nominated musical Jagged Little Pill is reuniting on stage for one night only - in a special performance live from New York City on Sunday December 13 at 8:00PM ET.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020
Today Patton Daye Slater Productions announced the release of 'Memory Lane,' the second single from the upcoming musical theatre concept album Love & Southern D!scomfort. 'Memory Lane' features vocals by Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon) and Broadway veteran Anthony Wayne (Tootsie).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
Darkness RISING Project is a 501 (c3) composed of singers and musicians from the Black Broadway community whose purpose is to help those in the Black community begin conversations about mental health, raise awareness, and erase the negative stigma of mental health issues.
by Stephen Mosher - May 5, 2021
The indefatigable Mr. Caruso welcomes an astounding array of guests and, among them, the Individual Mr. Cumming.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2021
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) has announced its 22nd anniversary 2021-2022 season, with the Maya Angelou-inspired theme, “And Still We Rise.”
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2021
A ”Triple Threat” in show business is a performer with all the goods—a performer who sings and dances and acts. James T. Lane is that performer. Directed and Choreographed by Kenny Ingram, and Written by James T. Lane, Triple Threat will be presented by Zeiders American Dream Theater May 6 through May 9, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2021
This Thursday evening, Tony & Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon will join the nonprofit organization Black Broadway Men for an exclusive and thrilling conversation discussing his inspirations, trials, triumphs and his deep philanthropic call to the culture using his art and talent.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2021
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater at Princeton University will present A Past Becomes a Heritage: The Negro Units of the Federal Theatre Project, an evening of play readings and a panel discussion in collaboration with New York City-based collective CLASSIX, on March 30 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2021
Late February the organization BLACK BROADWAY MEN spurred into action with a GOFUNDME to provide assistance for those affected by the Texas snowstorm. With an initial goal to raise $5,000, the organization was able to surpass its goal with the help of many incredible supporters.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2021
Sean Cercone (CEO/President, Broadway Licensing) and David J. Moore (Acting President, Dramatists Play Service, Inc.) jointly announced today that their respective companies have entered into a landmark agreement under which Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has been acquired by Broadway Licensing.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021
Music Theatre International (MTI)  has awarded its fourth Courage in Theatre Award to a group residents and staff at Orchard Cove, a senior living retirement community in Canton, Mass., for safely conducting a pilot workshop of Guys and Dolls SR. during the pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2021
Entitled, “A Song for You: An Evening with Darius de Haas” and created especially for the Playhouse, the concert includes songs from the Great American Songbook to Broadway to beloved artists like Nat King Cole and Stevie Wonder. Performances will be held at Bucks County Playhouse on Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10 at 8 pm.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 12, 2021
March 12, 2020 is a date that will stick out in our memories for a long time. Concerns grew quickly over the coronavirus outbreak-- stars and fans stopped going to stage doors, matinees started to get cancelled-- and once the news of a full Broadway shutdown was announced, everything seemed to stop in its tracks.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2021
Today (March 11) in live streaming: Emily Skinner visits Backstage Live, Brandon Victor Dixon joins Black Broadway Men, and more!
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Jan 29, 2021
The new Clubhouse App is allowing theatre to go to newer heights and reach millions.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2021
Forest Lawn will mark Black History Month in a much-anticipated virtual celebration, Preserving Honor & Excellence. This performance of inspirational music, dance, and readings will stream live via Facebook Live on Saturday, February 13, 2021. The celebration honors Black culture with New Orleans-style jazz, a tap dancing and bucket drumming performance from the Broadway musical Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, as well as soul and rhythm and blues vocals. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2021
In response to the impacts of COVID related stress due to job loss, financial stress, necessary social distancing and isolation, Tony Award Nominee Adrienne Warren (TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, Broadway Advocacy Coalition) and Darkness RISING Project have joined forces to create Broadway for Mental Health Support, a campaign to provide mental healthcare for Broadway company members of returning shows.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2021
Inspired by her own mixed-race heritage and career-long engagement with diverse musical traditions, pianist Lara Downes creates and curates a new digital recording venture, Rising Sun Music, that sheds a bright light on the music and stories of Black composers over the past 200 years.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2021
Featuring three complementary components, this month-long tribute takes audiences on a virtual tour of some of the most important moments in Black Musical Theatre History as well as introducing audiences to the talents that helped create the Broadway Musical as we know it.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2021
This Thursday evening, Emmy Award Nominee and Broadway Star TITUSS BURGESS will join the Nonprofit Organization BLACK BROADWAY MEN for an exclusive and thrilling conversation discussing his journey from Broadway to Hollywood on the CLUBHOUSE app February 11th at 9:00pm EST/6:00pm PST.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2021
Born James Hubert Blake, he was an American composer, lyricist, and pianist, Blake is best known in Broadway circles for Shuffle Along. Written with lyricist Noble Sissle, the show was one of the first Broadway musicals to be written and directed by African Americans.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2021
Four years ago, The Ghostlight Project gathered thousands of theater workers across the country in community to create a “light” for dark times ahead, and to make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, ability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation. 
