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    Ben Vereen, Woodie King Jr To Be Inducted Into Theatre Hall of Fame

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    Catch Paterson Joseph’s One-Man Show “Sancho – An Act Of Remembrance” This Weekend

    It isn’t too late for our readers in the UK to catch actor Paterson Joseph (Peep Show, Survivors, Blood and Oil) in his one-man stage show Sancho - An Act of Remembrance, this weekend at the Oxford Playhouse’s Burton Taylor Studio. Joseph's show tells the life story of Charles Ignatius Sancho.

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    Black Women Writers Ruling Broadway This Season

    Just thought I'd toast to what just may be a historical moment (theater geeks can correct me if I'm wrong on this); This season will see 3 Broadway shows (the highest level of commercial theatre/stage achievement in this country) penned/adapted by black women.

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    Video: Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett and Katori Hall Discuss Broadway's "The Mountaintop"

    Katori Hall's The Mountaintop begins previews September 22nd at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in NYC. Watch the video below, which also features director Kenny Leon, courtesy of Broadway.com.

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    Ruth Negga Graces UK Screen And Stage This Month In “Shirley” And "Playboy Of The Western World"

    On September 29, Irish actress Ruth Negga (Breakfast on Pluto, Misfits), as reported on this site back in August, stars in the BBC Two biopic Shirley, in which she portrays iconic Diamonds Are Forever singer Dame Shirley Bassey. Negga is reported to have only had eight days to prepare for the chall...

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    "A Clockwork Orange" – London Stage Review

    When I think “A Clockwork Orange” disturbingly wanton violence and sex, violent sex at that, come to mind. So when I heard that Anthony Burgess’ 1962 dystopian novella was being adapted as a stage musical with an all-black cast… Great! Not. Young black men marauding, raping and pillaging sounds like any right-wing thinker’s wet dream, ripe for hate-fueled, fear-mongering, divisive propaganda. However, Theatre Royal Stratford East in London decided to tackle such a scenario and, with the recent riots that rocked some of the nation’s cities still fresh on our minds, and with socio-political rhetoric still ringing in our ears – most commentary s...

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    Watch: In-Depth Look and Commentary From "Porgy and Bess" Revival

    Here's a special video feature from WGBH.org of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Revival.

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    "By The Way, Meet Vera Stark" Starring Sanaa Lathan May Transfer To Broadway

    Theater producer Elizabeth I. McCann has acquired the rights to the Lynn Nottage Off -Broadway play By The Way, Meet Vera Stark.

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    Sophie Okonedo Returns To The Stage For "Haunted Child"

    Oscar-nominated actress Sophie Okonedo will be returning to the stage soon. She's set to star in Haunted Child, a new psychological thriller penned by Joe Penhall.

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    "The Book Of Mormon" The Movie?

    The creators of The Book of Mormon - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that centers on two young Mormon missionaries who are sent off to spread the word in Uganda, hoping to convert more than a few Africans, and which features a significant black cast - say they plan to adapt the stage work fo...

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