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2 items from 2015

1 Way to Stay Creative Between Gigs

29 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

On April 21, Tony winners Anika Noni Rose (“Caroline, or Change”), Lachanze (“The Color Purple”), and Tonya Pinkins (“Jelly’s Last Jam”) joined David Zayas (“Dexter”), Ray Fisher, Michael Mastro, and others for a reading of “Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine” at New World Stages. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon (“A Raisin in the Sun”), the social satire set in New York City tackled themes of poverty, race, health care, and womanhood in the name of nonprofit organization Opening Act and theater education. The charity event saw 19 students take the stage to perform an original work inspired by their lives and “Fabulation” prior to the play reading. “Take a look around you,” Opening Act Executive Director Suzy Myers Jackson prompted the audience at the start of the program. “Find 10 people and realize that statistically, only three of you will graduate,” she said, »

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Kenny Leon Will Direct Tonya Pinkins, Anika Noni Rose, & Wood Harris in Lynn Nottage's 'Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine'

19 March 2015 3:46 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Tonya Pinkins and Anika Noni Rose, who previously worked together on stage in the "Caroline, or Change," will reunite for a one-night-only benefit presentation of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage's "Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine," which will be directed by Kenny Leon ("A Raisin in the Sun," "Fences"). Wood Harris and Michael Mastro will join Pinkins and Rose on stage, with showtime set for April 21, at 6:30 Pm, at New World Stages in Manhattan NYC. The benefit is for the non-profit arts education organization Opening Act. Nottage's "Fabulation" is »

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