28 Jul 2014
LaVon Fisher-Wilson, most recently seen on Broadway as Medda Larkin in Newsies, and husband Darrell C. Wilson Sr. welcomed the arrival of their first daughter, DaVonna Bessiella Wilson, July 25.
DaVonna was born at 11:34 AM, weighing 7 lbs. 7 oz.; she is 19 inches long.
The couple also have two sons, Darrell Wilson Jr. and Darrien Wilson.
Wilson performed the role of Medda in Newsies into her ninth month of pregnancy, making her final performance just a couple weeks ago. She has also appeared on Broadway as Sophia in The Color Purple and Matron “Mama” Morton in Chicago.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.