Rich Heritage, Bold Vision,Lasting Legacy

SATURDAY OCTOBER 19, 2019

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center + The Heldrich + State Theatre New Jersey

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

 

Vanessa Bell Calloway

Actress
Coming to America, Shameless, Saints & Sinners

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”

This special night serves as the perfect occasion to honor and celebrate a couple of storied pantheons of African American Theatre. On one legendary evening, Crossroads Theatre Company – an unmatched force for multicultural voices in theatre, will be awarding Denzel Washington with the inaugural Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee Living Legends Award.

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This award was designed to recognize a prominent person(s) from the arts and entertainment community who emulates the activist voice, vision and value of its namesakes, Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, and whose body of work illustrates best in class acting and portrayal of people, places and promise. Who better than Denzel Washington?!

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About a Prestigious
Award Recipient

Award-winning actor Denzel Washington is the inaugural recipient of the prestigious Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee Living Legends Award.

Bestowing this award upon Denzel Washington acknowledges his stellar contributions to acting and live theatre and represents the pathway, passages and promise of Crossroads Theatre Company over the years, since it was established.

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From his first stage credit in 1979 at New York’s Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park to a number of off Broadway and Broadway productions, television and film productions, Washington has received a Tony award for his performance in Fences and two Oscars for Glory and Training Day. He most recently received the American Film Institute’s (AFI) Lifetime Achievement Award.

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About a Bold Vision

As a company in residence at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, The Crossroads Theatre Company will continue the worthy work of championing the diverse voices of artists of color who toil in front of, behind, and on the stage. The Crossroads Theatre Company stands for Black Theatre Excellence – today and tomorrow.

On the night of October 19th, you are invited to partner with us as we lean on our rich heritage to build this lasting legacy together.

About the People Making
Things Happen

Event Committee

Tamara Tunie
Co-Chair

Akira Bell
Judith Blaylock
Reggie Cummings
Marilyn Davis
John Harmon
Denielle Pemberton-Heard
Stephen McKinley Henderson

Toni R. Isreal

Charles Randolph Wright
Co-Chair

Jeannine Frisby LaRue
Louise Gorham Nebblet
Chris Paladino
Michael Sneed
Ralph D. Weaver
Nina Wells
Ted Wells

Tamara Tunie
Co-Chair

Charles Randolph Wright
Co-Chair

Akira Bell
Judith Blaylock
Reggie Cummings
Marilyn Davis
John Harmon
Denielle Pemberton-Heard
Stephen McKinley Henderson
Toni R. Isreal
Jeannine Frisby LaRue
Louise Gorham Nebblet
Chris Paladino
Michael Sneed
Ralph D. Weaver
Nina Wells
Ted Wells

Attend A Night With Crossroads

Get your tickets to one of the most enchanting nights of the year. Enjoy the opportunity to meet Denzel, rub shoulders with the stars, and celebrate with The Crossroads Theatre Company; a national institution of black excellence in theatre. Its bound to be a night to remember.

Performance Ticket

$185 - $360

Be in the room as award winning actor Denzel Washington receives the inaugural Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee Living Legends Award. Enjoy spectacular performances.

What you are getting:

State Theatre New Jersey Performance Ticket• Option 1: $185
• Option 2: $260
• Option 3: $360

(VIP tickets are included with Silver, Gold, or Platinum Pass options)

Silver Pass

$500

This exclusive black tie reception includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, food stations and premium bar. Celebrity guest sightings are possible.

What you are getting:
• 1 ticket to the Silver Reception at The Heldrich
• 1 VIP ticket to State Theatre New Jersey Performance

Gold Pass

$1000

Hosted by the distinguished committee. Ticket holders are invited to enjoy this semi private event in an elegant setting. Ticket includes entertainment, mingling with stars, heavy hors d’oeuvres, food stations and premium bar.

What you are getting:
• 1 ticket to the Gold Reception at The Heldrich
• 1 VIP ticket to State Theatre New Jersey Performance

Platinum Pass

$7500

This pass offers the only opportunity to meet and greet with Living Legends Award honoree, Denzel Washington. This exclusive pre show event is hosted by CTC Board of Trustees.

What you are getting:
• Meet & Greet with Denzel Washington
• 2 tickets to the Platinum Reception
• 2 VIP tickets to State Theatre New Jersey Performance

Event Venues

Platinum Reception Venue
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
7 Livingston Ave,
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Gold & Silver Receptions Venue
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
10 Livingston Ave,
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Performance Venue
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
15 Livingston Ave,
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Crossroads Theatre Company is a resident company of NBPAC.

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