African American Film Critics Association Presents AAFCA Salutes Broadway October 17

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The African American Film Critics Association presents AAFCA greetings Broadway October 17

The evening at Lamb’s Club honors John Douglas Thompson, Suzan-Lori Parks, Wendell Pierce and LaTanya Richardson Jackson.

John Douglas Thompson, Suzan-Lori Parks, Wendell Pierce, LaTanya Richardson Jackson

The African American Film Critics Association presents AAFCA greetings Broadway— celebrating Broadway’s impact on Hollywood — Oct. 17 at the Lamb’s Club in Manhattan.

Inaugural ceremony honors Shakespearean actor John Douglas Thompsoncurrently on the big screen in Untilwith the Distinguished Achievement Award; Suzan Lori Parks‘ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama top dog/Underdogback on Broadway with Corey Hawkin and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II under the direction of Kenny Leonwith the Spotlight Award; Thread and Selmait is Wendell Piercecurrently leading the cast of Arthur Miller’s Broadway revival Death of a seller, with the Beacon Prize; and Tony-nominated actor LaTanya Richardson Jacksonwho goes down in history as the first woman to direct a Broadway revival of a August Wilson to play, The piano lesson, with the Vanguard award.

“It’s no secret that some of our greatest actors have come off the stage or tested their talents there,” AAFCA co-founder Gil Robertson IV said in a recent statement. “Sidney Poitier, Ruby Deeand Ossie Davis are just a handful of our beloved icons for which this was true, with Tony winners Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, audra mcdonald, Adrian Warrenand Myles Frost among those who carry on this legacy. As a reliable pipeline for exceptional black talent in front of and behind the camera, Hollywood has benefited greatly from this esteemed training ground and AAFCA Salutes Broadway celebrates this rich heritage.

“The intersectionality that exists between the theater, television and film communities should be celebrated,” Tony-winning added. A strange loop producer Debra Martin Chase. “I am absolutely thrilled that the AAFCA continues to do the work of advocating for artists in these spaces.”


Check out photos of Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks, John David Washington, more in The Piano Lesson


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