Marva Hicks, Karla Mosley, Maurice Hines,
Janine DiVita, Wynonna Smith in
Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies
(© Scott Suchman)
Marva Hicks, Karla Mosley, Maurice Hines,
Janine DiVita, Wynonna Smith in
Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies
(© Scott Suchman)
Arena Stage has extended its production of Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies through June 6. Charles Randolph-Wright has directed the production, which features choreography by Maurice Hines, who also stars, and Kenneth Lee Roberson.

Conceived by Donald McKayle, the show is based on the music of Duke Ellington, with music and dance arrangements by Lloyd Mayers and vocal arrangements by Malcolm Dodd and Lloyd Mayers.

The company also features Sam Cahn, Janine DiVita, Marva Hicks, Sabra Lewis, Tony Mansker, John Manzari, Leo Manzari, Karla Mosley Wynonna Smith, Keith Lamelle Thomas, DeMoya Watson, Hollie E. Wright, and Richard Riaz Yoder.

The creative team also includes musical director David Alan Bunn, set and projection Designer Alexander V. Nichols, costume designer Reggie Ray, lighting designer Michael Gilliam and sound designer Timothy J. Thompson.

For TheaterMania's review of the production, click here.

For more information, visit www.arenastage.org.