The Tony Awards set the bar for diversity on Sunday evening as several actors and actresses of color were recognized for their work; a major difference from the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that ensued earlier this year. For the first time in the ceremony’s history, four musical acting awards were nabbed by Black actors. Broadway hit show […]

This is the first time in history that all four acting awards in musicals were awarded to performers of African descent.

I made it a point to jam out to all of the shows that are nominated for this year’s Best Muscial Theater Album at the Grammys. Although, I don’t expect “Fun Home” to win… I do admire how they tackled the topic of sexuality in their production. The way that they show how a young lesbian […]

Neil Patrick Harris, star of “How I Met Your Mother,” is coming under scrutiny after he seemingly dropped the “N-Word” at the Tony Awards last night, alongside (of all people) former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson! TMZ and UK’s The Daily Mail both seem to think Doogie Howser said it in his opening number, but, as […]


From It was a great evening for Blacks on Broadway as ‘Fela!’s Bill T. Jones, ‘Fences’ Denzel Washington and Viola Davis and the musical ‘Memphis’ were among the big winners at the 64th Annual Tony Awards in New York City.

Sure, last year’s Tony Award’s were filled with star-studded, head-banging moments, but was Jay-Z a nominee? We don’t think so. The Tony Awards recognize achievement in live American theatre, and are for Broadway productions and performances, so the producers of “Fela!”—that would include Jay-Z, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Alicia Keys—must be proud. They […]