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The amazing race

“’The next season came together first by knowing we had Russell [Thomas],’ [Francesca] Zambello said. ‘I think some things should be cast with certain physical types, and the role of Otello is one of them’.” [Washington Post]


Yardbird 1In Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, an opera based on the famed jazz musician’s life, the title character asks, “So if there is a God, why does the negro suffer? Is my prayer, my music lesser, smaller in God’s eyes?” Read more »

Beige like me

Leave it to the New York Times to present a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred debate on the explosive subject of race in the theater, with Anthony Tommasini and Ben Brantley boldly in agreement throughout.