NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé’s “Spirit” from “The Lion King” didn’t roar loud enough for the Academy Awards: The song didn’t earn a nomination for best original song, though Randy Newman, Elton John and the husband-wife duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have a chance at winning another Oscar for songwriting. RELATED: Oscars a Joke? […]

Cynthia Erivo isn’t just an actress who played Harriet Tubman in the groundbreaking Harriet film, she’s a multifaceted artist who also writes and sings. 

Araminta Ross, better known to history as the freedom fighter Harriet Tubman was born a slave in Maryland in 1822. She died free in 1913 at her compound in upstate New York. In the 90 years in between, Tubman cemented her place in history as a leader of the Underground Railroad, bringing more than 70 […]

NEW YORK (AP) — National Geographic has found its next “Genius.” The network has tapped Cynthia Erivo to play Aretha Franklin in a third installment of the anthology series. The authorized project will feature Franklin’s music. Erivo will perform songs from the singer’s catalog. Franklin died in 2018 of pancreatic cancer at age 76. Erivo […]

Fans raved about Cynthia Erivo’s portrayal of Harriet Tubman when the trailer for the upcoming film hit the web a few days ago, but some critics are bashing the casting decision, since Erivo is of British descent.

The film will be directed and co-written Kasi Lemmons, the Black woman behind Eve’s Bayou, Black Nativity and Talk to Me.

Tony Award winning actress Cynthia Erivo has been cast as the title character in Macro/New Balloon’s film “Harriet,” an upcoming biopic on famed abolitionist and Underground Railroad warrior Harriet Tubman. Seith Mann is attached to direct from a script by Gregory Allen Howard, according to Debra Martin Chase is producing along with Howard, Founder/CEO […]