Win and meet Stage and Screen Stars: Win 2 Free Tickets to Woodie King Jr.’s Gala at the New Federal Theater

Novella Nelson

Novella Nelson, Honoree
Melvin Van Peebles

Melvin van Peebles, Honore
Woodie King Jr.

Woodie King Jr.
Win and mingle with Stage and Screen Stars. Sign up for the free ROUTES newsletter and be eligible to win 2 exclusive invitations to the Woodie King, Jr. NFT Gala Benefit.

Sunday, June 26, 2016
2pm to 5:30pm

Trump Place
220 Riverside Boulevard

Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor, Honorary Chairperson
Barbara Montgomery

Barbara Montgomery, Co-chair
Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashād, Co-chair
Carmen de Lavalade

Carmen de Lavalade, Co-chair
Art McFarland

Art McFarland, Co-Host
Darla Miles

Darla Miles, Co-Host

Sunday, June 26, 2016
2pm to 5:30pm

Trump Place
220 Riverside Boulevard
(enter West 70th Street)

Win and mingle with Stage and Screen Stars. Sign up for the free ROUTES newsletter and be eligible to win 2 exclusive invitations to the Woodie King, Jr. NFT Gala Benefit. Last date to enter the contest is June 16, 2016, 6pm. Winners announced on June 18, 2016, 6pm.


The Gala will be honoring Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles, two of many actors and directors who have worked at the New Federal Theatre over its 46 year history. Mr. Van Peebles will be introduced by Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons. Ms. Nelson will be introduced by former Mayor David Dinkins. Co-chairs are Carmen de Lavallade, Barbara Montgomery and Phylicia Rashād. Honorary Chairperson of the event is Susan Taylor. Co-hosts are Art McFarland and Darla Miles.

NFT is honoring Melvin Van Peebles and Novella Nelson because of their exceptional commitment to African American theatre and film. Mr. Van Peebles’ memorable performances include Broadway’s “Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death” and “Don’t Play Us Cheap,” NFT’s “Champeen” and “Waltz of the Stork Boogie,” and many films, especially the award winning “Story of a Three Day Pass.” His American film debut was “Watermelon Man” starring Godfrey Cambridge and Estelle Parsons.

Novella Nelson is being honored for her years as artist-in-residence with impresario Joseph Papp at the New York Shakespeare Festival and for her work with NFT directing “Runners” by Ivey McCray and starring in the play “Gilbeau” by Clayton Riley. We are especially proud of her work in Denzel Washington’s directorial debut, “Antone Fisher.” Ms. Nelson also starred in Woodie King’s Jr.’s productions of “The Torture of Mother” and “Women of the Regent Hotel.”

Win and mingle with Stage and Screen Stars. Sign up for the free ROUTES newsletter and be eligible to win 2 exclusive invitations to the Woodie King, Jr. NFT Gala Benefit.

Sunday, June 26, 2016
2pm to 5:30pm

Trump Place
220 Riverside Boulevard

Last date to enter the contest is June 16, 2016, 6pm. Winners announced on June 18, 2016, 6pm.

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