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Set in 1976, in South Africa, black students are injured during a protest. Led by a fellow classmate, the students present a play about the symbolic Day of Liberation they all dream of—when their hero, Nelson Mandela is released from prison.

James Earl Jones Theater (Broadway)


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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2021
Off the ongoing success of their comedy series CHANNEL 13, Random Acts celebrates spooky season with SCARY STORIES AROUND THE FIRE, an audio experience set to release across platforms this October.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022
The cast and creative team have been announced for Invictus Theatre Company’s modern dress production of Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR, to be directed by Company Artistic Director Charles Askenaizer. The production will preview from October 20 to 23 and play through November 20, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022
The new musical, How to Dance in Ohio, inspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name, is the 2022/2023 season opener at Syracuse Stage and is now in performances through Oct. 9, 2022. Get a first look at photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022
The New Group has announced complete casting and dates for the company’s 2022-23 Season opener: Evanston Salt Costs Climbing, by Will Arbery and directed by Danya Taymor. The New York premiere of this play about climate and change will feature Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeb Kreager, Ken Leung, and Rachel Sachnoff.
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 13, 2021
Pass Over officially opened on Broadway last night, September 12. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos of the cast taking their opening night bows here!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 13, 2021
Pass Over officially opened on Broadway last night, September 12. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the opening night celebration here!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 13, 2021
Pass Over officially opened on Broadway last night, September 12. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 13, 2021
Pass Over officially opened on Broadway last night, September 12. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out video from the star-studded red carpet!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2021
Invictus Theatre Company today announced casting for its production of Shakespeare's HAMLET, the opening production in its fifth season of plays. The popular tragedy will be performed October 21 through November 21, 2021 in the company's new venue at 1106 W. Thorndale Avenue in Edgewater (the space formerly known as The Frontier). Press opening is Monday, October 25 at 7:30 pm.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 4, 2021
Black Girls Dance, which empowers young women of color to pursue professional dance, presents the world premiere of Mary, a holiday “dansical” choreographed, written, and directed by Founder Erin Barnett.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2021
Random Acts has shared the complete casting and five story titles for SCARY STORIES AROUND THE FIRE, an audio experience set to release across platforms this October.
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022
The nominations are in! Below, check out how each show fared individually for 2022 Tony Nominations in BroadwayWorld's list of nominations by show.
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022
This year's Tony Awards nominations were announced this morning by Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry and here they are, celebrating the best of the 2021-22 theatre season and we've got the full list of all of this year's 2022 Tony nominees. Check out the full list!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022
Three weeks are left to experience one of the best reviewed plays of 2022, the critically acclaimed and reimagined Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown.
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022
for colored girls... has announced that Kenita R. Miller has played her final performance as Lady in Red. Rachel Christopher has officially taken over the role, as Miller has stepped away for maternity leave.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022
The seven-time Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf will have a special American Sign Language performance on Tuesday, May 31, following the success of the first ASL signed performance the production had on April 15, 2022.
by Pamela Roberts - May 22, 2022
The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Our Town is a triumphant production of vitality, and consequence. Thornton Wilder’s classic—a work that captures the universal experience of being alive—takes on new resonance and depth in the capable hands of an extraordinary ensemble. This play is immediate—one to see and share and talk about.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022
The reimagined revival of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf will host “100 Women of Hip Hop Sisterhood Sunday,” a spirited gathering of Black women on Sunday at 3 p.m.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022
 The TEDxBroadway TEN stage is now set as organizers today revealed the final speakers rounding out the complete lineup for the milestone event being held Tuesday, May 17 at 1pm Eastern. 
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022
Following an earlier announcement that the show must close, the most Tony nominated play currently on Broadway, the critically acclaimed and reimagined revival of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, will now play an additional two weeks through Sunday, June 5 at Broadway’s Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street). The previously announced final performance was Sunday, May 22.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
A dependable haven for artists in isolation, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now into its second year of non-stop weekly Community Gatherings this Friday, having offered to date over 100 conversations and unlimited camaraderie since April 17, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2022
Afterwords is the 24th new musical produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre and features music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak and a book by Emily Kazmarek, with direction by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, choreography by Ebony Williams, and music supervision by Matt Perri.
by Bruce Glikas - Mar 14, 2022
Ntozake Shange's groundbreaking for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf is coming to Broadway, directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown. Performances begin on Friday, April 1, 2022 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) and open on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. 
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 23, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022
The 2nd Annual Antonyo Award nominations from the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season have been announced! See the full list here!
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022
The best of Broadway gathered on June 12 at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the 75th Annual Tony Awards. We've got the complete list of winners for the Tony Awards!
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022
Miss a speech from the 75th Annual Tony Awards? 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.
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022
The 75th Annual Tony Awards are back this year at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the best of Broadway for the 2021/22 theatre season. Need a refresher on how to watch and when? We've got you covered!
by Grace Cutler - Jul 2, 2022
Get a first look here! The Opening Night Performance Of Dear Evan Hansen At Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2022
Second Stage Theater has announced that Maulik Pancholy will complete the cast of JC Lee’s world premiere comedy, TO MY GIRLS, directed by Stephen Brackett. Mr. Pancholy last appeared at Second Stage in the Broadway production of Bess Wohl’s Tony-nominated play, Grand Horizons.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022
Joining the cast are Amara Granderson as Lady in Orange, Tendayi Kuumba as Lady in Brown, Kenita R. Miller as Lady in Red, Okwui Okpokwasili as Lady in Green, Stacey Sargeant as Lady in Blue, Alexandria Wailes as Lady in Purple, and D. Woods as Lady in Yellow.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2022
Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the upcoming production of JC Lee’s world premiere comedy, TO MY GIRLS, directed by Stephen Brackett.
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2021
Get a first look at the Broadway prpduction of Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s acclaimed, award-winning play PASS OVER, directed by Obie Award winner Danya Taymor.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2022
Village Theatre has announced cast and creative team for Little Shop of Horrors. With local actors Kyle Nicholas Anderson as Seymour and Shanelle Nicole Leonard playing the role of Audrey, Little Shop of Horrors will run in Issaquah from September 14-October 23, 2022 and in Everett from October 28-November 20, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022
 Broadway Black presents The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards, which honors Black theatre artists during the 2021-2022 season. The live, in-person ceremony will be held on Monday, October 10 at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem (253 West 125th Street). Awards in 29 competitive categories and five honorary categories will be presented along with performances and guest appearances. 
by Review Roundups - Aug 22, 2021
Read all of the reviews as they come in! Tickets are on sale through Sunday October 10, 2021. Learn more about the production here.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022
The Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) has announced its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management. 
by Marc Savitt - Aug 16, 2021
Director and Choreographer, Gerry McIntyre says, “At a time when people are feeling the need to do something in our hurting world but don’t know how to start, this production is an incredible reminder that you just need to take the first step. Or write the first note. Nina Simone: Four Women meditates on Nina Simone’s transition from a singer to an activist.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2021
Book Of Mormon's former Actor, Singer, Songwriter Alfred Jackson just released his new single 'Control' on July 31, 2021 just in time to sing us through the rest of the summer and into the fall. Jackson's new single 'Control' is available on all platforms.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2021
Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's acclaimed, award-winning play Pass Over, directed by Obie Award winner Danya Taymor, will move its opening night up to Sunday August 22, 2021, three weeks earlier than the previously announced opening date of Sunday September 12, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 8, 2022
The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown, has announced a special American Sign Language performance on Friday, April 15th.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022
The Burbank-based Conundrum Theatre Company is kicking off its summer programming with A Weekend of One Acts, a weekend-long One Act Festival featuring both established works and fresh new works written by Los Angeles area creatives.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022
Goodman Theatre announced casting for Life After by rising star writer/lyricist/composer Britta Johnson, directed by Annie Tippe. Leading the cast of nine is Samantha Williams as teenaged Alice—a young woman who, in search of facts, uncovers a more complicated truth as she pieces together events of the fateful night that changed her family forever.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022
The Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown opens tonight, April 20 at 6:45pm at the Booth Theatre. Check out all new photos from the production here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
National Dance Institute’s 46th Annual Gala raised over $1.5 million to support its award-winning arts education programs that reach 60,000 children every year.  The event featured performances by children from New York City public schools who benefit from NDI’s arts education programs.  
by Review Roundups - Apr 13, 2022
Second Stage Theater's world premiere of JC Lee's To My Girls, directed by Stephen Brackett, officially opened at Second Stage's Off-Broadway home, The Tony Kiser Theater. See all of the reviews from the critics.

