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Colman Domingo to Star in Bayard Rustin Biopic, the First Narrative Feature From Obamas’ Higher Ground (Exclusive)

Colman Domingo will star in Rustin, the biopic centered on influential civil rights and gay rights activist Bayard Rustin that Michelle and Barack Obama’s banner, Higher Ground, is producing. Chris Rock, Glynn Turman and Audra McDonald are also starring in the Netflix drama, which is being directed by George C. Wolfe, whose last film was […]

Tonys: Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom Jr. to Host Awards, Broadway Return Special

Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom Jr. are set to host the 2021 Tony Awards, set to take place later this month honoring the 2019-2020 season and celebrating Broadway’s return. The four-hour event, airing on CBS and Paramount+, is set for Sunday, Sept. 26, taking place live from New York City’s Winter Garden theater. McDonald will […]

Jennifer Hudson Recalls Final Conversation With Aretha Franklin: “I Truly Miss Hearing From Her”

MGM offered all the ingredients for a super soul Sunday as it premiered Respect yesterday at Westwood’s Regency Village Theatre. Before cast, crew and filmmakers walked the black carpet, Donald Taylor and his L.A. Mass Choir assumed position in front of oversized letters spelling out the film’s title for a performance of “Walk in the […]

Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’: Film Review

Director Liesl Tommy traces the formative years during which the Queen of Soul emerged from the shadow of the controlling men in her life to take decisive ownership of her magnificent voice.

Spectrum’s ‘The Bite’: TV Review

'The Good Wife' creative duo Robert and Michelle King attempt to blend satire with COVID and zombies in a six-episode Spectrum original featuring Audra McDonald and Taylor Schilling.

Audra McDonald Was “Absolutely Bothered” by Broadway’s Silence Around George Floyd

The singer, Broadway and 'Good Fight' star explained how the recently launched advocacy coalition, Black Theatre United, is addressing racism in and outside the theater community during her Friday appearance on 'CBS This Morning.'

‘Stars in the House’ Recruits Drew Barrymore, Debra Messing and More to Honor Marlo Thomas’ ‘Free to Be … You and Me’

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley have recruited a star-studded lineup for a special episode of their 'Stars in the House' pandemic series inspired by Marlo Thomas and 'Free to Be… You and Me,' her iconic children's entertainment project that she conceived, created and produced.

Watch Audra McDonald, Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman in Covenant House COVID-19 Relief Benefit

Watch Audra McDonald, John Dickerson, Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, John Dickerson, Dolly Parton, Diane Keaton, Jon Bon Jovi, Stephen Colbert, Dionne Warwick, Stephanie J. Block and Tony Shalhoub in 'A Night of Covenant House Stars,' a COVID-19 relief benefit to support Covenant House, an international nonprofit that helps young people dealing with homelessness.

Christine Baranski Shares Story Behind Bathrobe-Clad Sondheim Tribute With Meryl Streep

Christine Baranski opened up about her hesitations about performing with Meryl Streep and Audra McDonald during the 'Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration' when she visited 'The Late Show' on Tuesday.

Audra McDonald to Host Star-Studded COVID-19 Benefit With Meryl Streep, Dolly Parton and More

It was announced on Wednesday that Tony winner Audra McDonald — a longtime supporter of the Covenant House — is set to host a one-night-only benefit concert that will support the nonprofit's COVID-19 relief efforts, with Meryl Streep, Dolly Parton and more stars.

Meryl Streep, Audra McDonald, Christine Baranski Sing in Bathrobes, Guzzle Drinks During Sondheim Tribute

Meryl Streep, Audra McDonald and Christine Baranski donned bathrobes and guzzled drinks for their performance of "The Ladies Who Lunch" during a special tribute to Stephen Sondheim that aired online Sunday night.

Terrence McNally, Trailblazing Titan of American Theater, Dies of Coronavirus Complications at 81

Terrence McNally, the admired playwright and librettist who won received five Tony Awards while bringing his perspective of the world to such productions as 'Kiss of the Spider-Woman,' 'Master Class,' 'Ragtime' and 'Love! Valour! Compassion!,' has died. He was 81.