New York City
The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith
Laughter and bawdiness come together to deliver an entertaining and unforgettable evening as “The Empress of the Blues,” Bessie Smith, gives an after-hours show and recounts a life as large and outrageous as her talent. Featuring the incomparable Zonya Love, who last season brought the house down as Celie in The Color Purple, and Kenney M. Green (Ain’t Misbehavin’) as her sidekick Pickle. The Devil’s Music features songs including, “I Ain’t Got Nobody,” “St. Louis Blues,” “Baby Doll,” and “Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do.