André De Shields just won his first Tony at 73. Here are 5 facts on his epic career | Los Angeles Times

Makeda Easter, Los Angeles Times ANDRE DE SHIELDS. Photo by Lia Chang. Featured Image Mr. André De Shields capped a 50-year acting career by scoring his first Tony Award on Sunday, winning best featured actor in a musical for his role as Hermes in “Hadestown.” It’s been a long time coming. The 73-year-old performer has […]

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NY Metropolitan Opera to Hire All-Black Chorus for Fall Revival of “Porgy And Bess” | Good Black News

Lori Lakin Hutcherson, Good Black News UNITED STATES – CIRCA 1939: African American Evicted sharecropper, New Madrid County, Missouri (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images). Featured Image According to washingtonpost.com, The Metropolitan Opera in New York plans to hire an all-Black outside chorus for its first presentation in nearly thirty years of ”Porgy and Bess,” which opens […]

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The Uphill Battles of Black Talent Agents in Hollywood | The New York Times

Cara Buckley, The New York Times Lorrie Bartlett of ICM Partners, left; Brandon Lawrence of Creative Artists Agency; and J.B. Fitzgerald of United Talent Agency. Credit Photographs by Erik Carter for The New York Times. Featured Image Movies like “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” don’t come around all that often partly because of how […]

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‘Looking For Lorraine’ Explores The Life Of The Author Of ‘A Raisin In The Sun’ | WBEZ 91.5 Chicago By the time Lorraine Hansberry died in 1965 at just 34 years old, she had already made her mark in literary history.

By the time Lorraine Hansberry died in 1965 at just 34 years old, she had already made her mark in literary history.

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Mosaic Youth Theatre gets $1M gift from ‘Hamilton’ producer | The Detroit News The Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit on Wednesday touted its largest gift ever: a $1 million grant from Oak Park native Jeffrey Seller, the lead producer of the Broadway hit musical, "Hamilton."

The Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit on Wednesday touted its largest gift ever: a $1 million grant from Oak Park native Jeffrey Seller, the lead producer of the Broadway hit musical, “Hamilton.”

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‘Carmen Jones’ Is Back, and Its Director Knows What You’re Thinking | The New York Times “Carmen Jones” brought European opera into a populist environment, and, like “Porgy and Bess” and “Cabin in the Sky,” provided opportunity for its all-black cast.

“Carmen Jones” brought European opera into a populist environment, and, like “Porgy and Bess” and “Cabin in the Sky,” provided opportunity for its all-black cast.

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