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'It don't mean a thing,  
If it ain't got that swing.”
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The Tony Award-Winning Broadway Musical
The Music of Duke Ellington
Revisiting the Glamour of 1940's Sophisticated Swing
    SOPHISTICATED LADIES is a treasure trove of Duke Ellington’
    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"
    today.
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Tony award-winning 'Sophisticated Ladies' - Music of Duke Ellington
Derrick Baker tapping it up in 'Sophisticated Ladies' Tony award-winning 'Sophisticated Ladies' - Music of Duke Ellington
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