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Jessye Norman, Questlove to Lead Langston Hughes Musical Ask Your Mama! at Apollo Theatre logo
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Harlem's Apollo Theatre will present Ask Your Mama! a multimedia musical based on the poetry of Langston Hughes on March 23, 2013. The work is written by Laura Karpman, based on Hughes' Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz.

The cast will be comprised of opera singer Jessye Norman, jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon, and others, with the music being performed by Manhattan School of Music's Chamber Sinfonia and the hip-hop group the Roots featuring Questlove and Black Thought. The work will be conduced by George Manahan.

Additional information will be announced in the future.


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