Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who made history as the first Black actor to play the lead role of Jean Valjean in the Broadway musical Les Misérables, died in a fall last Friday in New York. Jean-Baptiste was also the youngest actor to ever take on the role as well, and he was set for larger roles in the coming year.
Taye Diggs is currently starring in the titular role in Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch production, but 50 Cent doesn’t give a damn.
Although many think of the classic soul music musical The Wiz as a film, it actually got its start as a theater play. NBC announced Monday (Mar. 30) that it will air its next live musical in conjunction with the high-flying Cirque du Soleil troupe later this year.
Flood Wall Street, a term coined for a protest by climate change activists, kicked off Monday in New York as marchers took to the streets in droves. By the end of the demonstration, over 100 persons were arrested.
Today we learn Holler If Ya Hear Me is being categorized as a “Broadway flop,” never once reaching $200,000 in its first six weeks.
Holler if Ya Hear Me, the Broadway play dedicated to the beats, rhymes and life of Tupac Shakur may be struggling in terms of ticket sales, but the cast isn’t going down without a fight.
As Fabolous puts the finishing touches on Loso’s Way II: Rise to Power, he releases a visual for “Guess Whos Bizzack,” featuring Broadway, from The Soul Tape 2 to whet fans’ appetites.
Just as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is dealing with infidelity scandals kicking-off with David Petraeus, comes another headache. Panetta stripped Gen. William “Kip” Ward of a star Tuesday (Nov. 13), demoting him down to a three-star general, thanks to lavish government spending sprees.