Kurt Elling's "The Big Blind" at Rose Theater


Rose Theater
33 West 60th Street
New York, NY


Fri, March 1, 2019
8:00 pm

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“What becomes of an artist when his avenue of expression is violently eliminated?” Experience the world premiere of Kurt Elling’s The Big Blind, a radio-style musical drama in which a young jazz singer faces the ultimate test. This unique passion project has been years in the making, and it’s like nothing Jazz at Lincoln Center has presented before.
Set in mid-20th century Chicago, this noir-inspired tale features an all-star cast including Kurt Elling, NEA Jazz Master songstress Dee Dee Bridgewater, renowned theater and screen actor Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme), a large ensemble with strings led by music director Guy Barker, and additional special guests yet to be announced. The dramatic character roles were written with this extraordinary cast in mind, and a “Foley” sound artist will be on stage to create real-time effects ranging from footsteps and creaky doors to the fateful sound of breaking glass....

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Jazz at Lincoln Center uploaded this event on March 16, 2018


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