Presented by Chapman Roberts, Norm Lewis, David H. Greer, Paula Marie Black, and Stephen C. Byrd

Performance Monday, June 23, 2014 | 8 PM

The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion

Live The Dream

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
This all-male tribute honors jazz musicians Eubie Blake, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Louis Jordan, Duke Ellington, and Paul Robeson. The concert celebrates the artists’ successes at Carnegie Hall, Broadway, television, and the international touring circuit, as well as in the recording and film industries. Broadway song and dance numbers from Motown, The Lion King, Dreamgirls, Five Guys Named Moe, Ain't Misbehavin’, and Porgy and Bess make up this black tie gala event.

Performers

  • Chapman Roberts, Norm Lewis, Andre DeShields, Larry Marshall, Kevin Ramsey, Glenn Turner, Doug Eskew, Milton Craig Neeley, Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter, Ben Harney, Adrian Bailey, Marcus Naylor, Leotis Clyburn, Branden Cook, Brandon Bain, Avon Long, David Helper, Raun Ruffin, Jason Cook, Lee Summers, Claude Jay, Forest Ray, Keith David, Rob "Ike" Barnes, Bobby Harden, Obba Babatunde, Kirk Taylor, Wilkie Ferguson, Lacy Darryl Phillips, Clent Bowers, Scott J. Foster, Brandon Victor Dixon, Kenneth Kamal Scott, Raymond Patterson,
  • D'Ambrose Boyd, Ken Ard, C.E. Smith, Johnathan Lee Iverson, Torrence Bristow, Jayson Kolbicz, Clifton Davis, Ben Vereen, Anthony Wayne, Jeffery Thompson, Kirt Tyson, Herb Downer, Trent Armand Kendall, Kenneth Roberson, Kevin Michael Kennedy, Jeffrey V. Thompson, and Richard E. Waits, Vocalists
  • Derek Grant, Bakaari Wilder, Jason Samuel Smith, Joseph Web, Dule Hill, Vincent Bingham, Omar Edwards, and Alde Lewis, Dancers
  • Broadway Brown, Vocal Ensemble
  • Frank Owens, David Alan Bunn, William Foster McDaniel, Kenny Seymour, Julius Williams, and Abdul Hamid Royal, Pianists and Conductors
    Sipho Kunene and Buddy Williams, Drums
    Clyde Bullard, Bass
  • Honorees: Geoffrey Holder, Louis Johnson, Stephen Byrd, Harold Wheeler, Noble Sissle, Larry Hamlin, Luther Henderson, Donald McKayle, and Robert Guillaume
    Presenters: Charles Turner, Phylicia Rashad, Chita Rivera, Cicely Tyson, Ben Vereen, Norm Lewis, and others to be announced

Program

  • DAVID ALAN BUNN Live The Dream Overture - A Soulful Fanfare (NY Premiere)
  • CHAPMAN ROBERTS / WILLIAM FOSTER MCDANIEL Legacy (NY Premiere)
  • And selections by Blake, Jordan, Waller / Henderson, Ellington, and other Broadway favorites

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