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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, Amber Iman, & Donja Love are your hosts and they will certainly be Off-Book.

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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, Amber Iman, & Donja Love are your hosts and they will certainly be Off-Book.

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Amazing

By j4minBen - Sep 08 2019
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Drew and the crew are everything! A must-listen for black theatre fans, professionals, and dreamers.

Love y’all!

By Aisha Jackson💜 - May 15 2018
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Thanks for the shout-out! Just subscribed so I can listen to y’all krazi behinds! 😘😘

iTunes Ratings

119 Ratings
Average Ratings
113
5
1
0
0

Amazing

By j4minBen - Sep 08 2019
Read more
Drew and the crew are everything! A must-listen for black theatre fans, professionals, and dreamers.

Love y’all!

By Aisha Jackson💜 - May 15 2018
Read more
Thanks for the shout-out! Just subscribed so I can listen to y’all krazi behinds! 😘😘
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Off Book: The Black Theatre Podcast

Latest release on Mar 10, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Fire in the Bootyhole

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It's the end of an era some would say or the beginning of something new. Listen in as the original crew hits their mark for the last time with Chris, the engineer. They also discuss Cythina & Harriet, The Drifters Girl, and how to get back into the swing of things after being away. This is an episode you don't want to miss. It's that time!

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 Broadway dreams.

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

Nov 05 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #2: It's Always Something

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It's that time again! This week Drew is joined by actor Eric R. Williams, artist Keyon Monte, & producer/actor Michael Oloyede. Listen in as they go off book on topics from theatre etiquette, trauma porn, new experiences, & 'one gotta go!' Its a jammed pack episode of news, laughs, and opinions. 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 Broadway dreams.

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

Oct 29 2019

1hr 52mins

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Rank #3: The Theatre Diaspora

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The original Off Book is back! Catch up with Donja, Amber, & Drew as they discuss where they've been, how they feel about the 2018 Tony nominations, and how the 'ethnics' are taking all the theatre jobs!

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 Broadway dreams.

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

May 08 2018

1hr 32mins

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Rank #4: AIn't Too Proud To Love

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It's a full-on man cave this week with two guest co-hosts on their marks this week. Joining Drew & Donja for a fresh new episode are Ephraim Sykes (Ain't Too Proud, Hairspray Live, Hamilton) & poet/playwright Korde Arrington Tuttle (Triptych (Eyes of One on Another), Graveyard Shift). This week we talk about showing up as your full self in predominately white spaces, a new contest for Black History Month, what it's like to work on a live musical and so much more! It's that time, get into it!

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 Broadway dreams.

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

Jan 28 2019

1hr 48mins

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Rank #5: (TW)- #SlavePlay: The Breakdown

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It's Christmas Eve, and we're quickly approaching the end of the year, but we're not letting up! This week Donja & Drew are joined by actor/playwright Ngozi Anyanwu (Good Grief, The Homecoming Queen) who comes thru and really hits the mark! Listen in as they break down the current industry table shaker, Slave Play, currently playing at NYTW, along with a surprise call in with the playwright Jeremy O. Harris. This episode you might have to listen to twice. It's "trigger warning" heavy and also THERE ARE SPOILERS just FYI!

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 Broadway dreams.

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

Dec 25 2018

2hr 18mins

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Rank #6: Black Student/White School

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This week Donja holds it down, while Amber and Drew are away. He’s joined by director Christopher Betts (First-Year Yale) and actor Chris Holland (NYU Third-Year). The three discuss all the latest including the Hercules musical that's coming, the Tina Turner Musical coming to Broadway, and the canceling of NBC's Hair Live! As current students, the three also talk about what it means to be a Black student at a white institution. Get into it! It's that time!

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 Broadway dreams.

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

Feb 11 2019

2hr 8mins

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Rank #7: 01. 10 The Color Purple Rain featuring LaChanze

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Listen as we stand in The Color Purple Rain with our special guest LaChanze. We address what it means to be a black woman in the theatre business, what role colorism plays in that, as well as award season, Prince, Oprah visiting Shuffle Along, stage door entitlement, & much more! Hit your mark right now!

Apr 25 2016

1hr 2mins

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Rank #8: The Other Broadway Blackout

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Whew! We're back y'all! After a few weeks of logistical difficulties, we're back in the studio ready to hit our mark! Drew is joined this week by actress Angel Brice, singer/songwriter/storyteller Nik Alexander, Actor/Comedian Edward "Eddie" Mawere. They all chime in a talk Little Mermaid, The Lion King, not feeling seen, and making sure you're seen! Find your light! It's that time!

