Heather Headley in The Color Purple Photo: Mat...
I didn't know who in the audience had slung the verbal arrow. I couldn't ask her those questions. So I did the only thing I could possibly do: I talked to the ladies next to me. I needed a teaching moment, and I made myself one.
It's unfortunate in the past two years there've been none in the four acting races, but the omissions belie a number of factors and, if there is criticism to be directed, it should not be the Motion Picture Academy.
Spike Lee, we can't be mad at you, For using your creativity is what you do. My ire is directed more towards those, Who are angry that Chi-Raq is in couplets not prose
In one of the more notable turnarounds in recent Broadway history, The Color Purple -- which many viewers found self-deflated and uninvolving when it premiered in 2005 -- reveals itself upon its return (via London) as a stunning, exhilarating and altogether joyful theatrical experience.
In a country that is more divisive than ever, a show about the triumph of the indomitable human spirit and an unshakable faith in the goodness of God and ultimately, of man, was a much needed balm for this world-weary soul.
Later on in her life, Walker realized that she "had to show what happened to them and why they were like that," she said of her grandparents. She had to tell the story of how people could move forward, break free from their former selves and change for the better.
Diversity on stage will give people of different backgrounds a reason to explore forms of entertainment new to them. Audiences want to relate to characters that look and sound like them.
One of the most prominent conversations in culture today is that of gender equality. The entertainment industry, specifically film, seems to be leadin...
Of course, the season has already crowned one giant hit, Hamilton, that will inevitably define it. But there is still much to come.
"You've got to embrace yourself. Love what skin you're in," says Jennifer Hudson. "It's not about what other people think. It's about what you believe about yourself, so own it."
Just last week, David Muir celebrated all music therapists as Persons of the Week on his ABC World News Tonight broadcast.
Hudson was thrilled to meet her impersonators and happily took selfies with attendees all the while enjoying the dance party that wrapped up the evening.
As much as I love Meryl, I'm never going to buy her records, and I haven't been this uncomfortable watching her in a film since, what do you know, Mama Mia! If we're living in any sort of movie musical cinema revival, it's time to start asking ourselves what we sacrificed to get there.
"I love being part of the Disney family. Did I mention that I'm the youngest person ever to be inducted as a Disney Legend? That's a huge honor that I take very, very seriously," Anika said.
Reality singing competitions are great opportunities for songwriters. After all, whoever wins is going to need an album's worth of material. But I h...