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Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a theatre journalist, an actress, & a playwright. Drew Shade, Kim Exum, & Ngozi Anyanwu are your hosts and they will most certainly be Off Book. New episodes every Monday!

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
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Off Book: The Black Theatre Podcast Broadway Black & Broadway Podcast Network

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    • 4.9 • 133 Ratings

Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a theatre journalist, an actress, & a playwright. Drew Shade, Kim Exum, & Ngozi Anyanwu are your hosts and they will most certainly be Off Book. New episodes every Monday!

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0
www.BroadwayBlack.com

    What To Pick Up When I Put It Down

    What To Pick Up When I Put It Down

    Ya'll know what to do! It's time to hit your mark and go Off Book! This week the crew is tired because they've been working but they're still making it work. They get knee-deep into a conversation about New York City Center's Encores production of THE LIFE directed by Billy Porter, the world of critics and critiques, how great the musical presentation for Hearts Beat Loud written by Ngozi was, Jazmine Sullivan live, and more! Also, Kim has a voice session and has to leave a little early so we welcome Nadia Brown (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) as she talks about her new show The Green Room airing on Ovation, her self-care practices working on Broadway, and her life in London. Oh, and Ngozi gives some great advice to our listener letter! Don't miss it! Let's go!
    Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their theatre dreams.
    Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
    Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
    IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Double The Confederates

    Double The Confederates

    Alright now! It's that time! Time to go Off Book with Drew, Kim, & Ngozi! Listen in as Kim shows how close she is to being a conservative, Ngozi talks about the new musical she's writing the book for, Drew laments about his work week, and the entire crew talks about how none of them are the 'brownstone friend.' Hot topics include Hadestown coverage, R.I.P. Johnny Brown, the Oscar curse, all of the Broadway Openings, and more! Then get into the Signature Theatre's Black Theatre Night Panel Discussion for the play Confederates by Dominique Morisseau moderated by Jerrie Johnson (Harlem), featuring Dria Brown (Broadway Advocacy Coalition), Dr. Fabienne Doucet (NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools), Dominique Morisseau (Playwright/Activist), Brandon Michael Nase (Broadway for Racial Justice).
    Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their theatre dreams.
    Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
    Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
    IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
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    • 1 hr 58 min
    'West Side, or Change' feat. Paul Tazewell + BONUS 'But Not Without Her' feat. Carrie Mae Weems

    'West Side, or Change' feat. Paul Tazewell + BONUS 'But Not Without Her' feat. Carrie Mae Weems

    Hey Yall! It's time to hit your mark and go Off Book. This week we dive into A LOT! Our weeks and the shows we've seen are sorts of large in number *cough* Drew! *cough, cough*. Hot topics include James Earl Jones getting a theatre renamed in his honor, Black Theatre Night of Confederates at Signature Theatre, Emmett Till opera, the new Blair Underwood produced musical, + more! In addition, Drew takes back what he said about Moulin Rouge, Ngozi wants to take voice lessons, and Kim is half reading and half paying attention. This episode featured the full interview with Tony Award-winning Broadway costume designer & Academy Award nominee Paul Tazewell (West Side Story, Caroline, or Change, Hamilton). Pulled from Broadway Black's new video series Black & Blue, filmed at the Civilian Hotel, you can watch the filmed cut on Youtube.
    BONUS: Drew got a chance to interview Carrie Mae Weems, who helped develop the show "Arden, But Not Without You' at The Flea Theater. He felt so moved he wanted you to hear her words coming from her. There is just something about her voice. You can also read the interview on BroadwayBlack.com.
    (Also, you might wish that Drew could have gone off-mic this week. Unfortunately, it seems he may be trapped in a tunnel. Sometimes sh*t happens.)
    Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their theatre dreams.
    Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
    Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
    IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
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    • 2 hr 51 min
    The Leading Player's Leading Players feat. Ben Vereen

    The Leading Player's Leading Players feat. Ben Vereen

    It's time to hit your mark with the crew! This week we discuss the end of Black History Month, the casting of For Colored Girls, Kimberly Akimbo heading to Broadway, and trouble in Paradise Square, allegedly. We also get Ben Vereen to go Off Book with us. He discusses his career, how Sammy Davis Jr. took him under his wing, Andrew Lloyd Webber not speaking to him for ten years, Harry Belafonte inspiring him, and many more unique experiences throughout his life and career. its an episode for the history books! Get you some! Let's go!
    Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their theatre dreams.
    Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
    Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
    IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
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    • 1 hr 59 min
    A Day in The Life featuring Lillias White

    A Day in The Life featuring Lillias White

    It’s “A Day in The Life” featuring Lillias White! Get into the brand new episode of @offbookpodcast with the #broadwayblack Icon herself! Along with Ms. White with discussing pretty much her entire career, your favorite hosts dive into the hottest topics from the week including feeling like real housewives, the ushering in and ushering out of Broadway shows, a little more Black No More, and some new projects the crew is working on! It’s time to hit your mark! Let’s go!
    Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their theatre dreams.
    Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
    Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
    IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0
    www.BroadwayBlack.com
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    • 3 hr 3 min
    More Black, No?! featuring Brandon Victor Dixon & Tariq Trotter

    More Black, No?! featuring Brandon Victor Dixon & Tariq Trotter

    Let's go castmates! It's time to hit your mark! This week we talk about new productions and canon works, as well as discuss Wicked and Phantom history makers, Britton & The Flea, and end with a great interview with stars of the new musical "Black No More," Brandon Victor Dixon and Tariq Trotter, well-know as Black Thought from The Roots. Soundcheck, 1-2-1-2 turn the monitors up! Come be Off Book with us!
    Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their theatre dreams.
    Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
    Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
    IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0
    www.BroadwayBlack.com
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    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

marcusthedancer20 ,

Beautiful Energy!

I love this podcast, I love how they highlight blacks in broadway also with their opinions their very open and I love how they talk about their lives.

j4minBen ,

Amazing

Drew and the crew are everything! A must-listen for black theatre fans, professionals, and dreamers.

animalzoo22 ,

1st writing a review for a podcast

Hello beautiful black people - I had to write a review for this podcast. As an actor I’ve searched for something of this caliber for years. I wish I had this in college. I love of unafraid you and your guest are. I feel that your faith is as important as your craft and that’s truly means a lot. Please keep doing this for the culture. ✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿❤️❤️❤️ #slay