tony awards

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 […]

The 70th Annual Tony Awards, which took place on Sunday in the wake of the devastating Orlando tragedy, changed the game this year when all four musical acting awards went to people of color. Broadway’s history has been transformed thanks to three Hamilton cast members and one star from The Color Purple who have cemented their names in American culture […]

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

Last night, former Private Practice” star Audra McDonald looked stunning in electric blue at the The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan as she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Audra’s much-talked about Broadway performance as Bess in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess landed her a fifth Tony Award to add to her collection.  She […]

The producers of "Fela!"—Jay-Z, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Alicia Keys—must be proud. They scored a leading 11 gongs,