Leslie Uggams with Stewart F. Lane's new book, Black Broadway, at Barnes & Noble.
Leslie Uggams with Stewart F. Lane's new book, Black Broadway, at Barnes & Noble.
(© Lisa Pacino)

Last night, Tony-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles), Tony-winning actress Leslie Uggams (Thoroughly Modern Millie), and acclaimed director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!) joined Tom Santopietro (Sinatra in Hollywood) at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th Street) to discuss the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on Broadway. The special Black History Month event celebrated the release of Lane's new book, Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way.

Sheldon Epps signs a copy of  the new book Black Broadway at Barnes & Noble.
Sheldon Epps signs a copy of the new book Black Broadway at Barnes & Noble.
(© Lisa Pacino)