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  • Jocelyn Bioh

    Jocelyn Bioh continues to reign supreme in a lane she created for herself. Bioh is comedic playwright, focused on telling stories of the African diaspora. Her play School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play debuted at MCC Theater in 2017 and instantly moved her name into conversations of theatre's finest playwrights. The Ghanaian-American's newest play, Merry Wives, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, opened at the Delacorte Theatre to rave reviews that solidified...

  • Keegan-Michael Key in The Prom on Netflix (Photo by Melissa Gordon/Netflix)

    If you had told Keegan-Michael Key in theatre school that one day he would be kissing Meryl Streep on screen, he would have thought you were crazy. The comedian of Key & Peele fame plays school principal Mr. Hawkins, who falls for Streep's Dee Dee Allen in Netflix's The Prom."When you're a kid in theater school and you're 22 years old, if your future self came back and said, 'I just want you to know that in 2020, you're going to be Meryl Streep's love interest in a movie,' you'd just be...

  • Meryl Streep in The Prom on Netflix (Photo by Melissa Gordon/Netflix)

    Meryl Streep is no stranger to the movie musical. The Oscar winner has starred in Mamma Mia!, Into the Woods, and now The Prom, Ryan Murphy's Netflix adaptation of the Broadway musical about a group of Broadway actors who go to middle America to fight for a young lesbian's right to take her girlfriend to the prom.While Streep is an undeniable tour-de-force and triple threat, her favorite part about musicals is, surprisingly, not the singing. "More than anything I love the dancing because I'm not...

  • The cast of The Prom on Netflix (Photo by Melissa Gordon/Netflix)

    When Ryan Murphy went to see The Prom on Broadway, he was struck by the audience's reaction. The story of four theatre stars who band together to fight for a young lesbian who is told she can't take her girlfriend to the school dance inspired joy and celebration. But there was one audience member who it felt particularly personal for: himself. "The thing that was interesting to me is the heroine is from Indiana where she is denied, going to her poem and halfway through the musical, I realized...

  • Ariana DeBose and Kerry Washington in The Prom on Netflix (Photo by Melissa Gordon/Netflix)

    When you hear the word "bigot," the last person you think of is television and Broadway darling Kerry Washington, who has committed herself to projects with a social justice bent like the recent Hulu mini-series Little Fires Everywhere and the Broadway play-turned-Netflix adaptation American Son. But that's exactly how Washington would describe her character in Netflix's The Prom, another activist-minded movie that adapts the musical about a small-town lesbian who can't bring her girlfriend to...

  • Jim & Emily Walton

    They say every cloud has a silver lining and in times of a crisis, this shines through in the form of human kindness and a spirit of community. Although we are technically in self-isolation for the time being, the efforts communities around the globe have made to support each other, both financially and emotionally, have been truly moving. There is arguably no better show that personifies this sentiment than the smash hit musical Come From Away, which officially opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld...

  • Jelani Remy

    As we "Get Ready" for Broadway theaters to re-open (hopefully sooner rather than later), we caught up with one of the stars of the smash hit musical Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations. Many Broadway fans will know Jelani Remy from his three-year-long run as Simba in Disney's The Lion King on the Great White Way, but in the last couple of years, the young New Jersey native has left the comfort of the Disney Theatrical nest in search of new theatrical opportunities.Following...

  • Brenock O'Connor

    As we await the Broadway premiere of Sing Street, the new stage musical based on the 2016 film of the same name, we caught up with the show's leading man Brenock O'Connor.Sing Street marks the Broadway debut for the gifted young Brit, who will celebrate his 20th Birthday next month. But millions and millions of fans around the world will recognize his face thanks to his TV role as Olly on the fantasy juggernaut that is HBO's "Game of Thrones."Like many young actors, Brenock's roots lie in the...

  • Taylor Trensch in To Kill a Mockingbird

    At just 30 years of age, Taylor Trensch has forged an incredible career on the Broadway stage, often playing characters much younger than himself. It therefore came as no surprise that he would eventually be cast as Dill Harris in the Broadway premiere of Aaron Sorkin's record-breaking adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird at the Shubert Theatre, where the "children" of the story play such pivotal roles.Having made his Broadway debut as the lovable Boq in Wicked and having starred as...

  • Daniel J. Watts

    Daniel J. Watts previously worked with his current leading lady Adrienne Warren during New York City Center's 2009 production of The Wiz. Fast forward a decade later and these longtime friends now find each other face-to-face at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre as rock 'n' roll's infamous pairing of Ike & Tina Turner, tearing the house down as well as tearing at each other to portray the iconic former couple's trailblazing career onstage, as well as their well-documented, abusive relationship...

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