Black on Broadway

Black on Broadway Black theatre has become a staple in performance style, music and acting over the years, making it the primary influence of many musical theatre performances today.  History of Black Musical Theatre Black theatre has roots in minstrel shows which were often put on by white performers to imitate black stereotypes for comedic […]

Musical Theatre Review-Kendall Jones

Minstrel shows of the early 19th century are said to be the roots of black theatre. Black theatre really flourished during the Harlem Renaissance in New York, Washington DC, and Chicago. After World War II there were petitions to abolish the use of racial stereotypes in theatre immerged. Unfortunately, it only went so far and […]