Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Sophisticated Ladies - 1981 - Broadway

The musical legacy of Duke Ellington, considered amongst the world's greatest composers and musicians, is celebrated in this stylish and brassy retrospective that has taken audiences and critics alike by storm throughout the world. Memorable music and incredible dancing transport you into the Grand Duke's world. Sophisticated Ladies is a glorious recreation of the Duke Ellington big band sound, featuring his most famous numbers from the infamous speakeasy era of the Cotton Club, the Harlem Renaissance, art deco, and high society, including:



"It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing," "Take the 'A' Train," "Satin Doll," and the haunting "In a Sentimental Mood." This is the eye-­?popping, foot-­?stomping, Tony Award-­?winning musical extravaganza that will send you into jazz heaven. It's an unforgettable celebration of the genius of Duke Ellington, brought to vibrant life with amazing talent, a sensational big band orchestra, sparkling staging, and all the lights and colors of Broadway!

Schedule

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
205 West 46th St.
pixeltracker
Category:
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 25, 2020
Woodie King Jr. Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), has appointed actress, director and producer Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2020
PrideArts Artistic Director Donterrio Johnson today announced casting for the second entry in the company's four - show virtual fall season called REIGNITE! Johnson will direct the hilarious comedy BOX AND COX by John Maddison Morton, a loosely staged production to be recorded live in the Pride Arts Center's Buena Theatre.
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 19, 2020
This weekend (September 19-20) in live streaming: Judy Kuhn sings with Seth Rudetsky, the Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction, and so much more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 16, 2020
As part of Rubicon Theatre's continuing September Blitz of more than 30 events in 30 days, the company presents the world premiere of a new play written in this moment and for this moment by TAYLOR FAGINS -- A SONG.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 16, 2020
As part of Rubicon Theatrea??s continuing September Blitz of more than 30 events in 30 days, the company presents the world premiere of a new play written in this moment and for this moment by TAYLOR FAGINS -- A SONG. Helmed by by Rubicona??s new Associate Artistic Director CHRIS BUTLER, A SONG will be livestreamed for free on Saturday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2020
The Jeff Awards has announced the nominees for the 52nd annual awards for theater excellence that include 142 theater artists across 30 artistic and technical categories. The awards will be presented in an online program on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:00PM.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 14, 2020
Already a hit with several shows under their belt, the NiCori Studios concert series continues for another month.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 11, 2020
NiCori Studios & Productions in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center and Frungillo Catering will be producing: MUSIC AT THE MANSION: 'PORCH PERFORMANCESa?? once each weekend until October 17.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2020
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is offering its first Fall Musical Theatre Training Program for young people ages 9-18 years of age. Students of all experience levels are welcome for this 5-class program, where they will be coached in musical theater performance and technique by some of the industry's leading professional artists & educators.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2020
On 10/30 - 11/1, Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's Octoberfest virtual revival play reading series will present 'Stories About the Old Days,' the acclaimed 1986 drama about hidden secrets, featuring co-stars Pauletta Washington and Michael Potts, associate producer Linda Herring and its original director LaTanya Richardson Jackson at the helm.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 27, 2020
Lori Dokken and James A. Rocco have been each other's fans for 15 years.  On Friday, October 30, 2020, at  5 pm Central, they are joining forces for a relaxed musical “snack.” live-streamed to https://www.facebook.com/unityminneapolis/ and https://www.facebook.com/lori.dokken
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2020
Founded by Broadway’s Arnetia Walker (Dreamgirls) with Stephen Nachamie (She Loves Me), JUST ONE STEP FOR DEMOCRACY is a coalition of creative artists from Broadway, Hollywood and beyond who create multimedia virtual work to inspire people to get informed and plan their vote. J1S4D launched on July 4th, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2020
Lori Dokken and James A. Rocco have been each other's fans for 15 years.  On Friday, October 30, 2020, at  5 pm Central, they are joining forces for a relaxed musical “snack.”
