"School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play." Seven Black women in a school room with six dressed in colorful dresses.

Plays Written by Women of Color Reign on Broadway

Larissa FastHorse: “I honestly never expected to be on this list as a Native American playwright, and that’s really sad.”

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Broadway Vet André De Shields Wins 'Best Performance By An Actor' at Tony Awards

He joins several other people of color who were honored with awards for their excellence in theater.

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The Temptations Musical Nominated for 12 Tony Awards

“Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations” is up for Best Musical, Screenplay, Director and acting awards.

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A Play About Maya Angelou is Being Developed for Broadway

“Phenomenal Woman: An Evening with Maya Angelou” will debut in 2021.

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READ: New York City Theater Explores Black Death

The Undefeated looks at on- and off-Broadway plays that take on the specter of anti-Black violence, both intimate and structural, during this theater season.

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Jon Batiste Turns Jean-Michel Basquiat's Life Into a Broadway Musical

“I want people to leave this show inspired to create. I want them to not only learn about Jean-Michel Basquiat, an innovator, but to also feel the visceral thrill of the creative process and to deepen and discover their own creativity.”

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'Hamilton' Could Hit a Movie Theater Near You

A recorded performance of the hit musical reportedly sparked a bidding war among Hollywood film studios. 

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Kenny Leon Calls Out Racism and Inequity in Broadway

“A White man with a Tony goes farther than a Black man with a Tony.”

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John Leguizamo's One-Man 'Latin History for Morons' Hits Broadway This Fall

The prolific actor’s show breaks down lesser-known aspects of Latinx history in the U.S. and beyond.

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Activists, Artists Criticize Cancellation of 'Broadway Supports Black Lives Matter' Benefit

“We call on theater venues, artists and supporters in New York City and beyond to proudly support the Movement for Black Lives and its inspiring solidarity with the Palestinian people.”

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Broadway's Stars Unite to Honor Pulse Shooting Victims

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, B.D. Wong and more sing “What The World Needs Now,” to raise funds for LGBTQ advocacy.

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Prince's Estate: Possible Release of 'Vaults Full of Music,' New Musical

Estate co-manager Charles Koppelman: “Prince was an icon on the level of The Beatles and Michael Jackson, and his legacy should be honored.”

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Black Actresses Discuss Why Broadway Needs More Diversity Than 'Hamilton'

Danai Gurira, Danielle Brooks and Renée Elise Goldsberry break down the need for more plays by and for people of color.

'The Color Purple' Cast Salutes Prince With Performance of 'Purple Rain'

All of the goosebumps and the tears.

'Hamilton' Producers Address Backlash, Reaffirm Commitment to Hiring People of Color

The show came under fire this week for seeking “non-White” actors for Broadway and touring company casts.

Uptown's New Cover is the Epitome of #BlackGirlMagic

The all-Black woman cast of “Eclipsed” shines.

WATCH: Danai Gurira on Empowering Women of Color in Storytelling

“The stories about Africans always somehow miraculously had a Western protagonist, and I was like, ‘Wow.’ Do we not merit our own ability to tell our own stories?”

Lupita Nyong'o on #OscarsSoWhite: 'It’s a Symptom of Something Else'

“What we are asking for is really for more stories to be told—for inclusion in the stories that are told.”

'Hamilton' is Set to Tour the Nation

Will the hit Broadway musical come to a city near you?

Broadway Newbie Anthony Ramos Rips Up the Rules in 'Hamilton'

In the record-breaking musical ”Hamilton,” Anthony Ramos plays not one but two American colonial figures who happen to be White. Below, the Puerto Rican 24-year-old from Brooklyn explains how he came to co-star in the hottest show in decades.