Show Business: The Duke and His Court

Gregory Hines taps to stardom in Sophisticated Ladies

There are many good reasons why people are lining up to see Broadway's new hit, Sophisticated Ladies. There is, first of all, the music Duke Ellington composed, ranging from the driving rhythms of Cottontail to the dreamy melodies of Mood Indigo and Solitude. Second, there is a fine ensemble company of singers and dancers, both blacks and whites, who work together as closely as the two halves of a zipper. Third, there is Judith Jamison, who has forsaken stardom with the Alvin Ailey dance troupe to glide majestically across...

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