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World Premiere of BET’s The Quad Starring Anika Noni Rose by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino

The World Premiere of BET’s The Quad starring Anika Noni Rose and Ruben Santiago-Hudson will be discussed Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at The Paley Center for Media in New York prior to its January 2017 launch.


Tony and Grammy Award winner Anika Noni Rose. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

Anika will be joined by her co-star Jasmine Guy, Peyton Alex Smith, with Rob Hardy the Executive Producer and Director; moderated by March Lamont Hill, Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

BET is bringing the black college experience to television with the January 2017 launch of scripted dramatic series The Quad. The Paley Center is pleased to premiere the pilot of The Quad, which takes viewers inside the unique, tradition-filled world of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Starring Tony Award–winners Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls; The Princess and The Frog; Caroline, or Change) and Ruben Santiago-Hudson (American Gangster, Billions, Castle), The Quad follows the travails of Dr. Eva Fletcher (Rose), an ambitious and troubled newly elected president of the fictional Georgia A&M University. Dr. Fletcher is charged with saving the prestigious HBCUs from bankruptcy as her marriage crumbles. Also featuring Jasmine Guy (A Different World, also about an HBCU) and Sean Blakemore (General Hospital), The Quad was created by Felicia D. Henderson (Gossip Girl, Soul Food) and Charles Holland (CSI: Miami, NY Undercover), based on a concept created by Rob Hardy (How To Get Away With Murder, Power). After the screening, our panelists will discuss the importance of HBCUs in American culture.

Anika Noni Rose is a Tony and Grammy Award Winner. In 2011, she received the Disney Legend Award for the voice of “Tiana”, an African American princess, in Walt Disney Pictures animated film The Princess and the Frog.


Tony and Grammy Award winner Anika Noni Rose. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.


Anika Noni Rose Tweet. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.


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