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Another Sammy Davis, Jr. Project Planned, This One for the Stage

  • By Jasmin
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  • January 11, 2012 3:46 PM
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Yes I Can, a new musical inspired by the life and times of renowned entertainer Sammy Davis Jr., is reportedly in the works from producers Arlie Cone and Steven Hayes, with a possible Broadway run on the horizon. Sam Scalamoni, of Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, is set to direct.
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Mekhi Phifer Talks Broadway Debut in Alicia Keys-Produced "Stick Fly"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 26, 2011 9:25 AM
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Broadway Play About Relationship Between Magic Johnson & Larry Bird Finds Its Earvin + Debut Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 20, 2011 4:11 PM
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First announced earlier this year... Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo - the producers of Lombardi, the Broadway play about the life and times of legendary football coach Vince Lombardi - have been working on a new play called Magic/Bird, that will tell the tale of the lives, as well as the professional and personal relationship between basketball hall-of-famers, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird.

Theatre: Watch Opening Night Footage From "Stick Fly" Which Includes Glimpses Of Performance

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2011 4:31 PM
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Opening night was last week Thursday, and overall reactions from those I know who've seen it has been all positive (with a few criticisms). So, if you're in NYC, and can afford the price of admission, you should see it!
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Katori Hall's "Hurt Village" Gets Its Cast & World Premiere Date; Does Sundance Screenwriters Lab Mean Movie Adaptation Too?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 7, 2011 4:00 PM
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Her award-winning play The Mountaintop is still on Broadway, playing incredibly well to capacity houses daily, and playright Katori Hall is already set to go on her next work, a new project titled Hurt Village, which we've already told you about in past posts.
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Controversy Over *Whitewashed* Casting Of Tony Award-Nominated Play That Co-Starred Chris Rock

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 5, 2011 2:50 PM
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We debate it happening in cinema almost whenever it does - most recently and notably, the casting of Akira, and The Last Airbender; but you'll be *glad* to know that it also apparently happens in theater.
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See The First Glimpses of Lydia R. Diamond's Critically Acclaimed Broadway Play "Stick Fly"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 4, 2011 9:00 AM
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Though it won't officially open until December 8, 2011, the Alicia Keys-produced, Lydia R. Diamond-written, and Kenny Leon-directed stage play Stick Fly is now in performances at New York's Cort Theatre, according to BroadwayWorld.  And they've provided an exclusive look at the production's cast in action.

"The Mountaintop" Offering Special Discounted ($30) Tickets For Under-30 Patrons For One Day Only!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 1, 2011 7:28 PM
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If you haven't yet seen Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning, critically-acclaimed The Mountaintop on Broadway, which stars Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, and you'd like to see it but maybe can't afford to pay the price of admission, AND you're under 30 years old, AND you're available on December 7th at 8PM... you'll be glad to know that, thanks to a special initiative from Playbill and NY1, for one night only, you'll be able to see the play for just $30.
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"Stick Fly" Playwright Lydia R. Diamond: "We Have To Acknowledge That Theater Has Been Largely Elitist"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 22, 2011 4:56 PM
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With the official Broadway debut of Stick Fly right around the corner, playwright Lydia R. Diamond recently commented, in an interview with The Boston Globe, on the general perception of the theater as well as the unaccounted fans that are often overlooked.  "We have to acknowledge that theater has been largely elitist.  But what we forget is that there are people who are so passionately invested in theater that they save their money and they come. They don’t go to 10 movies, and they come to the theater. And those are the people we forget about all the time. And dismiss,’’ she said.
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Royal Shakespeare Company’s “Julius Caesar” Gets West End Treatment In 2012

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • November 22, 2011 10:23 AM
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The Stage is reporting that director Gregory Doran will be taking his production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar to the Noel Coward Theatre next summer, for the World Shakespeare Festival in London’s West End. Did I mention that Doran's version of Julius Caesar is set in contemporary Africa?
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