The creation of LITTLE GIRL BLUE: THE NINA SIMONE MUSICAL Watch on State of the Arts

Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical

Celebrating Black History Month

This February, George Street Playhouse looks back on the 2019 production of LITTLE GIRL BLUE: THE NINA SIMONE MUSICAL written by and starring Laiona Michelle. Called "captivating and haunting" by The Star-Ledger, this exuberant premiere revealed a life in between the black and white keys—a passionate journey told through music of American icon Nina Simone. ​

STATE OF THE ARTS produced a story on the creation of the show. Meet creator and star Laiona Michelle, director Devanand Janki & Music Director Mark Fifer as they discuss the piece and how the legendary Nina Simone's life, words, and music inspired this piece of theatre.

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