To celebrate Black History Month, Playbill's social media team put together a series of bite-sized Black Theatre facts, highlighting the industry's Black movers, shakers, and groundbreakers. The short videos, presented by Social Media Coordinator Alaina Newell, appeared throughout the month on Instagram and TikTok, but we've collected them here in article form for those readers who prefer to go app-less.
Follow along below for minute-long primers on Tony-winning director, playwright, and producer George C. Wolfe; performer and playwright Alice Childress; tap-dancing duo The Nicholas Brothers; for colored girls... playwright Ntozake Shange; and Tony-winning director and educator Lloyd Richards, as well as Support Black Theatre PSA.
Click through here to see the first half of the series, featuring Juanita Hall, Pearl Bailey, Irene Gandy, and more.
@playbill Today’s #BHM’s bite-sized Black Theatre fact with @a: George C. Wolfe! #playbill #blackhistory #theatretok #broadway #fypシ ♬ Swing Soon - Zero3 Music
@playbill #BHM’s bite-sized Black Theatre fact is all about the Nicholas Brothers! #playbill #blackhistory #theatretok #broadway #fyp ♬ ALMOST HOME - Mad Adix, Marc Steinmeier
@playbill Today’s #BHM bite-sized Black Theatre fact is all about Lloyd Richards! #playbill #blackhistory #theatretok #broadway #fypシ ♬ Sun Bed - David Staniforth