Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's 44th anniversary culminated with a special Gala at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers Street) last night, March 16th. This special event saluting NFT, for over 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, was hosted by Danny Glover and Debbi Morgan. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below!

Founded by Woodie King, Jr. in 1970, New Federal Theatre has gone on to international acclaim for its bold mission to integrate minorities and women into the mainstream of American theater by training artists for the profession and by presenting plays by minorities and women to integrated, multicultural audiences - plays which evoke the truth through beautiful, artistic recreations of ourselves. Specializing in minority drama, New Federal Theatre has brought the joy of the living stage to not only the minority community living on the Lower East Side near NFT's home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center, but to audiences from all over the metropolitan area.

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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Voza Rivers

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Danny Glover

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Billie Allen

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Otto Neals

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Playwright Ed Bullins

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Playwright Lyle Kessler

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Danny Glover

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Woodie King Jr. and Danny Glover

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Woodie King Jr., Valerie Graves and Danny Glover

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Woodie King Jr. and Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Otto Neals

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Billie Allen

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Billie Allen

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Danny Glover and Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Danny Glover and Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Danny Glover and Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Woodie King Jr. and Danny Glover

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Woodie King Jr., Valerie Graves, Danny Glover and Otto Neals

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Woodie King Jr., Valerie Graves, Danny Glover, Judge Laura Blacknurne and Otto Neals

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Voza Rivera and Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Woodie King Jr. and David Greaves

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Woodie King Jr. and David Greaves

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Playwright Lyle Kessler and Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Playwright Lyle Kessler and wife Margaret Ladd

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Ricardo Khan and fiancee with Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Tonya Pinkins and Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Playwright Ed Bullins and Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Roscoe Orman and his wife Kimberley LaMarque Orman

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Elinor Tatum and Danny Glover

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Valerie Simpson and Van Dirk Fisher

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Elinor Tatum and Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Voza Rivers and Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Voza Rivers and Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Voza Rivers and Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Playwright Ed Bullins and Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Playwright Ed Bullins and Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Playwright Ed Bullins and Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Otto Neals, Voza Rivers, Woodie King Jr. and Ralph Carper

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Otto Neals, Voza Rivers, Woodie King Jr. and Ralph Carper

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Otto Neals, Voza Rivers, Woodie King Jr. and Ralph Carper

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Voza Rivers and Woodie King Jr. and Douglad Turner Ward

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Roscoe Orman and Playwright Ed Bullins

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Ralph Carter and Danny Glover

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Danny Glover, Voza Rivers and Douglas Turner Ward

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Voza Rivers and Elinor Tatum

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Irene Gandy and Playwright Ed Bullins

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Irene Gandy and Voza Rivers

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Roscoe Orman and Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Ricardo Khan with fiancee, Voza Rivers and Trazana Beverly

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Ricardo Khan with fiancee, Voza Rivers and Trazana Beverly

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Woodie King Jr., Tonya Pinkins and Roscoe Orman

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Tonya Pinkins and guest

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Tonya Pinkins, Roscoe Orman and his wife Kimberley LaMarque Orman

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the New Federal Theatre's 44th Anniversary Gala
Woodie King Jr., Tonya Pinkins and Roscoe Orman

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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