“Godfather of Harlem” tells the true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. Continue Reading →
Directed by Roland Joffé (“The Killing Fields”), “The Forgiven” is based on a play by Michael Ashton, and stars Forest Whitaker as the real-life figure of South African activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Continue Reading →
By: Dontré L. Conerly
By the time Forest Whitaker takes his final bow for the curtain of “Hughie,” most other plays on Broadway are only ¾ of the way into their first act. Eugene O’ Neill’s 60-minute play—in which Whitaker makes his Broadway debut—usually shares the billing with another work to extend both the time and value of a night out at the theatre, if not to also provide a sense of completion to a work that lacks a sense of purpose and leaves the audience without a takeaway.
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