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201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
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Mercedes Ellington: "Words On Will"
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Mercedes Ellington, granddaughter of legendary musician Duke Ellington, is a noted performer and was choreographer for the highly acclaimed musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Play On!. Among other things, she’ll talk about her work on the cross-genre staging of Such Sweet Thunder, a suite in which instruments become characters from Shakespeare’s plays. Originally created by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, Such Sweet Thunder is being presented by Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra at the Kennedy Center on May 20.

Poet Tracy K. Smith <em>The Second Shepherds' Play</em> Roxane Gay and Hilton Als <em>As You Like It</em> <em>The Displaced</em> Authors Nathaniel Rich & Kate Walbert The 37th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Mariah Carey Evangel Christmas Celebration 2016 <em>Black Side of the Moon</em> Washington DC Travel & Adventure Show Step Afrika!: <em>Magical Musical Holiday Step Show</em> <em>Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical</em> Septime Webre's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>Into the Woods</em> <em>Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley</em> <em>The Secret Garden</em>