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Wrote, directed, and choreographed the musical "Soul Possessed" which was originally commissioned by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. "Soul Possessed" is a dance drama set in the Bayous of Louisiana, drawing on all of the music and dance traditions of Africa, Native America, Spain, and France that converged and co-existed in this unique southern state. Allen, along with Arturo Sandoval
and James Ingram
composed the music and lyrics of this production. The musical made its southern regional debut
at The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia in late summer 2000.
In 1995 directed the ballet "Pepito's Story" which was commissioned by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Arturo Sandoval
composed the music for this production.
Won a Drama Desk Award
Won two Essence Award
s in 1992 and 1995.
Received the first Lena Horne Award
for Career Achievement at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Award
She was nominated for a Tony Award
for the title role in Bob Fosse's Broadway
musical "Sweet Charity".TV Commercial
for Office Depot (2002)
(November 2002): Plays The Queen in "Pearl" musical by James Ingram, Diane Louie and Debbie Allen (Geffen Playhouse, Westwood, California, USA).
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