Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Former Top Model Finalist Yaya DaCosta Receives Raves for Stage Debut

Former America's Next Top Model finalist Yaya DaCosta has shown she's more than just a pretty face -- she's receiving rave reviews for her stage debut in Signature Theatre Company's The First Breeze of Summer.

Yaya, who stars opposite Leslie Uggams in the production, was singled out in Ben Brantley's review of the show for her "exquisite form." The notoriously hard-to-please critic said she made a "lovely New York debut." Other reviewers have called her performance "star-making," "vivid" and "luscious." Not bad!

In addition, Yaya and Leslie were featured in a New York Times profile in today's paper. That article can be read here.

And -- to see video of Yaya in action, check out a trailer for the show below.

The First Breeze of Summer has been extended through October 5. To purchase tickets, call 212-244-7529, or visit www.signaturetheatre.org.

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