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A Tribute To Langston Hughes: Stories, Poems, Jazz & The Blues

Presented by the GRAMMY Museum and WordTheatre

The GRAMMY Museum is pleased to host A WordTheatre® Tribute To Langston Hughes: Stories, Poems, Jazz & The Blues. This special installment of WordTheatre will feature an impressive cast of TV/film/theatre stars coming together to breathe life into the words of Langston Hughes, one of the finest and most prolific voices in American letters. Participating in this one-night-only performance will be 2016 Emmy nominee Sterling K Brown (The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story); Jerrika Hinton ("Grey's Anatomy"); Primetime Emmy winner Keith David (John Carpenter's The Thing); Emmy winner and Golden Globe nominee Lynn Whitfield (The Josephine Baker Story, Madea's Family Reunion); Daytime Emmy nominee Jason George (NBC's "Sunset Beach"); rapper PJ Bucknor; Ryan Michelle Bathe ("Boston Legal," "Franklin & Bash"); and Reign Morton (Whitney). Also as part of the program, the renowned Supa Lowery Brothers Band will debut their original jazz score. Created, directed and produced by Cedering Fox.

WordTheatre is an innovative, internationally esteemed nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles and dedicated to inspiring empathy, curiosity and conversation through powerful and entertaining performances, both live and recorded, of the world's best contemporary literature. Renowned actors inhabit and illuminate the texts of world-class authors. WordTheatre performances bring people together to share exquisitely crafted stories that encourage us create community and engender compassion.

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