Category: Musical Theater

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Choir Boy Choir Boy is a musical about Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys. The Prep school has been known for half a century on educating black men. The plot is about a particular student who wants to become

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Black Broadway

MUSICAL THEATER Musical Theater allowed African- Americans to reclaim black theatrics. Prior to the creation of this genre, white people would do black face and perform theatrics as black people. Musical theater was a deceleration

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Musical Theatre

Play Musical Theatre 1800s-Now Origin Black musical theatre originated in New York city during the late 1800s. Black people were represented in plays by using blackface. Blackface was a way to degrade blacks people and

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Voodoo Macbeth: Musical Theater

Showtime on Set: Voodoo Macbeth Voodoo Macbeth is just a well known nickname for the Federal Theater Project’s 1936 New York rendition of William Shakespeare’s production of Macbeth. The director of the play, Orson Welles

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Musical Theater

Musical Theater Musical theater describes a style of drama which involves acting and singing.  Before dramas were televised they were performed at playhouses. The epitome of success for a play was for it to be

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The Importance of Black Musical Theater

The Importance of Black Musical Theater Black Musical Theater began in new York City in the late 1800s. in the beginning sadly African Americans were portrayed by white people using blackface but luckily this eventually

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Casting Call

Musical Theater American musical theater in the 1890’s was a genre monopolized by white people. African Americans were only seen through the white director or peoples perspective which was usually presented in the form of

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Musical Theater

Ease on Down the Road African American musical theater used to be white people in racist blackface derisive and disrespecting the African American culture and appearance but finally in 1898, Will M. Cook and Bob

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Musical Theater

Theater Previous Next Musical Theater has a main goal of adding an additional complexity in the way in which entertainment is delivered to an audience. That is, comedy, music, and dancing will oftentimes be incorporated

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Broadway’s Black History

Black Broadway History The roots of the black musical theater reach back to the circuses, dime museums, and minstrel shows in the years surrounding the Civil War. There have been a bountiful amount of black-authored

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