Cynthia Erivo

Aretha Franklin. Cynthia Erivo. One photo of an older Black woman with short hair and jewels. Another photo of a younger Black woman with short natural hair wearing coral colored dress.

Cynthia Erivo Set to Embody the Queen of Soul in ‘Genius: Aretha’

The “Harriet” actress will star as the late vocal powerhouse in the next installment of National Geographic’s “Genius” series.

 

Cynthia Erivo and Janelle Monáe. Two Black women dressed in 1800s-styled clothing and holding a gun.

Watch the Trailer for 'Harriet'

The iconic abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor hits the big screen.

Cynthia Erivo in black and orange and pink dress in front of brown wall

ICYMI: Cynthia Erivo Responds to 'Harriet' Casting Critiques

The British actress faced backlash on social media from people who said her new lead role in the upcoming Harriet Tubman biopic should have gone to an African-American actress.

"Hamilton" cast on stage in line with red brick background

'Hamilton,' Performers of Color Take Center Stage and Stand Against Hate at Tony Awards

Lin-Manuel Miranda: “And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.”

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

All of the goosebumps and the tears.

TONIGHT: Watch Alice Walker, Jennifer Hudson Discuss 'The Color Purple' Live

Alice Walker, Jennifer Hudson, John Doyle and Cynthia Erivo will appear for a candid talk and performances at The New School as part of The New York Times’ Times Talks.