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Love Terrorists Unite: Broadway Stars Send A Message For Eric Garner

On July 29th, over 100 Broadway stars, directors, producers, musicians, choreographers, designers and technicians gathered n Times Square to send a message about police violence and the killing of Eric Garner. Garner’s death was recently declared a homicide by the coroners office after he was placed in a chokehold by an NYPD police officer. A video of the attack with Garner yelling his final words of “I can’t breathe” caused national uproar and outrage.

Led by Broadway choreographer Warren Adams & Tony Award nominated actor Brandon Victor Dixon of WalkRunFly Productions, this gathering of stars presented a piece written by poet and Broadway thespian Daniel J. Watts. In the crowd you’ll see many familiar faces from Motown: The Musical‘s Brian Terrell Clark, Condola Rashad (Romeo & Juliet, A Trip To Bountiful), & Tony Award Winner Adriane Lenox. As well as social media support from Fantasia Barrino, Dule Hill, & Lin Manuel Miranda. The stance taken by these Broadway artists was indeed powerful. Message delivered.

WalkRunFly Productions
Produced By Warren Adams & Brandon Victor Dixon
Poem written and performed by Daniel J. Watts
Edited by Darryl Harrison Visual Architect
Videographers Lowell Freedman, Antonio Thompson, Darryl Harrison, And Jesse Guma

The viral video of the unnecessary altercation that ended Garner’s life  is hard to watch. At your own discretion you may watch below as well as some current information on the case. R.I.P. Eric Garner.

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Drew Shade is a theatre artist and enthusiast who fosters artistic diversity and excellence for the love of Black theatre artists. He is the Founder/Creative Director of Broadway Black, Off-Book Podcast & The Antonyo Awards. “Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone’s disbelief.” – August Wilson


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