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André De Shields, Melba Moore, James Rado, Meshach Taylor, Treat Williams, Donna Summers and More Featured in VH1's HAIR-Behind the Music #158

August 08, 2020

Dan’s Papers: We Sing It Anyway: André De Shields Strives for Change

July 20, 2020

Variety: Lights Out: Live Entertainment Business Struggles to Find a Way Forward Amid Pandemic

July 15, 2020

André De Shields, the Tony Award winning star of Hadestown has been appearing on Broadway since 1973. He calls himself “radically optimistic” that a new theater industry will re-emerge from these plague times, one fueled by activism and a commitment to a more equitable future.

 

“This pandemic has provided us with an opportunity to consider what we have done to this point and to consider what we do hereafter,” he says. “We have the privilege of deciding what kind of new Earth we’re going to create.”

 

When De Shields first found himself out of work and grappling with the changes wrought by COVID-19, a song by the Supremes kept coming back to him. He came to see it as a philosophical touchstone.

 

“Stop in the name of love before you break my heart,” De Shields sings, his voice rising with emotion, before falling into a lower register, for the final part of the refrain. “Think it over.” #hadestown

WGN Radio: André De Shields and the producer of virtual ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ performance

July 12, 2020

#ArtsforIllinois #SweetHomeChicagoVideo #AllInIllinois 

André De Shields, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Belushi, Keegan-Michael Key, Jeff Perry, George Wendt, Joe Mantegna, Jessie Mueller, E. Faye Butler, Ramsey Lewis, Sandra Delgado, Jim Peterik, Lecy Goranson, Kurt Elling, Twista, Chef Rick Bayless, and More Sing 'Sweet Home Chicago' to Benefit the Arts for Illinois Relief Fund.

July 09, 2020

Playbill: Checking In With… Tony Winner André De Shields, Star of Hadestown, The Full Monty, Ain't Misbehavin', More

July 07, 2020

Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Watch: Tony, Grammy, Emmy Award Winner and HADESTOWN star André De Shields is FREDERICK DOUGLASS: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

July 03, 2020

​ Video: Hadestown Teams Up with the MLB for 'Wait For Me' and 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame'

July 02, 2020

Anais Mitchell, Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Kay Trinidad Karns, Pittsburgh Pirates, Steven Brault, Josh Bell, Ozzie Smith, Bernie Williams, Nick Swisher, Sharon Robinson #baseball #hadestown #mlb #broadway

The Public Presents Hamlet's eternal "To Be or Not To Be" speech and performed by a stellar group of 30 African American actors

June 19, 2020

In honor of Juneteenth, The Public has just released Girl From the North Country cast member Kimber Elayne Sprawl's collaborative interpretation of Hamlet's eternal "To Be or Not To Be" speech and performed by a stellar group of 30 African American actors including Toree Alexander, Jelani Alladin, Denée Benton, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Sterling K. Brown, Jonathan Burke, Ato Blankson-Wood, Gerald Caesar, Don Cheadle, Grantham Coleman, Khris Davis, Ellis Dawson, André De Shields, Alysha Deslorieux, Alexandra Grey, Renée Elise Goldsberry, William Jackson Harper, Nikki M. James, Wonza Johnson, Blaine Krauss, Audra McDonald, Jevon McFerrin, Patina Miller, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Adrienne C. Moore, Joe Morton, Jordin Sparks, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, Alexandria Wailes, and Nik Walker.

Backstage Pass with Lia Chang: Tony, Grammy and Emmy Winner André De Shields Brings OLD DAWG; NEW TRICKS to the Broadway Cabaret Series at Old School Square's Crest Theatre

March 10, 2020

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Dallas Theater Center, William Shakespeare's "The Tempest." André De Shields is Prospero. Photo by Elizabeth Mikel.

Photo by Lia Chang

Photo by Lia Chang