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 Broadway dreams.

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

Jul 15 2019

1hr 51mins

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Rank #9: TONYs, TONIs, TONEs!

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Catch up with the OffBook crew as we talk about everything leading up to the historic 2016 Tony Awards including 18 #BroadwayBlack nominees, the shows performing, & what diversity may have in store next season!

Jun 12 2016

59mins

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Rank #10: Tit-uba or Ti-Tuba?

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Drew & Donja talk about unconventional theatre experiences, white people taking roles that still don't belong to them, & what is that slave woman's name from The Crucible?

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 Broadway dreams.

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

May 20 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #11: Count to Three featuring Tonya Pinkins

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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 Broadway dreams.

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

Mar 25 2019

2hr 1min

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Rank #12: Let Me Grow or Let Me Go!

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It's a new week and you know what that means! Time to hit our marks! Donja & Drew are joined by playwright/actor Ngozi Anyanwu one more time before she moves to LA! This week they talk opening night of Choir Boy, how to end awkward conversations, how surprised they are people really listen to the show, more Hamilton hot topics, & more! Also, trigger warning - #MuteRKelly and the documentary comes up towards the end, around 1:36:00 - 1:44:00

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 Broadway dreams.

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

Jan 14 2019

1hr 55mins

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Rank #13: Dicks & Plays

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The band is back together! This is one show that won't be closing any time soon but Donja, Amber, & Drew apologize in advance because they are loud as hell this week. Loud for good reason, a new performance segment is debuted & the crew talks new beginnings, new works, & new lessons learned. However, it's still the same ol' good ass time as they hit their mark and go off book!

*NEW SEGMENT* The Black Box: "Popeyes Nigga" excerpt from the play NEPTUNE written & performed by Timothy DuWhite.

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 Broadway dreams.

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

Sep 03 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #14: Shakespearian Crackhead

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It's a brand new week and a brand new crew! Drew is joined by returning guest Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen)and newcomer Fedna Jaquet (Ain't No Mo). Listen as they talk about The Gift of The Lion King, Jennifer Hudson's digital fur technology, and being your character forever. Hit your mark! It's that time!

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 Broadway dreams.

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

Jul 22 2019

1hr 41mins

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Rank #15: #Versatile: You Can't Put Your Mouth On Everything

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It's that time again, and Donja, Amber, & Drew are on their gig and ready to hit their marks. This week they talk about honoring Black theatre, our Thanksgiving joys, Amber's exposed shoulder, mercury getting dressed for retrograde, the Pridelands on the horizon, some different listener letters, and so much more. It's a very versatile episode. Get into it!

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 Broadway dreams.

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

Nov 26 2018

1hr 50mins

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Rank #16: One Gotta Go Gotta Go?

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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 Broadway dreams.

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

Apr 16 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #17: Black, Booked, & Blessed!

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The "first" black Disney Princess Aisha Jackson who is the stand-by for Anna in Frozen stands in for Amber Iman this week and joins Donja and Drew as they discuss the latest racist shenanigans in this "diverse" theatre community of ours, how we keep ourselves going in this industry, which artists deserve their own bio-musical, and lots more! Hit your mark, let's Go!

Oh & get into www.bestdinnerpartyever.com IG: @_show_up

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 Broadway dreams.

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

Jul 02 2018

1hr 35mins

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Rank #18: We Said What We Said

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The crew has hit their mark and are ready to judge the "I Said What I Said" Monologue Competition. They also discuss the foolishness in Hungry, leading with intention, and include two new segments: 1 Gotta Go & Amber's Advice. Also, we want to hear from you, email us at offbook@broadwayblack.com!

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 Broadway dreams.

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

Apr 08 2019

1hr 40mins

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Rank #19: Much Ado About Everything

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Hit your mark and join Donja & Drew as they talk about all the latest happenings from Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, to Todrick Hall, to more A Strange Loop and everything in between.

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 Broadway dreams.

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

Jun 24 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #20: BOOM! 🤷🏿‍♀️💩💃🏿

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This week Donja & Drew are joined by guest co-host Chondra Profit of The Lion King on Broadway. Listen in as they discuss pregnancy and working mothers in the industry, the racist stagehand Edward Ruggiero, the current trend of movie musicals & more!

Thank you to Marcellis Cutler for the listener question!
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 Broadway dreams.

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

May 14 2018

1hr 21mins

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