Arts and Culture

Andrew Flack on I Go on Singing: Paul Robeson's Life in His Words and Songs

"What do you know about Paul Robeson?" internationally renowned baritone Anthony Brown asked writer Andrew Flack a few years back. "I know a little, but show me your notes," Flack responded. It was New Year's Eve, and the two men began talking about Robeson's life, his music, his political struggles and how he was taken down by the powers-that-be. "Maybe we could work together to make a piece," Flack said, signing on to script the project. The result, I Go On Singing: Paul Robeson's Life in His Words and Songs, directed by donnie l. betts and starring Brown, opens Friday, February 28, at the Aurora Fox Arts Center. Westword recently spoke with Flack about Robeson's legacy and writing the script for the production.

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Kyle Harris has been Westword’s Culture Editor since 2016, writing about the arts, music and film.
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