In 1920, which theatrical organization was the first to recognize a Black actor for their impact on the American theatre?
Charles Gilpin
The American Theatre Wing
The New York Drama Critics' Circle
The Drama League
The Drama Desk

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What was the first full-length Broadway musical written and acted by Black artists to be performed at a major Broadway house?
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Porgy and Bess
Shuffle Along
Purlie
In Dahomey: A Negro Musical Comedy

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Which Black theatre artist has won the most Tony Awards?
Audra McDonald
George C. Wolfe
Hinton Battle
James Earl Jones

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In 1967, what show turned over its entire cast of predominately white performers to welcome an all-Black cast?
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How Now, Dow Jones
Cabaret
Hello, Dolly!
Man of La Mancha

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Who is the first (and to this date, only) Black woman to achieve EGOT status (winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award)?
Cicely Tyson
Whoopi Goldberg
Audra McDonald
Oprah Winfrey

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