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    Rutina Wesley Talks Returning To Stage In Parody About White Playwright Who Pretends To Be Black

    Alerted you to this back in July. Performances have begun, as of September 8 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, here in NYC.

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    Watch: First Footage From "Porgy & Bess" Revival

    Been talking about this, so I hope you're all familiar by now; won't bother with rehash. Here's your first look:

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    Heather Headley Cast In The Whitney Houston Role In Stage Musical Version Of "The Bodyguard"

    We already told you about the planned remake, as well as a stage musical adaptation of the 1992 film, 'The Bodyguard, which starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston.

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    "Raisin In The Sun"-Inspired Race/Class Struggle Drama "Clybourne Park" Coming To Broadway In 2012

    The Mountaintop, Porgy & Bess, Stick Fly, A Streetcar Named Desire, and now add Bruce Norris' play titled, Clybourne Park, which examines race relations in the 1950s and in modern-day Chicago, to the list of new (or revival) plays/musicals coming to Broadway in the next 12 months that prominently fe...

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    Alicia Keys-Produced Broadway Play "Stick Fly" Finds Its Cast...

    Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Emmy nominee Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, and Condola Rashad make up the official cast of Lydia R. Diamond's play Stick Fly, which Alicia Keys is producing along with long-time Tyler Perry producer, Reuben Cannon, to be directed by Kenny Leon (The M...

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    Preview "SEED", a New Play Tackling Issues of the 1980s Crack Epidemic

    This month, Classical Theatre of Harlem and Hip-Hop Theater Festival present the Off-Broadway premiere of SEED, an award-winning play exploring themes of abandonment, poverty, class differences and byproducts of the crack epidemic that swept through Harlem in the 1980s and 1990s.

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    Early NY Times Review Of "Porgy & Bess" Revival Calls It An "Anxious And Confused Production"

    Time flies... the revival opened last night at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA, on its way to Broadway run in a few months, despite musical theater god Stephen Sondheim's majestic smack-down of this new revival, for what he feels are extreme reworkings of the original work (read his ...

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    Katori Hall Talks "Radical" MLK Jr in 'The Mountaintop' Interview

    In an interview with New York Timeout, Katori Hall discusses what influenced/inspired her in writing the controversial Martin Luther King Jr. character for her Broadway play The Mountaintop, which starts previews September 22nd at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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    Tyler Perry Begins National Tour With New Play Examining Class; Movie Adaptation Next?

    I just received notice that Tyler Perry will go on a national tour this fall with a new play he wrote and will direct titled The Haves and The Have Nots. He doesn't act in this one though; strictly a behind the stage effort this time.

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    "He was as fragile and as flawed as anyone," Samuel L. Jackson Talks MLK Jr. in 'The Mountaintop'

    “The King I am showing just came in from delivering the ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech,” says Jackson. The reverend is very tired, and the only other actor onstage is Jackson’s longtime friend Angela Bassett, who plays Camae, a hotel employee delivering room service who stays to talk. “He’s t...

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