August 28, 1922
Blue Monday (135th St)
Composer:George Gershwin
Librettist:Buddy DeSylva
Synopsis
Set in a basement cafe and bar in Harlem during the Jazz Age, the short jazz opera tells the tragic story of the cafe's employees and patrons.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
00:25

Number of Acts
1

Musical Style
Often considered the first piece of symphonic jazz, a fusion of classical and jazz styles.

Original Cast
Newton Alexander Lester Allen Franklyn Ardell Kathlyn Ardelle


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