Set in 1935 Kansas City, the play is about a black saxophonist on the cusp of becoming a radio star, who falls in love with the white girlfriend of a local mobster.
The cast will include ensemble members Robert Breuler, K. Todd Freeman, Ora Jones and James Vincent Meredith, with Anne Adams, Calvin Dutton, Curtis M. Jackson, Keith Kupferer, Danny McCarthy and Michael Pogue. The creative team will include Neil Patel (sets), Karin Kopischke (costumes), Keith Parham (lights), and Barry Funderburg (sound).
Simonson received a Tony nomination for his direction of The Song of Jacob Zulu. He received an Oscar for Best Documentary Short for A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin.
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