Milwaukee Rep Getting Ready To Go Live With: First Lady of Song: Alexis J Roston Sings Ella Fitzgerald

courtesy of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 15, 2021.

Award-winning actress Alexis J Roston salutes America’s favorite jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald. Roston was last seen at Milwaukee Rep in her mesmerizing star turn as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (Chicago’s Jeff Award, Black Theatre Alliance Award) and in the 2014 production of The Color Purple. In a spellbinding performance, Roston effortlessly emits the sultry swing and playful joy that made Ella an American treasure. Classic tunes by Ellington, Gershwin, Porter and more include “Summertime,” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.”

April 27 — May 23, 2021
Quadracci Powerhouse

Approximate Running Time: 85 minutes with no intermission

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