The Public Theater's 'The Brother/Sister Plays' delivers on script, direction and talent

Misani | 4/12/2011, 4:35 p.m.

And with the close of the curtain, the "Casting Pearls" series, which focuses on identifying outstanding talent of stage and screen, in collaboration with the New York Amsterdam News Centennial Anniversary Group, and our special guests, actress Magaly Colimon and director Marion McClinton (who was in the audience and joined us after the production), we are extremely pleased to announce several Casting Pearls Awards for the cast of "The Brothers Size" and "Marcus: Or the Secret of Sweet"" of "The Brother/Sister Plays" Part 1.

These awards are presented to the actors Marc Damon Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry for their magnificent work in "The Brothers Size" and to Andre Holland and Heather Simms in "Marcus: "Or the Secret of Sweet." Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

We caught up with the "brothers," Marc Damon Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry and Andre Holland after the play to inform them that they were selected for the Casting Pearls Awards in honor of their outstanding work in the Public Theatre's "The Brothers Size" and "Marcus..." by the amazingly gifted Tarell Alvin McCraney. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! They were elated.

You gotta move it, move it to see the powerhouse "The Brother/Sister Plays."

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