Dominique Morisseau received the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History on Tuesday, March 18, in recognition of her drama Detroit '67. Presented by Columbia University, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, and playwright Tony Kushner, the annual award is inspired by the late Senator Kennedy's joint loves of theater and the history of the United States. On hand to honor Morisseau were Grammy-winning singer Tony Bennett, who performed "The Best Is Yet to Come" and "Fly Me to the Moon," and cast members from the Public Theater/Classical Theater of Harlem production of Detroit '67, including De'Adre Aziza, Francois Battiste, and Michelle Wilson, as well as Marc Damon Johnson.

Dominique Morisseau accepts the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.
Dominique Morisseau accepts the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.
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De'Adre Aziza, Michelle Wilson, Francois Battiste, and Marc Damon Johnson perform an excerpt from Detroit '67.
De'Adre Aziza, Michelle Wilson, Francois Battiste, and Marc Damon Johnson perform an excerpt from Detroit '67.
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Grammy winner Tony Bennett takes the stage to perform "The Best Is Yet to Come" and "Fly Me to the Moon."
Grammy winner Tony Bennett takes the stage to perform "The Best Is Yet to Come" and "Fly Me to the Moon."
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Tony Kushner, Tony Bennett, and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith join playwright Dominique Morisseau for a group photo.
Tony Kushner, Tony Bennett, and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith join playwright Dominique Morisseau for a group photo.
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