location

308 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

The Devil's Music: The Life And Blues Of Bessie Smith Poster
play videos
1

The Devil's Music: The Life And Blues Of Bessie Smith

Closed June 1, 2012

Put your troubles aside and soak up the blues as Bessie Smith comes to life and sings the songs that made her so unforgettable.

Why See The Devil's Music: The Life And Blues Of Bessie Smith?

Put your troubles aside and soak up the blues as Bessie Smith comes to life and sings the songs that made her so unforgettable.

Sexy and racy, Blues singer Bessie Smith was the definition of a Red Hot Mamma and the most successful entertainer of her time. On the eve of her tragic death in 1937, Bessie takes center stage in a Memphis "buffet flat." Now, among friends, she tells the story of her amazing life, career, her loves and losses. Put your troubles aside, and soak up the blues as Bessie Smith comes to life and sings the songs that made her so unforgettable, St. Louis Blues, Need a Little Sugar in my Bowl and Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out.

The show includes such favorites as "There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight," "St. Louis Blues," "I Ain't Got Nobody," "Gimme a Pigfoot." Contains adult language.

show content hide content

Additional Information

Dates

Previews from: 7 June 2011

Opening night: 22 June 2011

Run time

90 minutes with no intermission.

Cast and Creative

Cast

Miche Braden
Aaron Graves
Jim Hankins
Keith Loftis
Anthony E. Nelson, Jr

Creative

Director - Joe Brancato
Set Design - Michael Schweikardt
Lighting Design - Jeff Croiter
Costume Design - Patricia E. Doherty
Sound Design - Jack Kennedy
Author - Angelo Parra

What you thought

Seen The Devil's Music: The Life And Blues Of Bessie Smith? Loved it? Hated it?

Help your fellow New York City Theater visitors by leaving the first review!

Write a review now

Nearby

Venue home

Venue home

location

Location

restaurantsDiningRestaurants
parking

Parking

hotels

Hotels

Additional Information

seating chart
SeatingSeating map

Spread the word!

Keep up to date!

Straight to your inbox

Please note: The term St. Luke's Theater and/or The Devil's Music: The Life And Blues Of Bessie Smith as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other tradermarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the St. Luke's Theater and/or The Devil's Music: The Life And Blues Of Bessie Smith and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the St. Luke's Theater and/or The Devil's Music: The Life And Blues Of Bessie Smith and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.