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

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 more 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.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Chuck Jackson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Chuck Jackson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Chuck Jackson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Chuck Jackson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Chuck Jackson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Chuck Jackson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Chuck Jackson

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

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

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Charles Barron

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Charles Barron

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

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

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Tsidii Le Loka

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Tsidii Le Loka

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Tsidii Le Loka

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Tsidii Le Loka

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Tsidii Le Loka

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Tsidii Le Loka

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Tsidii Le Loka

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

Tsidii Le Loka

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

Tsidii Le Loka

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Tsidii Le Loka

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Graves

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Jamal Joseph

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Jamal Joseph

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Chuck Jackson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Chuck Jackson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Chuck Jackson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Chuck Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Simpson and Voza Rivers

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Simpson and Voza Rivers

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Robert Townsend, Valerie Simpson and Voza Rivers

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Simpson and Voza Rivers

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Simpson and Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Valerie Simpson and Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Voza Rivers, Valerie Simpson and Woodie King Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Woodie King Jr.

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Woodie King Jr. and Valerie Graves

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Woodie King Jr. and Valerie Graves

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Woodie King Jr. Valerie Graves and Voza Rivers

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

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Voza Rivers, Valerie Graves amd Woodie King Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part Two
Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre 44th Anniversary Gala honoring 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.


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