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Photos: 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.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Voza Rivers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos: New Federal Theatre Honors Voza Rivers - Part One
Voza Rivers


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