TALKS: Interview with Halle Morse & Ito Aghayere of Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

I had a chance to interview two Classical Theatre of Harlem cast members earlier last week and wanted to share them with you! If you want more info on the production, check out my thoughts on CTH’s take on this classic tale of a Midsummer Night’s Dream.  After the interview keep reading to learn more about […]

TALKS: Laiona Michelle is Nanna in Amazing Grace on Broadway

Amazing Grace, the new Broadway musical currently playing at the Nederlander Theater is a biomusical about John Newton and the story behind the famous Christian hymn published in 1779. The tale also features fictitious characters who add to the historical drama, such as Nanna. Talented Broadway newcomer Laiona Michelle plays Nanna, a vital character who…. […]

FEATURE: The Greene Space’s August Wilson’s American Century Cycle-Joe Turner’s Come and Gone Recap

Yesterday I witnessed yet another stellar production by the team at Greene Space! New York Public Radio is doing an exquisite job in presenting the August Wilson Century Cycle. An outstanding cast of Broadway and Hollywood notables assembled and, under the direction of the legendary Phylicia Rashad, a breathtaking performance ensued. Given that the cast […]

FEATURE: The Greene Space’s August Wilson’s American Century Cycle-Fences Recap

Yesterday’s performance felt like an epic moment in history. Not only did we have black Broadway royalty collaborating to produce Fences, August Wilson’s most famous play, but yesterday marked the 50th Anniversary of the historic March on Washington. Martin Luther King Jr and August Wilson were surely smiling down from heaven on The Greene Space […]

THOUGHTS: Shida

By Halle Morse SHIDA, an original musical created and performed by Broadway veteran and gospel music artist Jeannette Bayardelle (The Color Purple; Hair), is receiving its World Premiere production Off-Broadway this summer as an Ars Nova Summer Fling – 511 W. 54 St. in Manhattan. Directed by Andy Sandberg, SHIDA is a one-woman musical with book, […]

INTERVIEW: Charl Brown…2013 Tony Nominee and Beyonce Fan

It’s  likely that you have been introduced to Charl Brown via Playbill or Broadway.com. Thanks to these sources you know how he felt the day he found out he was nominated, that he portrays Smokey Robinson in Motown the Musical, annnd that he thinks Motown audiences are the best.

EVENTS: Artistry meets Activism- ‘The Remembrance Project’

Many of us who are artists are inspired to be artists because…well…it’s what we love. Part of what we love about what we do is the positive effect it can have on people, and the change it can inspire. Red Shirt Entertainment  and Rajendra Maharaj (the artistic producing director ) have taken this to the next level. Rajendra explains, “We […]

FEATURE: The Greene Space’s August Wilson Century Cycle-Radio Golf recap

There was a slight melancholy in the air as the audience ushered into The Greene Space for the 10th and final installation of the August Wilson Cycle as recorded by New York Public Radio. Over the last month, many proud and dedicated theatre artists have gathered to celebrate the work of this late great playwright. […]

FEATURE: The Greene Space’s August Wilson’s American Century Cycle-Religion, Spirituality, & Africa

When I arrived at The Greene Space, African drummer Kojo Johnson was on stage playing the jdembe drum before Terrence McKnight introduced himself as our host. They were soon joined by the panel: Dwight Andrews, Hollis King, and Josef Sorett. All of these men have deep connections to both the subject matter and August Wilson’s […]