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Celebrating Black History Month: MOTOWN Raises the Volume on Broadway PhotoCelebrating Black History Month: MOTOWN Raises the Volume on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 24, 2021

Watch below as the original company performs 'Stop! In the Name of Love,' 'I Want You Back,' 'Can I Close the Door,' 'Do You Love Me,' 'Get Ready' and 'Dancing In the Street' and click here for even more performances from Broadway in Bryant Park.
Celebrating Black History Month: Geoffrey Holder, History-Making Tony Award-Winner PhotoCelebrating Black History Month: Geoffrey Holder, History-Making Tony Award-Winner
by Alexa Criscitiello - February 25, 2021

Today it's all about history-making performer, choreographer, director, costume designer, composer and visual artist, Geoffrey Holder.
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of TINA Unite to Perform Daniel J. Watts' Poignant Poem, 'The G PhotoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of TINA Unite to Perform Daniel J. Watts' Poignant Poem, 'The Gatherers'
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 22, 2021

Days after Broadway theatres went dark and cities shuttered last March, TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL’s Tony-nominated Daniel J. Watts (Ike Turner) sat down to write a tribute to those who gather. A year later—amidst a renewed racial reckoning and a pandemic that continues to evolve our public and private selves—his words ring truer than ever.
VIDEO: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amanda Gorman & More in #Ham4Progress THE JOY IN OUR PhotoVIDEO: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amanda Gorman & More in #Ham4Progress THE JOY IN OUR VOICES
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2021

Celebrate Black History Month with '#Ham4Progress Presents: The Joy In Our Voices', celebrating Black art and artists! Tune in tonight, February 21, at 7pm ET to watch live!
Celebrating Black History Month: Spotlight on Trailblazer Vinnette Carroll PhotoCelebrating Black History Month: Spotlight on Trailblazer Vinnette Carroll
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2021

Vinnette Carroll was an American playwright, actress, and theatre director best known for being the was the first African-American woman to direct on Broadway, with her 1972 production of the musical Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope. Until Liesl Tommy's 2016 nomination for Eclipsed, Carroll was the only African-American woman to have received a Tony Award nomination for direction.
Celebrating Black History Month: MEMPHIS Turns Up the Dial on Broadway PhotoCelebrating Black History Month: MEMPHIS Turns Up the Dial on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 21, 2021

With music by David Bryan, lyrics by Bryan and Joe DiPietro, and a book by DiPietro, Memphis was directed by Christopher Ashley, choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, and starred Montego Glover, Chad Kimball, Derrick Baskin, and James Monroe Iglehart. It was nominated for eight Tony Awards and won four.
Celebrating Black History Month: RAGTIME Arrives on Ellis Island PhotoCelebrating Black History Month: RAGTIME Arrives on Ellis Island
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 18, 2021

Ragtime originally opened on Broadway in 1998 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, where it played for 834 performances. With music by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a book by Terrence McNally, Ragtime tells the story of three groups in the United States: African Americans, upper-class suburbanites, and Eastern European immigrants.
Get Healthy This Month with The Ultimate BIPOC FitPro Database! PhotoGet Healthy This Month with The Ultimate BIPOC FitPro Database!
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2021

Looking to live a healthier life this February and beyond? Look no further than The Ultimate BIPOC FitPro Database- a new resource highlighting the many talented, hardworking, and knowledgeable BIPOC FitPros whose jobs have been directly affected by the pandemic and the closing of Broadway. 
BWW Interview: What's Next for Broadway Advocacy Coalition? Checking In with the Arts PhotoBWW Interview: What's Next for Broadway Advocacy Coalition? Checking In with the Arts Advocacy Org
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2021

This past year has been a time of change for theatre, and one of the organizations leading the charge has been the Broadway Advocacy Coalition- founded by a group of Broadway artists in 2016.
BWW Interview: Tamara Tunie Outlines What's Next for Black Theatre United PhotoBWW Interview: Tamara Tunie Outlines What's Next for Black Theatre United
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2021

Awareness, accountability, advocacy and action- these are the four pillars on which Black Theatre United was built when it came to be last June. One of BTU's founding members, Tamara Tunie, just checked in with BroadwayWorld to share some of the highlights of the organization's work so far and chat about what comes next.
The Umbrella Stage Company and The Robbins House Team Up For Black History Month Virt PhotoThe Umbrella Stage Company and The Robbins House Team Up For Black History Month Virtual Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2021

On February 25, The Umbrella Stage Company will present the newest installation in its series of 'virtual cabarets,' an online showcase of musical talents from past Umbrella productions and throughout the Greater Boston theater world.
Mikhailovsky Ballet's Adrian Blake Mitchell Hosts 'Dance Talks' & Master Class For We PhotoMikhailovsky Ballet's Adrian Blake Mitchell Hosts 'Dance Talks' & Master Class For Westside Ballet
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2021

Adrian Blake Mitchell, professional male ballet dancer at the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company, will livestream both a Master Class and also will host Westside Ballet's 'Dance Talks' series - Zooming from St. Petersburg on President's Day, Monday February 15, in honor of Black History Month and to support Westside Ballet's ongoing Crisis Relief Fund.
NYU Steinhardt & Black Theatre United Offer Behind-the-Scenes Discussion on the Makin PhotoNYU Steinhardt & Black Theatre United Offer Behind-the-Scenes Discussion on the Making of New Record: 'Stand For Change'
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2021

