The director discusses the Cynthia Erivo backlash and why we need more films that deal with slavery.
The British actor had not been a popular choice, especially considering past comments about American Blacks.
Cynthia Erivo stars as Tubman in "Harriet," which also features appearances by Janelle Monáe and Leslie Odom Jr.
Katy Perry & Co. marveled at his range in singing "Time After Time" with "The Color Purple" musical star Cynthia Erivo.
The Broadway stars reunite for "Night Divine," a concert inspired by the likes of Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand.
"The Color Purple" star joins Lin-Manuel Miranda and Josh Groban on the benefit album, "Singing You Home."
Cynthia Erivo went to Nicki Minaj's manicurist and the results are divine.
Production is set to begin later this year.
It's been a year since Glee and Broadway alum Darren Criss launched Elsie Fest, a unique one-day event intended to take the theater experience outdoors, and connect theatergoers with the hugely successful culture of music festivals; a Coachella of Broadway.
✨ This is a dream collaboration if we ever saw one. ✨
Hollywood has a problem. It's largely run by rich straight white men who, for the most part, champion the work of other straight white men. According to well publicized statistics, if you're a black, Hispanic, female or LBGT actor of director you've not been invited to the party. Getting jobs, good jobs, Oscar potential jobs, is nearly impossible.
There goes another year in New York with magnificent stage performances. Some performers in the past year have excelled in exceptional storytelling far more than others. A season full of diverse characters ranging from female revolutionaries, sexually curious teenagers, a glittering tornado exit, underappreciated siblings, a one-man band, a Latin pop star, a ton of toe-tapping music, and star-turning performances. As we start ramping up to 2016, I look back at my top 10 theatrical performances of 2015.