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Aisle View: 'Honey in the Honeycomb'

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.12.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Michael Potts and LaChanze in the Encores! presentation of Cabin in the Sky. Photo: Joan Marcus There's "honey in the honeycomb"--and "jelly in the...

Songwriting Duo John Kander & Fred Ebb are Celebrated Tonight on PBS. Julia Murney Commemorates Their Achievements

Victor Legrá | Posted 11.20.2016 | Arts
Victor Legrá

Broadway favorites come together to celebrate First You Dream - The Music of Kander & Ebb tonight on PBS. The musical songwriting duo that brought us ...

James Earl Jones Honored at the American Theater Wing Gala

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.30.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Broadway luminaries attended the American Theater Wing gala on Monday night at the Plaza Hotel to honor James Earl Jones: Angela Lansbury, Tony Bennet...

Theater: Show Boat Sings (Thankfully)

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.06.2015 | Arts
Michael Giltz

It's big, it's lavish, it has a cast of thousands and hearing the New York Philharmonic in full glory bursting through this score is a delight.

Broadway History Maker On The N-Word & Kissing Kerry Washington

Karu F. Daniels, Uptown Magazine | Posted 08.06.2014 | Black Voices

On the heels of Tony Award nominated theater veteran Norm Lewis making history as Broadway's first African American to play the title role of The Phan...

Black Men On Broadway To Be Celebrated In Big Way

Karu F. Daniels, Playbill.com | Posted 06.20.2014 | Black Voices

June 23, a star-studded, all-male line-up of black Broadway performers from yesteryear, today and tomorrow are scheduled to partake in The Black Stars...

Pre-Tony's Broadway Tasting: Stars in the Alley

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Even before I got to Schubert Alley, a tad late of course, the sounds were rocking Broadway. Audiences were treated to a free sampling of numbers from...

Think of Me: Phantom and the Importance of Casting

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.29.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

When it was announced last week that Sierra Boggess and Norm Lewis would step into The Phantom of the Opera this May, most of the press was about the fact that Lewis was to become the first black Phantom on Broadway. I didn't care about that.

Brave New World: The Tempest's Dancing Youngsters

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

There was an infectious spirit at the Public Theater's free Public Works' production of The Tempest -- so much of it was joyous it was hard not to just go with it.

Mallika Rao

'Porgy And Bess' Star Talks Tonys, And Crushing On His Co-Star

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home

This is one in a series of nominee snapshots in the lead-up to the Tony Awards Sunday night. Norm Lewis' Tony-nominated performance as Porgy, the d...

Why Quibble? The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess Revived on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.02.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

A controversy over whether or not the original 1935 opera Porgy and Bess can work clouds over what should be a celebration. Filled with perhaps the most well-known lyrics in the American songbook, Porgy and Bess in any variation is welcome.

On the Culture Front: Porgy and Bess, Rouge Tomate's New Winter Menu, and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.26.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

There's been a lot of controversy surrounding Suzan-Lori Parks' adaptation of Porgy and Bess, so I was surprised that there was nothing too radical about the production.