2003 – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Directed by: Marion McClinton
Written by: August Wilson
Produced by: Royale Theatre
Production year: 2003
Original release: February 6, 2003 – April 6, 2003
Opening Night: February 6, 2003
Other cast: Charles S. Dutton, Whoopi Goldberg, Thomas Jefferson Byrd
Misc: newyorkcitytheatre.com

Legendary blues musician “Ma” Rainey, an ambitious trumpeter who hopes she will perform his arrangement of her signature tune, and the rest of her band and hangers-on make their music and deal with the harsh reality of their business and lives in 1927 Chicago.