Common is making his debut on the Broadway stage, as he announced that he was joining the cast of "Between Riverside and Crazy". The rapper and actor's part in the play could put him in line for a potential Tony Award, securing the coveted EGOT status for him.
However, as the evening concluded, the controversial Broadway production failed to win even one award despite all the hype and chatter around it.
In a profile of 40 Black playwrights from the Los Angeles Times, these creative minds share their tales of racism they've faced in the industry.
Dave Chappelle will take his talents to a different kind of stage this summer, but it should prove to be a breeze for the veteran performer. Chappelle is set to debut on Broadway via a limited run engagement beginning in July.
Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian were in New York Monday night (Dec. 3) to take in The Cher Show on Broadway, but Yeezy wasn’t as attentive as he could have been. One of the actors in the show called out West on Twitter, to which the rapper responded with kindness and an apology.
Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z left the kids at home while hitting Broadway play Dear Evan Hansen for date night. Bey rocked a daring low-cut top.
Hamilton was already a tough Broadway ticket to score (at face value)—now it might be up there with hitting the Lotto, spotting a Yeti or Jay Electronica dropping his album. Today (May 3), the play was nominated for a record breaking 16 Tony Awards.
Hamilton, the smash Broadway hit, might be the hottest ticket in town with sold out dates all the way through to November of this year alone. Earlier this morning (Feb. 2), the producers of the play enacted an online lottery where a lucky winner can snag a pair of tickets at $10.
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.
The Roots are as multi-layered as Hip-Hop band can get and for their next accolade, they have been recruited by Atlantic Records to take on the soundtrack for the Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording).
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.