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 25, 2021
If you love looking back at Ella, Lady Day, Sassy and The Queen then consider how much you will love looking forward with Norm, Natalie, Latrice and La Tanya. This time history pays it forward.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2021
Now more than ever, it is clear that Black and Brown communities remain vulnerable and are most deeply impacted by both natural and man-made disasters. BLACK BROADWAY MEN has partnered with Houston CARES, an affiliate of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, to get much needed supplies and supports to children and families in need.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021
There is much work to be done for the equity of Blacks in theater and when Broadway reopens, hopefully, it will be a new and truly inclusive Black Broadway. The book, Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way, is a thorough examination of the history of the Black contribution to Broadway. The publishers of Black Broadway, Square One Publishing, have released a Kindle version and in honor of Black History Month, the ebook is available for $1.99 for the month of February. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2021
The Ogunquit Playhouse Online Arts Academy provides world-class theatre education in the form of courses and workshops, from working Broadway and Regional Theatre professionals, to children and young adults particularly those who may not otherwise have access to such resources nor this level of focused study and attention.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2020
On Tuesday, December 15 at 8pm EST, tune in for Georgia Artists for Georgia’s Future: A Benefit Concert to Flip the Senate! The one-night event stars and celebrates performers, playwrights, and politicians born in or currently living in Georgia, and benefits the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff Senate campaigns.
by Gil Kaan - Dec 6, 2020
Broadway powerhouse Michael James Scott has been making the most creative use of his no-live-theatre times prepping his album A Fierce Christmas for its December 7th release. In this interview, Michael discusses what influenced his Christmas spirit and how Broadway legends Ann Reinking and Ben Vereen touched his theatrical life.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2020
Voting ends THIS WEEK for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Check out the local nominees, cast your vote, and support live theatre entertainment in Cabaret!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2020
These are the final weeks to vote for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Voting will run through December 31. Winners will be announced in January!
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 18, 2020
Without their musical directors where would the singers of the industry be? These are the musical directors nominated for Broadway World Awards in 2020
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 11, 2020
These are the artists who help the artists. They make sure the person standing on the stage can relax and focus on the storytelling, instead of all the other details, and without them a lot of people would be lost.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2020
Broadway for Biden is partnering with Women for Biden to host two days of phone banking marathons this weekend in support of the Senate runoff campaigns of Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock in Georgia.
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 10, 2020
These are the shows that were soooooo good that they needed more than just one performance. But one was all there was.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2020
Darkness RISING Project is a 501 (c3) composed of singers and musicians from the Black Broadway community whose purpose is to help those in the Black community begin conversations about mental health, provide access to resources, and erase the negative stigma of mental health issues.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020
BLACK BROADWAY MEN is a new and exciting non-profit organization which utilizes social and educational opportunities to strengthen the bond of healing and unity for ALL Black men in both the Broadway and theatre community.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2020
Children's Theatre Company has announced their Virtual Academy classes for the fall season is now on sale. Classes will run for nine weeks from September 21 through November 16 and four-week mini sessions will be available for some early childhood offerings running October 6 through 30, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2021
Black Broadway Men partnered with Houston CARES, an affiliate of the National CARES Mentoring Movement and LUCILLE’S 1913 to provide much needed supplies, support and food, respectively, to children and families in need.
by Courtney Savoia - Apr 16, 2021
Broadway Records recently announced the release of IN PIECES, a new musical by Joey Contreras. This energetic and emotional 10-track highlights album features a robust lineup of talent from popular artists, including David Archuleta, Andrew Barth Feldman, George Salazar, Solea Pfeiffer, Ben Fankhauser, Natalie Weiss, Ashley De La Rosa, Leslie Hiatt, and Emily Kristen Morris. Showcasing their unique and powerful voices, along with their flair for storytelling, IN PIECES brings the musical’s candid themes of our human existence to light.