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  From U Street to The Cotton Club at Source

From U Street to The Cotton Club

1835 14th Street, NW Washington

In commemoration of the seminal events of 1968, the In Series celebrates the spirit and significance of DC's Black Broadway by reviving the acclaimed 2009 production From U Street to The Cotton Club at Source. "Take the A-Train" from a thriving music scene on U Street to the roaring nightlife of Harlem's Cotton Club. From gospel to jazz, this joint will definitely be jumpin'! Playwright Sybil Williams weaves a story of courageous people in turbulent times, told with the defining music of an age: songs by Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller and more.

Thru - Jan 20, 2019

Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Box Office: 202-315-1305

  From U Street to The Cotton Club Reviews
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BroadwayWorld - Recommended

"...It all marches along nicely from a trio led by musical director Stanley Thurston, wearing a straw boater at the upright piano as he plays along. It's about as far from opera as InSeries gets, but it's as true to D.C. to anything they've done, with soprano Detra Battle holding forth in both worlds with her operatic voice."
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Roger Catlin

DCTheatreScene - Recommended

"...Though most of Sybil R. Williams' script seems unsuited to the ebullient music, there are poetic excerpts by legendary writers such as Georgia Douglas Johnson, Claude McKay, and W.E.B. Du Bois woven into the piece, and it's when these words are spoken that the monologues fly the highest. "I, Too", Langston Hughes' beautiful piece about belonging at the table of America, is a particular highlight of the evening. Delivered by the young actor Kasai Rogers, it's a powerful declaration of equality that, though written in 1926, still resonates:"
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Jill Kyle-Keith

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