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‘Blue Monday,’ at the Cotton Club 2013 Production Photos

Today's Photo of the Day was from the October 2013 production of 'Blue Monday'.
Photo of the Day: ‘Blue Monday,’ at the Cotton Club

Blue Monday was the original name of a one-act “jazz opera” by George Gershwin in 1922, renamed 135th Street during a later production.

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Blue Monday (Opera à la Afro-American) was the original name of a one-act "jazz opera" by George Gershwin, renamed 135th Street during a later production. The English libretto was written by Buddy DeSylva. Though a short piece, with a running time of between twenty and thirty minutes, Blue Monday is often considered the blueprint to many of Gershwin's later works, and is often considered to be the "first piece of symphonic jazz" in that it was the first significant attempt to fuse forms of classical music such as opera with American popular music, with the opera lar…

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