We are honoring people who are creating opportunities for others on Broadway, who are helping to sustain productions on Broadway, and who are bringing Broadway caliber productions to people across the country.
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) May 28, 2012
What’s The 411 Networks, a Brooklyn, NY-based media, marketing, and entertainment company, will celebrate its launch with the first annual A Salute to Black Broadway on Monday, June 4, 2012. The awards reception will take place in the Brooklyn Academy of Music Cultural District at the James E. Davis 80 Arts Building, 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217.
This momentous occasion will honor the following people:
Tennessee Williams' classic drama, A Street Car Named Desire
(starring Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Harris Wood)
Recipient of a Vanguard Award
B2: Productions and Black 2 Broadway
Recipient of a Vanguard Award
Founder and President
Walk Tall Girl Productions
Recipient of an Audience Development Award
Jesse Wooden, Jr.
The MAAFA and Black Nativity
Recipient of an Humanitarian Award
“The first annual A Salute to Black Broadway is our coming out party and it is a party with a purpose,” said Ruth J. Morrison, Founder, What’s The 411 Networks. “We are honoring people who are creating opportunities for others on Broadway, who are helping to sustain productions on Broadway, and who are bringing Broadway caliber productions to people across the country. I also believe in giving back so this event and all of our events going forward will benefit a worthy organization.”
Proceeds from the first annual A Salute to Black Broadway will benefit school children at the George H. Murray Preparatory Academy, a pre-K – Grade 8 school in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
Tickets for this fundraiser can be obtained through http://whatsthe411.com/411-events/launch-party
Based in Brooklyn, New York, What's The 411 Networks is a media, marketing, and entertainment company. Connecting sophisticated multi-cultural audiences, What’s The 411 Networks delivers its original video content and curated news and information globally through its television, online and mobile platforms.
Ruth J. Morrison is the Founder of What’s The 411 Networks, a Brooklyn-based media, marketing, and entertainment company.
Not one to color inside the lines, Ms. Morrison is a person of firsts, she:
- Developed and launched from conception the City of New York’s multi-channel cable television network.
- Is the first African-American independent producer to distribute a weekly television show on WNYC-TV, a broadcast television station previously owned by the City of New York.
- Is the first African-American woman beat reporter to cover the NY Knicks.
- Became a video streaming pioneer in the late 1990s.
- Created New York City’s first and only small business development center whose sole mission was to help small businesses export their products and services to international markets.
Ms. Morrison was a Communications Fellow at the Annenberg Washington Program of Northwestern University; a Communications Director for a member of the U.S. Congress, and she earned a master's degree in Interactive Telecommunications from the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She also completed her coursework towards a Ph.D. in Political Science at Columbia University.
Ruth Morrison is available for interviews.
Media credentials will be issued. Members of the media seeking credentials for this event must respond by Wednesday, May 30, 2012.