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The Devil's Music: The Life & Blues of Bessie Smith


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Musical salute to the Empress of the Blues

Mosaic’s Season Three launches with this hit Off-Broadway musical celebration of the legendary Bessie Smith, whose life was as large and outrageous as her talent. Starring Miche Braden, reprising the role she originated Off-Broadway, The Devil’s Music re-imagines Bessie’s final electrifying evening after she and her band are turned away by a whites-only theater. This is a musical celebration not to be missed, packed with a trove of Bessie’s all-time hits—songs like “I Ain’t Got Nobody,” “St. Louis Blues,” and “Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do.” 

“Thrills with the bold, bawdy, and brilliant life of Bessie Smith.” (Los Angeles Times)

Earlier Event: September 27
The Wild Party