Tony Nominee, Brandon Victor Dixon (Motown: The Musical (Berry Gordy), The Color Purple (Harpo)) along with 100 other Broadway stars gathered in New York City on Tuesday, July 29th to send a message that this recent rash of police brutality must come to an end.
Sparked by the death of Eric Garner and the other videos of NYPD officers using excessive force, these directors, producers, musicians, choreographers, designers and technicians gathered in Times Square to let their voices be heard. They are the stars and crew of such hit shows as the Lion King, Kinky Boots, Motown, Pippin, Holler if You Hear Me, Rocky, Jersey Boys, Phantom, If/Then, Wicked, Velocity of Autumn, Of Mice and Men, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Rent, Book of Mormon and Newsies.
“It was incredible to see over 100 Broadway performers gather together today, on a moment’s notice, to send a message not only about the death of Eric Garner, but about the police’s regular use of excessive force against an unarmed, unprotected populace,” said Dixon.
Warren Adams of WalkRunFly Productions added this, “There are days when I sometimes question this thing we do call ART. However, yesterday once again reminded me why I do this. This community is about more than just entertainment. We have to shine a light on these issues otherwise we will continue to see and hear about the Fruitvale Station’s, Amadou Diallo’s and the Eric Garner’s of the world.”
Please check out this video of these dedicated artists taking a stand!
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WalkRunFly (WRF) is a Tony Award winning multi-media production company focused on developing content for Film, Television and Theatre. The company was founded by Warren Adams & Brandon Victor Dixon. WRF enjoys working with well-established brand properties, however the company is most interested in developing new work by early stage artists.