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    Website For Samuel L Jackson's MLK Play "The Mountaintop" Launches

    As well as a look at some artwork for Katori Hall's award-winning play, The Mountaintop, which we've written about a lot on this site, making its Broadway debut this fall, with Samuel L. Jackson starring as Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Pauletta Washington Returns To Acting In Off-Broadway Play...

    Ya know, I'm not sure I ever knew that Denzel Washington's wife, Pauletta Washington was an actress... or maybe I did, and I just forgot altogether, since she hasn't done very much of it; but yes, she is. In fact, Denzel met her back in 1977, when she was Pauletta Pearson, on the set of the 1977 TV ...

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    BET Wants To Reboot "Showtime At The Apollo" w/ Jamie Foxx

    BET plans to reboot Showtime At the Apollo!

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    Berry Gordy Eying $100 Million Broadway Musical Based On His Life + He's Blocking Marvin Gaye Films?

    Reading THIS piece on the New York Post's website this afternoon, and learned the following: that Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. is indeed developing a Broadway musical based on his life "to set the record straight on the inception of the iconic label."

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    "By The Way, Meet Vera Stark" (Starring Sanaa Lathan) Opens Off-Broadway Today! Reviews Are Good!

    It opened tonight, May 9th. Any of you out there see it in previews, or tonight? I'm referring to Sanaa Lathan starring in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Lynn Nottage's new play, By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, as a black maid in Hollywood pursuing her dream of making it in the movies, while also g...

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    Oprah Winfrey Moving Full Speed Ahead On Making Broadway Dream A Reality

    Recall a couple of weeks ago, we announced that Oprah Winfrey was teasing a segue to Broadway...? Well, it's no longer just a tease. She really intends on making this dream of hers a reality.

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    Get To Know Katori Hall, Award-Winning Playwright Of "The Mountaintop" & Now Screenwriter

    We had the pleasure of attending a reading of her latest work-in-progress play last night, here in NYC, but, unfortunately, aren't allowed to say anything about it. For those just joining us, you should get acquainted with 29-year-old Katori Hall, who seems to be on the verge on an explosive career ...

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    Well It Ain't Exactly August Wilson...

    Any of our readers in the Houston/Austin/Waco Texas area who are looking for something to do this Mother's Day weekend, do I have some good news for you. The romantic comedy stage play Cheaper to Keep Her with Vivica A Fox and Brian McKnight, written by Ja'Caryous Johnson will be performed in those ...

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    2011 Tony Awards Nominations Announced! "Scottsboro Boys" Racks Up 12! The Details...

    As I wrote yesterday, star of stage and screen, Anika Noni Rose, joined Matthew Broderick this morning in announcing the nominees for the 2011 Tony Awards (essentially the stage equivalent of the Oscars - theater's highest honor), and as I suggested then, this year's list of potentials has a decent ...

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    A Leading Lady in a Maid's Uniform: A Closer Look At Sanaa Lathan As Vera Stark

    A mockumentary about the fictional character (Vera Stark) that Sanaa Lathan plays in Lynn Nottage's new play, By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, currently running at 2nd Stage Theater in New York City.

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