‘Cotton Club Parade’ Moves to Broadway

Cotton Club Parade is a celebration of Duke Ellington's years at the famed Harlem nightclub in the 1920s.

By Jorge Rivas Jan 09, 2013

After two short runs at New York City Center, "Cotton Club Parade" – a musical revue celebrating the Harlem nightclub during the Duke Ellington years – will move to Broadway this fall, its producers announced on Wednesday. "Cotton Club Parade," according to press notes, "celebrates Duke Ellington’s years at the famed Harlem nightclub in the 1920s and ’30s, when the joint was jumping with shows featuring big band swing and blues music. The vibrant production features singers, dancers, and the world renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center All Stars, under the direction of Wynton Marsalis." A press release notes theatre, casting, creative team and ticketing information for the Broadway run will be announced at a later time.