‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Review: All the Blues That’s Fit to Sing

Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman star in a potent adaptation of August Wilson’s play.

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Viola Davis and Company on ‘Ma Rainey’ and Chadwick Boseman’s Last Bow

Members of the creative team discuss what it took to adapt the August Wilson play for Netflix and trying not to be “outdone” by the late actor.

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Black Student Expelled After Mother Complains About ‘Fences’

A dispute about the reading of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play in an English class escalated at the mostly white Providence Day School in Charlotte, N.C.

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‘Giving Voice’ Review: August Wilson Is Uplifting a New Generation

Netflix’s inspirational documentary follows talented theater kids who are devoting themselves to Wilson’s writing.

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August Wilson, American Bard

Perhaps no playwright has asserted the richness and complexity of everyday Black lives and language so deeply. Now, two screen projects affirm his legacy for new audiences.

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Chadwick Boseman’s Last Performance: A First Look at ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Opposite Boseman in his final film, Davis delivers a star turn in another August Wilson adaptation produced by Denzel Washington, this time directed by George C. Wolfe.

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