Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More

The Billie Holiday Theatre at RestorationART, in association with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company, is presenting Colman Domingo's Dot under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon (American Son currently on Broadway starring Kerry Washington, A Raisin in the Sun and August Wilson's Fences) and starring Emmy Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre alumna Denise Burse ("Black Mirror," Tyler Perry's "House of Payne") as Dotty. The production began previews on October 20th, opened on October 25th and will run through November 18th at The Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Scroll down for full coverage of the evening's festivities.

Crackling with humor, Dot takes a light-hearted look at an illness facing all communities and explores the interactions of widowed matriarch Dotty and her family and mental health in the Black community. As Dotty struggles to hold onto her memory - a result of her Alzheimer's diagnosis - her children must fight to balance care for their mother with care for themselves.

Denise Burse stars as Dotty with Tinashe Kajese-Bolden as Shelly, Rhyn Saver as Jackie, Gilbert Glenn Brown as Donnie, Lee Osorio as Adam, Amber A. Harris as Averie, and Benedetto Robinson as Fidel. The cast recently enjoyed a critically acclaimed run produced by True Colors Theatre Company this summer, with standing ovations every night.

The creative team includes Andre C. Allen (lighting designer), Matt Head (sound designer), Kathryn Muse (props designer), Jarrod Barnes (costume designer), Day Byrd (wig designer), and Tracy Thomas (production stage manager).

Single Tickets: $25 - $40; Tickets: (866) 811-4111, www.thebillieholiday.org or Box Office (1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY). Group Sales: (929) 432-3322, (866) 811-4111.

As cultural anchor and artistic presenter to the largest African-American community in the US, RestorationART presents world-class artistic expressions of Black culture from around the corner and around the world to Central Brooklyn audiences and beyond. The driving force of RestorationART's creative complex is the Obie and AUDELCO Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre, a non-profit theatre whose mission is to present the diversity of voices within the African Diaspora. For more information, visit www.thebillieholiday.org.

Photo Credit: Lia Chang

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Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Denise Burse stars as Dotty.

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Denise Burse stars as Dotty.

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
DOT castmembers Amber A. Harris, Benedetto Robinson, Gilbert Glenn Brown, Denise Burse, Rhyn McLemore Saver, Tinashe Kajese-Bolden and Lee Osorio

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
DOT's Associate Director Jamil Jude, Amber A. Harris, Benedetto Robinson, Director Kenny Leon, Gilbert Glenn Brown, Denise Burse, Rhyn McLemore Saver, Tinashe Kajese-Bolden and Lee Osorio and Executive Director of The Billie, Indira Etwaroo

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Charles Randolph-Wright, Denise Burse and her husband Peter Jay Fernandez

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Denise Burse and her husband Peter Jay Fernandez, who was recently featured in "Luke Cage".

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Kenny Leon, Charles Randolph-Wright, Woodie King, Jr.

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
A BLUE reunion: Yusef Miller, Peter Jay Fernandez, Denise Burse, Charles Randolph-Wright, Tinashe Kajese-Bolden and director Kenny Leon

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Peter Jay Fernandez, Denise Burse, Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Charles Randolph-Wright, Kenny Leon, Denise Burse, Peter Jay Fernandez

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Jessica Frances Dukes, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson received 2018 AUDELCO nominations for YELLOWMAN

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Jessica Frances Dukes, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson received 2018 AUDELCO nominations for YELLOWMAN

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Terria Joseph and Erich McMillan-McCall

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Tyrone Mitchell Henderson and Count Stoval

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Count Stoval, Erich McMillan-McCall, Lisa Watson, Terria Joseph, Ebony Jo-Ann and Rome Neal

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Tinashe Kajese-Bolden and Tyrone Mitchell Henderson

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Charles Randolph-Wright, Brian Moreland, Kenny Leon

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Denise Burse in her dressing room.

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Denise Burse in her dressing room.

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Denise Burse with her manager, Dave Brenner and Maechi Aharanwa

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Count Stovall and Denise Burse

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Denise Burse and Rome Neal

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Denise Burse and Charles Randolph-Wright

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Charles Randolph Wright and Tinashe Kajese-Bolden

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Associate Director Jamil Jude and Denise Burse

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Denise Burse and Ebony Jo-Ann

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Denise Burse, Ebony Jo-Ann and Peter Jay Fernandez

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Garth Kravits and Denise Burse

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Amber A. Harris, Gilbert Glenn Brown, Tinashe Kajese-Bolden, Denise Burse, Rhyn McLemore Saver

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Gilbert Glenn Brown, Tinashe Kajese-Bolden, Denise Burse, Amber A. Harris

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Benedetto Robinson, Gilbert Glenn Brown, Tinashe Kajese-Bolden, Denise Burse, Amber A. Harris, Rhyn McLemore Saver

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Tinashe Kajese-Bolden

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Tinashe Kajese-Bolden

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
Denise Burse and Tinashe Kajese-Bolden

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
The Billie Holiday DOT Crew with Executive Director of The Billie, Indira Etwaroo (center)

 

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