Who was the first black woman to write a Broadway play?

Answer Lorraine Hansberry was the first African American woman to write a broadway play: "Raisin in the Sun," in 1959. The play was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. She was the first and t... Read More »

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Who was the first black woman to star in a broadway play?

Ethel Waters was the first African-American woman to receive equal billing with her white co-stars on Broadway when she starred in Irving Berlin's 1933 musical, "As Thousands Cheer". Her hit tunes... Read More »

How to Play Black Magic Woman?

The song "Black Magic Woman" is one many musicians will recognize. Not everybody knows that the song was originally recorded by Fleetwood Mac in 1968, with a subsequent Carlos Santana version relea... Read More »

What was the first Broadway play?

No one knows what the first play ever to be performed in the area was, but the first long-running play on Broadway was a musical called "The Elves" in 1857. However, "The Black Crook" from 1866 is ... Read More »

What is the definition of a Broadway play?

A Broadway play is defined as any type of musical or play that has been performed in Manhattan, New York City on Broadway--home of many major theaters. Having a performance on Broadway is often con... Read More »