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Kenny Leon to get NAACP award, reteams with Rashad in D.C.

By Howard Pousner
hpousner@ajc.com

Kenny Leon, whose Broadway restaging of “Fences” won a Tony for best revival, should clear some more room in his trophy case.

The artistic director of Atlanta’s True Colors Theatre Company will receive the 2010 Trailblazer Award at the 20th annual NAACP Theatre Awards on Aug. 30 in Hollywood.

In other news, Leon has cast Phylicia Rashad (who won a Tony in the Leon-directed 2004 revival of “A Raisin in the Sun”) in the November world-premiere of Marcus Gardley’s “Every Tongue Confess” at the Kogod Cradle, the Arena Stage’s new, third theater space in Washington.

The NAACP Theatre Awards “honor thespians of color among the best in the field of entertainment,” according to the NAACP. Among 2010 nominees: Leslie Uggams, Clevant Derricks, Ann Duquesnay and Francesca Zambello. LisaRaye McCoy will host the ceremony at the Director’s Guild of America.

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