Storytellers – Cynthia Erivo Goes Back to Broadway

Tribeca Talks



Back and better than ever, Broadway is opening its curtains and to celebrate we are bringing together Award-winning actors Cytnhia Erivo and André De Shields to discuss the forthcoming documentary entitled Back to Broadway (TIME Studios) from director Jamila Ephron. During this intimate conversation moderated by Zach Stafford, the duo will go in depth on how issues of race, identity, and labor impact the lives of the people responsible for making New York City the mecca for dreamers and artists around the world.

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Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo is a Grammy® Emmy® and Tony® Award-winning actress, singer and producer, as well as an Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, and SAG nominee. Erivo burst onto West End and Broadway stages in The Color Purple and has since taken the world by storm.

Andrè De Shields

Andrè De Shields

In a career spanning more than half a century, André De Shields has acquired a number of sobriquets, among them: "Broadway Deity," "Professional Charmer" and "Papa Dré." A showstopper at age 76, André was the triple-crown winner of the 2019 award season, garnering Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Grammy Awards for his universally praised role as Hermes, Messenger to the Gods, in Hadestown.