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Posts Tagged ‘musicals’

09 Feb. 2015

“Selma” and “Lincoln” costar will direct historic musical


Colman Domingo Directs Musical about Fisk University Jubilee Singers, NYC Theater Presents 10 Year Anniversary of Musical about Race & Education New York City Children’s Theater (formerly Making Books Sing) will present A BAND OF ANGELS (Spring 2015), commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the musical along with the 150th Anniversary of the end of the […]

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19 Sep. 2014

Broadway’s PIPPIN tours San Francisco opens September 23


PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? The show is noted for many Broadway standards including “Magic To Do,” “Corner of the Sky,” “Glory,” “No […]

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23 Jun. 2014

Tupac Shakur penetrated culture, race and religion


There is much ado about the new Broadway musical, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME. The story set in “Anywhere Urban, USA” meets the powerful rhyme, verse and beat of the late Tupac Shakur, a global icon of hip hop legend. Not unlike the roll call of storied celebrities whose legacy beyond the grave eclipsed their […]

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18 Jun. 2014

Clint Eastwood and the silky sounds of JERSEY BOYS


JERSEY BOYS, the quintessential American success story will put a sway in your back and possibly a tear in your eye with memories of youthful fancies and far-fetched dreams. The film version of the four-time TONY-award-winning, smash Broadway hit reaches new heights under the skillful direction of four-time Oscar winner Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, […]

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22 Nov. 2013

Porgy and Bess, alluring!


Country boy meets city girl but girl already has a man. Boy is lonely and no match for girl’s man. Man does girl wrong, boy rescues girl, new love and a better life begin. Time passes, girl tempted by man, succumbs to man’s evil, throbbing allure. Man is murdered; boy is blamed, as he should be. Community […]

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17 Nov. 2013

Forest Whitaker, another banner year


  He walks the talk. Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (Last King of Scotland) is a man of intellect, charm, integrity and talent– evidenced by an enviable Hollywood career–undisputable on any level. Armed with the chops to act, direct, produce and sing, Whitaker is a multi-hyphenate whose reputation serves many in Hollywood: one who not only […]

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04 Nov. 2013

Singing a new song!


The new movie, BLACK NATIVITY, a musical interpretation of playwright Langston Hughes’ 1960s classic tale of Jesus’ birth–performed in holiday pageants across the country for decades–gets a fresh contemporary veneer. FOX Searchlight’s big screen version opening November 27th is a stylized account of a family in turmoil, in the discerning hands of filmmaker Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s […]

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03 Jun. 2013

Michelle’s destiny revealed in Fela!


Michelle Williams of the sensational R&B trio, Destiny’s Child, struts her stuff in Fela!, the smash Broadway hit, touring nationally and making a stop in Oakland, CA, at the resplendent Paramount Theatre, June 4 through 9. I spoke to Williams who bursts enthusiastically about her fourth staged musical, the three-time Tony award winning production that […]

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25 Mar. 2013

JERSEY BOYS’ Justin Lonesome


“JERSEY BOYS” gives hope to those who love to sing! A lesson in perseverance led to a path of victory for a determined young man It’s just good to bob your head, clap your hands and sing along with the sounds of yesteryear that bring back treasured memories.  This is the experience I recently enjoyed […]

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