Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way
Six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane will be joined by actress Leslie Uggams and author Tom Santopietro to discuss the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way on Wednesday February 25, 2015 7:00 PM @ 86th & Lexington Ave 150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028, 212-369-2180
Square One Publishers released Black Broadway by six-time Tony Award winning producer and author Stewart F. Lane on February 2, just in time to celebrate Black History Month. This uniquely illustrated book features over 300 dynamic photographs (many of which have never been published to date), and offers an insider’s look at Broadway by focusing the spotlight on landmark shows including A Raisin in the Sun, Porgy and Bess, Dreamgirls, Fences, The Wiz, Purlie Victorious, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Bring in ‘Da Noise Bring in ‘Da Funk,and The Scottsboro Boys; great theatre writers including August Wilson, Lorraine Hansb
erry, Eubie Blake and Ossie Davis; legendary performers such as Paul Robeson, Ethel Waters, Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson, Pearl Bailey, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Bert Williams, Sammy Davis Jr., and Cab Calloway; to Tony-winning stars who continue to light up the boards including Audra McDonald, Denzel Washington, James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson, Savior Glover, Ben Vereen, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Leslie Uggams, Tonya Pinkins, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Holliday, Billy Porter and more.
The book’s foreword from Tony-award winning Broadway director Kenny Leon states "the story of African-American theatre is the story of resilience. It is a story that has been previously documented, but not as thoroughly explored as now."
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