Sarafina! Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Sarafina! have their been?
Sarafina! has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1987, Broadway which opened in 1988, Broadway which opened in 1988 and West End which opened in 1991.

What Tony Awards has Sarafina! been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Choreography for Ndaba Mhlongo, Best Choreography for Mbongeni Ngema, Best Direction of a Musical for Mbongeni Ngema Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Mbongeni Ngema and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Hugh Masakela.

What other awards has Sarafina! been nominated for?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Hugh Masekela and Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Mbongeni Ngema.

What productions of Sarafina! have their been?
Sarafina! has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1987, Broadway which opened in 1988, Broadway which opened in 1988 and West End which opened in 1991.

What awards has Sarafina! been nominated for?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Hugh Masekela and Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Mbongeni Ngema.

What songs are in Sarafina! and what's the order?
Zibuyile Emasisweni
Niyayibona Lento Engiyibonayo
Sarafina
The Lord's Prayer
Yes! Mistress It's a Pity
Give Us Power
Afunani Amaphoyisa eSoweto
Nkosi Sikeleli'Afrika
Freedom Is Coming Tomorrow
Excuse Me Baby, Please If You Don't Mind Baby, Thank You
Meeting Tonight
We Are Guerillas
Uyamemeza Ungoma
We Will Fight for Our Land
Wawungalelani
Mama
Sechaba
Isizwe
Goodbye
Kilimanjaro
Africa Burning in the Sun
Stimela Sasezola
Olayithi
Bring Back Nelson Mandela
Wololo!
Nkonyane Kandaba
Sabela
Thank You Mama
Vuma Dlozi Lami
Lizobuya
One More Time

What is the order of songs in Sarafina! and what's the order?
Zibuyile Emasisweni
Niyayibona Lento Engiyibonayo
Sarafina
The Lord's Prayer
Yes! Mistress It's a Pity
Give Us Power
Afunani Amaphoyisa eSoweto
Nkosi Sikeleli'Afrika
Freedom Is Coming Tomorrow
Excuse Me Baby, Please If You Don't Mind Baby, Thank You
Meeting Tonight
We Are Guerillas
Uyamemeza Ungoma
We Will Fight for Our Land
Wawungalelani
Mama
Sechaba
Isizwe
Goodbye
Kilimanjaro
Africa Burning in the Sun
Stimela Sasezola
Olayithi
Bring Back Nelson Mandela
Wololo!
Nkonyane Kandaba
Sabela
Thank You Mama
Vuma Dlozi Lami
Lizobuya
One More Time

What productions of Sarafina! have there been?
Sarafina! has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1987, Broadway which opened in 1988, Broadway which opened in 1988 and West End which opened in 1991.