|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
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.