Erivo sets herself up to appear on Broadway in December 2016 as a cast member in the Steven McQueen film ‘Widows.’ Also, among Cynthia Erivo will be fellow Tony Award winner Viola Davis. Davis won a Tony Award in 2010 for her performance in ‘Fences.’ This particular event is an impressive follow-up after Erivo won the Tony Award because of her performance as Celie in ‘The Color Purple.’ Finally, this moment will represent Cynthia Erivo’s debut as an actress in a big movie role.
‘Widows’ the Film
Based on the 1983 British ministries, ‘Widows’ is a big screen hit about a group of feisty females who join together to scheme a vigilant taking; however, their husbands end up taking the hit while ending up dead. Furthermore, the husbands turn out to be a group of armed robbers. Frankly, ‘Widows’, written by ‘Gone Girl’s’ Gillian Flynn, will be featured as a new movie from Oscar – winning filmmaker Steve McQueen aka Steven Rodney.
About ‘Widows’ Film-Maker Steven Rodney
Born in London, Rodney aka McQueen set out to complete his BA in Fine Art – attending Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College, Goldsmiths, University of London Tisch School of the Arts. Rodney is known for his 2013 film, ’12 Yeas a Slave’ which is a historical piece filled with dramatic envy – featured as an adaptation of an 1853 slave. But, his first major film was released in 1993, named ‘Bear…’ As a hit, onscreen, the short-lived film bought Steven Rodney a ticket to an Academy Award, BAFTA Award for Best Film, and Golden Globe Award fro Best Motion Picture (Drama).
According to sources, Erivo first began her performance career in British television programmes – ‘Chewing Gum’ and ‘The Tunnel.’
Born: January 8, 1987, in Stockwell, South London
Alma Mater: Royal Academy of Dramatic
Professional Years: 2011 – present
Genre: R&B/soul/urban contemporary/gospel/Broadway
Awards: 2016 Tony Award the Best Actress in a Musical
Marital Status: In a relationship with British actor Dean Wilson
Title Performance: ‘Widow’
Dates: December 25 – January 8, 2017