Ato Blankson-Wood and James Cusati-Moyer in Slave Play Photo by Joan Marcus
SAG-AFTRA Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen.
Join Richard Ridge Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:00 PM, for his upcoming SAG/AFTRA “Conversation on Broadway” with Jeremy O. Harris’s drama Slave Play. The event will be held at the Robin Williams Center, 247 W 54th St.
The March 3rd event features Q&A with cast members Ato Blankson-Wood & James Cusati-Moyer from Jeremy O. Harris’ searing Slave Play in conversation with Broadway World’s Richard Ridge
Ato Blankson-Wood – Broadway: Hair and Lysistrata Jones. Off-Broadway: The Rolling Stone at Lincoln Center Theater, Slave Playat NYTW (Lortel Award nomination), The Total Bent at The Public (Drama League and Lortel Award nominations), The Public Works’Twelfth Night and As You Like It, Transfers at MCC, Antigone in Ferguson at the Harlem Stage, the Foundry Theater’s O. Earth, and Iphigenia in Aulis at CSC. Film/TV: What is Life Worth?, BlacKkKlansman, The Kindergarten Teacher, Detroit, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, “When They See Us” (Netflix), “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon), “She’s Gotta Have It” (Netflix), and “The Good Fight” (CBS). Member of The Actors Center and Graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and The Yale School of Drama.
James Cusati-Moyer – Broadway: Six Degrees of Separation. Off-Broadway: Slave Play (New York Theatre Workshop), Fire and Air (Classic Stage Company); The Soldier’s Tale (Carnegie Hall). Regional: Yale Repertory Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Film: False Positive (A24). Television: “Prodigal Son”, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, “The Path”, “Red Oaks”, “Blue Bloods”, “Time After Time.” Training: MFA, Yale School of Drama.
To register for the event, visit the calendar page of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation website: https://sagaftra.foundation . If you encounter any difficulty registering through the website, call the Foundation at (212) 827-1401 or the Robin Williams Center for Entertainment and Media at (917) 463-4232. Since seats aren’t guaranteed, it’s recommended that attendees arrive early.
Ahead of the Broadway Opening of Lempicka The Longacre Theatre Is Showcasing Art Work By Tamara de Lempicka
The Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St.), soon-to-be home of the sweeping new musical, Lempicka, is showcasing a curated selection of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka’s most famous works. Eschewing traditional theatrical front-of-house advertising, the Longacre’s façade now boasts prints, creating a museum-quality exhibition right in the heart of Times Square. The musical opens on Broadway on April 14, 2024 at the same venue.
The Longacre’s outdoor exhibition includes works of Self Portrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti) (1929), Young Girl in Green (1927), Nu Adossé I (1925), The Red Tunic (1927), The Blue Scarf (1930), The Green Turban (1930), Portrait of Marjorie Ferry (1932), Portrait of Ira P. (1930), Portrait of Romana de la Salle (1928), and Adam and Eve (1932).
Starring Eden Espinosa and directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, Lempicka features book, lyrics, and original concept by Carson Kreitzer, book and music by Matt Gould, and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly.
Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, Lempicka boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.
Young Girl in Green painted by Tamara de Lempicka (1927). Oil on plywood.