Donny Hathaway died in 1979 after a fall from a hotel room window. On Wednesday, his daughter Lalah will honor him with a concert of his music. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images. Featured Image
“Harriet” stars rising Hollywood star Cynthia Erivo in the title role. Erivo is best known to theater-goers for her breakout work on Broadway, including winning a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2016 for her acclaimed run as Celie in the revival of “The Color Purple.” Last fall, the actress broke big at the movies with supporting turns in Drew Goddard’s “Bad Times at the El Royale” and Steve McQueen’s “Widows.” “Harriet” marks Erivo’s debut as a leading star. The supporting cast includes “Hamilton” Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. as abolitionist William Still, plus Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, and Janelle Monáe.