Learn About the New Musical Thriller The Big Blind Starring Tony Winners Dee Dee Bridgewater & Ben Vereen

Last updated February 15th, 2019 by BroadwayBox Staff
Learn About the New Musical Thriller The Big Blind Starring…

If you like historical fiction, you want to pay attention to Kurt Elling and Phil Galdston’s musical drama The Big Blind

, premiering March 1 and March 2 at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The new thriller is a fictionalized account of a true story about an up-and-coming jazz singer in 1920s Chicago named Joe E. Lewis, who crossed the mob and paid an incredible price for it. The radio-style musical (complete with an onstage foley artist for all the noir sound effects) updates the action to 1957, and stars Tony Award winners Dee Dee Bridgewater & Ben Vereen. In the video below, Kurt Elling gives some history on the exciting world premiere.

In this video, check out the real Joe E. Lewis doing some stand-up from his 1958 act at the Copa and then singing in 1942 film Private Buckaroo.

The Big Blind premieres at Jazz at Lincoln Center March 1 and 2.