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Salute to Blacks on Broadway with The Color Purple by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino

A Salute to Blacks on Broadway presented by Amsterdam News Educational Foundation at Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Honorees included Broadway’s The Color Purple stars Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, and Danielle Brooks; Norm Lewis; Irene Gandy; and Stephen Byrd; with stellar dinner guests including Kathleen Battle, Deborah Cox, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah, Ray Chew, Leon Robinson, Tonya Pinkins, Debra L. Lee the CEO of BET, Vinie Burrows, Voza Rivers, Marva Hicks, George Faison, Tad Schnugg, restauranteur Alexander Smalls, Alia Jones-Harvey, artist Mira Gandy, Gwendolyn Quinn, Barbara Kendrew and her guest Cranston, The Color Purple co-writer Allee Willis, and many more.  

The Color Purple on Broadway, 2015-2016 production, starring Cynthia Erivo as “Celie”, Jennifer Hudson as “Shug Avery”, and Danielle Brooks as “Sofia”; cast Kyle Scatliffe as “Harpo”, Isaiah Johnson as “Mister”, and Joaquina Kalukango as “Nettie”. Based on the original novel by Alice Walker; music by Grammy Award winner Brenda Russell and Allee Willis; lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray; book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Marsha Norman; director and designer John Doyle; producers Scott Sanders with Roy Furman, Candy Spelling, and Oprah Winfrey.

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Broadway’s The Color Purple star Jennifer Hudson, Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

Black Broadway, December 3, 2015- DUVET Magazine

The evening was hosted by Elinor Tatum, the Editor in Chief of the New York Amsterdam News, and included a cocktail hour, dinner, awards presentation, the Broadway show The Color Purple, with a post-theatre Champagne Dessert with a DJ and dancing.

Please visit our website link for the complete photo gallery with #214 images:

https://lisapacino.smugmug.com/Photography/A-Salute-to-Blacks-on-Broadway/

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to share any of our photographs for Social Media and/or personal use they are not to be altered in any way. They must be used “as is”, with photo name credit, not cropped, no filters, or adjusted. They are not to be used in collages or any other formats. If needed for commercial and/or promotional use please email us to license. Thank you. Email: UnderTheDuvetProductions@gmail.com

All Photographs by Celebrity Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, NY. All Rights Reserved.

Some Sample Watermark Photographs:

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Elinor Tatum, the Editor in Chief of the New York Amsterdam News and Broadway’s The Color Purple star Jennifer Hudson, Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Broadway’s The Color Purple star Jennifer Hudson, Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Broadway’s The Color Purple star Jennifer Hudson, Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Broadway’s The Color Purple star Jennifer Hudson, Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Broadway’s The Color Purple star Cynthia Erivo, Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Broadway’s The Color Purple star Cynthia Erivo, Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Broadway’s The Color Purple star Danielle Brooks with Zainab Jah and Akosua Busia, Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Broadway’s The Color Purple cast member Joaquina Kalukango “Nettie”, Elinor Tatum, Tonya Pinkins, Broadway’s The Color Purple star Danielle Brooks “Sofia”, and Debra L. Lee CEO of BET, Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Three honorees: Stephen Byrd, Irene Gandy, and Norm Lewis with Elinor Tatum, the Editor in Chief of the New York Amsterdam News, Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Norm Lewis and Kathleen Battle, Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Akosua Busia “Nettie” from the 1985 Film The Color Purple surprising Joaquina Kalukango “Nettie” from the 2015 Broadway Play, Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Cynthia Erivo and Akosua Busia, Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Zainab Jah and Deborah Cox, Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Leon Robinson and Ray Chew, Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Norm Lewis and Deborah Cox, Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Zainab Jah and Akosua Busia, Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Leon Robinson, Sardi’s, New York, December 3, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

Please visit our website link for the complete photo gallery with #214 images:

https://lisapacino.smugmug.com/Photography/A-Salute-to-Blacks-on-Broadway/

REMINDER: If you wish to share any of our photographs for Social Media and/or personal use they are not to be altered in any way. They must be used “as is”, with photo name credit, not cropped, no filters, or adjusted. They are not to be used in collages or any other formats. If needed for commercial and/or promotional use please email us to license. Thank you. Email: UnderTheDuvetProductions@gmail.com

Lisa Pacino and Under The Duvet Productions are based in New York. Photography services are available worldwide. To book, receive information, and/or license images please E-mail: UnderTheDuvetProductions@gmail.com

Website:

https://lisapacino.smugmug.com/

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