Good morning, and welcome to the U-T Arts & Culture Newsletter.
I’m David L. Coddon, and here’s your guide to all things essential in San Diego’s arts and culture this week.
What could be more patriotic this Fourth of July weekend than celebrating the truly American art form that is jazz? Among the places the genre was nurtured in the early part of the 20th century was Harlem, and in particular the Cotton Club on 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue. Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and Ethel Waters entertained there, cementing the legacy of the storied nightclub.
The sound of the Cotton Club comes to life again in the musical “After Midnight,” a joyous and evocative show available from Broadway On Demand through Aug. 4. Tickets to access the 90-minute streaming are $35.
This sung-through musical premiered on Broadway in 2013 and variously included among its rotating ensemble cast