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About Cabin in the Sky - Off Broadway

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Feb 10, 2016
Feb 14, 2016


Originally produced in 1940, Cabin in the Sky followed Porgy and Bess in celebrating African-American music and dance traditions. The musical tells the story of “Little Joe” Jackson (Michael Potts), a charming ne’er-do-well who dies in a saloon brawl and is given six months on earth to prove his worth to the Lord’s General (Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis) and the Devil’s Head Man (Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper)—all while struggling to remain true to his loving wife Petunia (Tony Award winner LaChanze) and resist the wiles of temptress Georgia Brown (Carly Hughes). Long considered a lost treasure, the score of Cabin in the Sky —which includes jazz hits like “Taking a Chance on Love” and “Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe”— will be restored to its original glory for Encores!

“Original and joyous… Cabin in the Sky ranks with the best work on the American musical stage.” -The New York Times review of the original production


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