Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole at the Geffen Playhouse

This electrifying exploration into the soul of an American icon stars Emmy Award nominee Dulé Hill as Nat "King" Cole and Hamilton star Daniel J. Watts as Sammy Davis Jr. Like Cole himself, Lights Out promises to be "Unforgettable."

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Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole at the Geffen Playhouse

West Coast Premiere Musical
Written by Colman Domingo & Patricia McGregor
Directed by Patricia McGregor
Music Supervision by John McDaniel
Featuring Gisela Adisa, Connor Amacio Matthews, Bryan Dobson, Dulé Hill, Ruby Lewis, Zonya Love, Marcia Rodd, Brandon Ruiter & Daniel J. Watts

In this electrifying exploration into the soul of an American icon, the musical imagines Nat "King" Cole as he faces the final Christmastime broadcast of his groundbreaking variety show and weighs the advice of his friend Sammy Davis Jr. to "go out with a bang." Cole's hit songs, such as "Nature Boy," "It's a Good Day" and "Smile," underscore this boldly original homage to the renowned performer who struggled to break through America's color barrier in the early days of television. The musical incorporates lively choreography by Broadway veteran Edgar Godineaux and dazzling tap dance steeped in politics and pizzazz created by renowned hoofer Jared Grimes.

Reprising their roles from a sold-out run at People's Light & Theater in Philadelphia are Emmy Award nominee Dulé Hill as Nat "King" Cole and Hamilton star Daniel J. Watts as Sammy Davis Jr. Like Cole himself, Lights Out promises to be "Unforgettable."

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