Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
March 9 - April 8, 2012
Legendary 1920s blues singer Ma Rainey and her musicians gather in a run-down Chicago studio to record new sides of old favorites when generational and racial tensions suddenly explode. The Huntington completes Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner August Wilson's Century Cycle with this searing drama, Wilson's first Broadway hit.
"EXTRAORDINARY! Ma Rainey rides on the exultant notes of the blues." — Newsweek