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 9, 2020
In its 52nd annual celebration of theater excellence, the Jeff Awards has recognized 39 recipients for the 2020 awards, selected from among 142 theater artist nominees across 30 artistic and technical categories.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2020
NiCori Studios & Productions in association with Frungillo Catering will be producing: MUSIC AT THE MILL musical retreat weekends at the beautiful Inn at Millrace Pond in Hope, NJ starting on November 21.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 30, 2020
Tickets for each of the online events are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. Links are available for viewing 72 hours after purchase.  Porchlight also announces the return of the popular series celebrating the 90th birthday of Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim@90 Roundtable with Michael Weber. The series returns Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. CST with a discussion on Road Show with guests Deanna Dunagan, Chris Jones and Michael Mahler.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 21, 2020
BroadwayWorld put together a list of all the live action musicals you can stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, BroadwayHD, and Disney Plus. Are you looking for something to get your mind off… all of this? So are we. Because everyone needs some escape,
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 20, 2020
Play On Shakespeare, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare through translation and adaptation, today announces a commission with UNIVERSES to take on Hamlet. Amrita Ramanan, OSF's Literary Director, will serve as dramaturg.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 27, 2021
On this day, we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to Tony winner Dee Dee Bridgewater!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021
Paper Mill has announced the return of its wildly popular Brookside Cabaret starting Wednesday, June 9. The outdoor series, which debuted last summer, features world-class performers and fine dining under the stars at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 27, 2020
On this day, we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to Tony winner Dee Dee Bridgewater!
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2021
Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 6th annual Belting for Life (formerly known as Chris’ Birthday Belt Fest), an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ organizations. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 6, 2020
Performer, teacher, and choreographer Alan Onickel will be making his Green Room 42 debut in That Instant. Beginning in South Africa with a life-altering near-fatal car crash, this autobiographical show follows Alan from his visit to 'Coma Land' through multiple surgeries, therapies, doctors, pharmaceuticals, recuperation and finally his return to New York City. Music composed by the incomparable Drama Desk and Helen Hayes award winner Ed Dixon and played by gifted Musical Director Chip Prince. Everyone deals with obstacles in life. That Instant tells of Alan Onickel's unpredictable journey surviving those hurdles.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 4, 2021
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm ET) with a Sophisticated Ladies Reunion!  Duke Ellington: The Music That Defined A Century with Mercedes Ellington, Judith Jamison, Teri Klausner, Ty Stephens and guest hosts Erich McMillian-McCall and Kenneth Hanson.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 4, 2021
Today (March 4) in live streaming: Eva Noblezada visits Backstage Live, a Sophisticated Ladies Reunion on Stars in the House, and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 4, 2020
Performer, teacher, and choreographer Alan Onickel is thrilled to be making his Green Room 42 debut in That Instant.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2021
Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for After Midnight, the fourth production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. Featuring a cast of 12, headlined by Christopher Jackson and Nova Y. Payton, After Midnight showcases 28 of the big band era’s most famous songs, all framed by the poetry of Langston Hughes. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 29, 2021
Play On Shakespeare, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare through translation and adaptation, today announces the appointment of Amrita Ramanan as Senior Cultural Strategist and Dramaturg.
by The Chaos Twins - Mar 24, 2021
Black Girl Magic, but make it CHAOS. Malcom X described the black woman as the most disrespected, unprotected and neglected person in America, and yet, black women are surely at the center of much political progress, artistic genius, and family structure throughout history.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 29, 2020
The Alliance Theatre has announced a free variety show featuring Broadway stars Terry Burrell (Ethel) and Courtenay Collins (The Prom).  Burrell and Collins will alternate as hostess as they entertain audiences from home with songs, stories, special cocktails, and maybe a surprise guest or two.  We're Still Here: A Virtual Cabaret will be streamed live on the Alliance's Facebook page and YouTube channel each Thursday at 7:00 p.m., July 9 a?" August 13.  
