Sophisticated Ladies

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Previews Began: February 16, 1981

Opening Night: March 1, 1981

Closing Night: January 2, 1983

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Music: Duke Ellington

Lyrics: Multiple Artists

Concept: Donald McKayle

This lavish revue pays tribute to the big-band music of legendary composer Duke Ellington, including “In a Sentimental Mood,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” and the title tune.

Musical Numbers

Act One

I’ve Got To Be A Rag Cutter
Music Is A Woman
The Mooche
Hit Me With A Hot Note And Watch Me Bounce
Love You Madly
Fat and Forty
It Don’t Mean A Thing
Cotton Tail
Take the ‘A’ Train
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
I Let A Song Go Out of My Heart
Something To Live For
Old Man Blues
Drop Me Off in Harlem
Rockin’ In Rhythm

Act Two

Duke’s Place
Diminuendo In Blue
In A Sentimental Mood
I’m Beginning To See The Light
Satin Doll
Just Squeeze Me
Dancers In Love
Echoes of Harlem
I’m Just A Lucky So-And-So
Hey Baby
Imagine My Frustration
Kinda Dukish
I’m Checking Out Goombye
Do Nothing ‘Til You Hear From Me
I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good Mood Indigo
Sophisticated Lady
It Don’t Mean A Thing (Reprise)