City Center Encores presents CABIN IN THE SKY from Feb 10-14. Cast features two BLUE favorites, CARLY HUGHES and TONY Award® Nominee FORREST MCCLENDON.
According to Encores!, "Cabin in the Sky followed Porgy and Bess in celebrating African‐American music and dance traditions. The musical tells the story of 'Little Joe' Jackson, a charming ne'er‐do‐well who dies in a saloon brawl and is given six months on earth to prove his worth to the Lord's General and his long‐suffering wife Petunia, while resisting the temptations of the Devil's Head Man."
The original 1940 production starred Ethel Waters, Todd Duncan, Dooley Wilson, Katherine Dunham, Georgia Burke and Dick Campbell. The original orchestrations no longer exist and have been recreated by Tony Award winner, Jonathan Tunick. The score includes the standard "Taking a Chance on Love."