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Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole:
October 11 December 3
The world premiere of a generational talent’s final act.

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.

World Premiere
October 11-December 3, 2017 By Colman Domingo & Patricia McGregor Music Supervision, Arrangement, and Orchestrations by John McDaniel Directed by Patricia McGregor Steinbright Stage
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Nat "King" Cole
Sammy Davis Jr.
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