Broadway

Glynn Turman (Ep. 39, 2023)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Glynn Turman, Emmy and NAACP Award-winning actor, writer, director and producer, about his six-decade-long film, television and stage career, with landmark roles in A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway, various television programs, Cooley High, and now a documentary of his life.

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (Ep. 9, 2023)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, legendary actors whose careers in theatre, films, and Civil Rights activism spanned seven decades, with an interview recorded in 1998 upon the publication of their dual autobiography, In This Life Together.

Ron Simons (Ep. 8, 2023)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with actor and producer Ron Simons, a four-time Tony Award winner and founder and CEO of SimonSays Entertainment, a production company that has been a pioneering force in bringing diversity to the Broadway stage.

Lena Horne (Ep. 10, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Lena Horne, the legendary dancer, actress, singer and Civil Rights activist whose career spanned over 70 years, who died in  2010.

Ron Simons, pt. 2 (Ep. 2, 2021)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his conversation with Ron Simons, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and President and CEO of SimonSays Entertainment, about his efforts to bring diversity to the stage, telling stories about African American history and culture.

Ron Simons, pt. 1 (Ep. 1, 2021)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with Ron Simons, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and President and CEO of SimonSays Entertainment, about his experience as a pioneer in the effort to bring diversity to the stage, telling stories about African American history and culture.

Lena Horne (Ep. 10, 2020)

On this week’s In Black America program, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1983 interview with the legendary singer, dancer, actress and Civil Rights activist, who died in 2010 after a film, television and theater career that spanned 70 years.

Dr. Imani Perry, pt. 2 (Ep 12, 2019)

On this week’s In Black America, John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation with Dr. Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and author of Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.

Elva Diane Green, pt. 1 (Ep. 41, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with Elva Diane Green, daughter of Vaudeville performer, actor, singer and filmmaker, and author of Eddie Green: The Rise of an Early 1900’s Black American Entertainment Pioneer.”