Women of Color on Broadway Live from The Cooper Union's Great Hall

Monday, February 10, 2020, 7 - 9pm

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Women of Color on Broadway, a non-profit dedicated to supporting women of African, Latin, and Asian descent pursuing careers in musical theater, will present its Purple Crystal Honorary Awards in the Great Hall on February 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.

The event is free and open to the public. General public should reserve a space. Please note seating is on a first come basis; an RSVP does not guarantee admission as we generally overbook to ensure a full house. The house will open at 6:00pm; at 6:45pm, those on standby will be allowed to claim any remaining seats, so please plan a timely arrival.

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.

The event is being co-produced for the Great Hall by Women of Color on Broadway co-founders Alexia Sielo and Victoria Velazquez and The Cooper Union’s Tim Marback and Kim Newman. 

 

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Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.