Leaving the Blues
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Leaving the Blues
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Leaving the Blues NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(6 Reviews)
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Great singing, Masterful, Resonant, Absorbing, Entertaining

About the Show

The new drama explores the life of the great American jazz singer and songwriter Alberta Hunter.

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Member Reviews (6)

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95
Absorbing, Great singing, Sad, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Hear some Blue and about Alberta Hunter life.

Don't see it if If you want a full musical and big stage. same sex relationships Read more

88
Relevant, Intelligent, Intense, Great singing

See it if You want a well told story of the life of a lesser known star.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in historical relationship dramas

90
Entertaining, Resonant, Masterful, Great singing

See it if A mesmerizing,epic,totally captivating story of 1of America's legendary blues greats:Alberta Hunter who had to face issues of racism,*

Don't see it if You think that hits like"Lettie"s Blues", "Down Hearted Blues", or "MY HANDY MAN" are less relevant today. Read more

94
Refreshing, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if It’s an absorbing play with excellent singing, good dancing, telling a true story of singer/songwriter with a lasting impact

Don't see it if You want a short play or a big stage musical. This is intimate theatre, and done very very well.

92
Resonant, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like well written plays. I didn't know much about Alberta Hunter. I learned a lot, fascinating life, beautiful production.

Don't see it if you're expecting a musical although there is some music in it.

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Resonant, Must see, Intelligent, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy good music, as well as engaging relationships that were forced to be hidden due to the bigots of that era. Very deep.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy learning about same sex relationships

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
January 19th, 2020

Best Bet. "A poignant and entertaining tribute to blues singer Alberta Hunter…explores the many challenges Hunter faced, among them racism, sexism, aging, and the onerous realities of working class life…Rosalind Brown brilliantly performs songs by Eubie Blake and others."
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New York Theater
January 20th, 2020

"Not a musical; it's a play that's too long, with too many choices that need to be rethought.But it also offers a new perspective..on what it was like to be a star and a lesbian…doesn't completely ignore the music. It features seven delicious songs, two of which Hunter wrote."
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