Conceived by Jack Viertel and presented under the auspices of City Center's Encores! series, the show is a celebration of Ellington's years at the famed Harlem nightclub in the 1920s and '30s.
The production will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center All Stars -- composed of 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players -- under the direction of Daryl Waters. Casting for this engagement will be announced at a later date.
The design team will include John Lee Beatty (scenic consultant), Toni-Leslie James (costume consultant), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting designer), and Scott Lehrer (sound designer).