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Actors Samuel L Jackson, Geoffrey Holder, Melba Moore and more than 300 other African-American Broadway veterans turned out for the 2011 Black Stars of The Great White Way photo shoot in Times Square. There was a West Coast equivalent (above) of the Times Square historic event in California. With Chapman Roberts conducting the group (above), that Black Stars of The Great White Way gathering included recently-deceased actor James Avery, Linda Hopkins, Loretta Divine, Paula Kelly, Debbie Allen, Reginald Van Williams and members of the original casts of “A Chorus Line,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Your Arms Too Short,” “Hair,” “Lion King,” “Ain't Misbehavin” and “Dreamgirls.” Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/broadway-black-stars-carnegie-hall-bound-article-1.1605538#ixzz30yYHmG5h

Actors Samuel L Jackson, Geoffrey Holder, Melba Moore and more than 300 other African-American Broadway veterans turned out for the 2011 Black Stars of The Great White Way photo shoot in Times Square. There was a West Coast equivalent (above) of the Times Square historic event in California. With Chapman Roberts conducting the group (above), that Black Stars of The Great White Way gathering included recently-deceased actor James Avery, Linda Hopkins, Loretta Divine, Paula Kelly, Debbie Allen, Reginald Van Williams and members of the original casts of “A Chorus Line,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Your Arms Too Short,” “Hair,” “Lion King,” “Ain’t Misbehavin” and “Dreamgirls.”
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/broadway-black-stars-carnegie-hall-bound-article-1.1605538#ixzz30yYHmG5h

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The Black Stars of The Great White Way!  The Black Stars of The Great White Way Frank Owens, Chapman Roberts, Andre De Shields, Larry Marshall, Keith David, Omar Edwards, Norm Lewis and Keith Robinson. “This is an unprecedented assemblage of Broadways Best as conceived and directed by Chapman Roberts


The Black Stars of The Great White Way
Frank Owens, Chapman Roberts, Andre De Shields,Larry Marshall, Keith David, Omar Edwards, Norm Lewis and Keith Robinson.
“This is an unprecedented assemblage of Broadways Best as conceived and directed by Chapman Roberts.”

 

BLACK STARS NEWS ARTICLE AMSTERDAM NEWS 2-17-2013

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Chapman Roberts, Norm Lewis and Andre DeShields at the inaugural-Black-Stars-of-the-Great-White-Way concert event held at the Queensborough-Performing Arts Center-before a sold-out audience.

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Black Stars of the Great White Way      NORM LEWIS      CHAPMAN ROBERTS     DAVID HORACE GREER PRESENT BLACK STARS OF THE GREAT WHITE WAY MONDAY JUNE 23RD 2014 AT CARNEGIE HALL   CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF JAZZ AT CARNEGIE HALL, ON BROADWAY AND THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF “THE WIZ”  THE LARGEST CAST OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN OF THE BROADWAY STAGE EVER THIS HISTORIC, NOT TO BE MISSED BLACK TIE EVENT PROMISES TO RAISE THE ROOF OF CARNEGIE HALL LIKE NEVER BEFORE!
Black Stars of the Great White Way
NORM LEWIS CHAPMAN ROBERTS DAVID HORACE GREER
PRESENT
BLACK STARS OF THE GREAT WHITE WAY
MONDAY JUNE 23RD 2014 AT CARNEGIE HALL
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF JAZZ AT CARNEGIE HALL, ON BROADWAY AND THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF “THE WIZ”
THE LARGEST CAST OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN OF THE BROADWAY STAGE EVER
THIS HISTORIC, NOT TO BE MISSED BLACK TIE EVENT PROMISES TO RAISE THE ROOF OF CARNEGIE HALL LIKE NEVER BEFORE!
 Doug Eskew, Maurice Hines Jr, Lee Summers, C.e. Smith, Kevin Ramsey, D'Ambrose Boyd, Chapman Roberts, Glenn Turner, Clent Bowers, André Robin De Shields, Larry Marshall, Hinton Battle and Chuck Cooper.

Chapman Roberts, Clifton Davis, Ben Vereen, Doug Eskew, Maurice Hines Jr, Lee Summers, C.e. Smith, Kevin Ramsey, D’Ambrose Boyd, Chapman Roberts, Glenn Turner, Clent Bowers, André Robin De Shields, Larry Marshall, Adrian Bailey, Hinton Battle and Chuck Cooper and many more! .

