‘Glee’ star Amber Riley to make NYC theatre entrance in ‘Cotton Club Parade’
In a pierce that seems fitting, Glee star Amber Riley is holding her pipes to a Great White Way: The singer will join a expel of Duke Ellington’s Cotton Club Parade, that will lapse to New York City Center for a only a few dates, from Nov 14-18, as a partial of a city’s annual Encores! series. The purpose outlines a New York theatre entrance for Riley.
Cotton Club Parade is a revue-style uncover that celebrates Ellington’s power during a famed Harlem nightclub by a ’20s and ’30s. The theatre uncover is only like a shows that were in a bar during a heydey, including singers, dancers, and accumulation acts, with songs by famed jazz composers like Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (“I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”), Harold Arlen (“Stormy Weather”), and, naturally, Ellington (“Rockin’ in Rhythm”).
The uncover non-stop during City Center final Nov for a short, six-performance run. Cotton Club Parade will again be destined and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, with song instruction by Wynton Marsalis. The rest of a expel includes past stars like Tony-nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (The Color Purple), Jared Grimes (Twist), and Tony-winner Adriane Lenox (Doubt).
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