Maurice Hines, Tap Dancing Broadway, TV and Film Star, Dies at 80

December 30, 2023 @ 12:39 PM Maurice Hines, whose tap dancing prowess graced countless Broadway, TV and film productions as a dancer, choreographer and actor, died Friday, several of his longtime friends announced. Debbie Allen, who starred alongside Hines in the all-Black cast of the 2001 tour of “Guys and Dolls,” confirmed Hines’ death in … Read more

‘The Color Purple’ Broadway Actress Says She Should Be Paid for ‘I’m Here’ Added Song Lyrics: ‘Want My Royalty Fee’

December 26, 2023 @ 4:18 PM Broadway’s original “The Color Purple” actress and singer Rhonda LaChanze Sapp, known professionally as LaChanze, called out the 2023 film Tuesday for allegedly failing to pay her for lyrics she says she contributed to a later version of the song “I’m Here.” On Tuesday, the Tony-winning Broadway star addressed … Read more

‘Appropriate’ Broadway Review: Sarah Paulson and Elle Fanning Fuel a Spectacular Family Smash-Up

December 18, 2023 @ 7:00 PM The rotten apples don’t fall very far from the dead tree in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s great family comedy “Appropriate.” First seen in 2014, the play receives its belated but totally riveting first Broadway production, which opened Monday at Second Stage’s Helen Hayes Theater. The three adult siblings at the core … Read more