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World premiere of 'Little Girl Blue,' a tribute to Nina Simone, opens at George Street

Actress/singer Laiona Michelle grew up listening to her mother's Nina Simone records, to songs like "I Love You, Porgy," and she remembers feeling drawn to the singer's rich tone and unique stylings. Learn More

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Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical Begins World-Premiere Run

The world premiere of Laiona Michelle's Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical begins performances tonight at George Street Playhouse, running through February 24, with opening night set for February 1. Learn More

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Nina Simone is misunderstood musical freedom fighter at George Street Playhouse

An outspoken freedom fighter battling bipolar disorder, the ingenious jazz and R&B vocalist-pianist Nina Simone is known to have been difficult to work and live with, but it is with relative ease that the biographical “Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical” was produced, creators said. Learn More

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Laiona Michelle writes and stars in new Nina Simone play, ‘Little Girl Blue’

The award-winning actress, singer and writer Laiona Michelle, who has appeared in popular TV shows such as “The Blacklist” (2013) and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” also shines as a theater powerhouse.... Learn More