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Jazz At Cafe Society

Tricycle Theatre

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Jazz at Cafe Society is Alex Webb's new musical celebrating the legendary 1940s New York jazz and blues nightclub.

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Jazz at Cafe Society is a swinging show which tells the true story of Cafe Society, the legendary 1940s New York nightclub which promoted racial equality and progressive causes – and played host to some of the finest musical talent of the 20th century, including Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie and many others.

From its idealistic Left-wing beginnings, through all its struggles and triumphs, to its eventual demise in the anti-Communist hysteria of the late 1940s, Jazz at Cafe Society is a captivating story of a time when Jewish radicals and Black civil rights activists made common cause, when the American Left was a force to be reckoned with, and when some of the greatest jazz and blues talent that ever lived was just a phone call away.

Featuring a stellar cast of vocalists – Gwyneth Herbert, Alexander Stewart and Paris-based China Moses (daughter of jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater), Jazz at Cafe Society is narrated by DJ and BBC Radio presenter Max Reinhardt, who plays club owner Barney Josephson.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 16/07/2012

Closing Night: 21/07/2012

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Gwyneth Herbert, China Moses, Max Reinhardt, AlexanderStewart

Creative

Director - Alex Webb

Producer - Alex Webb

Author - Alex Webb

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