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“I Didn’t Want a Singer Who Could Act”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Mahalia’ Star Danielle Brooks and Director Kenny Leon

Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia star Danielle Brooks and director Kenny Leon joined The Hollywood Reporter to discuss their Lifetime biopic of the legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in a THR Presents Q&A powered by Vision Media.  Both Brooks and Leon spent much of their childhoods in the church and were familiar with Jackson’s music from […]

David Alan Grier on Closing a Broadway Run With No Closing Night

The actor reflects on the abrupt final curtain that fell on 'A Soldier's Play' five performances ahead of schedule when the coronavirus pandemic put out the lights on Broadway last week.

‘Giving Voice’: Film Review | Sundance 2020

In their new documentary 'Giving Voice,' directors James D. Stern and Fernando Villena deliver an inspiring look at playwright August Wilson’s legacy through the eyes of young theater students across the country.

‘A Soldier’s Play’: Theater Review

David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood head the cast in director Kenny Leon's Broadway premiere of 'A Soldier's Play,' Charles Fuller's 1981 race drama set on a Louisiana Army base during World War II.

The 20 Most-Anticipated New York Theater Productions of Early 2020

Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Ruth Negga, Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne, Dan Stevens and Patti LuPone are among stars making first-quarter stage appearances on and off-Broadway.

‘The Underlying Chris’: Theater Review

'The Underlying Chris,' the latest play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Eno, author of 'Thom Pain (based on nothing),' chronicles a life from infancy to death in highly unconventional fashion.

Roundabout Theatre Company Sets ‘Caroline, or Change’ and ‘A Soldier’s Play’

The Roundabout Theatre Company on Monday announced their final two Broadway productions for the current season: 'A Soldier's Play,' bowing Jan. 21 at American Airlines Theatre and 'Caroline, or Change,' opening April 7 at Studio 54.

Danielle Brooks Takes the Lead in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

The 'Orange Is the New Black' star says a fond goodbye to Taystee while stepping into a leading-lady role for the first time in the modern-dress Shakespeare in the Park production, directed by Kenny Leon.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’: Theater Review

Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman play combatant lovers Beatrice and Benedick in Kenny Leon's all-black modern-dress Shakespeare in the Park staging of 'Much Ado About Nothing,' set on the eve of the 2020 presidential election.

Broadway’s ‘American Son,’ Starring Kerry Washington, Coming to Netflix

Kerry Washington's Broadway play 'American Son' is coming to Netflix.

‘American Son’: Theater Review

Playing the separated parents of a missing teenager, Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale descend on a Miami police station in the middle of the night desperate for answers in the timely race-themed drama 'American Son.'

Why ‘American Son’ Is So Poignant and Personal (Guest Column)

The Opportunity Agenda president Alan Jenkins writes about the urgent social relevance of 'American Son,' the new Broadway play which examines race-related police profiling issues.