NEW YORK — Charles Blow recalls being in the audience at the premiere of the opera based on his memoir, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” and watching the scene that depicts his sexual abuse as a child by an older cousin.
She’s an Emmy winner and Grammy nominee, as well as a two-time Helen Hayes Award winner.
Tiny Dynamite, a local theater company that offers audiences new ways to experience theater and artists new ways to create it, is about to present its first ever Oktoberfest. The outdoor celebration of theater, pumpkins, beer, and spooky stories will take place in the Powell House gardens, 2…
NEW YORK — Broadway’s pre-pandemic theater season featured two plays by Black writers, and one of them had been kicking around since 1981. The previous season, there was one such play, and the season before that, zero.
NEW YORK (AP) — L. Steven Taylor got the call that would change his life in 2005: Would he like to make his Broadway debut in “The Lion King”? It was just a six-month contract but he took it, uprooting his family and moving to New York.
The curtains are finally going up!
NEW YORK — The long-delayed Tony Awards have landed two impressive master of ceremonies: Tony- and Grammy-winning singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. will host a splashy TV special, and the awards will be hosted by Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning actor and singer Audra McDonald.
Originally performed in 1892, Alexander Dumas’ “The Nutcracker” quickly became synonymous with Christmas. Since its first run, the ballet has gone through numerous revamps, refurbishing, and modernizing, now it’s time for the Philadelphia Chocolate Ballerina Company to give it its own spin. …
With her dad serving in the marine corps for 30 years, Tia Kemp literally grew up in major cities around the world, enjoying it all and developing a strong interest in art.
South Philadelphia-based Theatre Exile is presenting a limited, outdoor world premiere of Barrymore award-winning playwright and best-selling author R. Eric Thomas’ original script “The Ever Present.”
NEW YORK — On Wednesday night, when a preshow announcement informed the 1,200 or so people at the August Wilson Theater that they were “one of the first audiences back to see a real Broadway play,” the response was the kind of roar you’d expect for a beloved diva returning from rehab. And “P…
Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center has announced it is requiring all guests to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination when it reopens next month.
NEW YORK — I’ve never found Shakespeare’s proto-sitcom, “The Merry Wives of Windsor” particularly funny. Too contrived — a bit of a chore, really. That is, until I sat in steamy Central Park the other night, watching the uproarious surgery playwright Jocelyn Bioh, director Saheem Ali and com…
When Greig Sargeant’s parents came here from Guyana, they first settled in Brooklyn but eventually moved to an all-white Jewish neighborhood on Long Island.
NEW YORK — Danya Taymor was jazzed. It was late July and the theater director had just cracked open the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway after months of stillness and silence.
As the Delta variant sweeps across the US, Broadway has become the latest to issue guidelines regarding vaccinations.
Even before she got to college, New York-born Tai Verley had her heart set on becoming a doctor or psychologist.
See one, do one, teach one.
After 18 months of what Ed Cambron, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the Kimmel Cultural Campus calls “an extended intermission,” the exciting 2021/2022 entertainment season kicks off with a grand reopening celebration on Sept. 18.
Three years after Barack and Michelle Obama’s official portraits were unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the paintings have arrived at the Art Institute of Chicago, where the former President and First Lady had their very first date.
Award-winning playwright Antoinette Nwandu’s play “Pass Over” is about two Black men, Moses and Kitch, friends who hang around on the same street corner every day, contemplating their place in the world, passing the time and sharing dreams of their own promised land.
Last May, adrift in a suddenly untethered world, five former ballerinas came together to form the 152nd Street Black Ballet Legacy. Every Tuesday afternoon, they logged onto Zoom from around the country to remember their time together performing with Dance Theater of Harlem, feeling that mag…
It was more than 50 years ago that Barbara Ann Teer rented space in a building at 125th Street and Fifth Avenue in Harlem that would serve as the home of a nascent organization called National Black Theater.
Charlotte Blake Alston just loves telling stories and that love affair may have started before she could even read.
On May 25 at 8 p.m., a group of artists institutions across the country – including Opera Philadelphia — will premiere the short film, “They Still Want to Kill Us,” an aria by composer, performer, educator and activist Daniel Bernard Roumain.