Blacks on Wall Street with Albridge Investors staged a presentation of celebrating the legacy of Dorothy Dandridge at Theater 80 located in the St Marks Theater. This bio-musical is bound for London for the 2018 season. Dorothy Dandrige will be played by Broadway star N’Kenge.
The book, music and lyrics are by award-winning playwright/composer Robert Mitchell (Vincent, Frankenstein), and will be directed by Jerry Foley (Late Show with David Letterman) and choreographed by Alessaandro Pellicani (Studio 54: The Musical) with music supervision by Rob Berman (Bright Star, New York City Encores!) and musical direction by Josh Kight.
This West End- and Broadway-bound musical is led by Tony and Olivier winning executive producer Julian Stoneman (Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Rock of Ages) and Tony-nominated producer Richard Bell (Bubbling Brown Sugar).
Internationally acclaimed and Helen Hayes nominee N’Kenge (Motown: The Musical, Sondheim and Sondheim) will play the title role of Dorothy Dandridge, Dan Grimaldi (The Sopranos) will play Otto Preminger. The cast is completed by Erin Sullivan (Shrek) as Marilyn Monroe, Becca Fox (Peter Pan) as Vivian Dandridge, Brian Davis (After Midnight) as Harold Nicholas, Christopher Figaro Jackson (Alvin Ailey) as Fayard Nicholas and Christian Rozakis (Metropolitan Opera) as James Mason.