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Cotton Club Parade

Closed November 18, 2012

A thrilling 90-minute celebration... left me open-mouthed with wonder

The New York Times

Why See Cotton Club Parade?

Cotton Club Parade is a celebration of Duke Ellington's years at the famed Harlem nightclub in the 1920s and '30s, when the joint was jumping with revues featuring big band swing and blues, dancers, singers, and novelty acts.

Packed with hits from some of the greatest jazz composers of the time?including Harold Arlen, Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, and Ellington himself?this production re-imagines a Cotton Club floor show right here on the City Center stage.

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Opening night: 14 November 2012

Cast and Creative


Alexandria "Brinae Ali" Bradley, Andrew "Dr.Ew" Carter
Kyra Da Costa, Carmen Ruby Floyd
Jared Grimes, La Tanya Hall
Jeremiah "Supaman" Haynes, Joshua Henry
Christopher Jackson, Monroe Kent III
Adriane Lenox, Karine Plantadit
T. Oliver Reid, Amber Riley and Britton Smith


Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center All Stars under the direction of Daryl Waters
Music Director Wynton Marsalis
Directed and Choreographed by Warren Carlyle


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