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Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical ≈

Aug 4-29, 2021 / Goodspeed by the River

Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical is an exuberant new musical with a tour-de-force performance by award-winning actor Laiona Michelle. From classical music prodigy to “High Priestess of Soul,” 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.

Music & Various Quotes Inspired by Nina Simone

By Special Arrangement with Rashad V. Chambers

Premiere Production Presented by George Street Playhouse, February 1, 2019.
David Saint, Artistic Director | Kelly Ryman, Managing Director
Developed by Live & In Color, Artistic Director Devanand Janki
Special thanks to Ari Fulton

Writer's Notes
Director's Vision
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Written & Conceived by

Laiona Michelle

Additional Materials by

Devanand Janki

Lighting Design by

Will Johnson

Sound Design by

Jay Hilton

Wig Design by

Earon D. Nealey

Costume Coordinator

Mary Readinger

Music Supervisor

Mark Fifer

Directed by

Devanand Janki


Aug 4-29, 2021


Goodspeed by the River

Run time

2 hours and 10 minutes (including an intermission)

Age Rating

15+ for some language

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Laiona Michelle

Laiona Michelle

Writer / Nina Simone