Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth, part of The Broadway League’s Black to Broadway Initiative, returns to Times Square.
The legendary Ben Vereen joins BUILD to discuss his incredible career as an entertainer. He is currently filming for recurring roles on two TV series and recently appeared in Fox’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” directed by Kenny Ortega.
By Walter Rutledge February 18, 2011 marked the return of theatrical icon Ben Vereen to the New York stage. The one night only performance was presented to a sold out crowd at Time Square’s landmark theatrical venue Town Hall. An Evening with Ben Vereen was a resounding testament to both the man and his artistic…
The renowned arts-focused Betsy Hotel is pleased to announce back by popular demand, Legacy Pianist Danny Mixon as an Artist in Residence at The Betsy Writers Room.
Howard “Sandman” Sims January 24, 1917 – May 20, 2003, was an African-American tap dancer who began his career in vaudeville.
The Mama Foundation for the Arts announces open auditions for all roles in the upcoming performances of Mama, I Want to Sing, the classic gospel musical created by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro.
Winners for the 2019 Chita Rivera Awards were announced at The NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place off Washington Square Park, New York, New York.
Graciela Daniele, George C. Wolfe, Carol Paumgarten, Flody Suarez, Jeffrey Seller and Cher will be honored at the 3rd Annual Chita Rivera Awards, taking place at NYU Skirball Center in NYC
On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights hosted the fabulous 2018 Ripple of Hope Awards honoring four exceptional laureates including the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama (who went to Columbia University in Harlem), Humana CEO Bruce D. Broussard, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, and Discovery President and…
On November 28th, 2018, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60th Anniversary holiday season at New York City Center kicked off with a star-studded Opening Night Gala Benefit performance and party.
Olivia Cole, the Emmy-winning actress known for her work in such TV programs as Roots and Backstairs at the White House, died January 19, 2018, at her home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she lived for nearly 30 years. She was 75.
Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, today announces a schedule of events for its Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy and Arts Advocacy Day, as part of the National Arts Action Summit held March 20-21, 2017.
By Claude Jay On Monday, June 23, at 8:00 PM, Chapman Roberts (Choral Director/arranger-Five Guys Name Moe and Smokey Joe’s Café) and Norm Lewis (Phantom, Phantom of the Opera and the TV series, Scandal), will realize their vision to pay tribute to the contributions and influence of African American men on Broadway and at Carnegie…
Drawn from Playwright/Actor, Director/Producer & Author Daniel Beaty’s powerful, true journey from a childhood rife with poverty, incarceration, addiction, and rage to the successful adult life he has achieved, the award winning performer, writer, and motivational speaker presents the tools that readers need to overcome any obstacle and tap into their full capabilities.
Egbert Austin “Bert” Williams (November 12, 1874 – March 4, 1922) was one of the preeminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time. “(Bert Williams was)…central to the development of a global black modernism centered in Harlem’s Renaissance.”