Play Time: Kurt Elling Stages a Dramatic Production in New York City

The Big Blind, Kurt Elling’s wildly ambitious “live radio drama,” received its premiere performances March 1-2, in front of packed audiences at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater. Elling first conceived this star-studded play-with-music some 15 years ago, basing it on The Joker Is Wild. That 1957 film told the true-life story of singer Joe

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