BLACK STARS OF THE GREAT WHITE WAY

Monday, June 23rd 2014

CARNEGIE HALL

The Largest Cast of African American Men

From the BROADWAY Stage Ever!
CARNEGIE HALL 1

This all-male tribute honors jazz musicians Eubie Blake, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Louis Jordan, Duke Ellington, and Paul Robeson. The concert celebrates the artists’ successes at Carnegie Hall, Broadway, television, and the international touring circuit, as well as in the recording and film industries. Broadway song and dance numbers from Motown, The Lion King, Dreamgirls, Five Guys Named Moe, Ain’t Misbehavin’, and Porgy and Bess make up this black tie gala event.
*Chapman Roberts and the Gang*
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Chapman Roberts, Norm Lewis, Andre DeShields, Larry Marshall, Kevin Ramsey, Glenn Turner, Doug Eskew, Milton Craig Neeley, Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter, Ben Harney, Adrian Bailey, Marcus Naylor, Leotis Clyburn, Branden Cook, Brandon Bain, Avon Long, David Helper, Raun Ruffin, Jason Cook, Lee Summers, Claude Jay, Forest Ray, Keith David, Rob “Ike” Barnes, Bobby Harden, Obba Babatunde, Kirk Taylor, Wilkie Ferguson, Lacy Darryl Phillips, Clent Bowers, Scott J. Foster, Brandon Victor Dixon, Kenneth Kamal Scott, Raymond Patterson,
D’Ambrose Boyd, Ken Ard, C.E. Smith, Johnathan Lee Iverson, Torrence Bristow, Jayson Kolbicz, Clifton Davis, Ben Vereen, Anthony Wayne, Kirt Tyson, Herb Downer, Trent Armand Kendall, Kenneth Roberson, Kevin Michael Kennedy, Jeffrey V. Thompson, and Richard E. Waits, Vocalists
Derek Grant, Bakaari Wilder, Jason Samuel Smith, Joseph Web, Dule Hill, Vincent Bingham, Omar Edwards, and Alde Lewis, Dancers
Broadway Brown, Vocal Ensemble
Frank Owens, David Alan Bunn, William Foster McDaniel, Kenny Seymour, Julius Williams, and Abdul Hamid Royal, Pianists and Conductors
Sipho Kunene and Buddy Williams, Drums
Clyde Bullard, Bass
Honorees: Geoffrey Holder, Louis Johnson, Stephen Byrd, Harold Wheeler, Noble Sissle, Larry Hamlin, Luther Henderson, Donald McKayle, and Robert Guillaume
Presenters: Charles Turner, Phylicia Rashad, Chita Rivera, Cicely Tyson, Ben Vereen, Norm Lewis, and others to be announced
Program
DAVID ALAN BUNN Live The Dream Overture – A Soulful Fanfare (NY Premiere)
CHAPMAN ROBERTS / WILLIAM FOSTER MCDANIEL Legacy (NY Premiere)
And selections by Blake, Jordan, Waller / Henderson, Ellington, and other Broadway favorites.

 

BLACK STARS OF THE GREAT WHITE WAY - New York Times — with Obba Babatundé, Raun Ruffin, Milton Craig Nealy, Ben Harney, David White

BLACK STARS OF THE GREAT WHITE WAY – New York Times — with Obba Babatundé, Raun Ruffin, Milton Craig Nealy, Ben Harney, David White

Andre De Shields  The Wiz

Andre De Shields
The Wiz

 

 

BLACK STARS OF THE GREAT WHITE WAY PRODUCERS

BLACK STARS OF THE GREAT WHITE WAY
PRODUCERS

Christmas Cabaret

The Christmas show at Manhattan Plaza under the direction of Chapman Roberts with Ray Naccari, Jeffrey Thompson, Vivian Reed Chapman Roberts and Gabrielle Lee.

The Christmas show at Manhattan Plaza (NYC)  under the direction of Chapman Roberts with Ray Naccari, Jeffrey Thompson, Vivian Reed Chapman Roberts and Gabrielle Lee.

NBTF: Chapman Roberts accepts the Living Legend Award during the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival Gala at the Benton Convention Center on Monday, July 29, 2013. - Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez/Journal

NBTF: Chapman Roberts accepts the Living Legend Award during the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival Gala at the Benton Convention Center on Monday, July 29, 2013. – Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez/Journal

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