Women of Color on Broadway celebrates legends LaChanze and Melba Moore

AmNews Staff Reports | 1/16/2020, 12:03 p.m.
Women of Color on Broadway is presenting its Purple Crystal Honorary Awards in The Cooper Union’s Great Hall on Feb. ...
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Women of Color on Broadway is presenting its Purple Crystal Honorary Awards in The Cooper Union’s Great Hall on Feb. 10.

This year’s honorees are Tony Award winners LaChanze and Melba Moore. The award celebrates the heroines of African, Latin and Asian descent who paved the way for the next generation of women of color in theater.

The evening will include special performances by Amber Gray (“Hadestown”), Celia Gooding (“Jagged Little Pill”), Kayla Davion (“The Tina Turner Musical”), Aléna Watters (“The CHER Show”), Darlesia Cearcy (“Once On This Island”), Linah Sta. Ana (“Miss Saigon”), Kuhoo Verma (“Medusa the Musical”), Genesis Collado (“Over Here!”), Barbara Douglas, and Vanisha Gould.

Women of Color on Broadway’s Purple Crystal Honorary Award ceremony will be filmed for broadcast and streaming on ALL ARTS, WNET’s new broadcast channel and streaming platform. Visit allarts.org/everywhere to download the streaming app and learn how to watch.