Dumezweni isn't a well-known name in the U.S., but the Swaziland-born actress has gained critical acclaim by winning the Olivier Award for her role in A Raisin In The Sun. The award is Britain's equivalent to the Tonys.

Dan Davis of Detroit might get our vote for father and neighbor of the year. In a time where there are so many depressing stories…

Alicia Keys is following Jay-Z and Will Smith into the world of Broadway producers. Keys, whose hits include “Fallin'” and “A Woman’s Worth,” will help produce Lydia R. Diamond’s play “Stick Fly” this fall. “Stick Fly” is a contemporary comedy about an affluent black family whose insecurities gradually reveal themselves during a vacation to Martha’s […]

Angela Bassett has signed on to star opposite Samuel L. Jackson in the Broadway production of the play “The Mountaintop, starting this fall.” Producers announced that Bassett will play the mysterious woman who visits the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis in playwright Katori Hall’s re-imagining of the night before […]

African American Repertory Theatre and Sycamore Rouge present “JITNEY” a play written by August Wilson. Jitney is playing at Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center through February 20. Call 804-355-2187 or It opens at Sycamore Rouge in Petersburg February 25 and runs through March 12. For details 804-957-5707 x 106 or http://www.sycamorerouge.