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Suzan Lori Parks

Suzan-Lori Parks Returns From the Wars Triumphant

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.29.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There is enough in the characters and the dialogue -- even in the costumes, with some actors drifting on wearing basketball sneakers -- to tell us that Father Comes Home is a play of ideas and freedom that directly speaks to us, here in the 21st century.

It's Not Just About The Goat

George Heymont | Posted 03.16.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

When my business partner and I launched Alert & Oriented Medical Transcription Services more than two decades ago, one of our early clients was a San ...

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.

Alicia Keys Scores With Stick Fly

Lonna Saunders | Posted 02.12.2012 | New York
Lonna Saunders

Fourteen-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys scores with Stick Fly in her debut as a Broadway producer. Stick Fly may be best described as television's The Cosby Show meets Academy Award-winner Crash (2005).

Interview: Playwright Katori Hall Reaches for King's Mountaintop

Lonna Saunders | Posted 12.10.2011 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

Playwright Katori Hall's new play Mountaintop pays tribute to Dr. King's last public appearance at Mason Temple in Memphis where he delivered his historic "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.

Rebecca Carroll

Audra McDonald Breaks From 'Porgy and Bess' For Fall Concert Tour

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 11.26.2011 | Black Voices

Audra McDonald will take a brief break from the acting hustle to focus on singing after the controversial new musical adaptation of "Porgy and Bess," ...

Rebecca Carroll

Questions For 'Chasing Heaven' Playwright And Director Leah Maddrie

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 10.22.2011 | Black Voices

Next winter, the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass., will stage a new version of the time-honored Gershwin classic "Porgy and Bess" writte...

For Colored Girls, And For Multiple Stakes

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

The film, "For Colored Girls", is gonna have sista girl flair for sure, but there are a number of reasons to peep it and especially watch how it unfol...