Saturday, January 4, 2020

See How This Mom And Daughter With SE Queens Roots Make Broadway Acting History

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Featured On The Today Show LaChanze And Daughter Celia Make History As 1st Mom As Well As Daughter Starring On Broadway At The Same Time
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By Kamau Austin, Publisher of Scoop Publications

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Today I got good news a touching historic story we shared on social media (from an article on BET), landed yesterday on the "Today Show." It was seen on my Facebook page and our Black Men Truly Loving Black Women group.

Two ladies with deep family roots and connections in Southeast Queens, made Broadway acting history and were seen on BET, our news blogs, and the prestigious iconic Today Show.  Award winning actress LaChanze stars as the Ghost of Christmas Present in "A Christmas Carol," while her daughter Celia Rose Gooding, makes her Broadway debut starring as "Frankie in Jagged Little Pill."

This is historic because this is the 1st time a Black mom and daughter have starred on Broadway at the same time.  A close personal contact of mine Michele Williams, who is also a 3-Time Emmy Award Winning Producer, at the prestigious NBC Today Show, saw our post about this historic mom and daughter and had it featured on the network's program.  Both are on Broadway in lead roles in separate shows.

Michele then pitched this historic occurrence and got it on the Today Show.  I want to thank Michele Williams for covering this uplifting story during the holiday season.
Also kudos to this mom and daughter duo both killing it in separate Broadway shows.  The Today Show Interview revealed the irony of how mother LaChanze didn't want her daughter to pursue a career in theatre.

She had mixed feelings about her daughter pursuing an acting career on Broadway because it is very tough industry.  However, her daughter obviously has acting chops too.

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LaChanze is understandably emotional to see her daughter Celia starring in a Broadway production. We at Scoop Productions, also feel proud that we were able to inspire in some small way an interview on the Today Show.

This brings back memories for me because I remember meeting LaChanze when she was a waitress at the formerly world famous restaurant Jezebel's.  I had a clothing boutique business in the Broadway area and she would come by the store.

It was obviously a side hustle deal for her as she was an emerging actress on Broadway.  I'm so proud of what she has accomplished in theatre and the performing arts.

I loved eating at Jezebel's and would see LaChanze working there from time to time.  Little did I know she would win top acting awards and also have a daughter follow in her footsteps.  We love these types of stories. 

Promoting positive Black stories is a labor of love and my daughter, and I have posted over 2,400 of them the last couple of years -- mostly free. I'm glad we are able to spread the good and empowering things happening in our community that the major media often glosses over or rarely shows at all.

This was inspiring and shows me our efforts proves Black media matters. To see the Interview on the Today Show click here

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Writer's Bio:  Writer Kamau Austin, is the award winning Publisher of the Black News Scoop and Scoop Publications, a division of AMS Digital Media.  He is a long time activist, entrepreneur, and author.  Austin has been featured in Black Enterprise, Fortune Magazine Small Business, CNN, radio, cable, and countless newspapers and blog sites. 

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