Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One

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 inside the big event 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: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre 44th Anniversary Gala honoring Voza Rivers

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
The Program

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
The Program

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
The Stage

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Cliff Frazier

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Cliff Frazier

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Cliff Frazier and Debbi Morgan

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Debbi Morgan

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Cliff Frazier and Danny Glover

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Danny Glover

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Impact Repertory Theatre

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Impact Repertory Theatre

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Impact Repertory Theatre

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Impact Repertory Theatre

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Impact Repertory Theatre

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Impact Repertory Theatre

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Robert Townsend

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Robert Townsend

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Danny Glover

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Danny Glover

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Danny Glover

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Danny Glover

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Danny Glover

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Robert Townsend and Danny Glover

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Robert Townsend and Danny Glover

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Charles Rangel

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Charles Rangel

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Charles Rangel

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Charles Rangel

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Congressman Charles Rangel

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Charles Rangel and Robert Townsend

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Charles Rangel and Voza Rivers and Robert Townsend

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Charles Rangel and Voza Rivers

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Charles Rangel, Voza Rivers and Robert Townsend

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Charles Rangel and Voza Rivers

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Charles Rangel, Voza Rivers and Robert Townsend

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Inez Dickens, Robert Townsend and Charles Rangel

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Voza Rivers

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Inez Dickens

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Charles Rangel

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Robert Townsend

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Inez Dickens and Robert Townsend

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Charles Rangel and Voza Rivers

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Robert Townsend, Inez Dickens, Charles Rangel and Voza Rivers

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
The Proclamation

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Inez Dickens, Voza Rivers and Charles Rangel

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Jamal Joseph, Inez Dickens, Voza Rivers, Charles Rangel

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Jamal Joseph, Inez Dickens, Voza Rivers, Charles Rangel, Woodie King Jr. and Robert Townsend

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Charles Rangel, Robert Townsend, Woodie King Jr., Jamal Joseph and Voza Rivers

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Chuck Jackson and Charles Rangel

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Charles Rangel, Jamal Joseph, Robert Townsend, Woodie King Jr. and Voza Rivers

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Charles Rangel, Jamal Joseph, Robert Townsend, Woodie King Jr. and Voza Rivers

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Robert Townsend and Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Robert Townsend and Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Danny Glover

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Voza Rivers

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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.