Birdland Blue

2019 Spring Production World Premier

Birdland Blue

by Randy Ross Ph.D. | Directed by Ben Guillory

Opens April 6th

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The play concocts a poignant jazz tale around an eventful evening in the life of jazz great Miles Davis and the legendary members of his famed sextet from summer 1959 – including John Coltrane, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb.

On a hot, humid night in August 1959, the Miles Davis sextet (arguably the greatest jazz band ever) continues its tenure at Birdland – an NYC jazz club named after the musical genius Charles Christopher Parker (“Bird”). Sounds, rhythms, and demons take flight that night in ways that blur the distinction between music and living. Does the band play Birdland? Or does Birdland play Miles?


Open April 6, 2019- Close May 12, 2019/24 performances

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8pm and Sunday 3pm matinee

Please note that Easter Sunday April 21 is a 7pm performance (no 3pm matinee)

Also May 12 the finale performance will also be a 7pm performance (no 3pm matinee)

2 previews 22 performances at the:

Los Angeles Theatre Center
Theatre 4
514 South Spring Street
Los Angeles California 90013

Box Office 1-866 811 4111

Ticket prices:

  • General Admission-$35
  • LAUSD Teachers-$22.50
  • Veterans-$22.50
  • Students-$22.50
  • Senior (60+)-$22.50
  • Group Sales (10 or more $20)

For more information: 213 489 7402

The April 6 opening night performance & reception is $35.00 (Thirty-Five dollars). There is no discount price for Opening night.

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Birdland Blue by Randy Ross directed by Ben Guillory in association with The Los Angeles Theatre Center. preview nights April 4th & 5th. Regular pice April 6th – May 12th. For tickets go to: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/28125 or call the box office 866-811-4111
The play concocts a poignant jazz tale around an eventful evening in the life of jazz great Miles Davis and the legendary members of his famed sextet from summer 1959 – including John Coltrane, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb.
On a hot, humid night in August 1959, the Miles Davis sextet (arguably the greatest jazz band ever) continues its tenure at Birdland – an NYC jazz club named after the musical genius Charles Christopher Parker (“Bird”).
Sounds, rhythms, and demons take flight that night in ways that blur the distinction between music and living. Does the band play Birdland? Or does Birdland play Miles?

Cast:

Miles (Davis)- Marcus Clark Oliver
Trane (John Coltrane)- Jermaine Alexander
Cannonball (Julian Adderley)- Damon Rutledge
Wynton (Kelly)- Eddie Goines/ Jason Mimms
Paul (Chambers)- Rogelio Douglas III
Jimmy Cobb- Michael Ricks
O’Brian- Darrell Philips
Mo (Goldman)- Charles Isen
Lucinda Holmes/Woman- Tiffany Coty
Featuring:
Randy Ross- Musician (Saxophone)
Marion Newton- Musician (Bass)
Richard Mowatt- Musician (Percussion)