Black Pearl Sings! Starring Tony Award-Winner Tonya Pinkins at Ford's Theatre
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The last date listed for Black Pearl Sings! was Sunday October 18, 2009 / 2:30pm.
Currently at Ford's Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $42.00 - $52.00
- Our Price:
- $22.00 - $27.00
One of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the '90s, Violet has wowed critics and audiences alike with its powerful story and its energetic, toe-tapping gospel, rock, country and R&B score by Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change). Set in the Deep South during the early days of the civil rights movement, Violet tells the touching story of a young woman accidentally scarred by her father as a child. Hoping that a TV evangelist can cure her, Violet embarks on a long bus ride from her sleepy North Carolina town through Memphis to Oklahoma. She meets two young soldiers along the way who teach her about love, courage and what it means to be an outsider. Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, this Ford's Theatre production is directed and choreographed by Tony-nominated Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies). Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Veronica Faithe.
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It was my first time to the Ford's Theater. I would tell you to arrive there early so that you can totally enjoy the new look of the theater. I am going back to see this play again with some friends of mines because it was so funny. There was a lot of stuff to see under the theater inside of the museum below. I thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the play. Black Pearl was so funny when her and Susannah were getting to know each other. I love how these two woman became true friends during a time when black people and white people could not be true friends. The costume designer did a great job on their costumes. Tonya Pinkins can sing her head off with all those different songs. Eat before to save money unless you don't mine. You can park on the street after 6pm and it free :=}
Quotes & Highlights
- “Black Pearl really sings...[The play] reaches into the soul of a nation and pulls at the heart and mind...poignant and often funny...involving and emotionally charged.” --Sarasota Herald-Tribune
- “Moving, funny and intellectually compelling.” --Houston Press
By Frank Higgins
Directed by Jennifer L. Nelson
Susannah, a song collector for the Library of Congress, travels the country seeking little-known melodies. When she encounters Pearl in a Texas prison, she discovers dozens of musical treasures rooted in the African tradition. Pearl must decide whether to give away her ancestors’ songs for a chance at her own freedom. Music unites strangers in a powerful story that illuminates America’s racial divisions and the attempts of two women to bridge them. Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins makes her Ford’s Theatre debut in the title role with Erika Rolfsrud as Susannah. Jennifer L. Nelson returns to direct for the first time since her critically acclaimed production of Jitney.