Dinah Was

Dinah Was

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In a white fur coat, ‘The Queen of the Blues’ sits on her luggage outside a Las Vegas hotel. It’s 1959—the legendary star can’t enter the hotel without a white escort. So Dinah Washington, in her inimitable style, takes a long pull from her flask and starts kicking up a fuss. Yvette Freeman reprises her OBIE Award-winning performance in this passionate play by Oliver Goldstick that reminds us “What a Difference a Day Makes”. Features songs made famous by Dinah Washington and performed in the play by Yvette Freeman.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

Paul Eiding as Spinelli/Sam Greeblatt
Yvette Freeman as Dinah Washington
Adriane Lenox as Maye/Mama Jones/Violet
Bud Leslie as Frick/Rollie
Darryl Reed as Boss/Chase Adams/DJ

Original orchestrations and arrangements by Jason Robert Brown; performed by Lanny Hartley on piano, Leroy Ball on bass, and Washington Rucker on drums.

Includes a conversation with playwright Oliver Goldstick.

Directed by Gordon Hunt. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in May of 2002.

Additional Information

Actors

Paul Eiding, Yvette Freeman, Adriane Lenox, Bud Leslie, Darryl Reed

Author

Oliver Goldstick

Length (hh:mm:ss)

01:52:00

ISBN for CD

978 1 58081 271 9

Number of CDs

2

CD list price

$29.95

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