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PHOTOS | August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" : Slideshow

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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The Cast of 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'

The actors, directors, executive producer and musicians behind the production.

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Inside the Control Room

The Greene Space production team meeting before showtime.

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The Composer

The production featured original music by Bill Sims, Jr.

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The Backdrop

Putting finishing touches on the stage, designed by Hollis King.

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The Director

Ruben Santiago-Hudson directed the performance. He also serves as the series Artistic Director.

 

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Ma Rainey

Ebony Jo-Ann, understudy for both the Broadway debut and its revival, starred as Ma Rainey.

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Backstage

Joniece Abbot-Pratt, who played Dussie Mae, before the show.

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Going Over Lines

Charles Weldon, prepping before his performance as Cutler.

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Larry Gilliard, Jr., who played Levee, in the green room.

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Tuck Milligan performed in the role of Irvin.

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Jonathan Majors, going over pages for the role of Sylvester.

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The Video Team
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In the Green Room

The cast backstage.

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The Executive Producer

"It has been a journey of years to arrive at this night," Executive Producer Indira Etwaroo told the audience before the show. 

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The Reading

The cast takes the stage.

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Larry Gilliard, Jr. as Levee

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Charles Weldon as Cutler

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Harvy Blanks (left) as Slow Drag, and Clarke Peters as Toledo

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Joniece Abbot-Pratt as Dussie Mae

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Ebony Jo-Ann as Ma Rainey

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Tuck Milligan as Irvin

The Music

Musicians Clark Gayton, Kenny Rampton and Booker King

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George Morfogen as Sturdyvant

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Lucas Caleb Rooney as the policeman

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Jonathan Majors as Sylvester

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Ebony Jo-Ann as Ma Rainey

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