Theater

‘Hamilton’ Is Too Tan for the Internet

  Last Monday night at exactly 9:30 pm EST everyone in America skipped a heartbeat while witnessing an epic performance at the Grammys. Introduced by our political humorist lord and savior, Stephen Colbert, everyone enjoyed the opening number, “Alexander Hamilton” of the Broadway musical Hamilton. A few 1,200  guests witnessed it live, at the Richard […]

  • Feb 17, 2016
  • 6:10 pm

Taking Latinos to the Next Level in Hollywood: Rick Najera Directs CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase 2016

Creating Opportunities for Latinos in Hollywood: Rick Najera Directs CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase LOS ANGELES, CA – Developing Latino and diverse talent in Hollywood is something Rick Najera has carefully crafted for the past two decades.  This January 19th through 23rd, Najera will once again spotlight diversity and emerging talent through the annual CBS Diversity Sketch […]

  • Jan 19, 2016
  • 5:00 pm

Emilio and Gloria Estefan Get Their Due in Musical ‘On Your Feet!’

The Broadway musical is vibrant and full of sound, but it also tells the story of how the couple rose to become legends in the music industry.

  • Nov 12, 2015
  • 9:30 am

Program Will Send Low-Income Students to See ‘Hamilton’

Twenty thousand New York City students will be given an outside-the-classroom lesson in American history.

  • Oct 27, 2015
  • 12:10 pm

Víctor Jara: The Caged Bird

Even during his brief and ill-fated imprisonment following a coup, Víctor Jara continued to sing songs of freedom.

  • Oct 10, 2015
  • 5:11 pm

The Diversity Problem: Interview with Linda Nieves-Powell, author of ‘Yo Soy Latina’

The author talks about her play and the diversity problem perpetuated even within the Latino community

  • Sep 24, 2015
  • 1:02 pm

Esai Morales: Leader of Our Rebel World

The actor talks about playing the president in HBO’s new series ‘The Brink,’ the state of Spanish-language media, and what it means to be a Latino Rebel

  • Sep 23, 2015
  • 10:02 am

A Tale of Chicanos in the 21st Century

The word chicano has existed in the English lexicon since 1911. During the ’60s and ’70s, that term became a symbol of pride for the Mexican Americans who were confronting the struggles of prejudice and self-identification, an answer to the always confounding question: “Who am I?” In the decades that have passed, chicanismo has been used […]

  • Aug 20, 2015
  • 9:00 am

Product of Empire: A Poem About Latin America

I wrote this poem a few years ago while touring the United States with the play N*GGER WETB*CK CH*NK. N*W*C is a work that reveals stereotypes that people may harbor about people of color, but my interactions with people across America also challenged perceptions I held about people who are, well, not of color. The […]

  • Jul 22, 2014
  • 10:03 am

The Rebirth of GROWING UP GONZALES

As the curtains draw open tonight at the Poets Den Theater in El Barrio, New York City – the spotlight will unquestionably shine brightly on Luis Antonio Ramos, one of the most talented Latino actors to grace the stage and screen over the past 30 years. Growing up Gonzales, the one-man play written by Felix Rojas, […]

  • Oct 18, 2012
  • 9:16 pm