Thursday, Jul 1, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
by E.R. Shipp
The Root (11 June 2010)

“A number of productions, from Fela! to Fences, featuring black performers, are nominated for a record number of Tony Awards this weekend. But notwithstanding the power of Denzel, most Broadway audiences remain overwhelmingly white.”


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