On Feb. 28, the Brooklyn Nets celebrated the final day of Black History Month by paying homage to Black Broadway during the team’s home game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Set up on the main concourse of the Barclay’s Center was a pop-up Museum of Broadway photo installation that commemorated the history of Broadway.
The Nets organization also paid tribute to the 1975 Broadway classic The Wiz by hanging up a neon sign that read “Ease on Down the Road” — a song from the musical — for fans to take pictures with.
In-attendance at the game were the original members of The Wiz, actor André De Shields and choreographer George Faison.
During halftime, De Shields reprised his character as the Wiz for the first time since 1992 and narrated a unique performance that paid homage to Broadway. The performance featured members of the Brooklynettes, Team Hype and Nets Kids.
Also at the game that night were members of the Black Theatre Coalition, ViBe Theater Experience, the Broadway Women's Alliance, the cast of FAT HAM on Broadway, Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids, and the Entertainment Community Fund.