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Glee Star Amber Riley to Headline Cotton Club Parade at City Center

Amber Riley
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Amber Riley
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Glee star Amber Riley will join returning stars Brandon Victor Dixon, Jared Grimes, and Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox in New York City Center‘s acclaimed production of Cotton Club Parade, to run November 14-18.

Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs the production, which features music direction by Wynton Marsalis.

Conceived by Jack Viertel and presented under the auspices of City Center’s Encores! series, the show is a celebration of Duke 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. The cast also features Alexandria “Brinae Ali” Bradley, Andrew “Dr.Ew” Carter, Kyra Da Costa,, Carmen Ruby Floyd, La Tanya Hall, Jeremiah “Supaman” Haynes, Christopher Jackson, Monroe Kent III, Karine Plantadit, T. Oliver Reid, Amber Riley, Britton Smith, Tanya Birl, Christopher Broughton, Wilkie Ferguson, Chanon Judson, Marielys Molina,
Erin Moore, Jason Samuels Smith, Monique Smith, Daniel J. Watts, and J.L. Williams.

The design team will include John Lee Beatty (scenic consultant), Toni-Leslie James (costume consultant), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting designer), and Scott Lehrer (sound designer).

Click here to read TheaterMania’s review of the 2011 presentation of Cotton Club Parade.

Click here for more information and Cotton Club Parade tickets.

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Cotton Club Parade

Closed: November 18, 2012