As part of its annual celebration of Black History Month, the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at New York University’s Steinhardt School will host a virtual conversation with the founding members of Black Theatre United.
Morven Presents Black History Month Tribute To Frank Johnson's Music PhotoMorven Presents Black History Month Tribute To Frank Johnson's Music
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2021

For Black History month, Independent scholar John Burkhalter and pianist Sheldon Eldridge explore the link between Robert Field Stockton (1795-1866) the 'Commodore', and the free black composer Francis 'Frank' Johnson.
Lilli Cooper, Sasha Hutchings and More Join VASTHY'S FRIENDS for Black History Month  PhotoLilli Cooper, Sasha Hutchings and More Join VASTHY'S FRIENDS for Black History Month Events
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2021

Children’s Entertainment show Vasthy’s Friends is honoring Black History Month with exciting events all month long. To celebrate Black History Month, Vasthy’s Friends is hosting 2 separate events to celebrate the various cultures of the Black community and raise money for free shows to children in special circumstances. 
Emmy Winner Erin Cherry Joins WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast For Black History Month PhotoEmmy Winner Erin Cherry Joins WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast For Black History Month
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2021

Actor and producer Erin Cherry (After Forever) gets behind the mic to talk with host Patrick Oliver Jones, not only about her own acting journey onstage and onscreen but of the black women she watched growing up like Cicely Tyson and Diahann Carroll and the importance of such role models and examples, then and now.
Celebrating Black History Month: AFTER MIDNIGHT Brings Jazz Back to Broadway PhotoCelebrating Black History Month: AFTER MIDNIGHT Brings Jazz Back to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 11, 2021

Today we celebrate Black History Month by taking a closer look at After Midnight. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, it played for 273 performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The revue is based on Cotton Club Parade, which ran in concert at Encores! in 2011 and 2012. The revue takes place 'after midnight' in New York's Harlem.
Celebrating Black History Month: Encores! Eases On Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009 PhotoCelebrating Black History Month: Encores! Eases On Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 14, 2021

Today we're celebrating Black History Month by taking a closer look at the 2009 Encores! production of The Wiz, which starred James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Ashanti and more. Watch as we take you inside rehearsals with the cast!
Celebrating Black History Month: Spotlight On August Wilson,  Pulitzer Prize-Winning  PhotoCelebrating Black History Month: Spotlight On August Wilson, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright
by Alexa Criscitiello - February 20, 2021

August Wilson is best known as the author of the American Century Cycle, a series of ten plays including Gem of the Ocean, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Fences, Two Trains Running, Jitney, King Hedley II, and Radio Golf. These works explore the heritage and experience of African Americans, decade-by-decade, over the course of the twentieth century.
Celebrating Black History Month: Spotlight on Alvin Ailey PhotoCelebrating Black History Month: Spotlight on Alvin Ailey
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2021

Today we learn all about Alvin Ailey- a dancer, director, choreographer, and activist who is perhaps best known for founding the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT). His work fused theater, modern dance, ballet, and jazz with black vernacular, creating hope-fueled choreography that continues to spread global awareness of black life in America.
The Ensemble Theatre Kicks Off Black History Month 2021 PhotoThe Ensemble Theatre Kicks Off Black History Month 2021
by BWW News Desk - February 3, 2021

The Ensemble Theatre is kicking off Black History Month streaming the vimeo on demand production of I, Too, Am America written by Ekundayo Bandele and directed by Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director, Eileen J. Morris. Streaming February 7- 28, 2021.
Celebrating Black History Month: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Star in August Wil PhotoCelebrating Black History Month: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Star in August Wilson's FENCES
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 3, 2021

The first Broadway revival of Fences, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, played at the Cort Theatre for 88 performances and won three Tony Awards- two of which went to its leading actors.
Celebrating Black History Month: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Commences on Broadway in 2010! PhotoCelebrating Black History Month: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Commences on Broadway in 2010!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 7, 2021

This February, BroadwayWorld is committed to celebrating the outstanding contributions that black artists have made to the American theatre. Join us for Black History month as we shine a spotlight on some of the most influential productions from Broadway's past. Today is all about the 2010 Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys.
Ailey Extension Celebrates Black History Month with Virtual Workshops & Classes Explo PhotoAiley Extension Celebrates Black History Month with Virtual Workshops & Classes Exploring Dances of the African Diaspora
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2021

Throughout February, dancers are invited to participate in special workshops and weekly classes that will expose them to the rich history of dances born from different Black communities in the USA, Caribbean, South America, and the continent of Africa.
Wharton Institute For The Performing Arts Celebrates Black History With Month-Long Fr PhotoWharton Institute For The Performing Arts Celebrates Black History With Month-Long Free Jazz Listening Series
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2021

The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts announced today that it will celebrate Black History Month with a virtual Jazz History and Masters Listening Hour Series every Saturday from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. EST during the month of February.

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