Ladies Swing the Blues: A Jazz Fable -- Metrostage's New Musical
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Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award-winning writer-director Aaron Posner (The Chosen) mounts an encore performance of his latest play at the always-innovative Woolly Mammoth Theatre after its runaway success last summer. Helmed by the company's artistic director Howard Shalwitz, this admittedly loose and frequently irreverent adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull follows a famous actress whose son, an aspiring theater director, wants make a name for himself on his own. But when his muse, the lovely Nina, falls for his mother's lover, all kinds of romantic and artistic disappointment ensue. Posner turns the original play's famous subtext into scenes and songs, calling Stupid F***ing Bird "a rough-and-tumble meta-theatrical mash-up." Learn More
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Fantastic female voices and great band. Male star was wonderful, enthusiastic, and terrific voice. Wish there had been more of just singing some of songs mentioned during the play. Found it work to listen to all the story-telling lyrics of the...continued
Sandy Bainum (Lee) will be making her MetroStage debut in Ladies Swing the Blues. She has appeared on Broadway in 42nd Street and locally in Parade (Ford’s Theatre), _Sunset Boulevard _and _Showboat _at Signature Theatre, and Music Man with the Washington Savoyards (Helen Hayes nomination). She recently released her holiday CD, This Christmas.
Anthony Manough (Bird) has performed at MetroStage in _Cool Papa’s Party _(Helen Hayes nomination)and Bricktop. Currently living in L.A., he has appeared on Broadway in The Lion King and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Yvette Spears (Sassy) was last seen at MetroStage in _All Night Strut. _She then moved to New York and toured nationally and internationally as a jazz vocalist. She is delighted to be back in DC and back at MetroStage.
Roz White (Lady) has appeared at MetroStage in Three Sistahs, Bricktop, Two Queens, One Castle, Cool Papa’s Party, and Pearl Bailey…by request, all written and directed by Thomas W. Jones II. She won a Helen Hayes Award for her role in Mr. Jones’ Bessie’s Blues (Studio Theatre).
Lori Williams (Ella) has appeared at MetroStage in All Night Strut, Cool Papa’s Party, Isn’t It Romantic, and the cabaret singer in Glimpses of the Moon. She recently released her second CD, Eclipse of the Soul.