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LaChanze, Norm Lewis, and More Introduce Cabin in the Sky

Meet the cast of the next musical to be resurrected by New York City Center Encores! logo

Vernon Duke and John La Touche's musical fable Cabin in the Sky comes to Encores! for seven performances from February 10-14. The 1940 musical tells the story of "Little Joe" Jackson, a charming ne'er-do-well who dies in a saloon brawl and is given six months on earth to prove his worth to the Lord's General (Tony nominee Norm Lewis) and his long‐suffering wife, Petunia (Tony winner LaChanze), while resisting the temptations of the Devil's Head Man (Tony winner Chuck Cooper). Take a look as the production's Tony-winning director Ruben Santiago-Hudson and his illustrious cast discuss the origins of this lost musical, along with some samples of Duke and La Touche's jazz-filled score.