Bonnie Greer’s new musical brings together two icons of American culture, Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald.
It is 1955 and Marilyn Monroe is at the height of her fame. Despite this, she wants to be taken seriously as an artist, like the woman she most admires, jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald, who is also at the peak of her career.
Even though she can’t quite believe her own success, Ella wants more too. She wants the kind of fame Marilyn has. She wants to be in the movies. But to break into Hollywood, she needs to meet the right people like the producers and money-men who frequent the Mocambo night club.
But Ella stands no chance of singing at the whites-only Mocambo… until Marilyn steps in and pulls strings like nobody else can!
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