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Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole

Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole

By Colman Domingo & Patricia McGregor

Directed by Patricia McGregor

Musical Supervisor: John McDaniel

October 11-December 3, 2017

Steinbright Stage

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When his groundbreaking NBC variety show failed to attract a national sponsor, Nat “King” Cole famously declared that “Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark.” In this theatrical exploration into the soul of an American icon, Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor imagine Nat as he faces his final Christmastime broadcast, and weighs the advice of his friend Sammy Davis Jr. to “go out with a bang.” This world premiere, replete with hits and holiday standards like “Nature Boy,” “It’s A Good Day,” “Unforgettable,” and “Joy To The World,” also features appearances by Eartha Kitt and Peggy Lee.

Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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Nat: Dulé Hill*
Sammy: Daniel J. Watts*
Director: Patricia McGregor
Music Supervisor: John McDaniel
Stage Manager: Jason Pizzi*
Line Producer: Zak Berkman


* Member, Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.