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Mosaic Theater Company Opens Third Season with Off-Broadway hit The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith!

The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith – Bessie Smith (Miche Braden) – Photo courtesy of Mosaic Theater Company of DC.

For its third season, Mosiac Theater Company of DC is presenting its first musical – the Off-Broadway hit, The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith.

Written by Angelo Parra and performed by the indomitable Miche Braden (who also directed and arranged the music) and directed by Joe Brancato, this boisterous show featuring thirteen songs tells the story of Bessie Smith’s final performance after she and her band are turned away from a whites-only theatre in 1937 Memphis.

Previews begin August 24 with a press opening of Monday, August 28, and the show runs through September 24, with a potential extension week through October 1.

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