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July 31, 2018

Media Alert: PIPELINE, Lincoln Center Theater's Production of Dominique Morisseau's Powerful Drama, Comes to Cinemas This Fall in a Live From Lincoln Center Presentation

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New York, NY (July 31, 2018) – PIPELINE comes to movie theaters nationwide this October. The Live From Lincoln Center presentation of Lincoln Center Theater’s acclaimed staging depicts a mother’s hopes for her son and their clash with an educational system rigged against him. Hailed as “potent and intensely acted” and confirming Dominique Morisseau’s “reputation as a playwright of piercing eloquence” (New York Times), the film will be available in select theaters nationwide October 3, 5, and 7. Theaters and additional details will be released in the coming months.


In Dominique Morisseau’s PIPELINE, Nya Joseph (Karen Pittman) is a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher who is committed to her students' achievement, while she sends her only son, Omari (Namir Smallwood), to a private boarding school. When Omari is involved in a controversial incident which threatens him with expulsion from his school, Nya is forced to reconcile Omari’s rage, her own parental decisions, and the public and private school systems, as she rallies to save her son.



By Dominique Morisseau

Directed for the stage by Lileana Blain-Cruz

With Tasha Lawrence, Morocco Omari, Karen Pittman, Namir Smallwood, Jaime Lincoln Smith, Heather Velazquez

Executive Producer Andrew C. Wilk

Co-Executive Producers Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane

Produced for in cinema by Live From Linclon Center with BroadwayHD

In cinema distribution partners, Kaos & Screenvision

Directed for Live From Lincoln Center by Habib Azar

Originally produced by Lincoln Center Theater


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Headquartered in Denver, CO, KAOS Connect is the next step in the evolution of the event experience, making events more accessible and engaging both on—and beyond—the Big Screen. By transforming ordinary content into extraordinary experiences, KAOS connects people, organizations, brands, and content worldwide.  Owned and operated by two seasoned media executives, Shelly Maxwell and Dan Diamond have been?credited with the success of creating and building the world’s preeminent EVENT CINEMA business as they transformed movie theatres into places where communities could gather together to experience unique entertainment and infotainment, not just traditional films.


Now in its 33rd year, Lincoln Center Theater is one of New York’s favorite not-for-profit theaters, with productions at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont, Mitzi E. Newhouse, and Claire Tow Theaters, as well as other theaters on and off Broadway, as well as touring productions nationally and around the world, TV and film projects, and original cast recordings. Notable recent productions include the Tony award-winning productions of Oslo, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, The Coast of Utopia, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, War Horse, Other Desert Cities, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. LCT is currently producing the ongoing run of its award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater; and will be a co-producer of the Broadway production of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, a new play by Aaron Sorkin, also directed by Bartlett Sher, which will begin performances Thursday, November 1 at the Shubert Theatre. LCT3 is Lincoln Center Theater’s programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences.


Live From Lincoln Center is a cornerstone of performing arts broadcasting, presenting the world’s greatest artists and performances in music, dance, and theater from Lincoln Center’s renowned stages. Now in its 43rd season on PBS, the pioneering series—produced by Lincoln Center—has been seen by hundreds of millions of viewers since its debut and celebrated by 17 Emmy Awards and other honors for its broadcasting excellence. Additional Live From Lincoln Center content is accessible online at


Headquartered in New York, NY, Screenvision Media is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional, and local advertisers, and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services to top-tier theatrical exhibitors presenting the highest-quality movie-going experiences. The Screenvision Media cinema advertising network comprises over 15,000 screens in 2,300+ theatre locations across all 50 states and 94% of DMAs nationwide, delivering through more than 150 theatrical circuits, including 7 of the top 10 exhibitor companies. For more information:


BroadwayHD, founded in 2015 by Tony Award® winning producers Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane, is the only online streaming service of its kind, offering “Broadway Your Way” through an unprecedented in-hand theatre experience that delivers premium live productions to theatre fans globally. In addition to exclusive live streamed content of the world’s best productions, BroadwayHD offers subscribers unlimited on-demand access to a library of more than 250 theatre productions from the comfort and convenience of their own homes – or wherever streaming is possible. It’s the Broadway you know and love, curated from the stage to your screen.




Live From Lincoln Center is made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson 1962 Charitable Trust, MetLife Foundation, Thomas H. Lee and Ann Tenenbaum, The Robert and Renée Belfer Family Foundation and

the National Endowment for the Arts.


Additional funding for this episode is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Christopher Lightfoot Walker Literary Fund at Lincoln Center Theater, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and
The Lecomte du Nouy Foundation.




Media Contacts:

Desiree Naranjo


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Grace Flanders – Olson Engage for Screenvision Media


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