Director & Playwright
Evie Rhodes was born in Newark, New Jersey. She authored the book, “EXPIRED” which was critically acclaimed to be “One of a Kind!” Black Issues Book Review called Rhodes a Master writer, gifted and skillful. Romantic Times Book Reviews said of her work it holds the reader’s attention as if the pages are magnetized. Evie is now making her first foray into the theatrical world of Off Broadway Theater with her searing Stage Play, “Looking Through the Stained Glass Window” a witty and illuminating coming of age story about Crystal Waterman a forgotten, Black, female voice in 1992 during the AIDS epidemic. The explosive portrayal explores the cyclical effects of trauma and addiction through reflection and humor in the middle of Harlem’s Hip Hop era. Evie Rhodes is a Social Activist at heart, and her many works speak to her love of humanity. Cumberland County Library in New Jersey noted her in honor of Black History Month to be among the most respected and acclaimed voices in contemporary African American history.
Tony Award Winner
Melba Moore an international American contemporary prolific 5 octave singer and award winning actress. She has had a long and much decorated career, while she specializes in the musical genres of
Broadway, Contemporary Soul/R&B, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Gospel and Classical
Melba Moore was destined to be a Star! It could have been her Grammy-nominated cover of the Aretha Franklin classic "Lean On Me" or her Tony Award-winning performance as ‘LuttieBelle GussieMae Jenkins’ in the Hit Broadway musical ‘Purlie’ that solidified her place in America's hearts. Ms. Moore became the first African-American actress to replace a White actress in a lead role on Broadway when she replaced Diane Keaton in the Broadway musical ‘Hair’. She was the first African- American actress to play the lead role of Fantine in ‘Les Misérables.’ Ms. Moore was also the first female pop/R&B artist to perform a non-operatic solo concert at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House. Ms. Moore has performed for Caesar’s Palace, Riviera and Sahara (Tahoe) hotels. Internationally she’s performed at the legendary L’Olympia- Olympia Hall in Paris, The Cannes Film Festival, and ‘Talk of the Town’; more recently she was at the Jazz Café’ in London, England.
Awards received are The Broadway Tony, Ellis Island, Artist Guild, Trumpet Award of Excellence, NAACP Spingarn and a History Makers Tribute. (more)