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EXCLUSIVE: For Colored Girls Star Trezana Beverley to Present Mabel Mercer Show

Mabel Madness will have a run off-Broadway.

Trezana Beverley will bring her solo show, Mabel Madness, to Urban Stages.

Urban Stages will present the world premiere of Mabel Madness, a new drama with music about the life of singer Mabel Mercer.

Written and performed by Trezana Beverley, who won a Tony for her work in Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, the work follows the legendary Mercer as she confronts her legacy, age, and the events that lead up to her final performance.

Mabel Madness will feature songs from Mercer's repertoire, as well as original tunes by Barry Levitt and Peter Napolitano. The work is codirected by Napolitano and Frances Hill, with Tuffus Zimbabwe as musical director. The creative team for includes Christina Watanabe (lighting designer), Nicholas Blade Guldner (projection designer), Gail Cooper-Hecht (costume designer), Antoinette Mullins (dramaturg) and Jill Woodward (production stage manager).

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