Oo-Bla-Dee runs from June 8 through June 30 at Two River Theater in Red Bank. This Wednesday May 8 at 7pm at Two River, WBGO's Doug Doyle will host a live panel discussion with Ruben Santiago Hudson, Regina Taylor and Diedre L. Murray
Oo-Bla-Dee is written by Golden Globe Award winner Regina Taylor (Crowns, I’ll Fly Away), featuring original songs by Taylor and Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man, Eli’s Comin’), directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson’s Jitney, Lackawanna Blues).
Oo-Blad-Dee follows Evelyn Waters and the Diviners, an all-black, all-female jazz band, as they travel from St. Louis to Chicago in order to set up a record deal following the end of World War II. On this trip toward freedom the latest member of the group, sax player Gin Del Sol, must wrestle with the complex timing of the music as well as the complicated times in which she lives.
May 8th's live panel discussion at Two River Theater will be taped for a later broadcast on WBGO 88.3 FM and www.wbgo.org.