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Theater: Show Boat Sings (Thankfully)

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.06.2014 | 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.

The First 'Desperate Housewives' Season Is Still One Of TV's Best

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.03.2014 | Entertainment

This time 10 years ago, five suburban women became the centerpiece of a major television comeback story. The show was "Desperate Housewives," and ...

The Trip to Bountiful

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.27.2014 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

While Foote's play may be looking to the past for inspiration, it is a reminder of the America that lives on in the present, perhaps a bit shadowy and below the surface, but still flowing through the American character.

The Oscar-Winning Role Vanessa Williams Passed On

OWN | Posted 07.21.2014 | OWN

Vanessa Williams has performed in dozens of hit films and television shows, from "Dance with Me" to "Ugly Betty." Her music career was filled with hit...

10 Celebrities Who've Opened Up About Sexual Abuse

www.yourtango.com | Posted 07.18.2014 | Entertainment

Actress Vanessa Williams recently spoke out about how she was abused and molested by another woman when she was just 10 years old and on summer vacati...

Vanessa Williams Opens Up About Being Molested By A Woman At Age 10

OWN | Posted 07.15.2014 | OWN

When she was 10 years old, actress and former Miss America Vanessa Williams went on a vacation that would alter the course of her life. It was the sum...

Why Vanessa Williams Never Thought She'd Win Miss America

OWN | Posted 07.11.2014 | OWN

Thirty years ago, Vanessa Williams made history as the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss America. In her interview for "Oprah's Master C...

The Relationship Risk Vanessa Williams Is Always Willing To Take

OWN | Posted 07.10.2014 | OWN

At 51 years old, Vanessa Williams has been in her share of relationships. Some led to marriage and several ended in heartbreak, but if there's one wor...

Shocking News For Broadway Musical

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.15.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — The Broadway musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem is dancing into history: It will play...

Brennan Williams

Vanessa Williams Only Had A Week To Prepare For 'After Midnight'

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment

Following her performance in last year's Tony Award-winning Broadway production "The Trip To Bountiful," multi-platinum recording artist and actress V...

Vanessa Williams Heads Back To Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 02.20.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Vanessa Williams wants to stay up after midnight. The actress, singer and former Miss America watched the matinee performance of "A...

Michael Urie: From Betty to Barbra

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Dustin Fitzharris

When ABC's hit show Ugly Betty wasn't renewed after four critically acclaimed seasons, actor Michael Urie, known to millions of fans as Marc St. James, returned to his roots in the theater. Today the 33-year-old graduate of Juilliard is starring in Buyer & Cellar, one of the most celebrated off-Broadway shows this year.

Bob Guccione in Filthy Gorgeous

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

When Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione died on October 10, 2010, the obituaries dwelled on him as pornographer. That got the attention of filmmaker, Ba...

Lifetime Bringing 'Trip To Bountiful' To TV

Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment

"The Trip To Bountiful," the hit Tony-winning Broadway play, is coming to TV thanks to Lifetime. Slated to air next year, and currently in producti...

PHOTOS: Boundary Breaking Beauties Meet!

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 09.19.2013 | Black Voices

Two women who broke color barriers and made history had the chance to meet for the first time on Wednesday. The first Indian American Miss America...

LOOK: 30 Years Ago Today, Vanessa Williams Crowned First Black Miss America

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

On September 17th 1983, Vanessa Williams broke color barriers and made history becoming the first black Miss America. Although she wasn't the firs...

PHOTOS: The Week's Best Style Moments

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.21.2013 | Black Voices

The country's top athletes stole the style spotlight this week at the ESPY Awards, but there were a few other sartorial standouts worth noting... O...

Who Is Replacing Condola Rashad In 'Bountiful'?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 09.14.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — The actress who will fill Condola Rashad's shoes in "The Trip to Bountiful" has been revealed: Adepero Oduye. Producers of the Tony ...

It's Tyson Time, Tripping to Bountiful!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 08.06.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Cicely Tyson. I remember when she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress when I was still in school for Sounder (1972). Yet it wasn't u...

WATCH: Vanessa Williams Says Winning Miss America Hurt Her Career

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Vanessa Williams stopped by the HuffPost Live studios on Monday to discuss her new Tony-nominated Broadway play "The Trip To Bountiful." Talk turned t...

PHOTOS: The Week's Best Style Moments

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.04.2013 | Black Voices

This week the top fashion moments were black-and-white...and red all over! To kick things off, Kerry Washington stepped out in a high contrast Wes ...

A Trip That Is Truly Bountiful

Danny Groner | Posted 07.02.2013 | New York
Danny Groner

Upon seeing The Trip to Bountiful, you'll understand people have raved about Cicely Tyson's performance as Carrie Watts.

Theater: The Trip to Bountiful and Cicely Tyson Are Tony Favorites

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.30.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

You won't brush away the tears at the end of the Broadway revival of The Trip to Bountiful as you might on a more nuanced production. But you will smile.

PHOTOS: Lady In Red

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices

Vanessa Williams stepped out on Monday night to attend the National Corporate Theatre Fund 2013 Awards Gala in New York City--and to remind the world ...

First Nighter: Bette Midler Divine in I'll Eat You Last, Cicely Tyson's Beautiful Bountiful, Tristan Sturrock's Mayday Mayday

David Finkle | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Tuning into the gossip the Divine Miss M spews jubilantly as another Divine Miss M is such fun it hardly matters that five minutes after the romp ends, much of the dirt dished with such five-alarm relish has completely faded in the cool night air.