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 26, 2020
Roundabout Theatre Company just announced that the current theatrical season will resume in Spring 2021, and has added the Broadway debut of Alice Childress's Trouble in Mind, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, to its roster of upcoming shows. Childress was a Founding Member of the American Negro Theatre and the first African-American woman to be produced professionally in New York (Gold Through The Trees in 1952); Randolph-Wright is a celebrated director and writer whose play Blue had an acclaimed run at Roundabout in 2001. Trouble in Mind will premiere on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre in Winter 2021/22.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its newly created virtual audition intensive. Developed and led by Arena Stage's Community Engagement department, the online intensive prepares students and artists ages 16-22 for careers in theater with group and private coaching sessions in audition techniques.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2021
Synchronicity Theatre has announced their appointment of the new staff and board. Dynamic arts administrator & educator Dawn Eskridge joins Synchronicity Theatre as the Donor & Patron Services Manager, while Taryn Carmona remains with the organization in a new, expanded position.
by James Lindhorst - Jul 9, 2021
The Black Rep season opens with “Sweat,” a Pulitzer-Prize winning drama fitting for the current times, followed by “Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea,” exploring one young man’s present-day heroic quest. The season continues with “Fireflies,” a telling of the complexities of love and color, and “Behind the Sheet,” the untold story behind the sacrifices made for a significant medical breakthrough. The season closes with “Jitney,” August Wilson's powerful look at one community’s unwavering determination and connection. Each production will include post-show talk backs and intergenerational matinees.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2021
Ballet Tech, which each year introduces hundreds of New York City public school children to the beauty and rigor of classical dance, today announced Dionne D. Figgins as its new Artistic Director. Figgins begins leading the organization on August 1, in time for the return of school in fall.
by Team BWW - Jul 17, 2021
You voted, now here they are! In alphabetical order, meet our top 30 in the college category. After three successful seasons of our virtual singing competition and last summer's first season of our virtual dancing competition, we're back again by popular demand with the second season of our online musical theatre dancing competition for student performers sponsored by LaDuca Shoes.
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 12, 2021
Back for a second year, the PORCH PERFORMANCES series adds exceptional new talents to this year's lineup.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 10, 2020
The Joyce Theater Foundation will host three Dancing Dialogues, live virtual panel discussion with prominent dance makers and artists including Ronald K. Brown, Patricia Delgado, Virginia Johnson, and Francesca Harper, on Monday nights from July 20 - August 10.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2021
Tony nominee Valarie Pettiford ( Fosse) discusses her tv career ( Half & Half, Blacklist and The Family Business) and the legacy of Fosse and Ann Reinking on Broadway's Calling with Lance Roberts.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2021
One enthusiastic parent whose child participated in Segerstrom Center for the Arts’   Musical Theatre Training Program this past fall said, “Please offer more musical theatre classes soon!”  And so, the Center’s Education Department has announced a new series of classes for aspiring young performers ages 9-18 in February.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 12, 2021
Play On Shakespeare, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare through translation and adaptation, today announces their new board members as well as their January 2021 calendar of events. Play On Shakespeare's mission is to enhance the understanding of Shakespeare's plays in performance for theatre professionals, students, teachers, and audiences by engaging with contemporary translations and adaptations.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 19, 2021
Each year, Porchlight Music Theatre celebrates an individual who has made an exceptional and lasting contribution to the state of the art of Chicago music theatre with the prestigious Guy Adkins Award. This year, Felicia P. Fields is the recipient.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 28, 2020
25-time Tony Award-Winning Producer Roger Berlind Has Passed Away at 90. Berlind had produced or co-produced shows including “The Book of Mormon,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “City of Angels” and revivals of “Guys and Dolls” and “Kiss Me, Kate,” plus many more. 
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 13, 2020
The first wave of featured performers has been announced for HBOa??s adaptation of the critically acclaimed stage show, based on the #1 New York Times bestseller of the same name by author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 4, 2021
BroadwayWorld has made a list of the best musicals and shows that you can watch from the comfort of your couch! Whether it's Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ or BroadwayHD, we have got you covered with all the must-watch titles! 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2021
Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) streams this Tuesday, April 20 at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino and guests Yvette Clark, Mark Hartman, Michael Kirk Lane, Ty Stephens, Lennie Watts and Reverand Yolanda, plus Mystery Guests and MORE!
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 13, 2021
A second season of last year's popular concert series features more stars than one could have thought possible, as live entertainment returns to the area.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 13, 2021
Northlight Theatre announces plans for outdoor musical events this summer, including Felicia P. Fields and E. Faye Butler in Lettin' the Good Times Roll with Fe and Faye! on July 9 and 10, 2021 at the NorthShore Center for the Performing Arts.