Rich Heritage, Bold Vision,Lasting Legacy

About Our Theatre

Since opening in 1978 in New Brunswick, NJ, Crossroads Theatre Company (CTC) has built a rich and storied history, celebrating the culture, history, spirit and voices of the African Diaspora. Not just a venue of live theatre entertainment, CTC educates those in front and behind the stage, by creating bridges of understanding between all cultures and backgrounds and providing a nurturing environment for writers and artistic collaborators, respectively. CTC is a place where themes are created, stories are woven together and where stories are told.

Stars Shining from
Our Stage to the
World’s Stage

 

Viola Davis

Academy, Tony, Emmy Award Winning Actress

How to Get Away with Murder, The Help, Fences

Stars Shining from
Our Stage to the
World’s Stage

 

August Wilson

Tony & Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright

Fences, The Piano Lesson, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Stars Shining from
Our Stage to the
World’s Stage

 

Uzo Aduba

SAG & Emmy Award Winning Actress

Orange is the New Black

Stars Shining from
Our Stage to the
World’s Stage

 

Earle Hyman

Actor
The Cosby Show

Stars Shining from
Our Stage to the
World’s Stage

 

Tamara Tunie

Actress
Law & Order SVU, As the World Turns, Flight

Stars Shining from
Our Stage to the
World’s Stage

 

Isaiah Washington

Actor
Grey’s Anatomy, Crooklyn, Clockers

Stars Shining from
Our Stage to the
World’s Stage

 

George C. Wolfe

Tony Award Winning Director & American Playwright
Bring in ‘da Noise/Bring in ‘da Funk

Stars Shining from
Our Stage to the
World’s Stage

 

James Pickens

Actor
The X-Files, Grey’s Anatomy

Stars Shining from
Our Stage to the
World’s Stage

 

Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee

Actors, Activists, NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame Inductees

Do the Right Thing, A Raisin in the Sun, Jungle Fever

About “A Night With Crossroads”

A Night With Crossroads is an event set apart to honor the legacy of icons in our industry who advance the cause of black people on stage and beyond. This year, we have the privilege to hold this event in honor of the vibrant, pioneering life that Cicely Tyson lived.

Cicely Tyson (December 19, 1924 – January 28, 2021) was an American actress and fashion model. In a career which spanned more than seven decades, she became known for her portrayal of strong African-American women. She received three Primetime Emmy Awards, four Black Reel Awards, one Screen Actors Guild Award, one Tony Award, an honorary Academy Award, and a Peabody Award.

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Tyson garnered widespread attention and critical acclaim for her performance as Rebecca Morgan in Sounder (1972); and was nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. For her role in the 1974 television film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Tyson won two Emmy Awards and a nomination for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

In 2011, she played the role of Constantine Jefferson in the award-winning film The Help. She also played the recurring role of Ophelia Harkness in the legal drama TV series How to Get Away With Murder since the show’s inception in 2014, for which she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series five times.

In her theatre career, Tyson starred as Carrie Watts in the Broadway play The Trip to Bountiful, winning the Tony Award, the Outer Critics Award, and the Drama Desk Award for Best Actress in a Play in 2013. Tyson was named a Kennedy Center honoree in 2015. In November 2016, Tyson received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the highest civilian honor in the United States. In 2020, she was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.

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Honorary Chairs & Committee Members

Honorary Gala Chairpersons

Richard & Valerie Wilson Wesley
Richard & Ninfa Nurse

Honorary Gala Committee

Anna Aschkenes
C. Roy Epps
Robert & Barbara Martalus
Harold Gibson & Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Stapleton

Be a Part of A Night With Crossroads

Seize the opportunity to participate in this historic event by being part of the great legacy that we are committed to building every single day. Not only will you be contributing to the excellence of this night, but also to the continued mission and vision of our special and necessary theatre.

Celebrate with us

This will be a celebration of excellence in Black arts, history and culture, and in support of Crossroads mission to use the arts to help build bridges of understanding between people of all backgrounds in this society and the world. A Night With Crossroads is a special opportunity to celebrate the essential cultural mission for the people, and to celebrate the power and beauty of the human spirit, especially in times such as these. 

Crossroads Theatre Company is a resident company of NBPAC.

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