Black Nativity: Langston Hughes Musical Becomes Tearful Motion Picture

Harlem Renaissance poet and writer Langston Hughes wrote the play/musical Black Nativity in 1961. While it would see several theater renditions through the decades, it would take some 52 years for the play to get its motion picture makeover. Black Nativity, which hits theaters today (Nov. 27) delves into the importance of family during life’s ups and down and is both a musical masterpiece — starring Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Nas, Angela Bassett and Mary J Blige — and tearjerker.

VIBE’s Milan Carter sat down with the cast of Black Nativity for another Movies With Milan episode that turned Carter from a musical hater into a musical believer.