Little Girl Blue (Off-Broadway, New World Stages Stage V, 2022) | Playbill

Little Girl Blue


Little Girl Blue is a powerful and penetrating new musical exploring the evolution of American musical icon and civil rights activist Nina Simone. From her ascension as classical music prodigy to “High Priestess of Soul” to civil rights activist, this story taps into the legend that is Nina Simone with an honest and powerful portrait of her rich life and her ultimate decline. Feel the passion, joy, and pain of a woman adored by millions – then and now.

SYNOPSIS: This exuberant musical reveals a life in between the black and white keys—a passionate journey from classical piano child prodigy to the High Priestess of Soul, told through the words and music of American icon Nina Simone.

Directed by Devanand Janki
Music Directed by Mark Fifer
Scenic Design by Shoko Kambura
Costume Design by Ari Fulton
Lighting Design by Dawn Chiang
Sound Design by Twi McCallum
Wig Design by Earon Nealey

Starring Laiona Michelle

Tickets from $49


Lucille Lortel Award
2022 Outstanding Solo Show Nominee

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