Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening

"The Tallest Tree in the Forest", A Play with Music written and performed by Daniel Beaty, is being directed by Moisés Kaufman in its World Premiere production at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center in Los Angeles. The show opened on Saturday, April 19, and below, BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities!

In attendance at the performance were Sam Anderson, Obba Babatundé, Starletta DuPois, Edwina Findlay, Darrin Henson, Dominic Hofman, Dawnn Lewis, Trina Parks, Roger Guenveur Smith, Harold Wheeler, Hattie Winston Wheeler, Deborah Wilson and more.

Obie Award-winning writer and performer Daniel Beaty chronicles Paul Robeson's remarkable life as an artist and political activist in an unforgettable theatrical biography, "The Tallest Tree in the Forest." Beaty embodies not only Robeson but also dozens of the international personalities who crossed Robeson's path. Beaty fills the theatre with the words, songs and dreams of a man who achieved so much as an All-American linebacker, valedictorian, Columbia Law School graduate and finally an internationally renowned star of stage and screen, and then he risked it all as a civil rights activist.

The Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center is located at 135 N. Grand Ave. Downtown Los Angeles, 90012. "The Tallest Tree in the Forest" continues through March 25, 2014. Tickets are available in person at the CTG box office, by phone (213) 628-2772 or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.

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Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actress Starletta DuPois

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actress Trina Parks and Dr. Siri Singh

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Musician Harold Wheeler and actress Hattie Winston Wheeler

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actor Darrin Henson and Rachelle Henson

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actor Darrin Henson and Rachelle Henson

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actor Obba Babatunde

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actor Obba Babatunde

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actress Edwina Findley

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actress Edwina Findley

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actor Sam Anderson

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actress Deborah Wilson

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actress Deborah Wilson

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actress Dawnn Lewis and Nolan V. Rollins, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actress Dawnn Lewis and Nolan V. Rollins, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Director Moises Kaufman and actor Will Taylor

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actor Carl Weathers

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actor Carl Weathers

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actor Carl Weathers

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actors Carl Weathers and Dominic Hoffman

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actors Carl Weathers and Dominic Hoffman

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actors Carl Weathers, Roger Guenveur Smith and Dominic Hoffman

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actors Carl Weathers, Roger Guenveur Smith and Dominic Hoffman

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Writer/Performer Daniel Beaty and CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie talk backstage after the opening night performance of THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Music Director Kenny J. Seymour and musician Harold Wheeler congratulate Writer/Performer Daniel Beaty backstage

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actress Hattie Winston Wheeler, Music Director Kenny J. Seymour and actress Dawnn Lewis

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Dawnn Lewis congratulates Music Director Kenny J. Seymour backstage

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Director Moises Kaufman is congratulated by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actress Dawnn Lewis and Writer/Performer Daniel Beaty

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Actress Dawnn Lewis congratulates Writer/Performer Daniel Beaty backstage

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Director Moises Kaufman congratulates Writer/Performer Daniel Beaty

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Writer/Performer Daniel Beaty and Director Moises Kaufman pose backstage

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Writer/Performer Daniel Beaty and Director Moises Kaufman

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
Music Director Kenny J. Seymour, Writer/Performer Daniel Beaty and Director Moises Kaufman

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