Photo Coverage: THURGOOD-After Party
"Thurgood is the remarkable and triumphant story of Thurgood Marshall, who rose from a childhood in the backstreets of Baltimore to the Supreme Court of the United States. Along the way, Mr. Marshall overcame many adversities but through them all, remained focused and positive to maintain the great country he wanted to serve. And did. Thurgood brings to the stage the words, the wit, the tenacity and the wisdom of one of American's greatest heroes," explain press notes.
Perhaps most recognized for his stirring role in the box-office hit movie trilogy The Matrix actor, producer and director, Laurence Fishburne also recently starred in Lionsgate's Akeelah & the Bee, which he produced through his Cinema Gypsy productions. He later co-starred opposite Tom Cruise and Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Paramount's summer film Mission Impossible 3. Later in 2006, Fishburne joined the impressive cast of Bobby, which was nominated for a SAG award for best ensemble cast.
Fishburne stage credits include Without Walls by Alfred Uhry, directed by Christopher Ashley, at the Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. For this performance he was awarded Best Actor at the 17th Annual NAACP Theater Award. He then starred opposite Angela Bassett at The Pasadena Playhouse in August Wilson's play Fences, which broke playhouse sales records in its sold-out run.
In 1992, he was awarded a Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Play, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critic's Circle Award, and a Theater World Award for his work on Broadway as Sterling Johnson in August Wilson's Two Trains Running. In 1999 he appeared at the Roundabout Theater on Broadway, playing the lead role of Henry II, in The Lion in Winter.
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Thurgood Opening NIght
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