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BWW Review: Mosaic Brings THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITHBWW Review: Mosaic Brings THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by Roger Catlin - Aug 29, 2017

The Mosaic Theater Company ignites its third season with a sure hit, a proven crowd-pleaser about the Empress of Blues. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH Brings on January ThawBWW Review: THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH Brings on January Thaw
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 13, 2014

The blues may be cool, but Miche Braden and the music are hot in this lively production of playwright Angelo Parra's THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIVE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH at Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell. Even if you don't know much about Smith, you'll walk out of the show feeling as though you've just spent the evening in her company. A trio of outstanding musicians joins the actress on the richly-rendered set by James J. Fenton. Don't miss this! (more...)

MRT to Present 'THE DEVIL'S MUSIC,' 1/9-2/2MRT to Present 'THE DEVIL'S MUSIC,' 1/9-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) presents The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith by Angelo Parra and directed by Joe Brancato, January 9- February 2, continuing the theater's 35th season with the soulful blues. The play will be performed in the recently-renovated Nancy L. Donahue Theatre, located at 50 East Merrimack Street in historic downtown Lowell. Tickets range from $60 - $20 and are on sale now through www.mrt.org or by calling 978-654-4678. (more...)

Photo Flash: END OF THE RAINBOW's Tracie Bennett Visits THE DEVIL'S MUSICPhoto Flash: END OF THE RAINBOW's Tracie Bennett Visits THE DEVIL'S MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2012

Penguin Rep Theatre (Joe Brancato, Artistic Director, and Andrew M. Horn, Executive Director) and Edmund Gaynes, in association with Don and LizAnne Mitchell, presents The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, a musical by Angelo Parra, conceived and directed by Joe Brancato. Miche Braden stars as Bessie Smith, along with Aaron Graves, Jim Hankins, Keith Loftis, and Anthony E. Nelson, Jr. Performances began June 7th Off-Broadway at St. Luke's Theater (308 West 46th Street). Tracie Bennett, currently starring in END OF THE RAINBOW on Broadway, stopped by the show with her co-star Tom Pelphrey. View photos below! (more...)

Jazz Saxophonist Anthony Nelson to Perform at Twins Jazz Club, 10/14-15Jazz Saxophonist Anthony Nelson to Perform at Twins Jazz Club, 10/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

Anthony Nelson will perform on Fri., Oct. 14 & Sat., Oct. 15 with 9pm & 11pm sets. He will be joined by Larry Willis (10/14) on the piano and Allyn Johnson (10/15) on the piano, as well as Steve Novosel on the bass and Howard 'Kingfish' Franklin on the drums. (more...)

Jazz Saxophonist Anthony Nelson to Perform at Twins Jazz Club, 10/14-15Jazz Saxophonist Anthony Nelson to Perform at Twins Jazz Club, 10/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011

Anthony Nelson will perform on Fri., Oct. 14 & Sat., Oct. 15 with 9pm & 11pm sets. He will be joined by Larry Willis (10/14) on the piano and Allyn Johnson (10/15) on the piano, as well as Steve Novosel on the bass and Howard 'Kingfish' Franklin on the drums. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2011

Penguin Rep Theatre (Joe Brancato, Artistic Director, and Andrew M. Horn, Executive Director) and Edmund Gaynes, in association with Don and Lizanne Mitchell, will present The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, a musical by Angelo Parra, conceived and directed by Joe Brancato. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE DEVIL'S MUSICPhoto Flash: First Look at THE DEVIL'S MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2011

Penguin Rep Theatre, in Association with Edmund Gaynes, will present The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, written by Angelo Parra, conceived and directed by Joe Brancato. Miche Braden stars as Bessie Smith, along with Aaron Graves, Jim Hankins, Keith Loftis, and Anthony E. Nelson, Jr. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

Penguin Rep Theatre (Joe Brancato, Artistic Director, and Andrew M. Horn, Executive Director) and Edmund Gaynes, in association with Don and Lizanne Mitchell, will present The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, a musical by Angelo Parra, conceived and directed by Joe Brancato. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2011

Penguin Rep Theatre (Joe Brancato, Artistic Director, and Andrew M. Horn, Executive Director) and Edmund Gaynes, in association with Don and Lizanne Mitchell, will present The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, a musical by Angelo Parra, conceived and directed by Joe Brancato. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2011

Penguin Rep Theatre (Joe Brancato, Artistic Director, and Andrew M. Horn, Executive Director) and Edmund Gaynes, in association with Don and Lizanne Mitchell, will present The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, a musical by Angelo Parra, conceived and directed by Joe Brancato. (more...)


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