Celebrities Show “Love for New Federal Theatre” with Valentine’s Day Fundraiser
Mike Tyson, Phylicia Rashad, Alicia Keys, Spike Lee, Danny Glover, Ruby Dee, Debbie Allen, Alfre Woodard, Lynn Whitfield, Robert Townsend and Others Record Personalized Valentine’s Day Messages for Fans
The “Love for New Federal Theatre” personalized celebrity messages are a $249 donation to the New Federal Theatre and can be purchased from January 12– February 5, 2014 through the website at www.lovefornewfederaltheatre.com. The celebrity Valentine’s Day message can be personalized for a friend or family member. Each message will be delivered in digital format to the cell phone or email address of the intended recipient. The Valentine’s Day celebrity messages are available on a first come, first served basis.
Other stars showing “Love for New Federal Theatre” with Valentine’s Day personalized messages include: Debbie Allen(“Grey’
“This is a new fundraising concept for us,’’ said Woodie King, Jr., founder and director of New Federal Theatre. “We’re really pleased that so many celebrities agreed to participate in this effort and we hope theatre fans will be as excited as we are.”
For over 40 years, under King’s direction, New Federal Theatre has been the artistic birthplace of many award-winning African American performers from stage, television and movies. Landmark theatre productions that originated at New Federal Theatre include Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” and Denzel Washington’s star turn as Malcolm X in “When The Chickens Come Home to Roost.” All proceeds from the “Love for New Federal Theatre” celebrity Valentines will support New Federal Theatre’s stage productions and community outreach.
“Love for New Federal Theatre” is produced by Kimberley LaMarque Orman. New York studio sessions are provided by Premiere Studios NY. The studio sessions are produced by Vincent Davis. For more information, please contact lovefornewfederaltheatre@
About New Federal Theatre
New Federal Theatre (NFT) was founded by Woodie King, Jr. in 1970 and has consistently produced stage plays for forty-four years. This neighborhood-
NFT provides the multi-ethnic Lower East Side as well as New York metropolitan area audiences with first-rate theatre relating to the interests of different cultural groups. NFT has provided emerging playwrights with the opportunity to have their works produced; it has brought minority actors, directors and designers to national attention and sponsored a variety of ethnic theatre groups and events. NFT also provides educational workshops in playwriting and drama workshops for adults and teens. These vocational training workshops prepare minority people for employment in theatre and theatre-related fields. For more info on NFT, check out website at www.newfederaltheatre.com
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