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Death of a Salesman, Starring Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke, Sets Broadway Theater and Dates

SALESMAN IS REBORN! Wendell Pierce Sharon D Clarke and André De ShieldsThe Broadway transfer of Miranda Cromwell and Marianne Elliott's co-directed 2019 West End production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman has found its home. The production will begin a limited run at the Hudson Theatre on September 19. Cromwell will direct the Broadway production, which will reunite its London stars Wendell Pierce as willy Loman and Sharon D Clarke as Linda Loman. Tony winner André De Shields will join the cast as Ben with Khris Davis playing Biff.

Death of a Salesman is about a traveling salesman whose career and mental state are falling apart.

The play first bowed on Broadway in 1949, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. This production marks will mark the fifth Broadway revival of the play, and the first time it will be told from the perspective of a Black family.

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HEART Written and Performed by Jade Anouka
“Profoundly affecting, uplifting,
and masterfully entertaining!
Jade Anouka's HEART introduces us to a woman, shaken by a broken relationship, who finds herself discovering love in the last place—and with the last person—she ever expected. With her sexuality awakened to a new truth, she battles her own and society’s expectations of what love looks like.

"A casually charismatic, effortlessly charming performer, Anouka occupies the stage with confident grace" (The New York Times) in this Audible Theater production dedicated to the misfits and "others." Directed by Ola Ince, HEART takes the audience on a relatable and life-affirming journey that challenges the "norms" society presents us with and celebrates the freedom found in following your heart.


BLACK Orchestral Network We are deeply concerned because the American orchestral community is not well.
This letter is a call to action to build a richer and more robust American orchestral community: one where musicians can share all aspects of their artistry and talents, where Black artists can see and center themselves in the history and future of the orchestral community, and can find reflections of themselves and their multiple strengths and complexities. We cannot call ourselves an American orchestral community if we are not inclusive of Black Americans and do not respect and acknowledge Black Americans’ contributions to American music and the orchestral community.


Baltimore: On the Verge of the Dawning of a New Renaissance .pdf [2.8mb]

Project Background
The public healthcare system has failed the vast majority of Baltimore citizens. COVID-19 has exacerbated this failure. They have not provided education, outreach, or culturally sensitive messaging to African American and Latino communities during the COVID-19 crisis, regarding the pandemic itself and the recently approved and widely distributed COVID-19 vaccines. There still exists stark health disparities and health inequities today.

Through our youth, NBCI hopes to provide a bridge of hope to the future to ensure that everyone is healthy and thriving in the vibrant city of Baltimore.

Our Request
NBCI seeks funding from local Baltimore businesses to support an important, cultural, and impactful community-based youth initiative in the form of a tax-deductible donation of $7,500.
Your business donation will provide support to NBCI youth initiatives in education,health promotion, family counseling, literacy programs, and more importantly,advocacy for the health community for all African American children nationwide. When the community is healthy and tourism can resume, it will help usher in this new renaissance in the greater Baltimore area. Each Baltimore-based business who decides to participate in this program and become an NBCI donor is helping to shapea new renaissance in Baltimore through a new mindset and positive outlook for the future of Baltimore through its children after the pandemic and beyond. They will also be pouring their hopes into a new future investment into our young, African American women. These children will become our new ambassadors for the city of Baltimore.

We have joined hands with Baltimore - positive community work over the years tocome - we hope to grow this program to 1,000 participants
Read more about this Baltimore Project Proposal .pdf [2.8mb]
Donna Walker-Kuhne
“Nurturing tomorrow's audiences today.”

Donna Walker Kuhne of Walker International Communications Group (WICG)

“I firmly believe that the arts are the only pure vehicle we have in today's society that cross cultural and ethnic barriers and allow people to transcend their differences.”

Walker International Communications Group (WICG) provides consultation to arts organizations, performing arts, visual arts, dance companies, non-profit groups, Broadway and Off Broadway productions. WICG has a combined 45 years of successful marketing and audience development strategic campaigns on Broadway, and for cultural arts organizations.

With current and past clients in more than 400 U.S. cities and five continents, Donna and her team have raised more than $20 million in earned income developing community engagement and promoting the arts to multicultural communities.

Follow this link and read more about this Champion for the Arts

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