The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has announced the section edition of AAFCA Goes To Broadway.

“Everything starts on Broadway, the original training ground for above and below-the-line talent in film and television,” Gil Robertson IV, president and co-founder of AAFCA.“Broadway is where these individuals tirelessly hone their craft and deserve its superlative reputation as the ultimate talent pipeline.”

This year’s edition will honor and include director, actor and author Kenny Leon; Tony Award-winning actress LaChanze; eight-time  Tony Award-winning Lead Producer Leslie James; and Rustin‘s Obie Award-winning costume designer Toni Leslie James.

“The work of these talented players illustrates how Broadway has served as a crucial training ground for numerous iconic figures. Their success offers a beacon of possibility for aspiring artists,” Robertson said. “It has motivated AAFCA to expand our annual calendar of events to celebrate how the theater community has enriched the art of storytelling and showcases performances that improve our understanding of the world.”

AAFCA Goes To Broadway will take place on Oct. 2 at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in the heart of New York’s Theater District.