VIDEO: Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter and More in BROADWAY FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER

Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Jeanine Tesori, Tony Kushner, Norm Lewis, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Camille A. Brown, Cynthia Erivo and the cast of the recent Encores! Off-Center production of RUNAWAYS were among the speakers and performers Monday night, as the Broadway for Black Lives Matter Collective and Columbia Law School presented BROADWAY FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER, a night of unity and solidarity through artistic expression and conversation.

The free community event was held at Columbia University's Lerner Hall Roone Arledge Auditorium.

A livesteam of the entire event can be seen below. Visit, as described on its website, is dedicated to highlighting the achievements and successes of African-American theatre artists on and off the Broadway stage. "For so long, our voices have been skimmed over inside and outside of The Great White Way. However, we know we have experiences to share that are essential. serves as a collective of things we all care for. It is a platform for all things Black theatre. Created for the child in all of us who looked up to the stage searching for the faces that looked like ours. Celebrating the dedication of those who hand over their life to give all they have to the stage. Shining light on those that continue our journey. Paying tribute to those who blazed the way for our story to be told, seen, and heard on The Great Way. "

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