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    A Stage Musical Adaptation Of "A Clockwork Orange" Starring Black People? Casting Now!

    Filmmaker Ed DuRante, whom long time readers of this site would be familiar with (6 Things I Never Told You, Jake Gets Paid) has been furtively working on a musical adaptation of Anthony Burgess' 1962 dystopian masterwork A Clockwork Orange, the basis of revered auteur Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film of...

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    Branford Marsalis Will Compose Original Score For Katori Hall's "The Mountaintop"

    The production team (cast & crew) for Katori Hall's award-winning play, The Mountaintop, which will be directed by Kenny Leon, continues to shape up.

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    Rutina Wesley Heads Off-Broadway To Co-Star In Play About White Man Who Pretends To Be Black Woman

    True Blood star Rutina Wesley is headed Off-Broadway this fall to star alongside Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff in a new play by Jeff Talbott, titled The Submission.

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    Watch Denzel Washington Tell A True Story About "The Nigga They Couldn't Kill"

    I came across this video clip courtesy of director Pete Chatmon. While promoting his Fences appearance with co-star Viola Davis, Denzel Washington explains how and why he turned down a lucrative role.

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    Suzan-Lori Parks/Audra McDonald "Porgy & Bess" Revival Will Head To Broadway In January 2012

    As I said in previous posts about this revival, while the work is slated to bow at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA, this September, the producers certainly weren’t counting out an eventual Broadway run as well, which wouldn’t be a first for the work.

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    Alicia Keys, Reuben Cannon Bringing "Stick Fly" To Broadway; Kenny Leon Directing

    Perhaps taking her cues from Jay-Z and Will Smith (or perhaps not) songstress Alicia Keys will put on her producers hat to bring writer Lydia R. Diamond's play Stick Fly to the Broadway stage.

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    Terence Blanchard Will Compose Original Music For Broadway Revival Of "A Streetcar Named Desire"

    He's only recently completed work on the George Lucas-produced Tuskegee Airmen actioner, Red Tails, and now it's been announced that jazzman, and Spike Lee's favorite composer, Terence Blanchard, will compose the original musical for the upcoming Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' landmark, Pu...

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    Theater Review - Exit, Pursued By A Bear's All-Male Presentation Of Shakespeare's "King Lear"

    A review of the Ed Sylvanus Iskandar-directed all-male (majority black male actors) staging of Shakespeare's King Lear submitted by Rod Gailes OBC, winner of the last Shadow And Act $3,000 Black Filmmaker Challenge (he's currently in post-production on the short film he made with the cash, and we sh...

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    It's Official! Angela Bassett Will Join Samuel L. Jackson On Broadway This Fall In "The Mountaintop"

    Looks like it's no longer just conjecture on our part; it's now been officially confirmed by the upcoming show's producers.

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    Blair Underwood To Make Broadway Debut In Revival Of "A Streetcar Named Desire"

    The rumor last year was that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith had been approached to play Stanley and Stella Kowalski, in a Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' landmark, Pulitzer Prize-winning play, A Streetcar Named Desire, which was supposedly set to open early this year. That obviously didn'...

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