Arts & Entertainment

Black Love on Broadway Comes to DSU

By Latayla Branson



L: Donald Webber Jr., Center: DSU’s Dr. Francine Edwards, R: Rebecca Covington Webber


What Better way to end Black history month on the 28th day of February than with an event about Black Love.

Monday night’s “An Evening with Broadway Stars” did just that. The university wrapped up Black history month and the Campus Activities Board’s “Black love week,” with an appearance of not one, but two successful black Broadway stars. Oh, and did I mention they are married, too?!

Donald Webber Jr. and his wife, Rebecca Covington Webber, are both incredibly successful Broadway stars. Donald is most known for his recent roles in the hit shows “Hamilton” and “The Whiz: Live!” and Rebecca, for her roles in “Beautiful: the Carol King Musical,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” and both of them for “Motown: The Musical.”

The commitment to the stage that they both display is nothing short of admirable but, their commitment to each other is something that we all can say is #GOALS!

Although, they did not agree on the details of how they initially started dating, they did agree that working to make time for each other no matter how busy, tired, or far they are from each other; really helps keep their relationship as strong as it is. The support system that they have with each other is amazing and their love for each other is so evident when you see the two of them together.


Donald Webber Jr. and his wife, Rebecca Covington Webber


When discussing their relationship with the audience at DSU, they mentioned how they spent the first year or so of their marriage with Rebecca touring for the Broadway show “Beautiful…” “You have to want each other! You work hard for the things you want, and this relationship is something that we want so we work for it,” Webber answered when asked by the audience how they made it work.

The couple also gave our theatre students advice about making their dreams come true. “If you’re going to be a dream chaser, chase it! You’ve got to make a bold move,” declared Covington Webber, when talking about how to make things happen for oneself. Both of them credited their faith and drive as reasons for their continued relationship and career success and encouraged students in attendance to have confidence in where they are.

Donald and Rebecca Webber displayed to our students that having a dream, the drive, faith, and confidence can help one to be successful no matter the hurdles. Not only are they relationship #Goals, but they are also examples of what all can achieve when we put your minds to it.

Everyone who attended enjoyed the insight from this amazing couple and hope their paths bring them back to Delaware State University, because they serve as role models for all.



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