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Stars, producers, authors, critics come out as Broadway dims lights for Ruby Dee

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Broadway Global shares live video as Broadway dimmed its lights for Actress, Activist, Poet, Playwright Ruby Dee. It was destined that "A Raisin In The Sun" has enjoyed a rave revival on Broadway this seaon. Emmy, Obie, Grammy, Drama Desk, winner Ruby Dee starred in A Raisin in the Sun, Do the Right Thing and endless classics. For her role in American Gangster Ruby Dee was nominated for Academy Award.

Broadway Producer Tom Kirdahy, Terrence McNally (Mothers and Sons) and even Broadway Global were all present as Broadway showed respect to the iconic leader of arts and Civil Rights, Ruby Dee. We share the live video of Broadway dimming the lights for all those we have lost. Many have never seen a Broadway tribute of dimming the marquee lights. Broadway Global shares the Ruby Dee tribute for all those artists we have lost. "It was beautiful, powerful and moving that Broadway's finest from authors, producers and critics all came together for just one moment to honor and respect Ruby Dee." Theatre Chat.

Broadway Global had a special invite to the 2014 Tony Awards. We invited Marquise Neal the young star of "Kinky Boots" who shared his exclusive review here on examiner. At the 2014 Tony Award rehearsal we were honored with the "In Memoriam". The Tony Award tribute played during commercial breaks, and many went to social media to express how unhappy they were with the Tony Awards not showing the "In Memoriam" during the live telecast. Broadway Global shared our exclusive on the 2014 Tony Award "In Memoriam". The Tony Awards producers shared the tribute on their website, and posted the "In Memoriam" on You Tube allowing you to have social media control, and share the tribute to wider numbers than even the Tony Awards.

Just like this Broadway Global tribute video for Ruby Dee is is our responsibility as arts lovers and culturalist to keep artists memories alive by sharing tributes, videos, performances, films... Ruby Dee was a member of NAACP, Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Dee was honored with many Lifetime Achievement Awards, including the Freedom Award from The National Civil Rights Museum.

Ruby Dee was born Ruby Ann Wallace in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922. Ruby was raised in Harlem, joined the American Negro Theater. Ruby Dee worked with Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte just to name a few. Most remember Ruby Dee from the film The Jackie Robinson Story. "Let us not forget Ruby Dee, a true life humanitarian who has changed this globe society for eternity. Please share the Ruby Dee tribute video for all those we have lost!" Broadway Global.


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