Style. A glorious voice. Grace. Brains and beauty. Talent and presence. All these were still not enough to make Lena Horne one of the world's greatest entertainers. Above all, she needed grit and courage and tenacity. She battled racism and blazed a trail for African American artists over a 40-year career with many firsts: first African American movie star, first black woman on a national magazine cover. Blacklisted and suspended by MGM, Lena Horne faced professional and personal tragedies that nearly ended her career.
Discover her amazing story in this Prince world premiere starring Tony Award-winner Leslie Uggams, heading a spectacular company singing a fabulous score filled with Lena Horne hits like "The Lady is a Tramp," "You Do Something to Me" and of course, "Stormy Weather" -- plus 20 more.
Stormy Weather is featured in The Philadelphia New Play Festival: Where Theatre Begins, a program of the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, February 8 - 18, 2007.
In addition to the regular schedule, performances are arranged for:
Saturday, February 24 at 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 28 at 2:00pm
Saturday, March 3 at 2:00pm