Ladies Swing the Blues: A Jazz Fable -- Metrostage's New Musical
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The last date listed for Ladies Swing the Blues: A Jazz Fable was Sunday March 31, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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Fall in love with the magic and soul of Ella Fitzgerald all over again with this musical celebration of one of the most beloved jazz vocalists of all time. Ella, her cousin and traveling companion Georgiana, and her manager Norman Granz tell the story of her life both backstage and onstage, from her humble beginnings to worldwide superstardom. Featuring some of Fitzgerald's most famous hits, including "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "How High the Moon" and "That Old Black Magic," this thrilling new musical weaves myth, memory and music to tell a poignant, yet ultimately uplifting, story. This production is conceived, directed and choreographed by the great Maurice Hines. Learn More
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Featured review from T CocoveRed Velvet
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Great show! Sarah, Ella, Billie, Peggy, and Birdman would be proud! The "band" is excellent and the music is wonderful. The story is sometimes over the top. But, the seats were VERY uncomfortable. I sat through it on a hard wood chair. Please, get some new padded ones!
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.