What’s Hot! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander S4E2 – Kara Young

by G.Keith Alexander
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The Kara Young Effect: Broadway & Beyond

February 16, 2024
Hosted By: G.Keith Alexander

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Kara Young made her Broadway debut in Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s for which she received a Tony and a Drama Desk Nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play. This year, Young received her second Tony and Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play in the Pulitzer Prize winner, Cost of Living. Her other accolades include: an Obie Award, an Audelco Award and a Drama Desk nomination for her portrayal of Viola in Classical Theatre of Harlem’s, Twelfth Night; the inaugural Florence Mills Rising Star Award from Black Women on Broadway and a Theatre World Award. Her other stage credits include All The Natalie Portmans, Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven, The New Englanders, The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll’d, Syncing Ink, Pretty Hunger and Purlie Victorious. She will next appear as a series regular in the highly anticipated Amazon series, I’m a Virgo, created by Boots Riley. Previous TV credits include: HBO Max’s The Staircase; Amazon’s feature Chemical Hearts; HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness; and Netflix’s The Punisher.


On WHAT’S HOT! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander, we’re turning up the heat with the sensational Kara Young, fresh off her electrifying run in Purlie Victorious on Broadway! Join us as Kara dives into her journey from making a smashing Broadway debut in Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s, to capturing hearts and critical acclaim with not one, but two Tony and Drama Desk nominations. We’ll explore her award-winning performances, from the Obie Award-winning portrayal in Twelfth Night to her latest triumph on the stage. Plus, get the inside scoop on Kara’s transition to the screen, including her upcoming role in the buzzed-about Amazon series, I’m a Virgo, and her memorable performances in HBO Max’s The Staircase and Netflix’s The Punisher. Don’t miss this exclusive chat with one of Broadway’s brightest stars, only on WHAT’S HOT! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander. It’s an episode brimming with inspiration, insight, and a peek into the future of a rising star. Tune in, and feel the heat of the spotlight with Kara Young!

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