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Keke Palmer to Play Cinderella on Broadway

Actress making history as first black actress to portray character on Broadway

Keke Palmer will reportedly make history when she takes on the role of Cinderella on…

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Tupac Shakur’s Legacy Hits Broadway

Hip-hop musical featuring rap icon's music and lyrics appeals to new audiences

A new Broadway play highlighting the life and works of Tupac Shakur hits theaters but…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Iconic Director Kenny Leon Wins First Career Tony Award For A Raisin In The Sun

Next up is Holler If Ya Hear Me based on music of Tupac

Kenny Leon won his first career Tony on Sunday night for best director for the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Denzel Washington Hosts ‘Broadway Junior’ Event in New York

The actor served as Host of the Shubert Foundation/MTI Broadway Junior Student Share celebration

Broadway Junior provides performance opportunities to children in New York City public schools who don’t…

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Month of the Man: Producer & Reality TV Alum Talks Success on His Own Terms

Producer Fred Thomas Jr. talks success for minority men in entertainment

Producer and director Fred Thomas Jr., of R&B Divas franchise, talks success in entertainment and…

By Daron Pressley

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‘Soul Train’ is Making a Stop on Broadway

'Rock of Ages' creator buys rights to the syndicated music show

Soul Train will be moving onto Broadway in the near future as a theater production

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Broadway Star, Lawrence Hamilton, Dead at 59

Actor starred in plays, 'Ragtime,' 'Jelly's Last Jam' and 'The Wiz'

Hamilton, who was both a singer and actor, starred in classics like ‘Ragtime,’ ‘Jelly’s Last…

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Fantasia and Dulé Hill Pay Homage to Harlem’s Cotton Club in “After Midnight”

"After Midnight" features 25 vocalists and dancers performing numbers set against a backdrop of Langston Hughes' poetry.

A cast of music stars are scheduled to play roles in the play

By Kimberly Wilson

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Hollywood Boss Moves: Phylicia Rashad Directs ‘Four Little Girls’ Play

Special reading marks 50th anniversary of tragic Birmingham bombing

Actress Phylicia Rashad, best known as one of America’s favorite TV moms, is adding…

By Janell Hazelwood

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August Wilson’s American Century Cycle to be Recorded at Greene Space

The series kicked off Monday, August 26th bringing together many longtime Wilson collaborators and interpreters.

Will you be checking out the show during its limited run?

By Kimberly Wilson

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From Newbie to Senior: Six Leaders Who Found Success Early—and Later—In Their Careers

Be inspired, from Cicely Tyson to Ithaca N.Y. mayor Svante Myrick

Major accomplishments can come at any age, proving it’s never too late—or too early—to make…

By Joshua Perrin

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Broadway Boss Moves: 4 Actors of Color Changing the Game

Cicely Tyson, Billy Porter, Patina Miller, Courtney B. Vance part of history-changing year

Actors Cicely Tyson, Billy Porter, Patina Miller and Courtney B. Vance make history with 2013…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cicely Tyson Receives First Tony Awards Nomination

Seasoned veteran actress is up for "Best Actress in a Play" for her role in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful"

Will Cicely Tyson win on her first ever nomination?

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Berry Gordy Says his Broadway Play is his “Last Major Endeavor”

Motown to star on Broadway.

Gordy’s illustrious career ends where it started

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Museum Celebrates the Life of Afrobeat Pioneer Fela Kuti

The Nigerian icon's legacy lives on

Friends and family of the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti celebrated his life during a week-long series of…

By Demetria Irwin

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Adesola Osakalumi: Broadway’s New ‘Fela’

Adesola Osakalumi and the cast of FELA! bring the tale of the revolutionary beat maker back to Broadway

Adesola Osakalumi and the cast of FELA! bring the tale of the revolutionary beat maker…

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Preview Our World: Behind the Scenes with Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood in ‘Streetcar Named Desire’

Host Marc Lamont Hill interviews Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood from Streetcar Named Desire; plus talks about the future of hip hop

‘Our World with Black Enterprise’ host Marc Lamont Hill interviews Nicole Ari Parker and Blair…

By Andrew Wadium

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Watch: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ Takes Final Bow on Broadway

Before they were stars: Actors Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood talk to Black Enterprise correspondent Shannon Lanier about their celebrity hustles

Before they were stars: Actors Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood talk to Black Enterprise…

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WATCH: ‘Streetcar’ Star Nicole Ari Parker Talks Broadway, Family Life, and Black Hollywood

Mother, wife and entrepreneur takes theater and Tinseltown by storm

On the heels of her sizzling Broadway debut, actress Nicole Ari Parker took a break…

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Last year, The Guinness Book of World Records named Samuel L. Jackson the highest-grossing actor of all time. The 63-year-old Washington, D.C. native has starred in over 100 films that have a combined box office gross of almost $8 billion. That’s quite a feat for a man who nearly squandered his talent and life away due to a serious drug and alcohol addiction.

Since starting out in the theater in the ’70s as a student at Morehouse College, Jackson has managed to build an estimated net worth of $150 million by appearing in some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, like Captain America and Star Wars and low budget critical hits like Eve’s Bayou. The always earnest, off-the-cuff actor has made a fortune playing stern, authoritative characters. His latest role and box office score was as Nick Fury in The Avengers, which broke domestic box office records, pulling in $200.3 million opening weekend. With the May 18th release of his new neo-noir thriller The Samaritan sure to add more zeros to Jackson’s bank account, BlackEnterprise.com decodes the hardest working actor in Hollywood. —Shydel James

Samuel L. Jackson Decoded: Hollywood’s Hardest Working Man

Examining the luminous career of the highest grossing actor of all time

The Guinness Book of World Records cemented Samuel L. Jackson as the highest-grossing actor of…

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WATCH: Choreographer Camille A. Brown Adds Rhythm & Soul to ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

The award-winning choreographer explains how she incorporated the spirit of Louisiana into A Streetcar Named Desire

Award-winning choreographer Camille A. Brown explains how she infused New Orleans dance processionals into A…

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Preview Our World: Alicia Keys Takes Broadway By Storm

With the Broadway hit Stick Fly, the singer/songwriter carves out a new lane for herself and others on stage

Singer/songwriter Alicia Keys adds Broadway producer to her resume with the release of Stick Fly…

By Andrew Wadium

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Basketball Wives’ Royce Reed Creates Her Own Reality on Stage

The reality star rebrands herself with budding acting career and series of youth-centered books

Using her notoriety from reality TV, the budding businesswoman breaks into acting with Platanos &…

By Amber McKynzie

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Playwright Katori Hall Celebrates MLK’s Legacy with ‘The Mountaintop’

The Mountaintop playwright explains the real story behind why she re-imagined MLK's last day

The Mountaintop’s Katori Hall opens up about the true story behind her fictional account of…

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The Business of Broadway

Alicia Keys, Kenny Leon, Lydia Diamond and others represent the new look of Broadway

This current season may be historic because three African American female playwrights—out of six shows…

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Actress Annie Potts arrives for opening night of Arthur Miller’s “A View From the Bridge”…

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Actor Griffin Dunne arrives for opening night of Arthur Miller’s “A View From the Bridge”…

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So you want to invest in a Broadway production?

Broadway has definitely been on a roll. The Great White Way had a record year…

By George Alexander

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