|'It don't mean a thing,
If it ain't got that swing.”
|Direct from New York -
The Tony Award-Winning Broadway Musical
|The Music of Duke Ellington
|Revisiting the Glamour of 1940's Sophisticated Swing
s musical riches that won two Tony Awards, brought fame to
Gregory Hines and is still one of the greatest vehicles for tap,
song and The Duke’s sophisticated jazz.
The musical legacy of Duke Ellington ~ considered amongst
the world’s greatest composers and musicians ~ is celebrated
in this stylish and brassy retrospective that has taken
audiences and critics alike by storm throughout the world.
SOPHISTICATED LADIES is a glorious recreation of the Duke
Ellington big band sound, featuring his most famous numbers
from the infamous Speak Easy era of the Cotton Club, the
Harlem Renaissance, art deco and high society, including:
"It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing", "Take the 'A'
Train", "Satin Doll" and the haunting "In a Sentimental Mood".
Songs are accompanied by a jazz band led by Darius Frowner
with dance numbers performed by top New York tap dancers
and produced by Irving Street Rep who brought us their
production of AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’. Irving Street
Rep’s production infuses the show with a swanky, 1940s style
and demonstrates that Ellington’s music still really "swings"
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Some Things Must Be Heard 'LIVE'